Accounting Manager

Accounting Manager

The Accounting Manager reports to the Executive Financial Officer (EFO) and is responsible for all aspects of transactional accounting for the agency. In addition to supervising the accounting team, this role is responsible for developing a partnership with the program departments of the agency to design reporting and systems that will enable programmatic staff to make fiscally sound and informed decisions.

As a senior member of the Fiscal Department, this position is responsible for ensuring processes are in place to properly recognize revenue according to accounting regulations, as well as supporting the EFO with any analytical and operational needs related to invoicing, contract budget monitoring, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.

The Accounting Manager will work directly with the EFO, partnering with them to develop, update, and implement processes and automate, when possible, keeping the accounting team in alignment with the strategic direction of the agency. This person is responsible for the accurate and timely completion of all accounting processes, and must be able to handle competing priorities in a fast-paced environment. 

Key Responsibilities

Manages and performs accounting-related processes and procedures: 

  • Manages the A/P and A/R processes, ensuring timely payments and deposits. 
  • Prepares and analyzes A/P and A/R Aging on a regular basis.  
  • Ensures all data elements are entered correctly in the accounting software, making corrections where necessary. 
  • Manages and reviews processing and submission of funder invoices. 
  • Invoices and reconciles development revenue, coordinating as needed with the Development team 
  • Reviews and processes journal entries according to the monthly close calendar and on an as-needed basis 

Supervision and staff management for Accounting team: 

  • Manages daily tasks and assignments for Accounting team  
  • Continually reviews tasks and processes for efficiencies and process improvement.  
  • Manages employee performance through coaching, appraising, and motivating. 
  • Works with staff to set performance and productivity goals that help ensure fair evaluation of work outcomes. 
  • Reviews productivity performance with staff and addresses issues with individual staff in a timely manner. 
  • Interviews and hires fiscal staff for replacement or expansion. 
  • Promotes an environment of open communication and collaboration. 
  • Serves as a liaison to software vendors, auditors, bankers, and other external parties. 

Support of other organizational departments: 

  • Works closely with Directors, Managers, and other supervisors to ensure positive collaboration between the accounting department and the rest of the agency. 
  • Researches accounting issues in order to resolve timely. 
  • Provides information as requested according to the department policy on information dissemination. 
  • Assists program leads with daily operational issues regarding fiscal compliance. 

Support of EFO and the organization as a whole: 

  • Maintain familiarity with contractual and OMB requirements to help ensure compliance. 
  • Assist EFO in updating the accounting manual as needed, identifying areas of potential audit concern, and maintaining and implementing internal controls. 
  • Support EFO as needed during audits. 
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. 
  • Maintains a high degree of confidentiality pertaining to the organization and all information obtained during the course of work. 
  • Performs additional special assignments, duties, and related functions as required. 

Education, Training, License and Certification, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance, or equivalent combination of education and experience required.  
  • Three to five years of progressive experience in accounting or finance required.
  • One to two years of supervisory experience preferred.  
  • Knowledge of U.S. GAAP, especially accrual-based accounting practices, required.
  • Knowledge of grant or fund accounting preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel, required.
  • Proficiency with accounting and reporting software.
  • Strong interpersonal, motivational, and critical thinking skills
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with clients, staff, and others in order to contribute to a positive work environment
  • Strong self-discipline and organizational skills

Clearances

Background checks are required, including Criminal Background Clearance, Child Abuse Clearance, and FBI Clearance.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to travel on public transportation
  • The ability to lift objects greater than 25 pounds
  • The ability to communicate using written and spoken words
  • Must have all necessary vaccinations
  •  Annual PPD

Salary

Starting at $50K

To apply

To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to Human Resources ([email protected])