Job Description

Under the direction of the Regional Finance Director, the Senior Accountant will perform the day-to-day accounting functions that are managed at the regional level, including payables, cash receipts, journal entries, expense management, temporarily restricted net asset releases, budgeting, forecasting and reconciliations. Additional responsibilities include supporting the Regional Finance Director (FRD) and Programs team in effective grants management including invoicing, reconciliations, and compliance reporting.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor chapter’s temporarily restricted net assets and prepare releases as appropriate.
  • Process regional accounts payable; coordinating with staff in chapter offices
  • Review and approve cash receipt processing; support staff during fundraising events to meet fiscal controls
  • Prepare monthly journal entries; support the month end close process including preparing reports and analysis as needed.
  • Review corporate expense report submissions for coding and completeness
  • Maintain processes for compliance to grant awards, grants management system and internal record keeping; assist in the preparation of monthly invoices, close-out reporting, desk audits and other fiscal duties
  • Research and resolve inquiries from staff, prepare ad hoc reports and analysis as requested
  • Assist in the preparation of required schedules and documentation for annual audit and assist with the preparation and compilation of data necessary to complete Form 990
  • Support the FRD in the planning and monitoring of budgets and forecasts
  • Work with Executive and Operational teams to develop process improvement plans and document procedures.
  • Participate in finance and association meetings as requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES (should relate to the essential duties & responsibilities):

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel
  • Experience with Workday, or other automated accounting and financial reporting systems
  • Detail oriented, accurate and efficient, with strong organizational skills
  • Self-starter, able to work autonomously, problem-solve and prioritize effectively
  • Strong communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to collaborate and keep team members and supervisor informed
  • Willing to work additional hours as needed on occasion and organize tasks and work flow to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion
  • Ability to learn multiple software applications used across the Association

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance and/or Accounting
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in day-to-day operations of accounting and finance department including financial accounts payable, general ledger and financial close process
  • Non-profit accounting experience preferred, grants management experience a plus

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Position requires prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Physical activity includes standing, walking, sitting, light lifting of materials or supplies, and operating standard office equipment.
  • Work may be fast paced during times of high volume or tight deadlines.
  • Ability to participate in regular virtual meetings.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed to support the chapters in the region.

JOB TITLE:  Senior Accountant, Region 16

REPORTS TO: Finance Region Director, Region 16

LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, Florida or Remote

STATUS:  Full time 37.5 hrs./week

GRADE: 506

Who We Are:

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia- by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,900 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.

We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life-changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may develop the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website www.alz.org/jobs to explore who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work for the last twelve years in a row.

At the Alzheimer's Association®, we believe that diverse perspectives are critical to achieving health equity - meaning that all communities have a fair and just opportunity for early diagnosis and access to risk reduction and quality care. The Association is committed to engaging underrepresented and underserved communities and responding with resources and education to address the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.

Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing.

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