Reading Partners is seeking a Staff Accountant whose primary responsibilities will be related to grants accounting and geneal ledger related activities, such as: Temporarily Restricted grants; Government grants; Unrestricted grants; and, Deferred revenue. The position will also coordinate and lead the monthly submission of Federal grant reimbursement invoices.
This position is a key member of the Finance/Accounting team for accounting and bookkeeping operations and will assist in the day-to-day delivery of the organization’s main accounting policies, procedures and contracts. Intermittently, the position’s secondary responsibilities will include supporting other Accounting functions based on departmental needs.
The successful candidate will have: Non-profit bookkeeping and accounting experience; An Accounting background; Have experience in or the capability to complete G/L work for federal, state and local grants; and, Have experience working with Federal grants. This position can also be an opportunity for someone with non-profit bookeeping or accounting experience to move up to a Staff Accountant position. S/he will be detail oriented with a demonstrated record of partnering with others to meet critical invoicing deadlines while juggling multiple priorities in a fast-paced, high-growth, nationally scaled organization. Reporting Relationships
The Staff Accountant will report directly to the Controller. The position will also interface with Development for the recording, reconciling, and reporting of revenue.
Responsibilities Grant Accounting: Interface with accounting staff to help lead all federal grants’ monthly invoicing processes and reporting Prepare for review monthly & quarterly general journal entries for the following revenue areas: Government; Temporarily restricted; Program income/fee-for-service; Deferred; unrestricted; Funder matching; and, Temporarily restricted revenue releases Reconcile and report balances for temporarily restricted grants for external and internal budget reporting in cooperation with other Accounting functions. Set up and maintain a filing system for all customer/funder files Interface with Development team to: Reconcile Accounting and Development data; Report budget to actual grant data; and, Record properly all grant income for conditionality and/or restrictions. Support periodic closing activities such as monthly financial closes, financial site visits, and the annual Audit and tax filings.
General Accounting Perform general ledger accounting tasks such as recording journal entries and reconciling ledger accounts. Maintenance and analysis of accounting records. Assist with the preparation of accounting schedules, reports and financial statements monthly and on-demand for senior management. Ensure compliance with GAAP and Reading Partners’ policies, procedures and contracts. Assist with annual audit preparation/schedules for external auditors. Support co-workers when necessary in Accounts Payable, General Ledger, and Payroll related activities Perform other duties as required and assigned