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Senior Staff Accountant

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Job Description

The Senior Staff Accountant maintains general ledger accounts and related activities for the production of financial statements and reports in accordance with GAAP. Performs account reconciliations and analyses, prepares journal entries, and reviews accounting classifications, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The position will also be responsible for monthly accounting tasks such as account reconciliations, bank reconciliations, accounts payable, and producing monthly financial statements.

Essential Functions:

  • Reviews invoices for appropriate supporting documentation, expense coding, and approvals. Processes weekly check runs.
  • Makes cash and check deposits as necessary.
  • Review and process monthly employee expense reports.
  • Review and reconcile monthly corporate credit card statement and bank statement.
  • Performs month-end accounting close and financial reporting. This includes, but is not limited to journal entries, accruals, balance sheet reconciliations and financial statement preparation and analysis.
  • Prepares grant related billings to grantors with all supporting documentation.
  • Analyzes actual to budget variances on a monthly basis and assist in resolving and / or explaining the variances as well as variance analysis on individual accounts.
  • Identifies, investigates and resolves accounting issues.
  • Supports external audit requirements and information requests.
  • Prepares and files 1099s, 571-Ls, BGCA Annual Report, Welfare Exemptions, Economic Census, and City of San Jose and Milpitas business tax license.
  • Supervises part-time Accounting Assistant. Able to delegate appropriate tasks/requests to other teammates.
  • Identifies and implement process improvements to help reduce time to close and improve upon accuracy of underlying accounting records.
  • Provides ad-hoc reporting requests and information, as needed.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited college or university. MBA or CPA preferred.
  • 2+ years of progressive financial management, accounting, audit, compliance and budget experience, ideally in the non-profit sector.
  • 1+ years of direct supervisory/management responsibility.

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES:

  • Ability to foster and cultivate business opportunities and partnerships.
  • Knowledge of not-for-profit accounting, finance, budgeting, and cost control principles in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems.
  • Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations.
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections.
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written, vertical and horizontal.
  • Ability to prioritize, exercise good judgment, works independently as well as in collaboration.
  • Excellent team member with an attitude of inclusion, an understanding of the value of teamwork and a drive for success.
  • Demonstrated organizational, staff and project management abilities.
  • Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Office Suite email and web searches, etc.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Regularly sits at work/computer station and operates electronic equipment.
  • Frequently lifts, carries and positions objects weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Typically stands, walks, bends, stoops and crouches.
  • Regularly moves about the facility to coordinate work.
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