Company: Wisconsin Community Services
Posted on: September 24, 2022
Senior AccountantJob Code: 2022-ADMINIST-006Location:
AdministrationDepartment: AccountingFT/PT Status: Full Time
Job Responsibilities: Position Summary: The Senior Accountant
Performs advanced and complex accounting duties that require
thorough knowledge and application of generally accepted accounting
principles, practices, concepts and requirements that impact the
operations and management of the agency. Essential Functions:
- Performs technical accounting and financial analyses of
moderate difficulty and complexity to provide accurate and timely
financial reports to management to support sound decision making
and ensure the fiscal integrity of agency programs.
- Prepares requisitions, billings and periodic reports to funding
- Maintains the general ledger by preparing journal entries for
month-end close, performing variance analysis, identifying
discrepancies, conducting research and conferring with Program
Directors, Administrators and funding source representatives to
- Reconciles various balance sheet accounts as assigned.
- Prepares various financial analyses and reports.
- Assists with the preparation of the annual financial statement
audit by maintaining supporting schedules and analyses.
- Works with Development, Administrators and Program Directors in
the preparation of budgets for proposals, as well as other budget
requests from funding sources.
- Participates in the preparation and maintenance of annual
budgets and periodic forecasts.
- Contribute to the development of new or amended accounting
systems, processes and procedures.
- Serves as backup to various functions in the Accounting
Department on as needed basis.
- Assists with special projects assigned by the Director of
Finance and the Chief Financial Officer. Job Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Non-profit and grant accounting
experience preferred, and advanced skills in working with Excel
spreadsheets and accounting software. Must possess the ability to
multi-task and prioritize responsibilities in an effective and
efficient manner. Minimal Qualifications and Salary Schedule:
Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and at least five years
of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education
and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of
generally accepted accounting principles and practices. Other Job
Information (if applicable): Working Conditions: Required to enter
data into computer, and the work is performed while sitting for
extended periods of time with the ability to move about at will.
Physical Demands: Must have the use of sensory skills in order to
effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the
public through the use of the telephone and personal contact as
normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle
objects and controls. Must possess hand and finger dexterity.
Handling files and documents may require reaching with hands and
arms. Could have a requirement to stoop, kneel or crouch and to
lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
Keywords: Wisconsin Community Services, Milwaukee , Senior Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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