|Job Title||Senior Accountant|
|Posted By||The Salvation Army - Metropolitan Division|
|Location||Location -> Illinois -> Chicago / Cook County|
|Type of Work||Type of Work -> Finance / Accounting|
|Job Type||Job Type -> Full-time|
The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Chicago (RJKCCC) exists to express the mission and ministry of The Salvation Army through a safe, enriching and sacred environment where all individuals have access to opportunities to reach their physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential. The RJKCCC Vision is to touch individuals, families and seniors of the Southside with: Community – Wellness – Excellence – Character – Faith.
The Senior Accountant is responsible for assisting the Business Director by providing full scope accounting duties within the Center’s accounting operations including: supervising the accounts receivable/receipting and accounts payable/disbursements assistants; and ensuring the proper recording of transactions, providing timely and accurate reports and analysis of the Center’s operating departments.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
a. Manage the daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual accounting operations schedules.
b. Supervise and develop the work of the accounts receivable/receipting and the accounts payable/disbursements assistants. Also, serve as backup to these two positions.
2. Accounting Services/Activities
a. Assist in daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual closing schedules – journals, data entry and final closings. Journal entries include: corrections, payroll entries, insurance, pension, support services, interest earnings, standard allocations and assessments.
b. Maintain the Center’s general ledger chart of accounts in Shelby and CCMS-RMS software applications and ensure transactions are accumulated and summarized in the appropriate accounts.
c. Work with the Center’s program & administrative staff to ensure the timely and accurate recording of transactions, the issuance of complete and accurate financial records and reports, and in responding to all accounting related issues and inquiries from the Center’s operating departments in a timely manner.
d. Assist with the preparation of monthly and annual financial reporting in statements and budget comparisons for distribution to the Center’s operating departments.
e. Review, analyze and reconcile various general ledger accounts using the approved budget for guidance, including timely resolution of reconciling items.
f. Reconcile bank statements to the general ledger accounts, including timely resolution of reconciling items.
g. Reconcile THQ reserve statements to the general ledger accounts, including timely resolution of reconciling items.
h. Enter payroll data into Shelby and perform reconciliations as needed to ensure the accuracy of the accounting data.
i. Work with HR and Divisional Payroll staffs to ensure that employees are properly coded in the payroll system in order to generate accurate GL posting reports for each payroll.
j. Coordinate the monthly physical inventory and cost analysis of goods available for resale: café’, kitchen, events and apparel.
k. Prepare monthly sales tax returns.
l. Assist with internal and external audits by preparing, responses, reconciliations and work papers supported by adequate documentation as requested.
m. Provide for the proper storage and retention of records as required by Salvation Army policy.
3. Accounts Receivable
a. Maintain a monthly contract billing recap sheet showing the invoices that are to be issued each month for assigned programs and departments.
b. Reconcile incoming billing inputs to the monthly contract billing recap sheet to insure there are no missing or duplicate billings and follow-up with assigned programs and departments as needed.
c. Input billings for assigned programs and departments into Shelby.
d. Post deposited check payments for accounts receivable into Shelby for assigned programs and departments.
e. Reconcile notices of electronic payments received to the monthly bank statement and post into Shelby for assigned programs and departments.
f. Notify assigned programs and departments at Kroc regarding the receipt of electronic payments and provide a copy of the applicable remittance documents.
g. Produce and distribute aging reports for assigned programs and departments.
h. Monitor and review the aging reports of assigned programs at Kroc and any related stakeholders to ensure the accuracy of amounts due and highlight potential collectability issues.
a. Other duties or responsibilities as assigned.
This position reports to the Center’s Business Director.
This position supervises accounting staff including both professional and nonexempt staff as assigned.
This individual relates to, and interacts with, a wide range of contacts both within and outside the Salvation Army and in these contacts they act as a representative of the Army and its mission.
This individual will be evaluated on how effectively the outcomes of this position are achieved as well as the timeliness, accuracy and completeness of accomplishing assigned goals.
An evaluation of how effectively staff responds to the services being provided will also be done.
This individual will only commit Army resources that have been allocated or approved.
This individual will keep the Business Director informed on all critical issues relating to his/her area of responsibility.
This individual will adhere to all Army policies and procedures in carrying out the responsibilities of this position.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
This position is required to do light to moderate physical work. In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to use standard office equipment and a PC. The work environment includes an office environment with a medium noise level. Must be able to lift and carry 25 lbs.
Exempt / FT
THE SALVATION ARMY MISSION STATEMENT
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or finance (CPA preferred).
Minimum of 5 years of professional general accounting or audit experience within an enterprise unit of an educational, membership, faith-based or nonprofit entity with a budget of at least $4 million.
Minimum of 2 years’ previous experience in managing accounting operations, preferably in an educational, membership, faith-based or nonprofit entity.
Experience with fund accounting software, but additional experience with membership or recreation management software is preferred.
Technical competency with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Must be Safe From Harm certified within 30 days of hire.
Supportive of the mission of the Salvation Army.
Works and communicates with internal and external clients and customers to meet their needs in a polite, courteous, and cooperative manner. Committed to quality service.
Displays a high level of initiative, effort and commitment towards completing assignments efficiently.
Works with minimal supervision.
Displays high standards of ethical conduct. Exhibits honesty and integrity.
Demonstrates responsible behavior and attention to detail.
A demonstrated ability to manage projects, priorities, and information in a constantly changing environment.
Ability to gather information, consults others, analyzes options, and works in a team environment as well as work autonomously.
Precision in managing detail, procedures, processes and policies.
A communication style that exhibits the principles and values of the Army as well fosters team relationships and effectively communicates information, communicating clearly in both oral and written communications.
Professional: The ability to present oneself in a positive and professional manner to coworkers, supervisors and others, and maintain confidentiality in all business issues.
The ability to train staff, including setting clear, measurable performance standards and providing timely feedback. The ability to interact with both co-workers and management in a positive manner.
Responds appropriately to supervision, following policy/procedures and aligning behavior with the needs, priorities and goals of the organization.
Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity, fostering commitment and team spirit.
Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information. Listens to others and responds appropriately.
The ability to address multiple projects in a time sensitive manner.
The ability to organize departmental records in a manner so that they can be easily retrieved.
A working knowledge of the principles of accounting and contract management, especially in a nonprofit setting.
• Thorough understanding of accounting theory including the ability to reconcile accounts and prepare financial statements.
• Ability to review and reconcile one’s own work accurately.
• Ability to meet month-end close deadlines in a timely and accurate manner.
• Prior experience in working with auditors from outside agencies to ensure grants are in compliance.
• Prior experience in Month-end Grant reconciliations booking them into the Shelby Accounting system.
Office and Data management experience.
• Computer: The ability to operate in a computer environment in an efficient manner.
• Office: The ability to operate standard office equipment including calculators, copiers, telephones, etc.
A “hands-on” knowledge of how to effectively work with diversity in the workplace.
Qualified applicants please submit a resume to: USCMETHR_KROC@usc.salvationarmy.org