Arbor Research Collaborative for Health seeks an experienced Accountant to join the accounting/finance team. A successful candidate will demonstrate excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills while supporting the day-to-day accounting functions.
Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, a not-for-profit organization located in Ann Arbor, MI, strives to improve clinical practices, patient outcomes, and health-related public policy through research projects in the United States and internationally. Our multidisciplinary teams of clinicians, biostatisticians, policy analysts, data and project managers, programmers, and other professionals share a passion for high-quality, evidence-based research and take pride in collective achievement. We seek to grow our diverse and dynamic staff to help us address the pressing health-care challenges of today and tomorrow.
More information about this opportunity and the benefit program at Arbor Research is available on the careers page at www.ArborResearch.org.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Support and perform day-to-day accounting functions.
Prepare, examine, and analyze accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
Complete the monthly billing process to ensure accurate invoicing.
Perform Accounts Receivable functions including invoice preparation, provide supporting documentation per contract specifications and recording of receipts.
Manage general ledger, including monthly review and reconciliation of revenue accounts and sub ledgers.
Maintain table of accounts, and assign entries to proper accounts.
Prepare monthly bank reconciliations for all cash, cash equivalent and investment accounts.
Support the Financial Analyst with completion of the monthly financial package by preparing specific monthly financial work papers.
Lead preparation of monthly project, program and functional department reports, and distribute monthly to budget responsible managers.
Develop, implement, modify, and document recordkeeping and accounting systems, making use of current computer technology.
Manage ESRS reconciliation and other government reporting as required.
Support Financial Analyst with annual audit including preparation of materials.
Support special projects as needed.
Manage and maintain vendors, including set up new vendors, obtaining appropriate tax forms, accuracy of Automated Clearing House (ACH) set-up, establish net terms with contracts, manage new payee packet requests, and organize process for maintaining payee and vendor files.
Complete weekly processing of expense payments, request approvals from staff and reconcile expenses of Arbor Research purchases.
Support general ledger, including monthly review and reconciliation of expense accounts and sub ledgers as assigned.
Maintain knowledge of current regulatory knowledge of annual tax filings, including 1098 and 1099 reporting.
Support staff in the monthly reconciliation of credit cards and expense reports. Directly work with Arbor Staff to resolve outstanding reconciliation issues.
Support and recommend changes to the authorized signature listing.
Maintain compliance and complete processing of foreign transactions to ensure proper financial statement presentation and payment of vendors.
Maintain current regulatory knowledge and manage unclaimed property process through external reporting.
General administrative supervision is received from the VP Finance. Close collaboration is expected with the Accounting, Management & Administrative Teams.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance with at least three (3) years progressively more responsible Accounting experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Solid understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS), and financial statement preparation.
Knowledge of and experience with government contracting (DCAA, FARs, OMB) and experience in A-133 audits.
Ability to perform work requiring advanced knowledge; generally used to analyze, interpret and make deductions from varying facts or circumstances.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize workload and maintain focused work in a high volume, deadline-driven environment.
Proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications. Strong proficiency in creating and maintaining spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel.
Arbor Research Collaborative for Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Arbor Research Collaborative for Health provides reasonable accommodation upon request, in accordance with State and Federal laws.
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Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, a not-for-profit organization located in Ann Arbor, MI, strives to improve clinical practices, patient outcomes, and health-related public policy through research projects in the United States and internationally. Our multidisciplinary teams of clinicians, biostatisticians, policy analysts, data and project managers, programmers, and other professionals sha...re a passion for high-quality, evidence-based research and take pride in collective achievement. We seek to grow our diverse and dynamic staff to help us address the pressing health-care challenges of today and tomorrow.