Accountant

Location: Jefferson City, Missouri
Date Posted: 11-13-2018
Company: Missouri Primary Care Association ("MPCA")
Job Title: Accountant
Job Classification: Full-Time, non-exempt 
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, with overtime possible after work-hours and on weekends               
Reporting Relationship: Director of Finance
 
Primary Accountability:
The Accountant is responsible for supporting Missouri Primary Care Association’s (MPCA) financial objectives by performing accounting functions in an accurate, detailed, timely and confidential manner. This position is responsible for processing accounts receivable, internal program financial statement preparation and distribution, payroll processing, retirement plan processing and reporting, registration filings, and maintenance of grant and contract files.
 
Major Duties:
  •  Prepares accounts receivable invoices.
  • Follows up on uncollected accounts receivable.
  • Administers the general ledger by managing cost allocations and preparing journal entries as necessary.
  • Provides oversight of the reconciliation of general ledger accounts.
  • Processes payroll timely and accurately and reviews for completeness.
  • Processes retirement plan contributions and prepares periodic reports.
  • Prepares and distributes routine program financial statements.
  • Establishes and maintains a system for tracking the submission of all required reports to funders.
  • Collects, files, and maintains all reports and other documents required by funders and MPCA’s accounting policies and procedures and document retention policies.
  • Collects and monitors audit reports of sub recipients, and works with the Director of Finance to document and resolve sub recipients’ audit findings.
  • Tags property as it is purchased, documents disposals of fixed assets, maintains asset inventory and depreciation software, and manages periodic property inventories.
  • Prepares and files annual and biennial organizational registrations and reports.
  • Assists with the preparation of components of MPCA and related parties’ annual tax returns.
  • Tracks and routinely reports employee FTEs to staff.
  • Supports the Director of Finance as requested.
  • Reviews all work for accuracy and completeness.
  • Performs month end analysis of financial data for accuracy and manages month-end closings.
  • Analyzes month and year-end comparative financial reports, and provides analysis of current results to prior periods and/or budget.
  • Resolves accounting discrepancies and irregularities.
  • Prepares schedules, reconciliations, and documents for year-end external audits by independent auditors.
  • Maintains files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with MPCA’s document retention policies and generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Maintains financial security by following MPCA’s policies and procedures.
  • Responds to financial inquiries of the Director of Finance, MPCA staff, funders and donors, and vendors and customers by gathering, analyzing, summarizing and interpreting data.
  • Updates job knowledge by staying current with accepted accounting practices as well as seeks applicable educational opportunities.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Director of Finance.
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field is required.
  • At least three (3) years of accounts payable and accounts receivable experience is considered an advantage.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles is required.
  • Proficiency with computerized accounting systems is required; experience with Financial Edge is considered an advantage.
  • Experience with and basic exposure to grants and contracts is considered an advantage.
  • Strong computer and word processing skills, particularly in Microsoft Excel, but also Word and Outlook.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally through both verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to organize, multi-task, plan and set priorities with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision both independently and in team settings.
  • Ability to comprehend complex instructions and exercise good judgment with a strong attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across all levels of MPCA.
  • Demonstrate poise, tact, and diplomacy with the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information and situations.
 
Physical Demands:
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to read computer screens and mail, talk on the phone.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
 
Work Environment:
  • Professional and deadline-oriented environment in an office setting.
  • Interaction with staff, auditors, and outside customers and vendors.
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