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Staff Accountant

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The YMCA of Montclair
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Montclair, NJ
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Published 2 days ago

GENERAL FUNCTION:

The YMCA of Montclair is seeking a competent, committed, and creative Staff Accountant to support the finance functions of our Association. Candidates must have solid business acumen and good analytical as well as technical skills. Considerable knowledge of budgetary, accounting and reporting systems is preferred. The incumbent will help ensure that finance processes, procedures and internal controls are effective and efficient. Additionally, he/she will work as a member of the finance team as a highly visible department liaison, assisting all departments in interpreting and improving financial reporting activities. 

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Staff Accountant will serve as a member of the CFO’s Finance team and manage the day-to-day accounting activities, including monthly close process, bank and balance sheet account reconciliations and the preparation of monthly financial reports. Additional responsibilities include year-end audit preparation, financial analysis, budget preparations and supporting internal and external customers regarding accounting and business inquiries. Perform other job-related duties as may be periodically assigned by the CFO. The Staff Accountant will also exhibit the core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in all aspects of their work at the YMCA of Montclair. 

OUR CULTURE:  

At the YMCA of Montclair, we strive to be the Employer of Choice, provide World-Class Service and be the Charity of Choice. Our goal is to be a place where employees are empowered and excited to come to work. All staff ensure that members experience customer centric, individual attention each and every day. We strive to be the preferred partner collaborating with others, identifying and meeting our community needs. 

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES: 

 Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

 

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

 

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

 

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths, and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The YMCA of Montclair is seeking a competent, committed, and creative Staff Accountant to support the finance functions of our Association. Candidates must have solid business acumen and good analytical as well as technical skills. Considerable knowledge of budgetary, accounting and reporting systems is preferred. The incumbent will help ensure that finance processes, procedures and internal controls are effective and efficient. Additionally, he/she will work as a member of the finance team as a highly visible department liaison, assisting all departments in interpreting and improving financial reporting activities. 

  • Demonstrate strong and effective leadership over the monthly closing and reporting process.
  • Manage the month-end responsibilities related to scheduled monthly journal entries.
  • Maintain and update monthly - balance sheet, payroll, and sub-ledger schedules.
  • Reconcile - bank statements to the General Ledger.
  • Maintain Fixed Asset schedules and record capital expenditures. 
  • Responsible for preparing ad-hoc statistical reports.
  • Maintain and prepare audit schedules needed for the annual fiscal review.
  • Supports budget and forecasting activities.
  • Collaborate with management and staff to develop progressive methods and systems that capture and report the Association’s critical business metrics.  

 QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance with a minimum of -three years general ledger accounting experience.
  • Strong knowledge of financial reporting and month-end closing process.
  • Must have broad knowledge of GAAP. 
  • Highly proficient computer skills to include use of MS Office products such as Excel, Word, and One Drive.
  • Exposure to a mid-level accounting system and report writer are required; Microsoft Dynamics is preferred. 
  • Must be a team player with good organization and communication skills, exceptional analytical and excellent interpersonal skills. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

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.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer for extended periods of time and be able to communicate using a computer and phone/smart device.
  • The employee frequently is required to sit and reach and must be able to move around the work environment.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  

GENERAL FUNCTION:

The YMCA of Montclair is seeking a competent, committed, and creative Staff Accountant to support the finance functions of our Association. Candidates must have solid business acumen and good analytical as well as…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 23, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 22, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$52,000 - $60,000

Benefits

Be part of a dynamic team that is launching an organizational excellence campaign. The YMCA of Montclair is nestled in the heart of downtown Montclair, NJ, just 10 miles west of NYC. This 130-year-old mainstay serves Bloomfield, Cedar Grove, Glen Ridge, Montclair, Verona, and Clifton.

The YMCA of Montclair rewards dedicated employees by offering a competitive benefits package that includes 10% Retirement Fund contribution upon eligibility, 403 B plan, health, dental, disability, life insurance, generous PTO, professional development opportunities and complimentary use of YMCA facilities.

Be part of a dynamic team that is launching an organizational excellence campaign. The YMCA of Montclair is nestled in the heart of downtown Montclair, NJ, just 10 miles west of NYC…

Location

On-site
25 Park St, Montclair, NJ 07042, USA

How to Apply

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Email: lpietrykoski@montclairymca.org 

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