Senior Accountant - Financial Reporting

Location
Midtown Atlanta
Salary
Competitive salary. Plus comprehensive benefits package.
Posted
Jul 18, 2019
Closes
Aug 17, 2019
Ref
Accounting
Job Function
Accounting / Finance
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Bachelors
Experience Level
Professional

POSITION TITLE: Senior Accountant – Financial Reporting

DEPARTMENT: Finance              

REPORTS TO: Assistant Controller                                          

CATEGORY: Regular, Full-time, Exempt

                                               

OVERVIEW: Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta (“Federation”) is continuing to build a diverse team of highly motivated and qualified individuals with a variety of skill sets to create a new model of 21st century community engagement and philanthropy. Federation is looking for candidates who are forward-thinking, motivated, have a positive attitude and enjoy working in an inclusive, dynamic environment.

Under the supervision of the Controller and Assistant Controller and working closely with the entire finance department, the Senior Accountant – Financial Reporting will be responsible for Federation’s timely and accurate monthly, quarterly, and annual internal and external financial reporting, including its subsidiaries. The Senior Accountant – Financial Reporting will also be responsible for the completion of all audit and tax schedules and extensions required to be filed by Federation. Federation is in a period of exciting growth with current consolidated net assets of approximately $400 million.

PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS: Responsible for all Federation and subsidiary financial reporting and prepare applicable audit and tax schedules. Maintain budgets and forecasts. Assist in other areas of the Finance Department as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare internal and external financial statements and financial reports
  • Responsible for month-end, quarter-end and year-end financial statements and reports
  • Complete and submit monthly committee and board reporting deliverables
  • Prepare external audit schedules
  • Create ad hoc internal and external financial reports
  • Prepare Form 990 tax return and all supporting schedules for all required filings
  • Work closely with other members of the finance team to gather information required for financial reporting
  • Work closely with Federation’s audit and tax firm to ensure proper reporting
  • Prepare and maintain budgets and forecasts
  • Cross-train with other finance department team members
  • Promote the mission of Federation through superior customer service and the efficient use and care of resources
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information pertaining to donor and Federation operations
  • Research current GAAP and resolve accounting inquiries and accounting transactions as needed
  • Research current tax laws and resolve nonprofit taxation issues as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Occasionally attend night or weekend community events

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting is the minimal education requirement, master’s degree in accounting or taxation preferred
  • CPA required
  • 4+ years relevant experience
  • Nonprofit experience preferred
  • Abila MIP or Blackbaud experience preferred
  • Advanced Excel and intermediate Microsoft Office skills
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Customer service-oriented
  • Strong understanding of accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls
  • Strong understanding of current and changing GAAP  
  • Ability to adapt quickly and learn new tasks independently
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Skilled at managing competing priorities
  • Proven ability to generate creative ideas to improve performance and efficiency
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Proven success in fast-paced environments

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Minimal physical effort required with intermittent standing and walking and prolonged periods of sitting in meetings or at desk working on a computer.

Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta is an equal opportunity employer.