Job Description

The Senior Accountant for IHC organizes, coordinates, and directs the accounting activities of the In-Home Care division of Meals on Wheels Central Texas to include accounting, budgeting, contracts and grants tracking and allocation. Provide general oversight and management of policies, procedures and implementation of accounting and budgeting compliance, financial reporting and analysis, financial risk assessment, and financial auditing functions and processes.

Responsibilities include:

Manage the accounting and related financial activities of the organization.

  • Recommend appropriate policies and establish internal control procedures to safeguard company assets.
  • Establish and implement strategic initiatives for the accounting department, including best practices in accounting and finance, and to address changing regulatory and financial environments.
  • Prepare in collaboration with Management the annual operating and capital budgets. Serve as liaison to Management on accounting/financial matters including the operating and capital budgets.
  • Prepare, review, an analysis of monthly financial reports to ensure that the financial condition is in accordance with the guidelines established by Management.
  • Provide regular financial reports to the Executive Director and CFO.
  • Compare financial performance with strategic plans and budgets; report and interpret the results of operations to ED.
  • Prepare reports for the Board of Directors to include summary reports of financial position, trend and ratio analysis, which outlines the areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and future operations (forecasting) including explanation and analysis of variances as requested.

Manage the Accounting Department to ensure that the accounting and financial functions are performed effectively.

  • Performs day-to-day management of the accounting department. This includes; payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and collections, general ledger, fixed asset, contracting, accounts receivable reconciliation, investment analysis and risk management, petty cash, revise accounting policies and procedures as necessary. 
  • Select, supervise, and develop the assigned staff.
  • Motivate staff to continue to enhance their performance through skills development, more efficient practices, and improved productivity.
  • Assigning and reviewing work, scheduling and approving time off, evaluating performance, taking necessary discipline action, and making hiring and termination decisions.
  • Manage cash activities to maintain appropriate short-term cash levels. Develop and oversee banking relationships to optimize service and minimize cost to the Agency.
  • Insure protection of assets through proper internal controls.

Direct all activities related to the annual audit and corresponding tax return. Coordinate issuance of annual financial statements.

  • Manage the annual financial audit, IRS 990 preparation, TDADS cost report and all other compliance audits. Work closely with public accounting firm and department managers to resolve all accounting issues.
  • Complete the external audit process in a timely manner and resolve any financial issues.
  • Establish documentation of accounting processes and internal control procedures.

Prepare reports in compliance with governmental, foundation or grant reporting requirements.

  • Coordinate preparation of the financial portion of grant reports and billings to ensure compliance with requirements and policies of funding sources.
  • Selects and attends external meetings as requested.
  • Coordinates meetings with Management for feasibility and resource requirements. Establishes forecasts and budgets for proposed initiatives. 
  • Liaison to Executive Director and Board of Directors throughout decision-making process. Help coordinate any approved initiatives and contract compliance with Management.

Review contracts for risk management and contract deliverable issues as relate to insurance and other financial requirements; notify Management of any new/revised agency issued contracts.

  • Prepares annual Cost Report in accordance with regulatory guildlines.

Participate in overall management of the organization, attending finance/ staff meetings and events.

Qualified candidate please submit resume and cover letter including salary requirement.

 

 

Skills / Requirements

Experience:

  1. BS Degree in accounting and two years public accounting.
  2. Excellent PC skills and experience in accounting software packages.
  3. Home Care Agency experience a plus.
  4. Medicaid billing/insurance billing experience a plus.
  5. Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team.
  6. Highly detailed oriented
  7. High degree of accuracy
  8. Able to communicate effectively with staff, Board, funding sources, clients, and vendors.
  9. Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance and reporting.

Knowledge of:

  1. Comprehensive knowledge of accounting, internal controls, FASB and GAAP, OMB Circular A133 and nonprofit compliance.
  2. Extensive use and knowledge of automated accounting applications and spreadsheets; proficient in Microsoft Office, including in depth use of Excel.
  3. Working knowledge in using and maintaining QuickBooks financial software, and/or other related industry specific accounting software.

Skill and abilities:

  1. High level of problem solving and analytical skill; ability to assess and implement opportunities for improvement in financial administration.
  2. Communicate effectively, clear verbal and written communication skills, and active listening skills.
  3. Develop and prepare strong financial analyses and budgets.
  4. Must meet all licensing and contracting requirements for agency personnel.