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Director of Accounting

Company: Upstate Cerebral Palsy
Location: Utica
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

At Upstate Cerebral Palsy, we provide innovative programs and services that support people and create opportunities to fulfill life choices...one person at a time, through everyday miracles. We have various opportunities within the Greater Utica/Oneida County area and are looking to hire compassionate, professional, and versatile staff. Our ideal candidate would have the ability to work independently, think quickly, and problem solve.

The Director of Accounting serves as a positive role model, creating positive relationships with staff in an environment of mutual respect and trust. The Director of Accounting is a strong advocate for consumers, cultivates and enhances an atmosphere of continuous improvement, and is involved in creating customer focus within the organization. The Director of Accounting participates in the development of a leadership system based upon the Agency's mission, values and high performance expectations. The Director of Accounting will promote performance excellence through maintaining a focus on a strategic and organizational planning, use of quality processes and goals and decision making based on data and analysis. The Director of Accounting will support the professional development of staff and communicate in a manner that energizes the work force, promotes retention, encourages team excellence, facilities continuous learning and reinforces positive partnerships through the organization and the community.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise and oversee the Accounts Payable Department.
  • Participate in timely completion of the month end financial close process in accordance with GAAP.
  • Participate in the timely completion of annual regulator cost reporting (CFR).
  • Complete monthly Account Reconciliations.
  • Responsible to stay current with changes in Accounting Policies.
  • Involvement in the year end closing process.
  • Responsible for oversight of the general ledger account structure.
  • Participate in financial audits by independent auditors and external government agencies.
  • Participate in activities as part of the administrative team that may include meetings, attending and/or conducting trainings.
  • Model, promote and support the organizational performance values.
  • Implement a continuous quality improvement process for department services and administrative functions.
  • Maintain positive relationships with consumers, families, community organizations, referral sources, and governing bodies.
  • Establish a work environment that creates positive communication between supervisors and employees and assimilates new employees to Agency's culture, values and mission.

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • A minimum requirement of a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • 5 years of related experience.
  • Basic Computer Skills (Windows, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Word, Excel).
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances are warranted.

Our work environment provides the opportunity to grow and learn in a fast-paced atmosphere. We offer competitive benefits and salary to include a low-cost individual health insurance plan, dollar for dollar retirement match, life insurance, voluntary benefits, tuition reimbursement, and generous paid time off.

Keywords: Upstate Cerebral Palsy, Utica , Director of Accounting, Other , Utica, New York

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