Under the supervision of the Controller, the Senior Accountant performs the month end closing and a variety of other accounting work in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and consistent with established agency policy and procedures. In addition, this position supervises a Bookkeeper
Prepares monthly journal entries and accounting corrections to ensure accurate accounting records; and reconciles general ledger to subsidiary ledgers.
Tracks and prepares reporting on investment allocations.
Responsible for the accuracy of the month end close through account and variance analysis.
Manages and maintains all accounting allocations, including payroll allocations for all employees.
Responsible for fixed asset accounting and the accuracy of the fixed asset detail records.
Reviews monthly bank reconciliations.
Prepares monthly covenant compliance calculations and reporting to bank on a quarterly basis.
Responsible for bond interest and letter of credit accounting.
Participates in annual Financial and OMB audits, including preparation of prepared by client schedules.
Organizes, directs, and controls the retention of historical accounting and legal records, ensuring that all information is safely stored and available on short notice.
Audit and review of payroll and payroll reporting, ensuring compliance all of state and federal requirements are met. Budgeting/Cash Flow
Reviews and analyzes monthly accruals of revenues, reimbursements, and expenditures, including budget to actual comparisons.
Performs monthly close and distribution of summary financial reports, including preparation of finance committee meeting reports.
Responsible for daily cash activity, ACH batch set up and maintenance of short and long-term cash flow forecast reports.
In participation with agency management, supports preparation of agency’s annual and capital budgets and transfers final budget data to Great Plains.
Participate in the migration and maintenance of financial reports from FRx to Management Reporter.
Performs other related tasks as required or assigned, including special accounting and analysis projects.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Developing and Supervising Employees
· Orients and trains new employees according to program and department guidelines to ensure all new employees are ready and able to perform as necessary.
Makes work assignments and provides appropriate level of direction.
Sets and evaluates clear and collaborative individual performance goals for employees.
· Provides regular individual supervision and performance feedback to employees.
· Recognizes and rewards employee performance, initiative and decision-making.
Completes meaningful Performance Reviews for all employees and submits as required.
Quality and Accountability
Uses UCAN AAA processes to ensure quality and accountability in the work done by team.
Ensures contract and/or funder performance requirements are met and reports results as necessary.
Follows all applicable regulatory standards, including but not limited to: COA standards, IDCFS licensing regulations, IDCFS policy and procedure, CPS/ISBE policy and procedure, and Medicaid procedures.
Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance required
Five (5) years’ experience managing and closing a complex general ledger.
Minimum of 3 years supervisory experience in accounting and/or financial analysis required
Non-profit experience preferredSpecial Knowledge and Qualifications:
Strong communication and organization skills
Strong Mathematical necessary
Effective presentation, oral and written communication skills
Self-motivated and directed with the ability to work autonomously, as well as part of a collaborative management team.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, Access, Great Plaines, and FRX
Proven ability to analyze and interpret financial data
Ability to prioritize and function in a fast paced environment
Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedure
UCAN builds strong youth and families through compassionate healing, education, and empowerment. Since the Civil War, UCAN has served the most vulnerable children, youth, and families, and has grown over 145 years into a premier social service agency serving over 10,000 individuals annually. UCAN programs address the impact of trauma: with a consistent presence, meaningful programs, and unrivaled organizational diversity and cultural competence. These trauma-informed programs include clinical and counseling services, support for pregnant or parenting teens, foster care placement, a therapeutic youth home, a therapeutic day school, transitional living programs, workforce development, youth leadership development, and violence prevention. At the heart of it all, UCAN’s vision is that youth who have suffered trauma can become our future leaders. UCAN is a consistent and compassionate presence in the lives of those who are most at risk. We start with the premise that communities with challenges possess strengths upon which they can build. From this premise evolves an approach to community support that fosters collaboration with existing neighborhood resources to strengthen communities,... one youth at a time. UCAN’s community efforts provide leadership development, supportive jobs for youth, individual healing, and mentoring. UCAN's founding is rooted in spirituality. In 1869, UCAN was founded by members of St. Pauls United Church of Christ (UCC) to provide a home for orphaned children of Civil War soldiers. The UCC and its predecessors have long advocated for social justice, including the struggle for the abolition of slavery and being the first to ordain African-Americans, women, and openly gay persons as clergy. Diversity is a core UCAN value, reflected in our staff, our minority-led Board of Directors, and our clients. It is vitally important that UCAN counteract the influence of discrimination on our communities, families and youth.