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Senior Staff Accountant - Cicero, NY
important role of the Senior Accountant supports various aspects of the
financial management for Girl Scouts NYPenn Pathways revenue cycles including, but not limited to,
investments, retail sales, program revenues, and donations.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide cross-department financial reporting
oversight, including compliance, accounting, and reporting for all grants,
restricted donations, and endowments.
- Assist with monthly, quarterly, and annual
general ledger closing processes, the independent audit, tax returns, and other
regulatory filings as needed.
- Ensure transactions are in accordance with GAAP
and internal policies and controls are followed; communicate exceptions to
- Maintain monthly reconciliation of all
supporting software to confirm accuracy and completeness of financial system.
- Perform other accounting functions and
reporting for internal and external reporting purposes.
- Ensure all assigned responsibilities are
supported with detailed processes and procedures along with cross-training of
staff for all financial tasks.
- Evaluate workflows for accuracy, efficiency,
- Help develop and implement accounting
procedures by analyzing current procedures; recommending changes.
- Assists with annual audit by pulling data and
helping to maintain auxiliary reports.
- Posts revenues by verifying and entering
transactions form all third party programs and local deposits.
check requisitions for accuracy, completeness, coding and approval prior to entry.
and analyzes financial information to prepare and properly document journal
good customer service through respectfully coaching and explaining Finance Department
policies and systems to staff and vendors.
and coordinates the implementation of accounting policies and control
interdepartmentally to ensure Council goals are met and establishes positive
working relationships with staff in departments necessary to gather information
to meet volunteer, donor, and other constituent requirements.
other meetings as appropriate with managers, directors, volunteers, service
productively with a diverse group of people.
related duties as requested.
- Bachelor's degree or any combination of
education, training and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the
duties of the position.
- Thorough knowledge of accounting principles,
practices, and internal controls.
- Minimum of three years of accounting experience.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook
with strong Excel skills and experience utilizing computerized accounting
hold membership (or will obtain membership) in the Girl Scout organization and subscribe to the tenets of
the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
travel may be required. Must have ability to work a flexible schedule,
including occasional evenings and weekends.
- Must have access to reliable personal transportation
to travel within the Council area, have a valid driver’s license, and proof of
Knowledge, Skills, and
of financial and accounting software applications. Knowledge of federal and
state financial regulations.
to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and
possess maturity and sensitivity to confidential information.
manner and appearance.
to work with minimal direction and supervision, with ability to organize time
and duties, follow through with assignments and meet deadlines. Ability to
coordinate numerous ongoing activities.
in work assignments and interest in assuming new responsibilities in an
evolving work situation are essential.
verbal and written communication skills to establish clear expectations in a
with uncertainty and ambiguity while being proactive in anticipating and
the council as needed to both internal and external audiences.
Software: Microsoft Office to include Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint; Salesforce,
Doubleknot, and other vendor-specific software, bulk email software, inventory
and retail software.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
required subject to legally valid exemptions.
Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways
celebrates diversity in all forms and is committed to creating an inclusive,
collaborative and supportive environment for all. All employment decisions are
based on qualifications, merit, performance and the needs of the organization.
As an equal opportunity employer, GSNYPENN does not discriminate on the basis
of any qualified applicant’s race, religious creed, color, national origin,
ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic
information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression,
age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other groups or
persons protected by federal, state or local law.