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Accountant I

Company: Episcopal Community Services
Location: National City
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Job Description:

ECS is seeking a Accountant who is motivated to be a part of an organization that -inspires children, empowers adults, and transforms communities. A person to join us in our commitment to a community where all are supported to reach their potential.
Position is primarily responsible for assisting in program financial management of assigned contracts including accounting for the revenues, allowable expenses, and receivables. Timely submission of grant claims and financial reports to grantors as required by agreements. Assist in program budgets and coordination of program audits. Prepares timely analysis and reconciliation of program financial reports to present to management at monthly budget reviews. -

  • Establish and maintain relationships with local, state, and federal agencies and associations to remain current on issues that affect the programs and services.
  • Prepare and review for accuracy and completeness of all assigned contract claims prior to posting and submission to funding agencies. -
  • Maintain accurate records and supporting materials for all transaction and correct/complete data where necessary.
  • Produce monthly reports indicating status of each assigned program and related grants, including analysis and variance explanations.
  • Examine grant activities for compliance with ECS Cost Allocation Plan, granting agency contract(s) and policies, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines, etc.
  • Assist in preparing budgets for assigned Grants / Programs in collaboration with program Director and Accounting Manager
  • Coordinate import of approved program budgets into accounting system. -
  • Follow up with granting agencies to ensure timely receipt of funds for claims. -
  • Develop and prepare a variety of financial and administrative reports for state, federal, foundation, funder and internal reporting requirements.
  • Contact government agency and public agencies during the course of audits to obtain or provide information.
  • Create month end journal entries as appropriate for review and posting by Accounting Manager and or other Accounting Department staff.
  • Create new vendor IDs in accounting system as needed.
  • Assist Accounting Manager in coordinating / preparing annual financial audit selections for timely submission to outside auditors.
  • Assist with Head Start and related program audits including quarterly monitoring and program audits. -
  • Review and process expense reports & mileage reimbursement entries to ensure the expenses claimed are accurate and in line with company policy. -
  • Trains and/or assists in training and cross training employees.
  • Cross trained in Cash Receipts and Disbursement processing
  • Provide monthly financial reports and assist in budget reviews for assigned programs/contracts within established timelines.
  • Review and approve purchase orders and invoices of assigned contracts for accuracy in a timely manner and in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Assist in preparation of income and expense projections for assigned contracts/programs for use in budget development, cash flow, and other financial planning activities.
  • Performs other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the Accounting Manager and/or Controller.
    • Minimum: A/A or A/S Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or equivalent. Bachelor's degree is plus. Three years' experience in a position with fiscal financial responsibility or reporting or equivalent combination of experience and training.
    • Intermediate Excel skills and experience with Sage Fund Accounting software is preferred.
    • Federal and State grant experience, fund accounting knowledge, familiarity with OMB Guidelines, and experience working in a non-profit organization a plus.
      Ability to pass a physical examination tuberculin skin test, alcohol/drug test, including marijuana. -Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required, including booster. -Fingerprint clearance and criminal check required. Free from exclusion and debarment. -Verification of current driver's license and insurance required for personal car usage.

Keywords: Episcopal Community Services, National City , Accountant I, Accounting, Auditing , National City, California

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