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Junior Accountant -Revenue

Company: First Place for Youth
Location: Oakland
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary The Junior Accountant to perform a variety of accounting duties on Revenue Accounting Team. This role reports to the Accounting Manager and is part of a team responsible for the accounting and decision-support for all revenue from government contracts, private fundraising, and revenue from the organization's national expansion. This includes government contract billing and collections, budgets, and audits. This is a customer facing role that requires excellent organization skills and attention to detail. This role works closely with the Staff Accountant I and is back up for that position. Essential Duties and RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Prepare monthly, quarterly, or annual invoices in accordance with contract terms and deadlines. This includes government contracts, fundraising contracts, and contracts related to the organization's national expansion.Verify contract specific cost allocations and review GL coding for accuracy, correcting or removing unallowable expenses as needed. Coordinate within Finance and with other departments across the organization to ensure correct coding of both revenue and expenses. Ensure all appropriate backing documentation for each invoice is in place.Process entries to record revenue in the accounting system, reconcile balances (current month and year-to-date) to the general ledger monthlyUpdate contract tracking spreadsheet with actual or estimated invoice amounts; coordinate with program managers on spending and answer questions about amounts remaining on individual contract linesReview accounts receivable aging on a regular basis and follow up on outstanding balances. Develop collaborative relationships with contacts at government agencies to facilitate timely collection of balances due.Assist with preparation for government contract audits including preparation of audit schedules and collection of supporting documentation. Complete other tasks and projects as neededAct as back up for the Staff Accountant IOther duties as assigned POSITION COMPETENCIES AND QUALIFICATIONS: Associate's or Bachelor's degree in accountingMinimum of 2-3 years' experience in an accounting position; experience with accounts payable or accounts receivable preferredStrong computer literacy including Microsoft Office applications. Experience with MIP (Sage) and Concur a plusExcellent verbal and written communication skillsAbility to work effectively with minimal supervision and collaborate effectively across an organizationDetail oriented with excellent organization skills and ability to multi-taskAptitude to learn and grow within the team Must be able to pass a Community Care Licensing background check Commitment to cultural competency and diversity - Deep commitment to social justice and systems change that addresses barriers based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity.Availability for occasional evening and weekend work as needed. PI217578209

Keywords: First Place for Youth, Oakland , Junior Accountant -Revenue, Accounting, Auditing , Oakland, California

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