Senior Accountant - Financial Reporting

Midtown Atlanta
Competitive salary. Plus comprehensive benefits package.
Jul 18, 2019
Aug 17, 2019
Job Function
Accounting / Finance
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Experience Level

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.


  • 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


  • 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.