Staff Accountant
Summary
Title:Staff Accountant
ID:5746
Job Status :N/A
Company :Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho (GSEWNI)
Description

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho is looking for a Staff Accountant. This is a full time, exempt position, located in Spokane, WA that offers  benefits (medical, dental, vision, & life insurance)  and paid time off. Work schedule is Monday through Friday. 

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position provides financial and accounting support to the Finance Director crucial to the operations of the council.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION:

  • Assists the Finance Director in preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting, and preparation of the annual budget.
  • Collects appropriate data and prepares federal, state, and local reports and tax returns.
  • Accounts Payable for council, entering invoices and processing payments.
  • Review daily deposits prepared by front desk and the retail store, process and record the deposits.
  • Performs payroll processing and reporting for the council.
  • Posts monthly journal entries to record various financial transactions.
  • Works with staff to ensure accurate and timely submittal of necessary reports, such as expense reimbursements, credit card usage, etc.
  • Reconciles and balances all accounts – checking, investments, and credit cards.
  • Performs accounting functions for various council activities, such as product sales accounting, collections/NSF checks, audit preparations, fixed asset management, sales tax filings and payments.
  • Works with Fund Development Department to develop and maintain a tracking system for grants and restricted donations.
  • Reviews, investigates, and corrects errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents and reports.
  • Determines proper handling of financial transactions and approves transactions within designated limits.
  • Works with the Finance Director to monitor and implement proper internal controls.
  • Monitors compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and company procedures.
  • Demonstrates support for all of the council’s work through collaboration with other departments, including support of council fundraising efforts.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

  • Four-year College Accounting Degree preferred, will accept four years accounting experience in lieu of a degree. Non-profit accounting experience is strongly preferred with budgeting experience as well as the ability to analyze and interpret data.
  • Valid Driver’s License and insurability preferred.
  • Reliable transportation required.
  • Must possess excellent organizational and communication skills in fast paced environment and be able to manage time effectively.
  • Must be experienced in the use of computers, including word processing, Outlook, spreadsheets, and the internet. Must be able to compile information and develop related reports, using council software.
  • Experience with QuickBooks Premier Software preferred.
  • Willingness to subscribe to the principles of the Girl Scout movement, including acceptance of the Girl Scout philosophy and willingness to maintain membership in the Girl Scouts USA.

Physical Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to:

Must be able to lift 30 pounds on occasion, and perform repetitive movement of the wrists, hands and/or fingers. Climb, pull, stoop, kneel, crawl, twist and crouch. Must be able to stand or walk for long periods of time. Clearly see 20+ feet, with or without corrective lenses and differentiate between colors (no color blindness).

Mental & Other Skills/Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the:

  • Multi-Tasking Ability: ability to handle many diverse tasks/projects at one time; ability to prioritize and complete them on time.

Work Environment:
While performing the essential duties/responsibilities of this job, the employee is exposed to typical office environment conditions and noise levels. Multi-tasking in a fast paced environment is an integral part of this position, as is the ability to work with high-stress situations based on the nature of GSEWNI mission and daily work.

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