Senior Accountant
Detroit, MI Finance
Description

SUMMARY:

Under the general direction of the Accounting Manager, performs professional level accounting and financial/grant analysis, conducts specialized fiscal research, prepares, maintains, updates and reconciles a variety of accounting records, and reports. Prepare journal entries and reconciliations for monthly general ledger close. Assist in the preparation and distribution of financial statements. Ensure that all deliverables comply with regulatory guidance and professional standards. Assist Accounting Manager with external audit and examination. Assist with accounting and general ledger projects. Assist with special projects assigned by management.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Maintain general ledger as needed.

• Generate and interpret financial records and statements for management.

• Analyze financial data to prepare financial reports and prepare budget forecasts.

• Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within the organization.

• Investigate budget and variance issues.

• Prepare monthly bank reconciliations.

• Review and maintain accounting data related to the organization accounting system.

• Assists Accounting Manager in the preparation of supporting work papers for annual external audit, state and federal monitoring, and audits by other grantor/donor agencies.

• Participate in the development of financial policy and procedures, suggesting enhancements designed to augment the operations of the department.

• Collaborate on departmental initiatives and projects, performing special reviews and analyses, and providing detailed and accurate reports.

• Ensure the integrity of financial data in the accounting system is in comp

• Aligns with federal, state, and local government accounting standards.

• Collaborate with other staff throughout the system, assisting with financial related inquiries or problems.

• Must be well versed and current in state/federal and local policies and regulations related to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Welfare Reform, Employment Services, and TRADE, Partnership, Accountability, Training, and Hope. (PATH) and other applicable programs in support of all funding sources.

• Must have the ability to discern highly confidential materials and documents.

• Attend meetings and trainings as required.

• Perform all other related duties as needed.


The above functions are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the person assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the position.



Requirements

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Candidate must be able to perform professional level accounting and financial analysis. Abila (MIPS) Financial software experience desired.


EDUCATION:

A minimum of Bachelor’s degree, preferably in accounting, finance, plus three years of full-time professional level experience required. A Masters of Business or Certified Public Accountant license may be substituted for two years general experience.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Not applicable.


OTHER:

Background check and drug screen required.