Accounting Professional

General Statement of Duties:

Performs a variety of moderately complex accounting and reimbursement tasks. The position requires exceptional attention to detail, strong spreadsheet and financial software skills, the capacity for handling a high volume workflow that may involve competing demands, and the ability to adapt to new work procedures and new situations, as well as maintaining consumer confidentiality. The incumbent closely coordinates work assignments and responsibilities with Controller. This position reports to the Controller.

This position is classified non-exempt under the provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Major Essential Functions:

Job duties will evolve and may change based on agency demands.

Performs accounting duties in accordance with policies and procedures that include collecting,

processing, entering, posting, verifying, reconciling, and reporting functions.

Perform month-end account closing activities with supervision

Provide appropriate accounting information to customers when needed.

Assist department managers and directors with questions and analysis

Prepares various reports and account analysis as directed by the Controller

Assists with preparation of monthly budget vs actual statements for department heads/Directors

Manages Agency petty cash process and audits other locations as needed.

Prepares monthly bank reconciliations for all accounts in a timely manner and communicates and

investigates variances.

Manages and reconciles various General Ledger balance sheet account balances to related

documentation, investigating and correcting variances through journal entries.

Reconciles AR activity in Credible to the general ledger

Assists with annual audit preparation

Maintains financial security by following internal controls

May manage and prepare the monthly APR

Serves as primary back-up other departmental functions, specifically payroll and accounts payable, or perform other duties and special projects as assigned, consistent with established operational policies and procedures.

Participates in any software or system process updates/upgrades.

Maintains effective relationships with co-workers and consumers based on courtesy, compassion,

and respect.

Makes effective use of available technology, including computers, email, and voicemail in order to

enhance customer service

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Entry-level skills in accounting with knowledge of accounting principles, terminology and practices; excellent Excel skills and demonstrated knowledge of computer operations; ability to reconcile general ledger and bank accounts; general understanding of financial statements; knowledge of office procedures and equipment; flexibility with work duties; ability to work independently, but coordinate responsibilities and assignments with the work of others; ability to perform detailed, accurate work; ability to understand and follow oral and written directions; ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to make decisions and initiate action based on established policies and procedures; ability to seek and use supervision appropriately; dependability; ability to work as a team member, within the department and the agency; and ability to maintain confidentiality.

Minimum Educational Experience:

Associate’s degree in Accounting or a related field required (Accounting, Finance, etc); plus two years progressively responsible experience in relevant administrative support work, including reimbursement and/or accounting responsibilities, OR any equivalent combination of training, experience, and aptitude that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

 Other Information:

Equipment: PC and designated software, adding machine/calculator, copy machine, fax machine, printer, document scanner, and telephone system.

Work Environment: General office environment with normal lighting levels, temperature ranges, air quality, ventilation, and noise levels.

 Work Location: North Main Street Campus, Harrisonburg, VA .

Work Hazards: Some hazard associated with repetitive motion necessary for dataentry/typing; standard hazards associated with human services environment.

 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, regular office hours; some evening hours as scheduled; additional hours as needed to perform job requirements. Regular attendance is required. This position is required to take at least five consecutive days of leave each year.