Accountant – Bank Account Reconciliation & Federal

The Accountant - Bank Reconciliation & Federal assists in the preparation and analysis of financial information related to the organization's bank accounts and Federal accounting. Work includes, but is not limited to, periodic reconciliation of financial statement accounts, analytical review of activity, and participating in financial closings. The Accountant – Bank Reconciliation & Federal also manages the Federal billing and payment process, including acting as a backup for creating bills, managing the billing process, and reconciling and resolving billing items. The Accountant - Bank Reconciliation & Federal has frequent internal and external contact with customers and service providers (e.g., Banks). The Accountant - Bank Reconciliation & Federal also assists the Controller and Asst. Controller - Operations in ensuring conformity with corporate practices, policies and procedures.

Responsibilities Include:

30-40% Ensure accuracy and integrity in capturing financial data by performance of the routine and non-routine daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual processes. As well, ensure proper internal controls are in place and operating effectively in all facets of financial reporting operations.

30-50% Manage daily banking transactions such as bank reconciling items, banking fees, positive pay exceptions, distributing daily cash reports, etc. Maintain and reconcile bank accounts. As well as perform timely investigation and resolution of errors and omissions in financial ledger.

5-10% Assist in the smooth and timely transition of banking business, providing guidance on process set ups, maximization of banking products, and dissemination of information to staff.

10-15% Manage the Federal billing process, including acting as back up for processing Federal invoices, reviewing Federal invoices for accuracy, and investigating and resolving items with insufficient back up. Other Federal accounting duties as assigned.

10-15% Analyze and review Federal financial documents: Review accounting data in order to determine that items are properly coded, authorized, allowable, and reasonable. Determine that funds are available before submitting the requisitions to CFO for funds certification.

10-20% Other critical duties: (a) Assist staff throughout the Center to know and better understand our financial policies and procedures. Participate in group training sessions as well as one-on-one instruction; (b) Support preparation for and participate in annual financial statement audit and other regulatory audits as such audits occur; (c) Suggest improvements in processes to increase effectiveness and compliance as well as assist with any procedural changes as they arise; (d) Special Projects and other duties as assigned; (e) Maintain current process documentation for specific duties.


  • Associate degree preferred. Bachelor's degree in business-related field is a differentiating factor.
  • Experience: at least 2-4 years of general accounting/bookkeeping experience.

Minimum Skills and/or Knowledge Required:

  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in use of general ledger application
  • Advanced knowledge and practice of Microsoft Excel
  • Attention to detail
  • Familiarity/experience with Infor/Lawson software is a differentiating factor.

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