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Staff Accountant

Collaborative for Educational Services
55000.00 To 75000.00 (USD) Annually
United States, Massachusetts, Northampton
January 02, 2024

Job Description

Title: Staff Accountant

Department: Administration

Platform: Shared Services

Reports to: Senior Accountant

FLSA Status: Exempt

Purpose: The Staff Accountant is responsible for General Fund and Special Fund accounting

functions, overall fiscal compliance, annual audits and for the accurate and timely distribution of

internal and external financial statements and monthly project reports. S/he is responsible for

managing how our accounting system software is used in order to maximize its support of all

business office/finance functions.

Essential Functions:

* Support all aspects of the accounting function including controls, compliance, financial

reporting, reconciliations, audits, revenue recognition, payroll, accounts payable and

receivable, fixed asset management, grants management accounting, taxes, and filings.

* Assist with the development of key financial and accounting policies and procedures that

support the integrity of timely and accurate financial closing and reporting to comply with

CES, state and federal requirements

* Evaluate flow of transactions and processes to ensure proper internal control procedures

are maintained and most efficient policies are being practiced

* Maintain the chart of accounts, updating as necessary

* Prepare financial statements and supporting schedules and comparison with the approved


* Provide support to company's external auditors and ensure a clean and timely year end


* Work closely with auditors in the preparation of the Uniform Financial Report (UFR)

* Assist in preparation annual applications for state and federal indirect cost rates.

Other Duties & Responsibilities:

* Ad Hoc financial reporting to support key financial decisions

* Provide support for accounting functions within the General and Special Revenue Fund

* Participates in meetings, workshops and seminars, as needed, for the purpose of

conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.

* Other duties, as assigned by the Senior Accountant.

* Participate in agency initiatives, including, but not limited to Social Justice & Equity,

Work-Groups and Strategic Planning

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance

Master's, CPA or other relevant professional certification preferred

A minimum of three years of accounting experience

Skilled in use of Microsoft Excel software and financial systems

Skills in using Infinite Visons ERP, Salesforce and/or ADP Workforce Now preferred.

Skilled in the use of the following Google Apps: Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets and Calendar

Strong organizational and analytical skills with attention to detail

Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with leadership and as part of a team

Experience implementing enterprise wide financial software a plus

Familiarity with, or the ability to learn, governmental accounting requirements

Physical Demands:

Ability to multi-task and respond to demanding job duties with a positive mindset.

Work Conditions:

Requires working a flexible schedule to include night meetings. Ability to handle interruptions

and maintain productivity. Ability to work with diverse personalities. Skilled in working

independently and collaboratively.

Work Location: Hybrid Remote. Northampton MA

Terms of Employment: 12 month (40hrs+/wk), benefits according to CES Personnel Policies.

CES is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome candidates from all cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds.

Candidates whose backgrounds are well suited to understanding and addressing the need of the diverse student

populations we serve are encouraged to apply.