The Senior Accountant role assists the department with the organization's accounting and auditing functions. These functions include maintaining the organization's accounting principles, practices, and procedures. Assists with the preparation of financial operating reports along with positive and effective communication of financial information with Howard Brown staff. The Senior Accountant role should be familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. This position requires experience and judgment to plan and accomplish organizational goals and objectives. The Senior Accountant role with oversight from the Assistant Controller assists with the treasury, accounting, auditing, budget, grant reporting, tax, risk management, internal controls and audit functions of Howard Brown.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for monthly close process of assigned general ledger accounts and along with assisting the Assistant Controller with the preparation of accurate and timely monthly interim financial statements. Prepares journal entries to support the monthly close process.
Performs monthly and quarterly account reconciliation for all assigned accounts. Also maintains sub-ledger detail for assigned accounts.
Responsible for monthly cash reconciliations, monitoring of fixed assets, analysis of patient A/R aging and allowances, and the monthly monitoring of prepaid and accrued expenses.
Assists the Assistant Controller with the calculation of allowance estimates and provides supporting documentation including historical analysis.
Responsible for providing support in the preparing of the annual operating budget and reforecasts for the entire agency as well as specific grant and programs.
Under the direction of the Assistant Controller, provides ad hoc financial analysis to support agency’s goals and initiatives.
Cross trains on all accounting functions to serve as backup resource.
In collaboration with the Assistant Controller, the position is responsible for supporting financial audits, including preparation of prepared by client (PBC) work papers, preparation of the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA) for the OMB Circular A-133, communication with external auditors during audit process, and assisting with preparation of audited financial statement reports and footnotes.
Responsible for recording all revenues to ensure they are properly accrued and recognized, along with preparing the A/R aging as part of monthly close process.
Responsible for preparation of grant and contract vouchering for submission to the cognizant funding sources, sending out variance reports to programmatic staff after the close each month, and programmatic discussions between contract and grant accountants and program staff to review monthly financials after monthly close.
Accountable for ensuring that policies and procedures (internal controls) are in place to provide reasonable assurance that company assets are protected.
Coordinates and oversees activities relative to internal controls documentation and testing and segregation of duties.
Ensures that company financial records, under responsibility, are maintained in compliance with company accounting policies and procedures and U.S. G.A.A.P.
Performs other duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILL REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years of experience in accounting with demonstrable progression into higher levels of responsibility
Detailed knowledge of G.A.A.P. for non-profit and/or healthcare organizations
Experience with accounting and budgeting software systems including Excel, Powerpoint and Word. Financial Edge experience preferred
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
Experience working in an LGBT organization/with the LGBT community; and a community health care organization
Ability to work in a team environment
Requires ability to speak audibly and listen actively.
Requires ability to use computers, telephones and other office equipment.
Requires ability to sit for extended periods of time.
May require occasional bending and lifting up to 25 pounds.
May require periodic travel.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT: Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees at Howard Brown are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, age, FMLA status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state or local statutes.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
About Howard Brown Health
HOWARD BROWN HEALTH is an innovative health and human service organization focusing on the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Howard Brown provides a unique network of programs and services to the community, addressing the medical, social and research needs of its clients.
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