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Senior Accountant/Accounting Manager

Company: Kelberman Center
Location: Utica
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARYThe Senior Accountant/Accounting Manager is responsible for maintaining the general ledger in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); managing the monthly closing and reporting process; assisting with the preparation of annual regulatory cost reports and annual audit. Will support the Controller and Finance Team in providing operational and programmatic support for the Center?s programs and activities.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESActivities include but are not limited to the following:Team leader in properly utilizing the general ledger in MS Dynamics.Maintains the general ledger in accordance with GAAP, prepares monthly journal entries and account reconciliations.Performs the month end close in a timely manner.Ensures all balance sheet accounts are reconciled on a monthly basis and transactions are coded properly.Maintains the Fixed Asset Module in MS Dynamics.Implements accounting standards such as revenue recognition and lease accounting.Prepares cost allocation analyses and journal entries.Prepares and creates monthly financial reports in MS Dynamics Report Designer.Reviews and analyzes monthly financial results.Assists with the monitoring of daily cash transactions.Assists with the preparation of the annual operating budget and forecasts.Assists with the tracking and analysis of program financial results vs. budget.Assists in the preparation of accounting policies and procedures. Identifies and implements process improvement opportunities.Assists with financial audits by independent auditors and external governmental agencies.Assists with the preparation and timely filling of all local, state, and federal tax returns (Form 990).Assists with the preparation of all annual regulatory cost reports including but not limited to the annual Consolidated Fiscal Report (CFR) and Department of Health (DOH) cost reports.Develops proficiency in cost reporting manuals such as the Consolidated Fiscal Report (CFR) and State Education Cost Reimbursable manual.Develops industry knowledge in the areas of Medicaid billing as it relates to the Center?s programs with oversight from NYS regulator the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and State Education Department (SED).Participates in activities as part of the administrative team that may include meetings, attending and/or conducting trainings and participating in or chairing committees.Models, promotes, and supports the organizational performance values.Adheres to mandatory reporting requirements and HIPAA regulations.Maintains positive relationships with consumers, families, community organizations, referral sources, and governing bodies.Participates in organizational activities that may include meetings, trainings and committees, and special projects.Other duties as assigned.Required Skills and AbilitiesUnderstanding and application of GAAP.Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite - high proficiency in Microsoft Excel required (Pivot Tables, V-Lookup, etc.)Ability to quickly learn the Center?s General Ledger and associated software applications.Strong supervisory and leadership skills.Applies and actively shares knowledge, expertise, and best practices with the team.Accepts and readily adapts to changing priorities, new ideas, strategies, procedures, and methods.Encourages others to stay open to change and improvement.Demonstrates and promotes respect toward coworkers and adapts behaviors to work effectively with varying people and situations.Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy.Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy.Excellent decision making, problem solving and analytical skills.Excellent time management skills with proven ability to meet deadlines.Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Presents well-considered alternatives when making recommendations.Represents the Center by displaying a respectful and caring manner.Addresses all concerns in a timely and efficient manner and reports any complaints to their immediate supervisor.Complies with quality assurance, OSHA, HIPAA, infection control, safety and other policies set forth.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCEMinimum of bachelor?s degree in Accounting or Finance required.At least 8 years of experience in accounting or business administration. Not for profit experience preferred.Proven leadership and management skills with a track record of experience leading and developing teams.Knowledge of New York State financial reporting requirements and procedures. Understanding of government grant management and reporting.This position will work with Microsoft Excel on a regular basis. Advanced Excel experience preferred.Intermediate Computer Skills (Windows, Outlook, Adobe, Word, Access, Accounting Software/GP Dynamics).Must have a valid New York State Driver?s License travel is required.Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances are warranted.This position does not have regular and substantial unsupervised or unrestricted physical contact with individuals receiving services and is not required by law to be fingerprinted for a criminal history record check under OPWDD (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities) or OMH (Office of Mental Health) and most recently in coordination with the regulations of the NYS Justice Center.WORK ENVIRONMENT/HAZARDSThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Minimal risk of chemicals used in cleaning.Job related tasks do not involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissue and tasks are not a condition of employment. May have exposure to unpredictable individuals and situations when working at Kelberman Center sites. OSHA Exposure Category III.PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDSCertain deadlines and unanticipated developments may require work during evenings, weekends.Ability to quickly address any emergent issues without losing focus on task at hand.The employee must have full sight and hearing with fluency in the English language. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. Must be able to sit for long periods of time.Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine, scanner, computer printer, etc.Must have the ability to lift 25 pounds at a time.Ability to handle stressful and unpredictable situations.The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising workflow and efficiency.WORK CONTACT GROUPAll staff, individuals at sites, visitors, family members, vendors, various regulatory and professional agencies.

Keywords: Kelberman Center, Utica , Senior Accountant/Accounting Manager, Accounting, Auditing , Utica, New York

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