Staff Accountant

Status:  Full-time

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Primary Duties & Responsibilities

General ledger accounting:

  • Prepare journal entries regarding asset, liability, and capital accounts
  • Prepare journal entries and other transactions in MIP accounting software related to the period end close for all cost centers and programs including joint cost allocation of expenses
  • Prepare journal entries of recurring financial transactions for all cost centers and programs
  • Perform bank reconciliations and grant reconciliations
  • Assist with maintaining fixed asset inventory and amortization schedule
  • Assist with reconciliations between different databases to accounting software
  • Assist with year-end and any other payroll and financial audits
  • Prepare schedules in support of billing, productivity and financial performance
  • Prepare reports by department and/or funding source for review
  • Assist with and ensure accuracy of A/P process when necessary
  • Prepare ad hoc reports and additional duties as assigned
  • Financial security and internal controls:
  • Assist with documentation and substantiation of financial transactions
  • Assist with verifying documentation and requesting disbursements.
  • Assist in maintaining internal controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures
  • Proactive member of the finance team:
  • Assist in identifying inefficiencies and recommend solutions to decrease close time and increase accuracy and transparency
  • Assist all internal stakeholders including all managers and budget holders with financial questions
  • Assist during annual financial audit and all other required audits


Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance or related field
  • At least 3 years of strong accounting knowledge experience with progressive learning opportunities
  • Strong working knowledge of GAAP
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel (pivot tables) and experience in MIP and real-world application of standard accounting principles
  • Thorough understanding of internal accounting processes and procedures
  • Comfortable working with large amounts of data
  • Ability to work thoughtfully and collaboratively with diverse and cross-cultural groups of people
  • 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


To be successful as a member of the Davis Street team, you will:


  • Be a creative problem solver
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
  • Have a strong work ethic, take initiative, and require minimal direction
  • Have a humble attitude and be eager to be on a path to promotion
  • Work well independently as well as part of a team
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Be willing to work additional hours during month, quarter, and fiscal year closes