Community Foundation Seeks a Senior Accountant

Mar. 22, 2021 null

Senior Accountant

FLSA: Exempt  | Reports to: VP of Finance, Controller


The primary responsibility of the Senior Accountant is to provide high level, professional support to the Nonprofit Accounting Service Program. The Senior Accountant is responsible for maintaining, monitoring and reporting financial and accounting information in adherence to Community Foundation and NAS client policies and procedures.


Adaptability/Dependability |Technical Ability |Relationship Building/Communication | Attention to Detail/Accuracy | Decision Making/Judgement



  • Maintain accounting records in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Manage all accounting functions to be accurate, timely and in accordance with internal controls
  • Serve as a technical resource to internal and external parties
  • Provide back up in absence of other finance staff; needs to be familiar with general accounting functions
  • Assist with maintenance of iPhi and finance databases
  • Assist CFAO and/or VP of Finance/Controller as requested
  • Other duties as assigned

Program Administration:

  • Assist with onboarding of new clients
  • Coordinate and manage relationships with clients
  • Establish and maintain clients’ charts of accounts
  • Ensure client agreements are kept current
  • Assist with staff time tracking reports and annual fee calculation


  • Process accounts payable (due diligence, approval verification, entry and check preparation)
  • Process daily deposits (enter donor information, verify accuracy of information, and post transactions)
  • Review and prepare all financial transactions and reports for assigned clients
  • Prepare and review all payroll transactions and reports, including tax filings and requirements


  • Perform bank, investment and brokerage account reconciliations
  • Perform month-end account reconciliations to ensure general ledger accuracy
  • Prepare and ensure accuracy of monthly financial statements
  • Peer review of client financial statements


  • Discuss year-end procedures with clients and provide guidance for year-end accruals and entries
  • Perform and oversee all year-end procedures to include general maintenance of general ledger, year-end adjusting journal entries, accruals, W-2s, 1099s, etc.
  • Review year-end account reconciliations to ensure general ledger accuracy
  • Prepare for and assist in the annual tax and audit activities of clients


High attention to detail; analytical; mature judgment; high integrity; approachable; ability to understand complex issues and challenges; nonprofit knowledge; experience working with diverse groups of people; well-organized self-starter; resourceful; motivated; adaptable; good oral and written communications skills; ability to multi-task; good interpersonal and customer service skills; strong computer skills and ability to learn specialized software. Ability to effectively present information to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, and eight or more years of increasing responsibility in full-charge general accounting financial reporting. CPA or advanced degree beneficial. Knowledge of fund and nonprofit accounting preferred. Proven ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously and work both independently and in a team environment.

Language Ability

Excellent writing, proofreading and critical thinking skills. Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to effectively present information to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Excellent telephone and customer service skills.

Cognitive Demands

Proven ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, set priorities, handles numerous responsibilities, and work both independently and in a team environment. Adaptable attitude, attention to detail, organized self-starter, and creative. Able to interface well with a variety of people. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hand to finger, handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, salary requirements and three references to Barb Hobson. We encourage anyone considering the position to apply. The Community Foundation is committed to pay equity and provides a comprehensive compensation package which includes annual salary and benefits benchmarking. Salary range will be shared with candidates prior to the interview process, or upon inquiry. Initial applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Monday, April 19, 2021 or until the appropriate candidate is identified.