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Project Accountant

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Project Accountant
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Dwfs


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Project Accountant

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Details of the offer

Project Accountant
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Salary Range
$59,000 - $65,000 annually
Exempt
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
This is an extraordinary opportunity for a leader with five to ten years of accounting and finance experience, ideally beginning in accounting and audit, followed by experience gathering, evaluating, presenting and reporting financial information to leadership teams and external stakeholders.
Specific requirements include:
Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own the responsibility for finance.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, economics, or public administration.
Solid experience coordinating finance activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, and payroll.
A track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, state and federal grants is essential.
Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations; advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software.
Keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board or other outside partners.
Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers.
MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE:5+ years accounting, especially grant accounting experience, including experience in budget preparation and analysis, in financial management and in performance measurement reporting work. Alsoexcel skills, preferably experience with Microsoft Dynamic Accounting Software, month end close experience
Job Description

Job Title:Project Accountant
Reports to:VP Finance
Position Classification:Exempt
Job Location:Remote Flexiblity- Texas Location

Primary Objectives of Position:Works with project leadership to direct and coordinate the internal and external financial systems. Responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities for the project.
The Project Accountant will handle all day-to-day finance operations and have responsibility of accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and grants administration. The Project Accountant will ensure that the project has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct flawless audits. The Project Accountant will work closely with the project team, not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures but also to explore how the finance function can support program operations.
Essential Job Functions:
Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures.
Coordinate all audit activity with the assistance of the VP of Finance.
Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of project's financial status.
Assist leadership in the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
Oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period; collate financial reporting materials for government, corporate, and foundation grants.
Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.
Performs purchasing, accounts payable and maintains filling systems in support of the Project. Receives and reviews Purchase Requisitions (PR) and customer vouchers for accuracy and necessary backup documentation. Prepares Purchase Orders (PO) upon receipt of completed PR's and follows up on approval and submittal of PO's to vendors. Maintains PO records.
Maintains computer-based and hard copy vendor records and files.
Receives and verifies vendor invoices and employee expense reports. Resolves discrepancies and assigns general ledger codes as appropriate. Inputs vendor invoices into Accounts Payable. Prepares batches of vendor invoices for payment, matching PO's with invoices. Selects invoices for payment and presents to Project Director for review and approval.
Processes customer payment requests, customer needs-based payments, and budgets for customer obligations.
Makes file copies of checks, adds supporting documentation and prepares checks for mailing and updates vendor files.
Tracks and audits ITA's. Update ITA Financial information to reflect Payments and ITA System.
Enter information into the tracking system accurately and timely.
Continually reduce error rate by following Standard Operating Procedures and Workforce Board Policies, ensuring a high accuracy rate on internal and outside monitoring.
Develops and maintains good working relationships with vendors, monitors, and Board staff.
Performs purchasing, accounts payable and maintains filling systems in support of the project.

Other Job Duties: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee may be requested to perform other reasonable related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management to meet overall company objectives. The company reserves the right to revise or change job duties as business requirements dictate. It is also understood that the company reserves the right to change work schedules as required, and that this position may require more than 40 hours per week.
Required Competencies:Customer/client focus, communication proficiency, presentation skills, teamwork orientation, planning/organizational skills, technical capacity
Qualifications
Education:Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, finance, or related field or equivalent experience.
Experience:5+ years accounting, especially grant accounting experience, including experience in budget preparation and analysis, in financial management and in performance measurement reporting work. Alsoexcel skills, preferably experience with Microsoft Dynamic Accounting Software, Month end close experience.Demonstrated success in a fast-paced environment with the ability to accept changing priorities while remaining focused and producing quality output.
Knowledge:Must possess knowledge of financial administration systems, budget control, fiscal accounting, policies, procedures, laws and regulations pertaining to fiscal operations and funding. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices.
Skills/Abilities: Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, including poise, tact, diplomacy and an ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships; must be organized, flexible and able to effectively prioritize in a multi-demand and constantly changing environment; must demonstrate to ability to quickly and efficiently access relevant information and be able to utilize and/or present research and conclusions in a clear and concise manner; ability to analyze problems, factors, elements and identify causative factors in management budget problems; must possess appropriate levels of proficiency with utilized software and systems and be able to learn new software/systems.
Additional Requirements:Must have valid driver's license and adequate vehicle insurance coverage.
Diversity is at the heart of our business.It is key to our people's passion for serving individuals and communities who seek to build a stronger workforce. We strive to create a work environment that provides all our team members with equal access to information, development and opportunity. Furthermore, our commitment to diversity and inclusion is deeply rooted in the values instilled by our Four Cornerstones and commitment to Extreme Customer Service. We recognize that differences in age, race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, physical ability, thinking style and background bring richness to our work environments. Such differences help us connect better with the workforce development needs of people we serve in our communities. We believe that attracting, developing and retaining a base of employees that reflects the diversity of our customers is essential to our success.

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