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Accountant - Desert Southwest Chapter

Job Location

Phoenix, AZ

General Summary

Provide staff leadership to manage the day-to-day accounting functions of the Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter, under the direction of the Regional Finance Director.  Update and maintain a computerized accounting and cost allocation system including the management of diverse funding and contractual requirements from multiple governmental, corporate, foundation, and private revenue sources, and to manage governmental fiscal audits and renewals. This position involves significant team work and collaborative efforts with staff and volunteers throughout the communities served by the Chapter and Region.

This is a full-time position located in Phoenix, Arizona, and reports to the Regional Finance Director.

Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for day-to-day operations of all general accounting functions for the Chapter
  • Monitor and reconcile receivables and grants payable on a monthly basis
  • Provide oversight and backup for accounts payable
  • Reconcile and balance various bank accounts on a monthly basis
  • Maintain required processes for compliance to Federal Grant Award requirements. Prepare monthly invoices, close-out reporting, desk audits and other fiscal duties
  • Prepare financial reports (Statement of Activities) and historical reports for local offices and various internal departments from Association reporting systems
  • Assist in the preparation of required schedules and documentation for annual audit and assist with the preparation and compilation of data necessary to complete Form 990
  • Responsible for full general ledger closing each month-subject to deadline
  • Support the Regional Finance Director in the planning and monitoring of budgets, preparing of various cost estimates, proposals, contract renewals, and special projects as required
  • Perform all necessary uploads from fund-raising software into accounting system. Assist in transitions to any new/proposed data migrations
  • Ensure Association policies, standards, and decisions are implemented and maintained. Foster communication and positive relationships between the Chapter Board, Chapter and Regional staff and the Home Office
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting and/or Finance
  • Preferably, a minimum of five years of responsible work history in day-to-day operations of accounting and/or finance departments, non-profit experience is a plus
  • Demonstrated strength in managing accounts payable, general ledger, budgeting and payroll information for an accounting unit
  • Proven work history of effective bookkeeping, accounting, and budget oversight.  Effective critical thinking financial analysis skills, including the ability to problem-solve effectively.  Strong organizational abilities with the ability to handle multiple assignments and tasks, and attention to accuracy
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.  Ability to write concise policy and procedure recommendations, proposals, correspondence, and reports. Effective interpersonal skills. Ability to encourage teamwork and work cooperatively with others
  • High proficiency in using computer technology, especially accounting software and Excel spreadsheets
  • Experience with MAS500 or other automated accounting reporting systems (BI360 et al) strongly preferred
  • Working knowledge and/or Ability to become familiar with Uniform Grant Guidance as it relates to Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-profit Organizations
  • Ability to travel occasionally via automobile and air.


We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer's Association.




Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.