Staff Accountant

Summary of Position

This position performs a variety of accounting tasks and reporting activities primarily related payables, fund accounting, general ledger and tax compliance.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

    • Oversee the accounts payable function including the processing of invoices and reimbursables within Accufund, and Abacus, and verify coding.
    • Prepare account analysis/accounting work papers for annual audit of ACWIS financial statements.
    • Maintain and review permanently restricted project balances to ensure proper fund accounting.
    • Analyze and research temporarily restricted project balances, which includes follow-up on funds that have not yet been designated by donors.
    • Allocating investment earnings to project balances.
    • Prepare financial reports in compliance with donor gift agreements.
    • Assist in the budget process through preparation of supporting schedules.
    • Review state registration/filings forms
    • Review Form 1099 distribution and filing.
    • Review assigned general ledger accounts monthly (other assets and liability accounts) to ensure that transactions have been recorded properly. Analyze account balances to follow up and clear non-current items.
    • Reconcile transfers among ACWIS bank and investment accounts on a monthly basis.
    • Respond to special requests for information and reports.

Skills and Abilities Required

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and 3-5 yrs work experience.
    • Analytical ability and research skills.
    • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices.
    • Previous experience with annual audits a plus.
    • Flexibility to meet changing work needs and demands.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and share information and resources appropriately.
    • Must be articulate and possess exceptional written and oral communication skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills, meticulous attention to detail and follow-up.
    • Demonstrated time management skills; ability to prioritize workload.

Computer Skills Required: 

    • Proficiency in accounting software
    • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and OneDrive
    • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge or other CRM is useful

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