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The Staff Accountant will report to the Director of Finance and Administration and is responsible for supporting the accounting, human resources, and administrative operations of SAF. The Staff Accountant will produce regular financial reports, maintaining an efficient and comprehensive system of financial records meeting not-for-profit accounting standards.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced association financial and accounting professional with strong organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills. They will have a basic understanding of financial management, HR processes, and administrative management.

Finance:

·       Conduct month-end close, drawing information from our membership database, credit cards, A/P software, investment accounts, office expenses, etc.

·       Assist with bank account reconciliation

·       Reconciling reimbursable federal grant expenses and recognizing associated federal grant revenue in the accounting system

·       Assist with any lines of credit or debt schedules SAF pursues

·       Maintain financial schedules for pre-paid expense, fixed assets, and change in net assets

·       Pull monthly account statements

·       Generate monthly departmental statements, financial statements, and communicate the data to the Director of Finance and Administration

·       Preparing and entering journal entries such as payroll, fringe benefits, investments, etc.

·       Liaise with respective vendors

·       Provide timely monthly financial statements to Director of Finance and Administration for review

·       Manage the bill pay system, A/P, and annual 1099 generation

·       Troubleshoot A/P system as needed

·       Coordinate with staff to ensure bills are charged to the correct ledger accounts, refunds are processed, and bills are paid in a timely manner

·       Supports A/R by reviewing weekly deposits, creating non-member invoices, and reviewing PayPal activity

·       On an as needed basis, train staff on invoice creation, our refund process, and on the bill pay system

·       Support the annual budget development process, the annual audit, and the Form 990 development process

·       Process quarterly state and local dues

·       Ad hoc tasks and special projects, as needed

Human Resources:

·       Administer all activities related to processing SAF’s payroll, including reporting, time keeping, wage garnishments ensuring accurate benefit rates and deductions

·       Add employee updates to personnel records such as address changes, deduction, or tax changes

·       Provide ADP reports to ensure accurate W2’s are generated, and sent notices out annually

Other:

·       Oversee office visit of IT provider twice a month

·       Perform other duties as assigned by Director of Finance and Administration

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

·       3+ years of overall professional experience

·       Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance, Economics, or associated disciplines

·       Expertise in GAAP financial and accounting principles

·       Knowledge of QuickBooks Online, Bill.com, and other financial operations products

·       Experience with a Content Management System (iMIS preferred)

·       Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

·       Proficiency in journal entries

·       Proficient with spreadsheets and databases

·       Strong attention to detail, highly organized with excellent multi-tasking skills

·       Informed on nonprofit best practices, including applicable state and federal law

·       Experience working with sensitive data and maintaining confidentiality of information, protecting PII data, and acting with integrity

·       Excellent written and oral communication skills

·       Self-starter comfortable with moderate supervision who is able to take initiative and accomplish tasks on time

·       A team player who is personable, adaptable, and has an excellent customer service ethic

·       Adept at developing and maintaining collaborative internal and external relationships

·       Ability to travel out of the DMV metro area (less than 5%) to events and conferences

Preferred Education/Skills:                     

·       Experience with iMIS content management system a plus

·       Knowledge and passion for forests and natural resources a plus


Reasonable Accommodation

SAF will provide reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified individual with a disability unless doing so would pose an undue hardship on the operation of the business. Telecommuting on an ad hoc basis is available following 90 days of successful employment.

EEO Statement

SAF provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identification or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, SAF complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall and transfers, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

SAF expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of SAF’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

The Staff Accountant will report to the Director of Finance and Administration and is responsible for supporting the accounting, human resources, and administrative operations of SAF. The Staff Accountant will produce regular…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    December 1, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional
Salary
USD $60,000 - USD $65,000
/ year

Benefits

The Society of American Foresters takes pride in offering comprehensive and affordable benefits for our employees and their families. Our benefits package includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 15 days of PTO, 13 Paid Holidays, a 3% 401(k) non-elective contribution, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Life, and AD&D Insurance. 

The Society of American Foresters takes pride in offering comprehensive and affordable benefits for our employees and their families. Our benefits package includes Medical…

Location

On-site
2121 K St NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA

How to Apply

Please visit and apply through our company website. A cover letter and resume are required.

Please visit and apply through our company website. A cover letter and resume are required.

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