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Staff Accountant

Company: El Buen Samaritano
Location: Austin
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Who We AreFor 35 years, El Buen Samaritano (El Buen) has been a trusted community resource for Latino and immigrant families in Central Texas, serving more than 30,000 individuals annually through innovative, culturally relevant food access, health literacy, and education programming. Visit our website to learn more about our organization: -.Job DescriptionEl Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission ("El Buen") seeks a Staff Accountant. The Staff Accountant will work closely with our accounting team to handle the organizations' day-to-day bookkeeping and accounting duties. The Staff Accountant position will support the organization leadership by performing a wide range of accounting functions to ensure the ongoing compliance and financial viability of the organization. Experience in non-profit and fund accounting is preferred. Previous experience with various accounting software systems and Microsoft products is required. Along with a great team, this position will office on campus at El Buen headquarters in Austin, TX. This position must be able to work occasional weekends and evenings. What You Will be Doing:Finance (60%)

  • Perform accounts payable functions including but not limited to verifying invoices, expense reports, processing vendor invoices and check requests.
  • Entering data into accounts payable system
  • Performs accounts receivable functions including but not limited to: applying receipt payments to appropriate accounts, preparing deposits, monthly invoicing, reconciling accounts, and making follow up inquiries to grantors
  • Performs payroll functions including but not limited to bi-weekly payroll processing, benefit management, tax preparation, reconciliation and filing state and federal reports, and year-end W2 processing.
  • Assist in filing tax forms with federal, state, and local government agencies.
    Assist Controller and department managers in reviewing of monthly activity for variances in Budget vs Actual expenses.Assist Controller in all month-end close activities.Prepare various monthly journal entries including recurring prepaid journal entries, A/P and payroll accruals.Prepare and reconcile monthly revenue recognition journal entries.Assist accounting team in managing chart of accounts, grant codes, department codes, program codes, and restriction codes in MIP to ensure all transactions are properly classified by type of income or expense, and in the right program based on funding source (government grants, foundation grants, contracts, etc.). Assist in producing monthly reports for program managers and development department director to analyze the progress and viability of each grant program and if it is meeting or exceeding expectations of furthering the El Buen mission. Development & Programs (20%)
    • Provide support for preparing budgets, budget-to-actual comparisons and customized financial reports to the Development Department.
    • Assist program staff in developing the proposed budget and associated budget narrative for each new grant proposal.Work with both finance and development teams to promote adherence that each grant budget complies with the funding source's requirements and that actual or allocated expenses match the authorized budget as closely as possible.Ensures all contracts are reviewed, signed, and executed in collaboration with the Director of Finance.Assist in producing monthly reports for program managers and development department director to analyze the progress and viability of each grant program and if it is meeting or exceeding expectations of furthering the El Buen mission. Provide data necessary to analyze each program's income and expenses on a monthly basis to ensure that income and expenses are in balance in the case of cost reimbursement programs, and work with finance department to collect all invoices issued for reimbursement. Provide support and analysis on financial transactions regarding the grant programs to program staff on the classifications of grant revenue and expenditures that comply with grant agreement and grantor expectations. Support (15%):
      • Assist in year-end audit preparation.
      • Reconcile monthly company credit card account activity.
      • Post all bank activity to general ledger and reconcile accounts at months-end including reviewing outstanding checks.Other Duties (5%):
        • Perform special projects and other accounting duties as assigned.What You Will Bring:
          Bachelor's degree required in Accounting or Finance.5+ years of experience in Accounting or a similar role.Experience with various accounting software applications is required.Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.Prior experience in a nonprofit organization is preferred.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Excellent computer skills - must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Google Docs.Excellent attention to detail, highly accurate along with strong organizational skills.Adaptability and ability to multi-task and prioritize projects independently including learning and applying new training knowledge.Strong work ethic with a willingness to pitch in and show self-initiative.What We Can Offer You for All Your Hard Work:
          Significant Employer contribution towards Group Medical Plan (enhanced options and dependent coverage are available at an additional cost)Dental Plan - No cost to employee (enhanced options and dependent coverage are available at an additional cost)Vision Flexible Spending AccountsA 403(b)-retirement plan is offered, for which you will be immediately eligible.Employer paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Professional Development OpportunitiesTime Off Including8 paid holidays are observed each year, plus Thanksgiving Week Winter Break in December (up to 10 days) through New Year's DayYou will accrue a total of 80 hours annual vacation time You will accrue 1 day of sick leave per month of service (12 days per year) Safeguarding certification is required to work as an employee at El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission (El Buen), an institution of the Diocese of Texas. The steps in this process help to protect the individuals who are employees; the children, youth or adults with whom you work, and the institution (El Buen) where you work. Our goal is to make El Buen a safe place where each person is treated with care and respect. -Criminal background check will be conducted on all final candidates. -The qualifications and physical demands listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. - Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with the ADA to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.Job Type: Full-timeAnnual Salary $60,000.00 Please no phone calls or recruiters.Powered by JazzHR

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