Senior Accountant

When was a last time that a day at the office was accompanied by the satisfaction of knowing that you did something to change the world? For us at Blackbaud, that's an average day. We're developing the solutions that help non-profits focus on what they do best; whether that's saving the environment, educating children or solving the world's major health concerns. And while we are working to enable the success of over 30,000+ customer organizations, we are enabling the success of our company and our people. We are committed to developing the careers of our employees, in all professions, through learning and mentoring programs. And we do it all in an environment that values teamwork, diversity and philanthropy.

We are currently seeking a Senior Accountant to work in our Charleston, SC Headquarters. We are looking for a self-motivated person who has strong accounting skills and is looking for growth potential! This could be your chance to join a fast-paced and growing hi-tech company that wants you to excel in your accounting career. Your contribution would be vital to the growth and success of Blackbaud's objectives as well as indirectly helping nonprofit organizations thrive!

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Participating in the Financial Close Process across the organization, as well as reacting to and developing solutions for close-related issues as they arise in the process
  • Critically analyzing financial information for accuracy and reasonableness, including information included in the Company's financial reports filed with the SEC (10-Q, 10-K, proxy, registration statements)
  • Ensure the accuracy of the Corporate Financial Statements , including analytical reviews of financial statements and account reconciliations for complex and judgmental accounts
  • Assist with the interpretation, understanding and documentation of Accounting Policies and Procedures , focused on policies related to revenue recognition, and procedures related to internal control assessments for Sarbanes Oxley compliance
  • Develop People by providing instruction, unique experiences, and challenging projects to members of the Revenue Center of Excellence team, enabling team members to enhance their leadership, communication and accounting skills and further their careers
  • Assist in providing oversight, guidance and training on technical accounting matters to various functional groups across the Company
  • Work closely with finance, legal, and sales organizations to provide ongoing technical accounting support
  • Develop, maintain, and administer financial and operational policies to support strong internal controls
  • Assist in determining the impact of new accounting pronouncements on reporting requirements and business practices
  • Make process improvement recommendations with regard to policies and procedures

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting; Master's Degree and CPA preferred
  • 5-7 years of relevant, progressive experience; public accounting experience required
  • Hands-on financial professional possessing outstanding technical and analytical skills; internal control experience essential
  • Exhibits professional presence in interactions with executive management and possesses presentation and communication skills; must be able to deal with ambiguity but relay information clearly and concisely
  • Experience with SAP,, Apptus, and Blackline is preferred

Essential Skills & Knowledge:

  • Excellent knowledge of U.S. GAAP and SEC regulations, software industry experience a plus (e.g. ASC 605 and 606) and the ability to apply relevant guidance to complex transactions
  • Well organized, detail oriented team player with proven ability to multitask effectively and work independently
  • Able to prepare written communications that articulate messages concisely and accurately
  • Demonstrated problem-solving abilities, including the ability to critically think and present new or creative solutions
  • Ability to work in an organized, detailed manner under tight deadlines
  • Experience in researching, developing and implementing accounting policies and procedures
  • Knowledge and familiarity with multi-country, global business issues and consolidation systems and processes

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