The Senior Accountant is responsible for supporting the Finance Department through the preparation of monthly reports, reconciliations and audit schedules, assisting with the annual budget process, and miscellaneous ad hoc reporting and analysis. The Senior Accountant is also responsible for preparing corporate compliance audits and special projects relating to process improvements, new system implementation, and other projects as assigned.
Essential Functions * Maintain and prepare monthly financial statements for the Centre, Kimball Apartments and the Foundation, including budget variance analysis, as assigned. * Prepare and distribute monthly revenue, cost center, and profitability analysis reports to appropriate management staff timely. * Prepare reconciliation and analysis of individual General Ledger accounts, as assigned. * Prepare collateral schedules for Line of Credit Capacity. * Assist with annual budget preparation by preparing various worksheets and schedules and upload budget amounts into General Ledger Accounting System. * Maintain and run the monthly cost allocation plan data in the accounting software. * Prepare corporate compliance audits, which include documenting audit findings, preparing audit report, including recommendations for process improvements. * Assist with Grant analysis and reporting. * Prepare monthly journal entries, including revenue accruals, revenue allocation, deferred revenue, Kimball management fee, and other entries as assigned. * Prepare analysis and schedules for annual audit, including A133 single audit requirements, annual CFR Report, and supporting schedules.
Education * A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting required.
Experience * At least three years of general accounting experience including Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and General Ledger required. * At least three years of experience with state and/or federal agency (DHS, Social Security, Medicaid) billing and grant reporting requirements a plus. * Experience with database reporting a plus.
License/Certification * CPA a plus, but not required.
Language * Second language a plus, but not required.
Additional Qualifications * Proficiency in the use of computers, accounting software applications, and advanced skill level of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook. * Must have ability to handle multiple tasks, delegate work to others, and meet deadlines. * Must have excellent organizational and communication skills. * Sertoma Centre provides service to "at risk populations" funded primarily by the State of Illinois. As such, the agency is subject to compliance with the Healthcare Worker Background Check Act, hereafter referred to as the Act. Consequently, all employees are subject to employment eligibility conditions set forth in the Act, both now and in the future.
Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
Communication * Excellent verbal and writing skills. * Ability to communicate effectively with a broad spectrum of individuals with varying levels of education and from a variety of disciplines.
Job Specific Skills * Proficiency in performing Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and General Ledger related tasks.
Industry Knowledge * Knowledge of accounting concepts as they relate to not for profit organizations.
Knowledge of Rules and Regulations * Knowledge and understanding of general accepted accounting principles.
Technical Capacity * Use of computers, accounting software applications, and advanced skill level of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.
Additional Job Responsibilities * Assist with Accounts Payable voucher review. * Prepare and submit annual unclaimed property report timely. * Prepare statutory reporting, including census reports, as needed. * Assess and pursue opportunities for efficiencies in all aspects of financial processes. * Assistance with special projects including managing the tasks to meet deadlines. * Prepare the monthly PACE expense report. * Prepare the monthly commission report for payroll. * Back up for monthly journal entry processing.