Accountant III

Summary: This position is responsible for helping to maintain the financial health of the Organization as directed by the Controller. This includes, but is not limited to, the handling of daily transactions, month-end closing tasks, year-end audit tasks, outside agency audit tasks, and other job-related duties as assigned. This position is also responsible for helping to create or change, implement, and enforce accounting policies and procedures as required to maintain the financial health of the Organization. This should be accomplished by having a thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP). Individual accountabilities and work volume will be established through the development of annual Success Objectives, within the framework outlined below.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitors and maintains the General Ledger (GL) and the Cash Receipts Journal (CRJ), Accounts Receivable Journal (ARJ), Accounts Payable Journal (APJ), and Cash Disbursement Journal (CDJ).
  • Performs, monitors, and delegates duties related to the daily close, month-end close, year-end close, and outside agency audit tasks involving the GL, CRJ, ARJ, APJ, and CDJ.
  • Establishes budgets and cost centers for individual program funding sources.
  • Writes and codes journal entries, bank account reconciliations, general ledger account analyses, cash draw downs, and vouchering.
  • Assists in the production of contract operating statements, operating statements, balance sheets; and in explaining variances with these financial documents.
  • Assists with the preparation of other financial documents and analyses.
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of contractual obligations and other pertinent matters as set forth in the business transactions of the Organizations.
  • Provides management with timely reviews of the financial status and progress in its various programs and activities.
  • Prepares reports which summarize and forecast company business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and expected operations.
  • Interacts on a daily basis with staff located around the world.
  • Coordinates funding of foreign bank accounts and payments to sub-grantees.
  • Assists in monitoring international accounting and finance staff and sub-grantees.
  • Ensures timeliness of data submissions from international sites and uploading of data to headquarters' general ledger.
  • Demonstrates industry knowledge of social services.
  • Interviews, hires, evaluates, disciplines, terminates and is responsible for relevant employment transactions.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree in accounting and five years of accounting experience. Nonprofit accounting experience a plus. Experience with federal, state and local government funding and reporting. Experience with international accounting concepts, including foreign currencies.
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Recognition as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a highly desirable qualification.
  • English Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from employees, regulatory agencies, or members of the business and financial communities. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and Board of Directors.
  • Foreign Language Skills: Fluency in a foreign language, especially French or Spanish, is highly desirable.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to multitask and prioritize. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have or be able and willing to acquire knowledge of Financial Edge; and have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Travel: Ability to make frequent international trips and work in situations of conflict with minimal physical amenities.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to use hands to key, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise in the work environment is moderate

Heartland Alliance makes all hiring and employment decisions, and operates all programs, services, and functions without regard to race, receipt of an order of protection, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, amnesty, physical or mental disability, protected veterans status, genetic information, sexual orientation, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, use of FMLA, VESSA, military, and family military rights, ex-offender status (depending on the offense and position to be filled), unfavorable military discharge, membership in an organization whose primary purpose is the protection of civil rights or improvement of living conditions and human relations, height, weight, or HIV infection, in accord with the organization's AIDS Policy Statement of September 1987.I,A3303_837_0


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