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Company: Partners for Rural Impact
Location: Berea
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Partners for Rural Impact's (PRI) ultimate goal is for an America where all kids are successful, regardless of zip code, income, background, or ability. At PRI, our focus is on ensuring that all children in rural places achieve success. Partners for Rural Impact was born out of our place-based partnership in Appalachia, where we've worked for 25 years to create student opportunity and success.Position SummaryThe Accountant serves as a key, full-time member of the Partners for Rural Impact (PRI) Finance Team in supporting the overall financial needs of the organization. The Accountant may perform work multiple areas, including overseeing and reconciling the general ledger, managing vendor payments, overseeing financial systems, managing purchasing cards, completing monthly financial reports, supporting monthly and annual closing activities, and/or preparing and submitting required tax forms.Primary Duties and ResponsibilitiesTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The requirements of the position are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required, with regular and predictable attendance essential. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.Collaborate with Finance Leadership to complete the monthly general ledger, adjusting entry and closing processes. This includes supporting the monthly, quarterly and annual preparation of statements of activity, cash flows and financial position.Assist with the preparation of IRS Form 990 and other year-end financial reporting requirements.Prepare year-end audit workpapers in partnership with the controller, external accounting firm, and senior accounting manager, and assist in appropriate areas relating to external audit and financial reporting.Enter approved journal entries into the general ledger.Verify accuracy of reconciliations of payroll benefits to billing statements and general ledger postings.Complete monthly bank reconciliations and tie transactions to the general ledger.Review occupational tax and other tax returns, and financial reports to identify potential inconsistencies or inaccuracies in the information, and make recommendations for corrections.Oversee organizational purchasing card system to include card issuance, reviewing card limits, managing vendor relationship, and assessing purchasing card policies.Ensure invoices are paid accurately on a timely basis and in accordance with vendor terms.Monitor financial payment systems for expense reports, check requests and purchase orders.Coordinate and set up accounts payable and receivable processes to include researching and correcting technical issues related to financial systems and assessing, implementing, and administering software related to the position.Manage vendor W9 process; check required sites to confirm vendor is eligible for payment.Create and maintain policies and procedures related to accounts payable, accounts receivable, monthly and year end closing, cash management, and financial reporting to ensure strong internal controls are established and maintained and make recommendations for improvement.Resolve all payments or billing issues with vendors and communicate timely, accurately with vendors to resolve questions related to invoicing.Complete annual tax reporting requirements for issuing end of year 1099s for vendors.Position Location & ScheduleThe Accountant's work may be considered for remote or hybrid work with periodic travel to local and state meetings. Home office located in Berea, KY.Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with in-office and/or hybrid work a possibility. Because of the nature of the responsibility to schools, partners, funders, and to the service region, individual offices or departments may have operating hours that extend beyond this period and may include evening and/or weekend hours.Minimum QualificationsEducation RequirementsBachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance; or Bachelor's degree in related field with accompanying accounting certificateCPA certification desiredExperience RequiredMinimum three years' experience preparing financial statements, reviewing and submitting tax returns, reconciling organizational bank accounts to the general ledger.Minimum two years' experience performing the monthly general ledger closing process.Special skills, knowledge, and abilitiesProficiency in interacting with integrated computerized financial system, work independently and collaboratively, establish priorities, work under pressure of deadlines, and excellent follow-up skills.Exceptional interpersonal skills, demonstrated diplomacy and ability to develop positive working relationshipsCollaborative and collegial leadership style.Demonstrated ability to cross boundaries of race, class, ethnic origin and personal philosophy; capacity to work effectively with a broad range of constituencies.Knowledge of general office procedures, knowledge of computer systems operations including word processing, data entry, and database management.Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to establish priorities, ability to deal with pressure of deadlines, ability to handle unpleasant situations with diplomacy and tact and ability to do tasks without constant direct supervision.Ability to read, understand and analyze written and electronic instructions related to financial management, general ledger and reporting.Computer skills including data processing and financial spreadsheets; Microsoft Office, AdobeCapacity to multi-task and achieve deadlinesExceptional oral and written communication skillsProven ability to work in a deadline driven, team environmentLicense, certification, or registration necessaryValid Driver's License Successfully complete pre-employment background checkPhysical requirementsAbility to work within a high energy officeAbility to accurately communicate and exchange information with partners, stakeholders, and/or meeting participantsAbility to occasionally lift up to 20 lbs.Ability to travel independently by car and plane to for meetingsEnvironmental conditionsRoutine office environment with interruptions and noise due to frequent visitors, students, staff and facultyPeriodic to travel to meetings and/or partner program sitesAbility to operate the following vehicles or equipmentStandard Office Equipment: computer, fax, phone,Vehicle (as needed)Additional Company InformationPRI offers a wide array of benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, and health needs of you and your family.Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.Flexible spending accounts, plus an employee assistance program.Life and long-term disability insurance and retirement plan.Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, and annual holidays, in addition to paid parental leave.Tuition assistance and professional development for employees.Partners for Rural Impact is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

Keywords: Partners for Rural Impact, Lexington , Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Berea, Kentucky

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