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Summary Serves as the relationship manager responsible for managing all financial reporting aspects for a portfolio of chapters that have elected to use Centralized Financial Services (CFS) including preparing monthly financial statements, reconciling and analyzing various accounts, and preparing or reviewing financial documentation. The Accounting Manager will work directly with the Director of Finance, Centralized Financial Services, to provide strong customer service to chapters. This position will interact with individuals on all levels within the organization and prepare financial documentation that will be used by chapter senior leadership, including chapters' Board of Directors.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Manages chapter’s daily financial needs including bank reconciliations, balance sheet reconciliations, and the creation of journal entries.
- Drafts of internal and external financial statements, ensuring monthly close is accurate and timely.
- Monitors chapter performance to budget by cost centers and inform Director of Finance and chapter leadership of significant variances.
- Monitors chapter’s accounting activity to ensure appropriate recording of revenue and payments to vendors with terms.
- Work with the Raiser’s Edge system to ensure appropriate coding and reporting of chapter revenue streams.
- Serves as primary liaison between the Centralized Financial Services department and a defined number of chapters.Provide reports, queries, and analysis to chapters for account activity, revenue, expenses, etc.
- Assists chapter in preparation of annual budget.
- Acts as key staff person in annual internal and external audit process communicating with National Office, Chapters, and external auditors.
- Review and evaluate time and use studies used in allocating the indirect costs of the chapters using
- May lead others in the accounting processes for chapters.
- Performs other job related duties, as assigned.
Knowledge and Abilities
- Thorough knowledge of financial accounting including generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and financial statement preparation to ensure accurate, efficient, timely financial reporting and related processes.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills to network with other departments within the organization, as well as externally with chapter personnel and the chapter’s Board of Directors, regarding various issues related to the financial reporting process.
- Excellent knowledge of internal and management control systems.
- Familiarity with audit planning processes and procedures.
- Excellent knowledge of accounting and information systems applications, preferably in a non-profit environment.
- Ability to handle sensitive information with a high level of trust and confidentiality and possess strong business ethics.
- Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications required, including demonstrated expertise in Microsoft Excel.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, or related field required; 4–6 years of experience in accounting and/or financial reporting required. CPA designation preferred.