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General Ledger Accountant

Rural Alaska Community Action Program Anchorage, AK
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, Dental

Performs a range of duties within the accounting department including assisting division directors with grant and contract financial requirements and assisting with the development of the agency’s annual budget.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Rate is DOE
  2. Performs monthly reconciliation of assigned balance sheet accounts.
  3. Prepares monthly journal entries.
  4. Assists the division directors and program/department managers in assuring compliance with financial requirements with grants and contracts.
  5. Responsible for grant and contract financial reporting.
  6. Monthly meetings with division directors and department managers to review grant expenditures, grant closeouts and budget revisions.
  7. Communicates with funding sources regarding grant and contract financial transactions.
  8. Develops cash flow projections and coordinates, tracks and follows up on requests for funds.
  9. Responsible for updating payroll codes and chart of accounts for grants and contracts.
  10. Assists with the completion of the monthly allocations as required by the grants and contracts.
  11. Assists with grantor program audits, monitoring and sites reviews.
  12. Assists the controller with the annual audit and schedules.
  13. Works with the controller with the development of the agency’s annual budget.
  14. Other duties as assigned by the controller or CFO.

COMPETENCIES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  1. Ability to read, comprehend, and follow established policies and procedures.
  2. Ability to manage work time well, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  3. Ability to exercise good judgment, courtesy, and tact.
  4. Ability to establish good rapport with people of diverse cultures and belief systems.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  6. Must demonstrate sound judgment, professional boundaries, ethics, and ability to maintain confidentiality.

WORK ENVIRONMENT/JOB CONDITIONS:

  1. Agency is a mandated tobacco, drug and alcohol-free workplace.
  2. General office environment, smoke-free building, shared office space.
  3. Capable of reading, understanding, and following written procedures and policies related to job responsibilities.
  4. Develops and maintains constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
  5. Uses computers and computer programs effectively to enter data, create spreadsheets and process information, and to develop documents, and program and training materials.
  6. Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.
  7. Able to endure work fluctuations, deadlines, and interruptions.
  8. Functions frequently without direct supervision in all duties and responsibilities.
  9. Must be able to work long hours during occasional peak periods and travel occasionally for training.
  10. Communicates with others outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, and other external sources in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail in keeping up with current policies & procedures.
  11. Must have the ability to operate the following equipment: desktop computer, telephone, copier, PC printer, and fax machine.

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.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly to grasp, type, see, talk, hear, and lift and carry 35 pounds of weight by utilizing proper lifting techniques and working in a safe manner. This position will also be performing physical activities such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, bending, and handling materials.
  2. Occasionally performs sedentary activities that require sitting for long periods and repetitive use of hands, wrists and arms for handling, positioning, moving materials, and manipulating things.
  3. Must be in good general health and free from serious physical, mental health and/or substance abuse problems.

POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK:

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or hours vary with location. Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

TRAVEL:

Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS AND REQUIRED EDUCATION:

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. State and federal background checks, including fingerprints, may be required.
  3. Bachelor’s degree in accounting (or business related discipline at the discretion of the hiring manager) plus two years of experience with computer accounting/budgeting/job-costing.
  4. Responsible work ethic with reliable attendance.
  5. Proven ability and willingness to be self-directed in problem solving and decision-making and perform basic assignment with little or no direct supervision while also working effectively as a team member.
  6. Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  7. Ability to comply with HIPAA privacy and the 42 CFR, Part II confidentiality regulations.
  8. Must be able to provide own transportation to meet work schedule requirements.

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  1. Previous experience with federal/state/municipal grants/contracts.
  2. Previous experience in nonprofit fund accounting.
  3. Agency recommends annual TB screening and physical as part of employee’s personal wellness plan (Recommendation – Not a requirement of this position)

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT (EEO)

RurAL CAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability, protected veteran status or any other legal protected status. EOE: M/F/D/V/SO.

Please note: This job description is not designed to cover or contain comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.

Rural Alaska Community Action Program

The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP), founded in 1965, is a private, statewide, nonprofit organization working to improve the quality of life for low-income Alaskans. Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors representing every region of the state, RurAL CAP is one of the largest and most diversified nonprofit organizations in Alaska. www.ruralcap.com

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