Staff Accountant I

We are committed to supporting at risk children and families providing them with tools and resources to help prevent children from experiencing child abuse, neglect and abandonment. We are a Christian agency that believes in living our mission, we provide Christ-centered care and support to children and families in need.

In response to this community-wide challenge, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS), provides 14 programs and services in 28 locations, in Missouri, Texas, and Louisiana, which provide children with permanent homes and adults with increased self-sufficiency. This is accomplished by the agency’s commitment to “The PCHAS Way” which inspires the agency to be strength-focused, family-centered, and goal driven with every client.

Benefits of serving children and families in need through PCHAS include competitive salaries, flex work schedules, paid time off, medical, dental and vision insurance options, voluntary life insurance options, paid holidays, and a very generous retirement plan (after one year of service and working 1,000 hours the agency matches an employee 200% up to a 3% retirement contribution).

Status: Non-exempt

Working Conditions: This position requires working in a typical office setting with daily use of the Financial Edge Accounting system, Paylocity payroll system and other software, specifically Microsoft Office products. There is occasional need to visit Agency locations and driving on behalf of the Finance department. This position does occasionally require overtime to meet deadlines but is typically an 8-hour day.

Position Summary: Provides skilled accounting services with minimal supervision to the Agency in order to maintain accurate and timely accounting records and other financial information. This position reports to the Accounting Manager.

Essential Job Functions

  • Enters payroll information and maintains payroll files. Collaborates with Human Resources to ensure that new hires and terminations are processed accurately in the payroll system. 
  • Enters adjustments to employee pay for bonuses, commissions or other additions as directed by Human Resources. Updates payroll information for any garnishments or other mandatory deductions.
  • Reviews timecards for non-exempt employees for reasonableness and addresses any questions/concerns with supervisors. 
  • Ensures compliance with all company policies.
  • Prepares reports to include summaries of earnings, deductions and leave for review by Accounting Manager and Director. After review and approval by Director submits payroll to Paylocity for processing according to established schedule.
  • Upon receipt, reviews invoices for proper coding and approval. Enters vendor invoices into accounting system for payment. 
  • Reviews employee expense reports for accuracy, approval and adherence to company policy. Enters expense reports into accounting system for payment.
  • Submits pre-check reports for review, upon authorization initiates payment of approved invoices. 
  • Maintains electronic files for supporting documentation. Communicates with vendors and with Agency staff to resolve billing or payment issues. 

This position requires a high-school diploma; vocational and/or some college work preferred with a minimum of 2-4 years payroll experience. Experience with Paylocity Payroll software a plus. Strong computer skills are required, particularly with Microsoft Office Excel, Word and Adobe Pro. This position requires a trustworthy individual who is able to maintain confidences in all areas related to the business and welfare information of the Agency.

Must hold a valid driver’s license, have and maintain a risk-free driving record. Must be willing to undergo initial and periodic child abuse/neglect, criminal history, sexual offender, and childcare/elder care disqualification list screenings as conducted by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services utilizing the Family Care Safety Registry. As requested, must submit fingerprints for review by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Must undergo a pre-employment drug screen and a pre-employment physical with the results showing no evidence of communicable disease. Must be American Red Cross first aid and CPR certified at all times.

Christian Commitment:

Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services is a faith-based Christian organization. We provide Christ-centered care and support to children and families in need. We strive to serve like Jesus. We meet our clients where they are and treat them with respect. We focus on our clients’ strengths rather than their problems. And we encourage our clients to focus on their future rather than their past. When we do this well, we help our clients find hope and know the love of God.

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