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Staff Accountant

Topeka, KS
Company: Community Care Network of Kansas
Job Title: Staff Accountant
Job Classification: Full-Time, Exempt
Supervisor: Finance and Grants Manager
Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00pm (or similar schedule)
Location: Topeka, KS

Who We Are: Community Care Network of Kansas (Community Care) strives to make sure all Kansans have access to high‐quality, community‐based, whole‐person health care close to home.

We are a statewide association made up of a network of community care clinics. Our members serve as the community resource at the local level, dedicated to ensuring the best medical, dental and behavioral care is available to all.

Together, we are leaders in training, technical assistance, and health care public policy discussions at the local, state and federal levels. We partner with other health care providers, foundations and individuals who have collaborated together to educate and advocate for equitable access to high‐quality care for all. We believe healthy Kansans build strong and vibrant communities, which strengthens the overall quality of life in our great state.

Primary Accountabilities: Reporting to the Finance and Grants Manager, the Staff Accountant is responsible for assisting the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in successfully managing the finance functions of Community Care Network of Kansas.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Supports primary accounting processes including cash disbursements, accounts receivable, expense report processing, payroll and monthly account reconcilement.
  • Assists with monthly close and associated management reporting and analysis.
  • Assists with schedule preparation for annual external audit.
  • Organizes and maintains accounting and financial files and records.
  • Monitors compliance with internal polices related to cash disbursement as well as external rules, regulations and laws with which Community Care must comply.
  • Files quarterly and annual regulatory filing which includes and is not limited to state and federal tax withholding.
  • Identifies issues and recommends improvements to policies and processes related to financial activities.
  • Supports the annual budgeting cycle including analysis and identification of trends.
  • Conducts new hire training of accounting policies and expense reporting systems.
  • Resolves payable and receivable discrepancies
  • Completes surveys and requests for information including, but not limited to, payroll.
  • Provides administrative support to the Finance and Grants Manager and CFO as directed.
  • Assists the Finance and Grants Manager and CFO with grants financial management reporting and tracking.
  • Works with Finance and Grants Manager and CFO on improving finance, accounting, and banking processes.
  • Documents all procedures and financial notes in OneNote.
  • Works with CFO to utilize technology to improve and automate processes. This includes, but is not limited to, Smartsheet, OneNote, Office TSheets, Quickbooks and other technology as identified.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related business field is required.
  • One to two (1-2) years of work related experience
  • Understanding and ability to adhere to generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team member who can positively and productively affect both strategic and tactical operations and administrative initiatives.
  • Unrestricted Drivers license required.
  • Ability to travel as needed within the state and to attend national meetings (limited travel is expected).
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Three to five years of accounting experience preferred.
  • Proficient in Quickbooks, Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
  • Extensive knowledge of general financial accounting and cost accounting.
  • Leadership skills, understanding of cultural influences on health status and underserved populations and a willingness to assist health professionals in improving quality care.
Physical Demands:
  • Regularly maintain stationary position with regular need to relocate to attend meetings internally and externally.
  • Ability to read computer screens and operate computer peripherals for an extended period, or the ability to discern electronic information through reasonably available accommodations.
  • Regularly communicate with staff, members, and stakeholders in verbally and in writing through in‐person, virtual, or other communication vehicles.
Work Environment:
  • Professional and deadline-oriented environment in an office setting with regulated temperatures and moderate noise level.
Additional Duties: Additional duties and responsibilities may be added to this job description at any time. The job description does not state or imply that these are the only activities to be performed by the employee(s) holding this position. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related responsibilities are requested by their supervisor.

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