Job Title: Senior Accountant

FTE: Full Time, 37.5 hrs/wk

Reports to: Director of Accounting

FLSA Designation: Exempt – Salary

SUMMARY

The Senior Accountant is responsible for the accounting department functions with a focus on ensuring the timely and accurate delivery of financial statements and reporting in alignment with Urban Land Conservancy’s (ULC) strategic goals and mission.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The Accounting Manager is expected to work collaboratively as an integral part of ULC’s accounting team, but also to work independently to manage daily and monthly accounting activities. The role performs a wide range of duties including, but not limited to:

Accounting

  • Develop, generate, and interpret timely and accurate financial statements and reports that are appropriate for the user and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Ensure compliance with internal financial and accounting controls, policies, and procedures
  • Responsible for general ledger, accounts payable, and accounts receivable systems, including journal entry preparation
  • Manage capital assets; ensure assets are properly recorded, amortized, and disposed of as appropriate
  • Reconcile and analyze balance sheet accounts to ensure transactions are recorded accurately and account balances are accurately stated in accordance with GAAP
  • Prepare for and coordinate the external audit and tax return
  • Administer the annual budget process in conjunction with department leads, Director of Accounting, CFO and the President/CEO
  • Take accounting lead of third-party property management company; prepare consolidating entries, ensure management books are accurate, resolve issues
  • Assist with payroll processing
  • Work with and support ULC departments and teams to investigate budget issues and variances
  • Assist with special projects, as assigned

Accounts Payable (AP)

  • Responsible for the AP system
  • Receive, sort, and upload invoices to the AP software
  • Review and verify that invoices are coded correctly; interface with employees to resolve discrepancies and questions on coding
  • Research problem invoices; interface with vendors and appropriate staff to reconcile
  • Ensure all payments are processed in a timely manner
  • Prepare accounts payable checks
  • Verify and prepare checks for mailing
  • Oversee maintenance of accounts payable and vendor files
  • Respond to vendor and employee inquiries regarding invoices and payments
  • Prepare 1099s

Accounts Receivable (AR)

  • Responsible for weekly AR deposits
  • Create deposit batch in accounting software
  • Accurately apply payments to tenant ledgers; interface with appropriate staff to resolve questions on payment application
  • Monitor accounts receivable aging; interface with appropriate staff regarding past due accounts
  • Monitor aging balances and recommend write offs.

General Duties

  • Lead cross-department coordination between ULC departments to review high-level, cross-department project activity and strategy
  • May be assigned supervisorial duties to direct intern(s) on a continuous, periodic, or as-needed basis.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, & VALUES (KSAVs)

A successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following through education, work history, or life experience:

  • Advanced knowledge of GAAP, specifically related to nonprofit organizations
  • Intermediate knowledge of real estate finance and accounting
  • Intermediate knowledge of grant and contract compliance
  • Expert skill in using accounting software, experience with Yardi Voyager highly preferred
  • Advanced skill with Microsoft Office products, including Excel and Word
  • Advanced skill in organization, problem-solving, and analytics
  • Intermediate interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills
  • Advanced ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously
  • Advanced ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions
  • Advanced ability to work independently and as a member of various teams
  • Expert ability to maintain organizational confidentiality
  • Advanced ability to maintain a positive, constructive, and enthusiastic attitude while working in a fast-paced environment with regularly changing priorities.
  • Alignment with ULC values concerning the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion and ULC’s commitment to maintain an anti-racist workplace
  • Alignment with ULC values concerning the importance of environmental stewardship and sustainability
  • Alignment with ULC values concerning the importance of protecting public health in a pandemic

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
This position may require:

  • Frequently required to be in a stationary position during scheduled work hours
  • Occasionally required to stand, walk, and exposed to outside weather conditions
  • Periodically required to attend ULC events outside normal business hours

QUALIFICATIONS

A combination of education and experience may be considered:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or closely related field
  • Minimum three years’ of relevant experience in the Duties and KSAV’s listed above, five preferred.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must pass a background check
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable
  • Must be punctual, reliable, and demonstrate a good work ethic

COMPENSATION

  • Salary range is $67,500-80,000 per year, as is commensurate with experience
  • 37.5-hour work week with options for alternative work schedules
  • Bi-weekly pay
  • Additional Benefits:
    • Health Insurance – two plans available, with employee contribution
    • Dental and Vision insurance, 100% paid by employer
    • Life, AD&D, Short- and Long-term disability insurance
    • 401(k) after six months; 7% employer contribution (no match currently required)
    • Paid Time Off accrual, plus ten paid holidays

 

 

 

TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter, resume, and recent employment references to HRApplications@urbanlandc.org. This posting will be open until filled.

 

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer:

At Urban Land Conservancy, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and staff without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Urban Land Conservancy believes that diversity and inclusion among our team is critical to our success, and all employees share in the responsibility for fulfilling our commitment to equal employment opportunity.

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