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Sr. Accountant

Empowerment Resource Center
Atlanta, Georgia
Closing date
Oct 26, 2023

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Focus Areas
Job Function
Accounting / Finance
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
Not willing to travel
Experience Level

DEPARTMENT:      Accounting

TITLE:                    Senior Accountant

STATUS:                Exempt


ERC has a 20-year history and is experiencing an exciting time of growth. ERC is dedicated to tackling healthcare disparities among our vulnerable populations.  We are building the next generation of service providers.  We are rethinking the service delivery paradigm and seek leaders with strong people management skills looking to enter the public health industry to join us as we grow.  We are incredibly proud of the organization we’ve built so far!  Our team is our biggest competitive advantage and we will continue investing in our ERC team and our people-first culture.


The Senior Accountant position is a critical component of the Finance team, executing all aspects of the accounting operations, in support of the program, development and executive functions. This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate to help elevate the accounting infrastructure of a dynamic and rapidly-growing nonprofit as it continues to grow its positive impact on the community. This role involves a high level of expertise in accounting principles, financial analysis, and reporting.  The Senior Accounting position plays a crucial role in ensuring accurate financial records, compliance with regulations, and providing financial insights to support decision-making. 


Financial Reporting:

  • Prepare and analyze financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements. Ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as applicable. Produce timely and accurate financial reports for management, stakeholders, and regulatory authorities.

Financial Analysis:

  • Conduct in-depth financial analysis to identify trends, variances, and opportunities for improvement. Provide insights and recommendations based on financial data to support strategic decision-making. Assist in budgeting, forecasting, and long-term financial planning.

General Ledger Management:

  • Maintain and reconcile the general ledger, ensuring accuracy and completeness of all financial transactions. Prepare journal entries, adjusting entries, and accruals as needed. Monitor and review accounts payable and accounts receivable processes.

Tax Compliance:

  • Prepare and file tax returns, ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal tax laws. Stay up-to-date with tax regulations and advise on tax-saving opportunities. Assist with tax audits and respond to tax-related inquiries.

Financial Controls and Audits:

  • Develop and maintain internal controls to safeguard company assets and ensure compliance with financial policies and procedures. Conduct internal audits to identify areas for improvement and risk mitigation. Ensure timely and unqualified annual audit and 990 reports by adhering to organizational accounting policies and procedures throughout the year.

Financial Software and Tools:

  • Utilize accounting software and tools to streamline financial processes and reporting. Train and assist staff in using financial software effectively.

Team Leadership and Collaboration:


  • Mentor and guide junior staff, providing support and training. Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including finance, operations, and external auditors, to achieve financial objectives. 

Compliance and Regulation:

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant accounting standards, laws, and regulations. Stay informed about changes in accounting regulations and adapt accounting practices accordingly.


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field and at least three years of accounting experience required, with a proven track record of increasing responsibility.  CPA or equivalent certification.  Preference for candidates with nonprofit multi-fund accounting experience, appropriate knowledge of tax laws and related issues and regulations for 501(C)(3) organizations, including federal and state filings and sound internal controls.  Experience with single audits, previously known as the OMB Circular A-133 audit.


  • The position requires a highly organized and detail-oriented person with excellent computer skills, who is able to manage many tasks and projects at once
  • Must have excellent customer service, interpersonal and oral/written communication skills and professional demeanor.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles, including the ability to manage complex expense allocations.
  • High degree of accuracy in financial data recording, analysis, and reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately calculate, post, correct, and manage accounting figures and financial records.
  • Ability and willingness to contribute to the high functioning of the administrative team.
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization and execution skills.
  • Ability to use tack and diplomacy appropriate to situation.
  • Must conduct business in a service-oriented manner that is attentive, cooperative, sensitive, respectful and kind when dealing with clients, visitors, the public and all colleagues.


  • Must be proficient in Quickbooks.  There will be an evaluation to determine proficiency.
  • Microsoft Office: Intermediate knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Adobe. Electronic mail software — Email software; Microsoft Exchange.


  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check
  • Must submit verification of completion of the following current health screenings: Influenza immunization Tuberculin Skin Test (TB) within the past 12 months HBV immunization


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear

  • The employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk
  • The employee is regularly required to use hands to key, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds  


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

STANDARD HOURS: 8am – 5pm. 

SALARY RANGE: Salary is contingent upon available funding, and is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

JOB LOCATION: The position is based in the Atlanta metropolitan area and requires the employee to work at the Empowerment Resource Center office.

POINT OF CONTACT: Phyllis Finley, HR Consultant

Empowerment Resource Center values a diverse, respectful, and collaborative work environment. We makes all hiring and employment decisions without regard to race, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, sexual identity, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, ex-offender status (depending on the offense and position to be filled), unfavorable military discharge, membership in an organization whose primary purpose is the protection of civil rights or improvement of living conditions and human relations, height, weight, or HIV infection, in accord with the Organization's AIDS Policy Statement of September, 1987. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation should contact the Human Resources at (404) 526-1145.  We establish and maintain trustful relationships with all staff, contractors, funders, partners, and communities.  We believe that hard work, a focus on quality, and a passion for the public’s health are required to improve the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.  ERC looks to all staff and contractors to contribute to the effective implementation of programmatic activities.


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