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Senior Accountant

Accord

St. Paul, minnesota


Job Details

Full-time

6/10/2024


Full Job Description

Accord is looking for a Senior Accountant to join our team!

The Senior Accountant is responsible for the organizational and affiliate financial recordkeeping, including accurately maintaining all general ledger accounts, reconciling bank statements, conducting monthly and year-end closing procedures, generating various reports and financial analysis/forecasting, and assisting with the annual audit. The Senior Accountant will also support the Finance Department for accounting related special projects. 

Accountabilities:

  • LMA
  • Perform month end closing processes, including balance sheet reconciliations 
  • Analyzing financial data
  • Main rolling forecast with input from internal stakeholders 
  • Preparing audit workpapers

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Month-end closing
    • Support and ensure timely month-end close.
    • Prepare and record assigned journal entries into the accounting software.
    • Reconcile balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis.
    • Maintain fixed asset inventory and depreciation schedules.
    • Complete the monthly closing process by preparing and self-reviewing all assigned journal entries and processes, including recording all relevant allocations.
    • Review the general ledger and monthly financial statements for accuracy.
    • Manage the housing function’s accounting, including but not limited to: recording monthly rent, preparing monthly rent statements, and participating in bi-weekly housing meetings. 
    • Prepare and submit monthly contract invoicing, including budget reconciliations.
    • Cross-review journal entries from other finance staff.
  • Financial planning and analysis (FP&A)
    • Maintain FP&A software solution, including integrations between ERP and FP&A software
    • Perform planning, forecasting, budgeting and analytical activities to support management decision making
    • Identify and investigate budget variances.
  • Preparing audit workpapers for Accord and affiliate companies
    • Prepare schedules and work with the Controller to complete the annual audit as well as any other finance monitoring reviews.
  • Other
    • Serve as a backup for accounts payable.
    • Review and record lockbox cash receipts.
    • Troubleshoot ERP and FP&A software issues.
    • Improve efficiency and effectiveness of processes and systems through smart use of technology and digital tools.
    • Develop strategies to improve organizational efficiencies, including proactive identification of simplification and automation opportunities.
    • Review or create accounting processes and accounting policies as necessary. to maintain and strengthen internal controls
    • Provide the same accountabilities/functions noted above for Accord’s affiliate subsidiaries.

Requirements

Education:

  • Either a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or finance, or commensurate experience of five or more years in accounting and finance, with oversight or review responsibility of lower level accounting employees.

Skills & Experience:

  • Five years of Accounting experience, two years of which include oversight or review responsibility of lower level accounting employees.
  • Must have advanced knowledge of Excel, including Pivot tables, text to columns, filtering, VLOOKUP and other advanced formulas
  • CPA or FP&A preferred
  • Experience with and knowledge of accounting software
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to give attention to financial detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to explain financial information
  • Excellent at working independently and as a part of the finance team, to share information and work collaboratively 
  • Experience in nonprofit or health care environments is preferable but not required

Benefits

Competitive wage ($75,000-$80,000) and benefit package with PTO, 9 paid holidays, health, dental, vision, and life insurance, NO COST short & long-term disability insurance, retirement savings plan options, employee wellness program, tuition assistance program, career advancement, mileage reimbursement for providing direct services, a positive, friendly work environment and much more.

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