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Accountant I, II

Company: Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posted on: November 28, 2019

Job Description:

Thursday, January 10, 2019 Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County is committed to eliminating the causes of poverty by empowering low-income individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency through a wide array of community-based collaborations and programs. Employee Benefits Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Plan CAPSLO offers benefits through a group medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, life and AD&D insurance program. CAPSLO pays the full amount (100%) of the premiums to cover full-time (regular, seasonal, and limited term) employees. Eligible employees may elect, at their own cost, to have medical, dental and vision insurance coverage for their dependents. Additionally, CAPSLO offers a Long Term Disability ("LTD") insurance program. Retirement Savings Plan CAPSLO offers eligible employees the opportunity to contribute a portion of their earnings to a Section 403(b) Retirement Plan. Full-time employees are 100% vested upon enrollment into the plan. CAPSLO matches 60% of every dollar contributed up to an annual maximum of 15% of your annual salary (not to exceed IRS limits). Holidays Twelve paid holidaysand one paid Personal Holiday during the course of each calendar year. Vacation/Sick Leave CAPSLO awards 80-160 hours of vacation annually with a maximum accrual of 320 hours, depending on years of service. Paid Sick time is accrued at 8 hours per month with a maximum accrual of 280 hours. Additional Benefits CAPSLO offers additional benefits including employee assistance program (EAP), reduced rates for pet insurance, reduced rates for cellular phone service, reduced rates for car rentals, workers' compensation insurance, and additional time off for positions classified as exempt. Position Summary: The accountant's primary responsibility is to provide accounting and budgetary support to a wide variety of programs within the agency. Included in the duties are timely and accurate reporting, reconciliation of general ledger accounts, preparing adjustments, analyzing financial statements and budgeting. Supports CAPSLO's mission by ensuring the appropriate programs are budgeted, accounted and reconciled effectively so the programs can serve as many families and individuals in the community as possible. Distinguishing characteristics: This is the entry level in the Accountant series and is distinguished by the limited degree of complexity of work performed and amount of supervision required. Responsibilities & Duties: Overall responsibility for timely monthly reporting to Program Directors. This should include a minimum of: a) Monthly meeting and review with the Program Director b) Monthly meeting with the CFO, Supervisor and Program Director c) Other additional meetings as needed Prepares monthly recurring journal entries as per journal entry checklist. Performs account analysis on all balance sheet and revenue and expense accounts as required and investigates and explains variances. Required to bring significant budget variances to CFO's and Directors' attention. Prepares timely adjustments to the financial statements when needed. Reports to the funding source with all required financial information by the deadlines as noted in the funding terms of the agreement. Prints and distributes financial statements and reports monthly to Program Directors and appropriate program staff. Prepares annual departmental budgets and/or individual grant budgets in conjunction with the Program Director. Prepares annual fiscal summary for assigned contracts for Finance Committee presentation and review. Performs other accounting related duties as assigned. Overall Grant Administration: Prepares and updates as needed agency wide grant/contract listing and report due date schedule. Oversees maintenance of contract files and abstracts on each grant. Prepares timely billing for reimbursement of expenditures. Prepares financial reports for a diverse array of programs as required by various funding sources and regulatory agencies. Program areas include but are not limited to Energy, Health, Homeless, Food, Head Start, Migrant & Seasonal Head Start and State Child Development programs. Fixed Assets & Bank Reconciliation: A. Must have demonstrated ability to perform the following: Oversees the safeguarding of company assets and make sure that accounting is in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (G.A.A.P.) and other applicable funding terms and conditions. Reconciles capital purchases, maintains the Fixed Asset ledger and calculates quarterly depreciation entries. Reconciles the general ledger cash accounts to the bank statement in a timely manner. Includes accounting for void and outstanding checks, bank charges and account transfers. Accountant II is distinguished from Accountant I by the following: Accountant II shall have a minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in accounting or a related field. Accountant II requires minimum direct supervision. An Accountant II is expected to work more independently and have a greater breadth of knowledge and experience. Accountant II will not only have a larger workload including multiple contracts and projects but will also be expected to provide more detailed fiscal analysis, forecasting, mentoring of less experienced staff and provide fiscal trainings for program staff as needed. Accountant II must be able to grasp a thorough working knowledge of various state and federal rules and regulations. Accountant II the position may include supervision of other finance department staff. Responsibilities will include training and review of their work on an ongoing basis. In addition they must formally evaluate each of their assigned staff's performance annually. Minimum Educational & Experience Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in accounting or related field or Bachelor's Degree plus equivalent experience in accounting. Minimum of one year experience in the field of accounting. General knowledge of and some experience in accounts payable, receivables, financial statement analysis, and bank reconciliations. Other Requirements: Must be able to analyze general ledger accounts and adjust balances through the preparation of well-documented journal entries. Must possess effective communication skills, both verbal and written. Maintains a schedule of all grantor reports and their respective due dates. Codes cash receipts to appropriate revenue accounts and approves expenditure vouchers daily for assigned contracts. Must be available during the audit time period for assistance in gathering data, preparing schedules and answering questions. Performs work in accordance with G.A.A.P.; ability to understand and comply with principles as well as the requirements of the various funding terms and conditions of contracts. Must be able to relate well to all people of the community regardless of color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or socio-economic level. Must use reasonable precautions in the performance of one's duties and adhere to all applicable safety rules and practices; and act in such a manner as to assure at all times maximum safety to one's self, fellow employees, clients and children. Employment is contingent upon meeting all job requirements and background requirements: criminal history check, education verification, acknowledgement of child abuse reporting responsibility, criminal record statement, etc. Employment is contingent upon receiving a clearance from appropriate authorities. Must understand, uphold, and continue working toward accomplishing the mission, strategic goals and performance measures of the agency. Physical and Environmental Requirements: Position requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, twisting, bending. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds. Simple grasping and hand manipulation required as well as reaching above and below shoulder level. Requires working indoors in temperature controlled environment with some exposure to copier and printer chemicals/fumes. Reasonable Accommodations: I have read and understood the Essential Functions of this position, including the Responsibilities and Duties. I also acknowledge that the Responsibilities and Duties for this position may change in the future with or without prior notice. I further understand that I can request a reasonable accommodation, should one be necessary for me to carry out the Essential Functions of this position. I can perform these with or without reasonable accommodation.For questions regarding the application process or open positions, contact the Recruiting Department at 805-544-4355. EOE/ V/ ADA/ Drug Free Workplace/ Asset Infused OrganizationWe are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, national origin, veteran status, or on the basis of disability. CAPSLO Mission, Vision and Core Values Other details Pay Type Hourly Travel Required No Required Education Bachelor's Degree PandoLogic. Keywords: Accountant, Location: San Luis Obispo, CA - 93409

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