The Senior Accountant works closely with the Director of Finance and the Finance team to ensure compliance with General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
- Perform various accounting functions with varying levels of complexity including: overseeing financial data collection to ensure accuracy and compliance to the Institute's policy and donor restrictions, posting journal entries, reconciling accounts, and creating special reports;
- Review daily transactions related to foreign governments and assigned institutional funders to ensure the expenses incurred are per the various project budgets;
- Supervise junior Accounting staff.
- Assist in liaising with various program managers/project leads to ensure fiscal compliance of the grants;
- Assist in preparation of organizational budgets;
- Assist in preparation of various year-end audit schedules and preparation of 990s;
- Propose month-end entries related to revenue recognition, allocated costs, grants receivable and fixed assets depreciation;
- Prepare monthly financials including Balance Sheet, Statement of Activities, Statement of Functional Expenses and Cash flows;
- Perform monthly bank reconciliation for General Operating account;
- Prepare monthly entries for Investment Portfolio, reconcile all investment accounts.
- Prepare and review monthly project budgets using Unanet and MIP, flag budget concerns and assist with resolution;
- Update Audit Schedules and resolve concerns on a monthly basis;
- Maintain grant schedules and assist on follow up of receivables;
- Propose adjusting journal entries as needed;
- Prepare financial reports to funders;
- Create new General Ledger (GL), project and funder codes in MIP;
- Perform other job related responsibilities and special projects as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting required; MBA preferred;
- Minimum of five years relevant work experience, working in a nonprofit environment;
- Experience working with budgets;
- Knowledge of Accounting principles;
- Proficiency with MS Excel, MS Word, and Windows based financial reporting software;
- Knowledge of MIP and prior audit experience is preferred;
- Implementation of finance systems a plus
- Self-motivated, ability to multi-task and work under pressure;
- Team player with excellent time management skills and the ability to communicate well with all levels of internal staff and external vendors, funders and partners;
- Must be analytical; organized and able to communicate and negotiate with diplomacy and tact;
- Ability to work independently, and set priorities.
- Ability to manage junior staff.
Salary and Benefits
Salary starting at $85,000 to low $90k, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision and life insurance; vacation, personal and sick time; paid parental leave; tuition reimbursement; commuting subsidy; and 401(k) with employer match. The Guttmacher Institute strives to provide the training and support staff need to be successful in their positions and to grow professionally.
The Guttmacher Institute is an equal opportunity employer.
How to Apply
- To apply, submit resume and cover letter here.
- No telephone calls will be accepted
- No agencies please