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.
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.