Staff Accountant

  • Job Tracking ID: 512242-827625
  • Job Location: Addison, TX
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: August 10, 2022
  • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
  • Starting Date: June 23, 2020



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Job Description:

Title: Staff Accountant

Classification: Exempt

Reporting: Controller

 

General Position Summary:

Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) is a nonprofit 501c (3) organization with a vision of strong, self-sufficient Native American communities. We serve over 250,000 remote and isolated Native Americans on sixty reservations in nine priority states. PWNA is committed to championing hope for a brighter future for Native Americans living on remote, isolated and impoverished reservations and is one of the largest Native American charities to work in Indian Country year-round.

PWNA offers a comprehensive benefit package including medical/prescription, dental and vision insurance, company paid life, short-term and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending account, voluntary critical illness and accident insurance, education assistance, paid time off and vacation, twelve paid holidays annually, flexible schedules, and a generous 401k contribution, a lifestyle benefits package, and an employee assistance program.

Job Summary: We are looking for an experienced full-time Staff Accountant based in our Addison, Texas headquarters.  The Staff Accountant is primarily responsible for month-end general ledger account reconciliations, journal entries to assist in the month-end close and other analysis, report preparation and research tasks related to the nonprofit mission of PWNA. Performs accounting tasks of a moderate to complex scope utilizing the Acumatica ERP system and Microsoft Excel in planning, organizing, and managing financial information. The accountant will support the Acumatica ERP and NetFORUM integration by reviewing the live batch posting from Netforum to Acumatica. The Accountant will report to the Controller.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepare reconciliations on various balance sheet and income statement accounts, as assigned
  • Reconciles Accounts Payable Module to the General Ledger monthly and resolves any discrepancies.
  • Complete monthly bank reconciliations for various accounts.
  • General Ledger account reconciliations, analysis, and research.  Prepare journal entries related to monthly closing, including cash entries, bank transfers, investment transactions, and payroll accruals.
  • Serves as a liaison as part of the Finance team to assist auditors during the annual audit.
  • Year-end Audits schedules and reconciliations.
  • Perform monthly bank reconciliations for select accounts.
  • Prepare various month-end and year-end reports and schedules for close.
  • Provide support to finance management including ad-hoc financial analysis, and special projects as necessary.
  • Serve as backup for other accounting staff as needed.
  • Provide support on the revenue batches closing and posting entries. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Experience and Skills:

Required experience:

  • At least three (3) years of relevant work experience in Auditing, or Accounting.
  • Strong aptitude and working knowledge of financial ERP systems

Required skills and knowledge:

  • Must possess knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Must have an in-depth knowledge and ability to apply and interpret financial accounting concepts and principles, including terminology, debits and credits, to read balance sheets and income statements, etc.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point), with Intermediate to Advanced Excel Skills
  • Excellent communication skills both in written and verbal formats.
  • Good organizational skills with close attention to detail. 
  • Effective relationship-building to collaborate with departments, business partners, and funders
  • Skill identifying possible accounting errors, inconsistencies, and unlawful practices. 
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to exercise independent problem solving to plan and perform processes from start to finish with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to assist others in projects involving financial systems and reporting activities.
  • Ability to objectively and tactfully interact with departments resolving difficult accounting issues including grant-related findings.
  • Must be very proficient, quick, and comfortable with personal computer navigation and operation.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, and to self-review reports and journal entries for accuracy and completeness.
  • Strong work ethic and high level of attention to detail and accuracy

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, Business or Public Administration.  

 

Preferred experience and qualifications:

  • Not-for-profit experience strongly preferred, but not required.
  • Accounts Payable and Payroll processing experience strongly preferred.