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Staff Accountant

Location:York, PA
Salary Range:DOE
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Exempt
Benefits:yes
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Administration/Finance
Description:The purpose of the Staff Accountant position is to (1) supervise, manage and coordinate grant funding streams that the organization currently participates in and those that it may become eligible for in the future, (2) assist in the preparation of the monthly financial statements, (3) support the yearly audit process, (4) and all other financial duties as appropriate.
Duties:• Track, monitor and report grant expenditures. Code all grants payables as necessary. Submit invoices and financial reports (budget and statistical) to Grants Coordinator as appropriate, monthly, quarterly and annually for submission to funders.

• Maintain accurate and complete grant financial files and any necessary spreadsheets of grants applied for and their submission status. Ensure Grants Coordinator has all documentation to maintain complete grant files.

• Revise budgets as appropriate on an ongoing basis to ensure programmatic expenditures meet grant requirements. Oversee regulatory grant compliance on all expenditures as appropriate. Coordinate budget revisions with program directors, senior management and Grants Coordinator.

• Manage the accounting general ledger entries which include preparation, posting and reconciliation of detailed transactions with assistance from the Finance department staff.

• Review specific detailed accounting entries for accuracy before clerical posting to the general ledger. Assist with monthly closing of financial statements based on prescribed deadlines, and Board of Directors requirements.

• Support the development of an annual operating budget and understand the final document to implement and review all transactions affecting the accounting systems in place.

• Ensure accuracy of journal entries and review of balance sheet entries to create accurate monthly financial statements. Includes reconciling monthly bank accounts and balance sheet accounts.

• Assist with preparation of documents and schedules for annual agency audit. Help coordinate information as requested by auditors.

• Assist in all external grant audit reviews and monitoring activities.

• Monitor daily cash management and report the information to the Chief Financial Officer.

• As assigned prepare daily deposits, determine appropriate cash ledger accounts and post entries to the general ledger.

• Prepare income and expense reports as needed for program directors and senior staff.

• Prepare relevant information as required for YWCA publications, United Way and other purposes as required.

• Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; associates degree with three to five years related experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. All education/degrees must be in an accounting field. At least two years of experience working in a comparable financial position.
• Knowledge of GAAP accounting.
• Experience with Accrual and Fund accounting.
• Good writing skills.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Ability to work independently and as a team.
• Ability to adapt to a fast-paced working environment with multiple deadlines.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and demonstrate professionalism.
• Demonstrates initiative and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent computer skills including Internet usage, databases, accounting software, Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with SAGE/MIP preferred.
• Knowledge of social service system and community needs preferred.
• Sense of humor.
• Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences. - Treats people with respect; meets ethical standards and works with integrity; upholds the organization’s mission and values.
• Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
• Observes safety and security procedures.
• Adapts positively to changes in the work environment and demonstrates a “can do” attitude.
• Ability to lift, push, and/or pull up to 15 pounds.
• Frequent sitting, standing and typing.


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