Senior Accountant

Eastern Maine Development Corporation
Job Description
Date: April 2021
Position Title: Senior Accountant         
Division: Finance
Level: Level 3 – Senior Staff
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Director of Finance
Primary Office: Bangor, Maine

Position Summary
The Senior Accountant is an integral team member of the Finance department. The position is responsible for performing balance sheet, revenue, expense and payroll account reconciliations, as well as ensuring timely billing and grant reporting. The Senior Accountant assists with year-end audit preparation and contract management processes, while providing back-up support to the Director of Finance in areas of finance and administration.

Essential Functions
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations for lending and operating accounts as required for monthly close.
  • Liaison to EMDC’s Board of Directors Finance Committee, including attending, coordinating and taking minutes.
  • Ensures the integrity and completeness of accounting information by recording, verifying, consolidating, and entering transactions in the accounting software.
  • Monitors operating cash and prepares daily Cash Flow reports.
  • Reviews and approves journal entries and accounts payable invoices.
  • Maintains and balances accounts by verifying, allocating, posting, and reconciling transactions and resolving discrepancies.
  • Manage and ensure accuracy of revenue, receivable and expense accrual accounts.
  • Prepare audit schedules for all balance sheet accounts as required for monthly close.
  • Works with independent auditors and monitors to ensure compliance and financial reporting requirements, assists with audit preparation.
  • Provides support and training, as appropriate, to program and accounting staff.
  • Performs advanced troubleshooting with the accounting software and provides related instruction and tutoring to other staff.
  • Any other duties or responsibilities assigned by the Director of Finance.
Job Requirements
  • Strong working knowledge of accounting, practices and theory, grants management, and fund accounting.
  • Proficient with accounting and grants management software, and the Microsoft Office suite, including Excel.
  • Ability to be exact or highly accurate and meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external partners and customers to maximize performance and achieve departmental and organizational goals.
  • Ability to make recommendations, resolve problems, and exercise judgment that is consistent with best practice, established standards, and/or applicable law.
  • Ability to research, analyze, and report various types of data and information.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks, and work within teams or with limited supervision.

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a minimum of five years’ experience in fund accounting and grant management.

Working Conditions
General business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, though exempt positions will typically require work to be performed outside general business hours. Work is generally performed in an indoor, professional office environment. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or listen, and regularly required to use a keyboard for typing. The employee is often required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. The employee must travel to different locations and must be able to provide own transportation.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Disclaimer: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
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