Job Application - Cortland County Community Action Program

Job Posting OPEN


Position: Accountant

Program: Administration

Reports to: Fiscal Director

Status: Full-time, Salaried/Exempt, for 37.5 hours per week with benefits


Job Function: Utilize accounting and spreadsheet software to accurately maintain the general ledger, reconcile general ledger accounts, manage grants and contracts, conduct monthly and year-end closing procedures, and prepare monthly financial statements using generally accepted accounting principles. The Accountant will assist the Fiscal Director with the Agency audit, budget, and the preparation of state and federal financial filings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


·         Prepare and enter monthly general journal entries.


·         Maintain worksheets used to allocate shared expenses on AP invoices and prepaid   expenses.


  • Process end of month closing, allocation and revenue entries by the 6th of each month.


  • Reconcile general ledger balance sheet accounts.


·         Work with the Transactional Accountant to ensure accurate financial coding.


·         Serve as back-up to review and post all entries made into Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable entered by Transactional Accountants.


  • Review and submit payroll inputted by Transactional Accountant and Online Timesheets using a payroll service.


  • Import Medicaid billing into the Financial AR system.


  • Serve as back-up to enter cash receipts into the Accounts Receivable system.


  • Disburses petty cash and ensures proper documentation is received to support expenditure.


·         Serve as a backup to the accounts receivable, payable and payroll functions.


·         Ensure Agency and grant/contract policies are followed.


·         Track and verify grant/contract expenses, report grant/contract expenses to funders, record revenues, and manage accounts receivable related to grants and contracts.


·         Work with program directors, staff, and external parties to coordinate fiscal activities ensuring accurate and useful financials and accounting reports.


·         Assist in developing annual agency budget and individual grant budgets and monitoring and analyzing actual results versus budget.


·         Assist in the preparation of grant applications and other requests for proposals.


·         Assist with annual agency audit and various program audits.


·         Monitor, explore and propose improvement to current processes.




Education and/or Experience                                             

Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) preferred in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field with minimally two (2) years’ accounting experience in a non-profit or grant-funded environment, including advanced experience in audit, budget, and financial statement preparation. Associate's degree (A.A./A.S.) in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field with minimally three to five (3-5) years’ experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 


Physical Demands & Work Environment: While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


CAPCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we do not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, and physical or mental disability. CAPCO will make reasonable accommodations for qualified candidates in adherence of the Americans with Disabilities Act and New York Human Rights Act.


Application Deadline: Interested candidates should apply using the application link or forward a resume and letter of interest to Human Resources no later than Friday, December 3, 2021 via email at or at the Main Office, 32 N. Main St., Cortland, NY  13045.