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 surroundings are comfortable with minimal exposure to injury or hazards.
- Occasional stress due to periodic or cyclical workload pressures and deadlines. Some interruptions involved.
- 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.