Senior Accountant

Status:  Full-time

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Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Responsible for the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of the following:

  • Journal entries regarding asset, liability, and capital accounts
  • Journal entries including all transactions in MIP accounting software for month (period) end close for all cost centers and programs including joint cost allocation of expenses
  • Journal entries of recurring financial transactions for all cost centers and programs
  • Bank reconciliations and grant reconciliations
  • Schedules in support of billing, productivity and financial performance
  • Reports by department and/or funding source for review

Also responsible for:

  • Maintaining fixed asset inventory and amortization schedule
  • Reconciliations between different databases to accounting software
  • Ensuring accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of A/R process
  • Guiding all A/P processes and activity
  • Leading year-end annual audit and any other financial related audits
  • Preparing the annual corporate budget
  • Partnering with the Accounting Manager on all financial analysis and planning projects
  • Ad hoc reporting and additional duties as assigned


Financial security and internal controls:

  • Responsible for documentation and substantiation of financial transactions
  • Responsible for verifying documentation and requesting disbursements.
  • Responsible for maintaining internal controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures


Proactive member of the finance team:

  • Partnering with the Accounting Manager in identifying inefficiencies and recommend solutions to decrease close time and increase accuracy and transparency
  • A liaison for internal stakeholders including all managers and budget holders with financial questions
  • Lead annual financial audit process and all other required audits


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance or related field
  • At least 5 years of strong accounting knowledge experience with progressive learning opportunities.
  • Strong working knowledge of GAAP
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel (pivot tables) and experience in an accounting software (e.g. MIP) and real-world application of standard accounting principles
  • Thorough understanding of internal accounting processes and procedures
  • Comfortable working with large amounts of data
  • Proficiency in Excel, graphs and statistical analyses
  • Problem-solving qualities, reliable, thorough, resourceful, discreet, and trustworthy
  • Must be willing to accept challenges, adaptable to change, enthusiastic and be motivated to work with low-income populations with sensitivity and cultural diversity
  • Highly organized, attention to detail and self-motivated
  • Ability to take initiative and juggle multiple priorities simultaneously


Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of accounting practices relevant to non-profit and/or governmental accounting; experience in public accounting setting with a focus in non-profit organization or similar industry
  • Experience with MIP, NetSuite ERP or similar
  • Experience with different information databases and CRMs
  • Experience with federal, state, and local grant funding