Staff Accountant
Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest - El Paso, TX

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Position Summary: This position is responsible for all daily accounting and fiscal operations for the Council which include hands on duties in Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and bank reconciliations, and bank deposits. Compile, analyze and interpret financial data to ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP), and that proper procedures are followed for all accounting functions. This individual will actively participate in the implementation and maintenance of an effective accounting and internal control system for the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest. Position Responsibilities Process Payroll for both biweekly and semi-monthly employees; set up direct deposit utilizing online banking for CFO approval. File 941 tax deposits after each payroll cycle, file 941Tax Returns every quarter, file New Mexico withholding tax deposits every month, file New Mexico ES903 reports every quarter, file Texas Workforce Commission reports every month and every quarter. Process Accounts Payable; enter approved invoices and expense reports with proper account coding, generate checks for vendor payment for CEO signature. Process Accounts Receivable; enter amounts due from Troops for sales of Girl Scout products, post payments when received; set up ACH debits of Troop accounts utilizing online banking for CFO approval. Maintain an organized filing system for Payroll, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable. Prepare monthly bank reconciliations with corresponding journal entries for month-end closing of financial records. In coordination with the CFO, prepare month-end journal entries for all accruals and adjustments to the financial records as needed for financial statement generation. In coordination with the CFO, prepare required financial activity schedules for the fiscal year-end audit. Perform other duties as assigned.
Job Qualifications Associates degree in accounting; bachelors degree in accounting preferred. Minimum 3 to 5 years experience with accounting software with hands on experience in Payroll, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable. Experience using Sage accounting software a plus. Minimum 3 to 5 years experience performing bank reconciliations and account analysis for month-end close and audits. Experience in fund accounting, preferably in a non-profit setting a plus. Proficient with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, as well as Microsoft Word and Outlook. Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. Strong organizational skills. Ability to work well with volunteers, staff, and management in a team atmosphere. Valid Texas or New Mexico drivers license.

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