Senior Accountant

Position Summary:

The Senior Accountant plays an integral role in the Company’s monthly financial close process, along with account analysis, compliance and reporting. This position will support the accounting department and be a key member of the accounting team.  The Senior Accountant will report to the Controller.

Job Responsibilities and Performance Standards:

  • Reconciles bank accounts and other assigned general ledger accounts monthly.
  • Reconciles accounts receivable schedules to general ledger monthly and ensures prompt follow-up of outstanding balances with consumers and vendors.
  • Maintains fixed asset and depreciation schedules.
  • Prepares, bills and tracks all State and Federal funds.
  • Reconciles monthly nutrition invoices.
  • Monitors and tracks grant activity.
  • Assists with accounts payable processing to ensure that all transactions are processed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Reviews credit card statements to ensure receipts accompany all transactions and expenses are approved and allocated appropriately.
  • Assists in the monthly close process, including preparing account reconciliations, journal entries, support schedules, and other financial analysis.
  • Assists with monthly/quarterly reporting packages to the senior management.
  • Supports budget and forecasting activities.
  • Assists with Implementation of process improvements and best practices to strengthen internal controls.
  • Assists with preparation of annual budget.
  • Assists with the preparation of the annual audit and Uniform Financial Report (UFR).
  • Serves as backup to department staff as required.
  • Assists with special projects as assigned.

Professional Standards and Conduct:

  • Leadership: Ability to lead, inspire, and empower staff by demonstrating confidence and leadership presence. Passion and commitment to establishing and developing evidence-based programming for individuals to live in the setting of their choice with dignity and for as long as possible.
  • Collaborative and Responsive: Regularly communicate, follow up, and use a team-driven approach. Respond thoughtfully and promptly to agency needs, requests, and inquiries; identify and build partnerships with key stakeholders. Demonstrates excellent organizational and time management skills to meet various deadlines, ensuring closed-loop communication. Ability to multi-task and maintain flexibility to adapt and adjust workload assignments based on various needs.
  • Communication: Skilled in verbal and written communication, demonstrating the ability to communicate information in various ways to meet diverse styles and cultural backgrounds.
  • Analytical: Critical thinking skills, using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and opportunities of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Attendance and Punctuality:Dependable, punctual, showing flexibility when needed. Attends meetings as needed and is fully present and participates during those meetings.
  • Commitment: Embodies SCES’s core values and shows great integrity, accountability, and professionalism in all interactions. Aids in furthering SCES’s mission and commitment to an inclusive environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree with a Business/Finance/Accounting focus.
  • One to two years’ related accounting experience preferably with a non-profit organization – three to five years’ experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and experience with Abila Fund Accounting software highly desirable.
  • Experience with data visualization.
  • Hands-on approach with attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and planning skills.

Physical Environment:

  • Physical surroundings are comfortable with minimal exposure to injury or hazards.

Social/Psychological Conditions:

  • Occasional stress due to periodic or cyclical workload pressures and deadlines. Some interruptions involved.

Physical Effort:

  • Frequently sits, stands, walks, bends, reaches, and stoops throughout the day.
  • Frequently lifts, pulls, pushes, and carries up to 20 lbs.
  • Periodic eye strain and light ear strain.