Staff Accountant

Simpson Housing Services
160 Glenwood Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55405
United States

Category
Industry
Charitable / Not for Profit
Listing Start Date
9/9/2021
Listing End Date
10/31/2021
Application Closing Date
10/31/2021
Manages Others
No
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
Yes
Pay
From $24.00 To $26.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Travel
No Travel

Description

Why Work For Simpson?


Our Mission is to house, support and advocate for people experiencing homelessness. We believe that everybody has the right to safe and affordable housing; we strive to strive to create a collaborative community with the individuals we serve, within Simpson, and with the greater community; and we advocate against the injustices of society that cause homelessness and poverty. On a daily basis, we celebrate and embrace the uniqueness and dignity of every person and encourage people to draw upon their strengths and promote the power of self-advocacy.


Simpson Housing Services began as an emergency overnight shelter in the basement of Simpson United Methodist Church in 1982. Simpson has since become a leading nonprofit providing assistance to people experiencing homelessness. In response to un-met community needs, our programs have grown to include emergency shelter, single adult supportive housing, and family supportive housing. We work across the metro area, partnering with landlords and developers to find affordable housing for all families and individuals. At any given time, we provide supportive services to 100 individuals and 200 families with over 400 children.



COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & RACIAL JUSTICE


Simpson Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to the principles of diversity. Diversity continues to be our primary focus in staffing and hiring, as it is important to us that our staff demographics be representative of the population demographics whom we serve. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.



How Can You Contribute?


The Staff Accountant will need to be hands on and should be able to efficiently maintain financial records and reports, performing account reconciliations, assist with budget and close processes, and manage and process payroll. This is a full- time benefits eligible position.


Hours for this position are Mondays to Fridays, 8am to 5pm.




Responsibilities


General Ledger:

  • Analyzes information and options by developing spreadsheet reports; verifying information.
  • Prepares general ledger entries by maintaining records and files and reconciling accounts.
  • Prepares payments by accruing expenses; assigning account numbers; requesting disbursements; reconciling accounts.
  • On a monthly basis, reconciles all balance sheet accounts. Makes required journal entries, as appropriate with the approval of the Director of Finance.
  • Ensure all monthly entries are made.
  • Manages all recurring entries and ensures various ledgers and spreadsheets are accurate and up to date.
  • Prepares the bank reconciliations for all accounts.
  • Manages the Temporary Restricted Net Assets spreadsheet and reconciles to the General Ledger.
  • Manage Pre-pay accounts.
  • Support annual financial statement audits.
  • Assist with month-end financial statement closings by providing a verified listing of the month end billings as well as a statement of the reconciled outstanding balances.
  • Support Accounts Payable activities and Accounts Receivable Activities, perform other accounting tasks, and participate in accounting projects on an as needed basis.
  • Reconciles monthly invoices to the balance sheet and revenue accounts.
  • Manages Pledges and reconciles pledges and receipts monthly.
  • Utilize Accounting Software, QuickBooks, Excel, Access, and other software in daily work.

Payroll:

  • Responsible for ensuring that employees of the organization are paid accurately and on time.
  • Manage backend data relating to the hours worked by an employee matched with their pay periods and hourly wages, salaries, overtime, PTO and hazard pay.
  • Utilize and maintain data base to accurately record and monitor all payroll deductions and reimbursements including but not limited to all benefit packages, garnishments, reimbursements, etc.
  • Develop and produce all required and requested payroll reports and queries ensuring accurate and timely information.
  • Process employee status changes, promotions, pay changes and/or market adjustments and all other compensation and deduction related employee changes
  • Assists with tax reporting and updating payroll service of changes
  • Liaise with the HR department to ensure accurate information for payroll.
  • Keep current with the taxation of salaries, benefits and other factors.

Demonstrate essential knowledge, abilities, and skills:

  • Ability to work well independently and as a team.
  • Ability to be flexible, multi-task and manage time.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, positively, and professionally with all individuals.
  • Possess superior computer skills, with experience in Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.
  • Demonstrate ability to learn additional computer programs as necessary.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and represent agency decisions constructively.
  • Ability to promote a professional work environment that is affirming, respectful and understanding of diverse people.
  • Adhere to a framework of boundaries in interactions with all individuals.

Commitment to racial equity and social justice:

  • Work within and across agency departments to build culture of equity and antiracism.
  • Evolve knowledge and strategy of equity and antiracism on an individual and team level.
  • Participate in meetings, trainings, and workshops hosted by SHS about diversity, equity, inclusion, antiracism, and other related topics.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.




Scope of Position


Job Requirements:

  • Have a BS Degree in Finance/Accounting or a two-year degree plus six (6) years of progressive relevant work experience in general ledger accounting and payroll, preferably in a non-profit environment.
  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge and understanding of the proper accounting treatment for accounts receivable, pledges and revenue recognition transactions from an audit standpoint.
  • Must have experience and be able to demonstrate proficiency with computerized Accounting software applications as well as Microsoft Office software. Sage Intacct experience a plus.
  • Should be hands on, be a self-starter, disciplined, and detail oriented with the ability to work independently in a fast paced and high-volume environment that requires uncompromising accuracy and timeliness.
  • Have well-developed analytic and problem-solving skills.
  • Have highly developed communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Should exhibit strong customer service skills when dealing with staff, customers and participants.
  • Must pass Department of Human Services NetStudy 2.0 background check.
  • Desired experience in working in a non-profit organization



Essential Mental and Physical Functions


To interpret policies and guidelines, the employee must draw on analytical abilities. The employee must draw on a broad knowledge of policies and procedures and provide guidance and direction in a professional and productive manner. Employee must have excellent organizational skills.


Employee must be able to hear and speak, in order to communicate with staff and participants in person, on the telephone and in writing. Employee must be able to move about the community and public places. Employee must be able to lift items up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis.



Percentage time spent away from main office/location:
Time inside: 95%, Time outside: 5%, Agency travel time required: 5%

Travel includes travel within the community including but not limited to community meetings.


Type of guidance and supervision received: Will participate in regular team meetings, bi-weekly direct supervision meetings with Simpson supervisor.


Number of In-direct Reports: None


Budget Responsibility: None

Requirements
Job Requirements:
- Have a BS Degree in Finance/Accounting or a two-year degree plus six (6) years of progressive relevant work experience in general ledger accounting and payroll, preferably in a non-profit environment.
- Demonstrates extensive knowledge and understanding of the proper accounting treatment for accounts receivable, pledges and revenue recognition transactions from an audit standpoint.
- Must have experience and be able to demonstrate proficiency with computerized Accounting software applications as well as - Microsoft Office software. Sage Intacct experience a plus.
- Should be hands on, be a self-starter, disciplined, and detail oriented with the ability to work independently in a fast paced and high-volume environment that requires uncompromising accuracy and timeliness.
- Have well-developed analytic and problem-solving skills.
- Have highly developed communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
- Should exhibit strong customer service skills when dealing with staff, customers and participants.
- Must pass Department of Human Services NetStudy 2.0 background check.
- Desired experience in working in a non-profit organization
Employer
Sandrine Lah
160 Glenwood Avenue
Minneapolis MN 55405
United States
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