Accountant

The YWCA West Central Michigan, an organization committed to empowering women, promoting diversity, and advocating for justice and equity is seeking a full-time Accountant to join our finance team. The salary range is $46,000 to $50,000 dependent on experience. The organization also offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, and paid time off.


WHO WE ARE

YWCA Mission
Eliminating Racism
Empowering Women and Girls
Promoting Peace, Justice, Freedom, and Dignity for All

 

Where racism and sexism give rise to domestic and sexual violence, the YWCA transforms lives with expert services for victims, education to end those things that fuel abuse, and public policy that translates our mission into law. Our community and many others have generously invested in the YWCA’s work. We share a vision of a world where all people are safe, fully respected, and equally afforded the dignity inherent in each person’s humanity.

 

THE ROLE

The Accountant is aware of the financial pulse of our organization as it relates to accounts payable and medical billing, with oversight responsibility for AP and billing management, as well as reporting.

 

The role is directly responsible for a range of monitoring, reporting, billing, recording, and reconciliation tasks. A typical day may include the preparation of expenditure reports, billing statements, or budget amendments, and reconciliation of general ledger accounts.

 

The Accountant will maintain accounts payable and vendor records using the accounting management system, Abila MIP.  The role manages accurate and timely billings to funders, service recipients, and third-party payers for services rendered. The annual fiscal year audit begins in the early fall, and this position is involved in aspects of that process

 

Who We Are Looking For

The Accountant must have skills honed through years of hands-on, nonprofit experience, supported by a deep knowledge of accounting procedures, internal controls, and GAAP.  A keen eye for detail and the ability to quickly discern anomalies is key and should be accompanied by an appreciation for maintaining a culture that is respectful and supportive of colleagues. A candidate for this position must demonstrate a strong history of medical billing and accounts payable.

 

A genuine appreciation for feedback, a willingness to pivot, and taking initiative to learn will earn the admiration and gratitude of colleagues. Candidates should be proficient in accounting software applications, preferably Abila MIP.

 

Above all else, the integrity of the Accountant and their ability to knowledgably manage financial operations is paramount. Integrity is at the core of our ability to maintain the trust that has been placed in this organization. It ensures those who have invested in our vision can have confidence that their resources are being used as intended in our plan to end abuse. It allows us to provide invaluable, at times life-saving, relief to a victim or survivor when they turn to the YWCA, perhaps at the darkest moment of their life.

 

 

Success

Within the first year of employment, the Accountant should be familiar with processes and procedures of the organization enough to answer questions of both internal and external stakeholders.  The best candidate for this position will be able to jump right in with little training, and have the tenacity to dig right in to the work. They must also be able to contribute valuable input to the fiscal integrity and transparency of the organization.

 

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Perform routine daily and month end procedures
  • Reconcile daily cash receipts and oversee all cash receipts
  • Record and maintain accounts payable and receivables
  • Process check requests and petty cash requests
  • Reconcile bank statements and verify with the General Ledger
  • Record and maintain fixed asset purchases, inventory and depreciation schedules
  • Ensures that agency policies and procedures are adhered to with regard to accounting practices.
  • Ensure adherence to GAAP
  • Prepare documentation for internal and external audits
  • Maintain records according to all policies
  • Support annual budgeting process
  • Assist Director of Finance in the development of grant budgets
  • Prepare monthly budget reports for internal users
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Deputy CEO

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree majoring in Accounting, required.
  • Minimum of 2 years accounting experience required, in a non-profit environment strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with AP and medical billing/fee-for-service.
  • Proficiency in computerized accounting applications required; Abila MIP Accounting preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word, required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills necessary.
  • High degree of accuracy, attention to detail, and organizational skills required.

 

NEXT STEP

If you are interested in joining our team send your cover letter and resume. Be sure to clearly outline specifically how your experience will help make this position successful. Should you be selected to move forward in the hiring process, we will be in touch.

 

Deadline is Friday October 7, 2022.

 

Accountant Position

Attn: Deputy CEO

YWCA West Central Michigan
25 Sheldon Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
kscott@ywcawcmi.org