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Department:

Finance

Reports to:

Controller


POSITION SPECIFICATIONS:

Full-time, exempt position

OVERALL SUMMARY:

Under general supervision of the Controller, plans, organizes, reviews and evaluates Guide Dogs for the Blind’s accounting functions including: accounting and reporting, general ledger reconciliation, and accounting policy development; computes and prepares data for journal entries, general ledger, prepares various financial reports and related financial statements.

POSITION FUNCTIONS:

  • Manages and reviews all journal entries recorded by accounting staff members assuring all entries are recorded in accordance with GAAP.
  • Responsible for accurate and timely month-end close; produces month-end financial reports and issues to the Controller in a timely manner. Includes but not limited to analyzing restricted accounts and developing reporting and variance analysis regarding departmental operating budget versus actual expenses.
  • Analyses and reconciles assigned balance sheet accounts. Includes reconciliation of all bank accounts.
  • Track investment portfolio transactions including information needed to prepare annual ASC 820 disclosures. Included but not limited to purchases, sales, transfers, income and verifying cost basis and market values are accurately recorded by the Custodian.
  • Reports, analyzes, and interprets financial and operating data for management as needed.
  • Reviews financial data for accuracy; identifies problems and supports day-to-day operations.
  • Assists in adoption of new accounting standards including but not limited to researching standard, preparing written accounting policy for company, and preparing new disclosures.
  • Responsible for all fixed asset accounting and reporting. Maintains policies over fixed assets and recommending any changes to the Controller that are deemed appropriate. Also includes recording all new assets and disposals in accordance with policy, maintaining the fixed asset tagging system, working with other departments to make sure what is on the list is still in use and accurate and timely reporting of all major capital projects.
  • Responsible for the annual 403b audit. This includes coordinating work with outside audit firm, making sure all audit schedules are completed prior to fieldwork starting, drafting financial statements and related footnotes and following through with any wrap up items. Stay abreast of new accounting pronouncements or ERISA regulations that affect the annual audit or filing requirements.
  • Supports policy development and offers advice regarding accounting and internal control issues, reporting needs, and policy review and changes.
  • Responsible for timely filing of annual 403b census reporting, property taxes, raffle registrations and filings and quarterly sales tax returns.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism when dealing with confidential or sensitive information at all times.
  • Assists with annual external audits.
  • Assists with related special projects as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and principles of accounting as applied to non-profit accounting practices.
  • Ability to audit and reconcile a variety of internal financial documents, transactions, and reports.
  • Knowledge of investment accounting is desirable.
  • Knowledge of restricted accounting in the non-profit area. Able to generate restricted accounting worksheets that will support audited financial statements.
  • Knowledge of automated financial recordkeeping systems.
  • Administrative principles and practices, including work organization and planning, employee supervision, performance evaluation and employee training and performance management.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees with excellent attention to detail. Sound judgment with the ability to make timely and prudent decisions.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, multi-tasking and analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics SL (previously Solomon) and FRX
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with those contacted in the course of work.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work is performed in a normal office setting with moderate noise.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in accounting, business administration, economics or a field related to the work AND four years of increasingly responsible professional accounting experience.

Possession of an appropriate advanced degree, Certified Public Accountant Certificate is desirable, as is experience in a non-profit setting

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