Accounting Manager

Hartford, CT

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Controller, he/she will plan and manage various accounting and finance activities for the department. 

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Coordinate month-end and year-end financial close.
  • Prepare and enter journal entries to support monthly and year-end financial closings.
  • Produce, analyze and reconcile monthly financial statements to insure accuracy.
  • Reconcile balance sheet related accounts on a monthly basis
  • Perform bank reconciliations in accordance with internal controls
  • Run and distribute monthly financial statements in Financial Edge; ensuring variance departmental reports are collected back from departmental directors and submit to the Controller for organization wide budget vs actuals reporting to the Controller. 
  • Account analysis and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Serve as backup for some elements (bank reconciliation, journal entries and budget input) of the Controller role. 
  • Ownership of updates to Accounting & Finance policies along with educating impacted areas for any necessary process or procedure changes
  • Prepares and developing reports and other materials for Audit.
  • Utilizes various computer applications and software packages; maintains and generates reports; inputs, maintains, and utilizes data to develop reports using spreadsheet software; may create, format, and revise charts, graphs, flowcharts, worksheets, booklets, and forms using word processing, desktop publishing, and other computer applications
  • Embrace and enhance a culture that reflects the council’s commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • In the absence of the Controller acts as second-in-command internally/externally as needed. 
  • Performs related duties and projects as required

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Experience with Microsoft Suite – with emphasis on EXCEL
  • Not-for-profit experience preferred.
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Team Player with excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent work experience.