SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

Division: Fiscal

 

Benefits: Yes

 

FLSA Status: Exempt

 

Salary: $60,944 Salary

 

Type: At-Will, Full Time

 

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

POSITION SUMMARY

 

Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Sr. Accountant oversees all areas related to Agency-wide accounting functions, participates in the annual budget preparation and administration process, reviews fiscal impact of program activity, coordinates the development of data used in calculating cost allocation and assures compliance with various specialized audits related to grants and programs. The Sr. Accountant, monitors functions of department Accountant and technical staff to ensure work is completed in a timely manner and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and organization/contract policies and procedures. This position is characterized by the responsibility to independently provide professional analysis and fiscal interpretation requiring substantial understanding and application of the principles of accounting.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  1. Assists in annual budgeting and planning process; reviews financial plans and budgets; monitors progress and changes, and keeps CFO abreast of changes.

  2. Participates in program design and implementation of automated financial information system and updates; continuously evaluates potential system improvements; ensure changes in laws and regulations are addressed in system updates; explains systems applications to department staff.

  3. Analyzes and interprets existing and proposed legislation and directives issued by the Controller General of the United States of Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

  4. Monitors proposed legislation and regulations related to accounting, purchasing and budgeting and other financial matters; evaluates impacts to department operations; recommends and implements procedural changes as appropriate.

  5. Plans prioritizes, assigns, supervises, reviews, analyzes, advises, and approves the work of staff responsible for performing complex and highly technical financial record keeping and accounting duties for a variety of agency operations and services, including the preparation and maintenance of general ledger, bank reconciliations, accounts payable, program billing, program financial reporting, payroll accounting, collection of accounts receivable, and deposits of funds.

  6. Provides accounting information and assistance to administrators, managers and staff, responds to financial
    questions/concerns to meet agency needs, coordinates communication with other departments and a variety of outside organization.

  7. Performs program audits; checks and reviews records, accounts and reports for accuracy; assists with calculations; inspects for a proper transition and allocation of categorical funds related to Agency accounting functions.

  8. Participates in the year-end closing of the general ledger for year-end financial reporting.

  9. Trains and evaluates the work of subordinates; and recommends appropriate disciplinary actions as required.

  10. Attends meetings, conference, and seminars as directed; performs other duties and works overtime as required.

KNOWLEDGE OF

 

Records and file management; research and analysis techniques; contract administration compliance; payroll processing and fiscal procedures; grant administration and monitoring techniques; principles and techniques of statistical analysis and presentation of data; computer information systems used in budget development and administration; OMB circulars and cost principals and generally accepted accounting procedures; principles of employee training, employee evaluation, employee relations and progressive discipline; principles and techniques of financial management, including accounting, auditing, budgetary procedures, and fiscal controls; federal, state, and local laws, codes and procedures development and implementation related to accounting and financial control systems used throughout a large organization; advance Excel functions (Index Match, IF combined with AND/OR, OFFSET combined with SUM or AVERAGE, CHOOSE, XNPV and XIRR, SUMIF and COUNTIF, PMT and IPMT,
VLOOKUP, LEN, and TRIM, CONCATENATE and CELL, LEFT, MID and RIGHT functions).

ABILITY TO

Manage budget within funding constraints; ability to translate concepts and information into tangible systems and policies; lead, plan and manage change; communicate changes effectively; maintain strict confidentiality; give appropriate recognition to staff; delegate work assignments effectively; develop strategies to achieve agency goals; demonstrate strong work ethics and integrity; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; work independently to obtain specified objective (s) within a fast pace environment with short deadlines; develop project plans, and complete projects on time and budget; read, and write English at a level appropriate to the position; speak effectively before groups of people and on a one-on-one basis; effectively communicate and interact with personnel at all organizational levels; collect, interpret and evaluate data, validate conclusions, define and select alternative solutions; prepare, analyze, and interpret complex financial reports, budgets, statements and other written aterials; understand, model and articulate CAPSBC’s commitment to diversity, excellence and professionalism in all facets of the work;
operate Agency/personal vehicle for official business purposes in a safe manner; proficiently operate standard office equipment, including computer hardware and software applications associated with the performance of assigned work.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

 

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

  2. Six (6) years of management level experience involving the administration/supervision of a comprehensive fiscal department/division with a nonprofit or government entity, two (2) of which includes supervisory experience.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Position requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, twisting, and bending. Simple grasping and hand manipulation, as well as, reaching above and below shoulder level. Must be able to lift boxes weighing up to 25 pounds. Requires working indoors temperature controlled environment with some exposure to copies and printer chemicals and/or fumes.

BENEFITS

1.  Medical –Subject to required employee monthly contribution. 
2.  Dental- 100% employer paid for employees.
3.  Vision and contact lens benefits every two (2) years subject to required employee co-pays and plan option. 

4.  Employer paid Group Life insurance coverage benefit of two (2) times the annual salary up to $200,000 plus AD & D coverage.
5.  Voluntary supplemental life insurance coverage.
6.  Fourteen (14) Paid Holidays.
7.  Vacation benefits do not accrue during the first six (6) months of employment. An employee must successfully complete their six-month evaluative period and then vacation benefits will start accruing and are available for use. Vacation benefits are accrued on a bi-weekly basis as follows:

  • 1-5 years (3.08 hours per pay period = 10 days)

  • 6-14 years (4.62 hours per pay period = 15 days)

  • 15-over (6.15 hours per pay period = 20 days)

8.  Sick leave is earned at a rate of 3.69 hours per pay period for full-time employees.
9.  403b retirement program which CAPSBC contributes 6% of employee’s gross salary once the employee meets the program requirements and employees may voluntarily contribute up to the specified Internal Revenue Service Requirements.
10. Social Security paid by employee is matched by CAPSBC, as well as Medicare.
11. Merit advancements.

LICENSE AND PERSONAL VEHICLE

Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver License, be insurable and have/maintain a good driving record throughout the course of employment. In addition, applicant must have access to a dependable vehicle and maintain state mandated personal automobile insurance coverage throughout the course of employment. Employees receive reimbursement per mile for use of his/her personal vehicle for business purposes (excluding driving from home and to work) based on the approved IRS mileage rate.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Applicants considered for an interview must submit a Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Driving Report (dated within previous 90 calendar days) upon request from the CAPSBC Operations/Human Resources Division. An unacceptable DMV Driving Report will result in no further consideration for the position applied for.

SELECTION PROCESS

Following an administrative review of each application, only the most qualified applicants will be invited to an oral interview. After the hiring interviews have been completed, a background check (including verification of criminal records, education, employment and social security) will be conducted on the candidate (s) being considered for employment. Once the background checks (s) have been completed and reviewed, a conditional offer of employment will be made to the recommended applicant for hire. The conditional offer is contingent on the applicant passing a pre-employment physical examination only to include urine drug testing and TB screening. An offer of conditional employment will be withdrawn upon failure to pass the physical examination. The recommended applicant shall submit original documentation to establish both work authorization and identity (per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986). The recommended applicant is encouraged to participate in the agency’s payroll direct deposit program. In those instances where the recommended applicant cannot participate in the direct deposit program, the recommended applicant will have the opportunity to participate in a pay card program.

APPLICATION

Submit a completed CAPSBC Application form to the Operations/Human Resources Division, 696 S. Tippecanoe Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92408-2607. Applications must be typed and not handwritten. Handwritten applications will not be accepted for employment opportunities. Applicants can go to the CAPSBC website to complete an application online, print it and submit the completed application to the Operations/Human Resources Division. If you change your address or phone number after filing an application, please notify CAPSBC Operations/Human Resources Division immediately. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute for completion of the work history portion of the application. The information you provide will be used to verify and evaluate your qualifications. Failure to fully complete the application and/or provide information on it that clearly demonstrates possession of the position requirements will result in no further consideration.​

Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / ADA COMPLIANT EMPLOYER. For further information regarding this position, contact the Operations/Human Resources Division at (909) 723-1532. 696 South Tippecanoe, San Bernardino, CA 92408-2607

Office Hours

Mon.-Fri. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm