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ACCOUNTANT
Immediate Opening

Posted: July 19, 2017

The Accountant is responsible to participate as an integral member of the finance team and works under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer/Finance Director. The Accountant’s primary responsibility is to provide accounting and budgetary support to a wide variety of programs within the agency. Assists in maintaining all fiscal records for the agency and all of its programs in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and funding source guidelines using computerized accounting system with generally accepted audit trails. Included in the duties are timely and accurate reporting, reconciliation of general ledger accounts, preparing adjustments, analyzing financial statements and budgeting.

Specific Responsibilities: Prepares grant/award budgets and required financial reports. Ensures agency adheres to all federal, state and local funding requirements; Ensures compliance with fiscal policies and procedures and suggests updates as necessary; Posts data to various ledgers, registers, journals and logs following established accounting techniques and procedures; Monthly reporting to Program Directors; Prepares financial statements; Reports to the funding source by the deadlines as noted in the funding terms of the agreement; Assists with preparation of annual departmental budgets and/or individual grant budgets; Assists with the preparation of monthly and annual fiscal summary for Finance Committee/Board of Directors; Works with grant monitors during monitoring visits; Prepares and updates as needed agency wide grant/contract listing and report due date schedule; Maintains contract files and abstracts on each grant; Prepares timely billing for reimbursement of expenditures; Prepares financial reports for a diverse array of programs as required by various funding sources and regulatory agencies. Program areas include but are not limited to Energy, Weatherization, Health, Head Start, Food, WIC, Job Training, and Youth Programs; Performs fixed assets and bank reconciliations; Oversees the safeguarding of company assets and makes sure that accounting is in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (G.A.A.P) and other applicable funding terms and conditions; Reconciles capital purchases, maintains the Fixed Asset ledger and calculates quarterly depreciation entries; Reconciles the general ledger cash accounts to the bank statement in a timely manner; Assists with preparation for audits; Resolve aging accounts receivable issues; Supports the team to create accurate and timely monthly financial support reports of all Tri-County Community Action Agency grants for Board Meetings and Program Director utilization; Ensures reports are accurate and expenses are coded to the correct grant/contract, documentation is adequate, and all fiscal and grant guidelines are met; Perform grant closeout functions in a timely manner; Prepares and inputs adjusting journal entries into the computerized general ledger program; Setups and maintains complete grant/contract notebooks and maintains a method of verifying all documentation has been received and reviewed; Assists in reconciling general ledger accounts; Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: B.S. in Accounting or related field with a minimum of three to five years of experience in the field of Accounting. Must have understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Practices and principles; financial laws, operations and terminology; and be proficient in grant accounting software. Knowledge and experience in MIP/Abila or similar software program. Must possess strong computer skills including accounting, spreadsheet and word processing software; teamwork orientation; excellent written and verbal communication, bookkeeping, technological, organization and interpersonal skills with a high degree of analytical ability. Experience with budgeting and audit management preferred. Capable to manage competing priorities, problem solving and fulfil delegated tasks and accountability. Overall experience with accounts payable, receivables, financial statement analysis, and bank reconciliation. Must be able to work and excel in a fast paced environment. Community Action Agency experience preferred.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Cover Letter and resume due to Tri-County Community Action Agency at sconnaughton@tricountyri.org; fax to 401-351-6611; mail to Tri-County Community Action Agency, 1126 Hartford Avenue, Suite 201, Johnston, RI 02919.
Tri-County Community Action Agency is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and E-Verify Employer.  For more information on the application process, click here.

Tri-County does not discriminate in employment practices on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation or veterans’ status.



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