Staff Accountant | Atlanta, GA

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Full Time | Exempt 

POSITION SUMMARY (Basic purpose or primary function of job)

The Staff Accountant provides management with financial information by researching and analyzing accounts and preparing financial statements. The Staff Accountant monitors accounts receivable sub-ledger, analyzes and reconciles accounts receivable data and transactions and prepares monthly billing and aging statements. This position reviews and posts transactions to the general ledger and balances and reconciles accounting records. Staff accountants prepare and distribute financial reports used to make management and organizational decisions along with prepare and distribute regional income received at the National office.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES (Principal responsibilities or job duties)

  1. Prepare, reconcile and analyze assigned general ledger accounts.
  2. Assist with timely preparation of internal and audited financial statements and other reports as needed.
  3. Assist with documentation of internal controls and accounting processes and procedures following GAAP.
  4. Interact with other departments to ensure amounts are posted to the correct accounts.
  5. Prepare adjusting entries, account reconciliation, and internal financial statements in a timely manner.
  6. Responsible for reconciling the batches created in our donations processing system with cash received by the bank account and ensuring open batches are closed in a timely manner.
  7. Assist Senior Staff Accountant with creation of periodic reports and analyses on assigned general ledger accounts as needed.
  8. Assists with the annual audit, including account reconciliations, PBC schedules and preparation of supplemental schedules.
  9. Identify and recommend improved business processes resulting in strong internal control and make a positive contribution to financial results.
  10. Assists with the monthly closing process including preparing adjusting entries, performing account reconciliation, and producing internal financial statements in a timely manner (15 days after month end).
  11. Lead and perform cross functional duties within the Accounting and Finance department to support “All Hands-on Deck” for backlog support and ad hoc request from field and national office.
  12. Other duties as assigned by CFO, Controller or Accounting Manager.

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION

  1. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent experience.
  2. 3-5 years’ experience across all aspects of accounting with experience in a nonprofit setting highly desirable.
  3. Attention to detail-ensures data is always accurate and complete.
  4. Experienced in Microsoft Excel i.e. create schedules and pivot tables, perform exports, create tables.
  5. Ability to perform basic to mid-level forensics on accounts.
  6. Ability to complete duties with minimal supervision.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND TIME ALLOCATIONS

  • Prepare, reconcile and analyze the general ledger; and the timely preparation of internal and audited financial statements and other reports as needed

60%

  • Assist with documentation of internal controls and accounting processes and procedures following GAAP.

20%

  • Prepare adjusting entries, account reconciliation, and internal financial statements in a timely manner.

10%

  • Interact with other departments to ensure amounts are posted to the correct accounts

10%

 

100%

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The Arthritis Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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