Staff Accountant

Job Title: Staff Accountant
Classification: Staff
Reports To: Controller
FLSA Status: Exempt
Supervises: Accounting Dept. Staff
Revised Date: 4/2022

Mission Statement: Building lives that work

Job Objective

This position provides the leadership and direction to carry out and plan for the Agency’s financial activities and responsibilities. Accountable for all phases of general accounting, payables, receivables, taxes, borrowing, budgets, insurances, internal controls, and auditing. Ensure the utilization of sound financial policies and procedures and compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements. Provide fiscal analysis and issue periodic reports on financial stability, liquidity, and growth to ensure the viability and sustainability of the Agency. Carry out the Marion Goodwill Industries, Inc. Mission Statement.

Essential Job Functions

  • Prepares journal entries and performs related reconciliations in support of the monthly close.
  • Works to ensure timely financial reporting, invoicing, budgets, and support documentation, and ongoing revisions as required.
  • Produces and assists with statistical reports, operational ratios and KPI.
  • Reviews monthly financials in support of month end close.
  • Contributes to the annual operating budget process.
  • Interfaces with grants accountant, management and contracting agencies to assist in resolving fiscal issues/questions.
  • Assists in the development of Finance Accounting Policy & Procedures
  • Assisting with AR and AP for general fiscal and budgetary as needed.
  • Assist in bi-weekly payroll outcomes, ensuring that all elements of payroll are complete and accurate.
  • Assists with and performs general accounting activities necessary for the support and efficient operation of the Finance Department and to ensure a timely and accurate monthly close.
  • Completes and submits required paperwork to ensure proper administration of established accounting systems.
  • Reconciles accounts in the general ledger as required.
  • Assists in the preparation of year-end audit papers, federal award schedules and related materials.
  • Assists, prepares, and maintains audit documents; assists with preparation for regular and special contract financial reviews, monitoring, and audits.
  • Complete special accounting-related projects as required/requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements

  • Associates Degree in Accounting and Finance or equivalent.
  • Minimum of three years of work experience in similar role, which should include (at minimum) monthly closings, general ledger, and reconciliation of accounts. Nonprofit experience desirable.
  • Solid accounting principles background, with broad knowledge of all aspects of general accounting practices and principles; including working knowledge of GAP and accrual-basis accounting.
  • Familiarity of contract and grant management desirable.
  • Experience with budgeting and forecasting. Working knowledge of network systems and software, particularly Enterprise-level accounting applications.
  • High level of proficiency in a variety of accounting and financial software programs.
  • Advance level Microsoft office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word) required with in-depth knowledge of pivot tables, formulas, analytical tools, queries, macros, etc.
  • Self-motivated and directed with the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Confidential, organized, analytical, and detail oriented with the ability to assemble and organize data; perform a variety of complex calculations and financial/statistical record-keeping utilizing databases, financial software, and spreadsheets; verify financial and numerical data and resolve discrepancies with high degree of accuracy and efficiency.
  • Strong communication skills a must.
  • Desire to work with variety of training programs in line without mission, employees, and the public; team orientation; appropriate dressing and grooming; willing to travel when the need arises. Able to pass alcohol/drug screening; maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record and adequate personal liability insurance.

Job Competencies:

Relationship Management – The ability to manage interactions to provide service and to support the organization. This to include Business Networking Expertise, Visibility, Customer Service, Advocacy, Creditability, Community Relations, Teamwork, Proactivity, Responsiveness

Consultation – The ability to provide guidance to organizational stakeholders. This to include Project Management, Analytic Reasoning, Problem-solving, Inquisitiveness, Creativity and Innovation, Flexibility, Time Management

Leadership and Navigation – The ability to direct and contribute to initiatives and processes within the organization. This to include Transformational and Functional Leadership, Results and Goal Oriented, Mission Driven, Change Management, Consensus Builder

Communication – The ability to effectively exchange information with stakeholders. This to include Verbal, Written, and Presentation Communication Skills, Persuasion, Diplomacy, Perceptual Objectivity, Active Listening, Effective Timely Feedback, Facilitation Skills, Meeting Effectiveness, Social Technology and social media Savvy, Public Relations

Cultural Effectiveness – The ability to value and consider the perspectives and backgrounds of all parties. This to include Diversity Perspective, Openness to Various Perceptiveness, Empathy, Openness to Experience, Tolerance for Ambiguity, Adaptability, Cultural Awareness and Respect

Ethical Practices – The ability to integrate core values, integrity, and accountability throughout all organizational and business practices. This to include Rapport Building, Trust Building, Professionalism, Creditability, Personal and Professional Courage, Personal, Professional and Behavioral Integrity

Critical Evaluation – The ability to interpret information to make business decisions and recommendations. This to include Measurement and Assessment Skills, Objectivity, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Curiosity and Inquisitiveness, Research Methodology, Decision-making, Knowledge Management

Business Acumen – The ability to understand and apply information to contribute to the organization’s strategic plan. This to include Strategic Agility, Business Knowledge, Systems Thinking, Economic Awareness, Effective Administration, Departmental and Company Business Knowledge

Physical/Emotional Demands:

The ability to remain in a stationary position 90% of the time, as well as the ability to move about the office occasionally (accessing files/storage, office equipment, computers, and other office productivity devices, attending meetings and etc..), is required.

Using a computer while sitting for extended periods is common. Must also be able to position self to maintain equipment, including under tables and desks.

No heavy lifting is expected, though occasional exertion of about 20 lbs. of force (e.g., carrying binders, portfolios, laptops) may be required. Good manual dexterity required to use common office equipment (e.g., computers, mobile devices, calculators, copiers, scanners).

Emotional: Can be high stress. Regular need for communication and social interaction with others. Will require prioritization in a fast-paced environment.

Job Location: Administrative office and tele-commuting. Some overnight travel at meetings and conferences.

Technology and Equipment: Copier; Scanner; Computer; Basic Internet and Email Usage; Instant Messaging; Zoom; Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams); QuickBooks; adding machine, fax machine, copier/scanner.