Job Description - Staff Accountant


Job Description – Staff Accountant
Salary Range 57
Job Title Staff Accountant
Supervisor/Manager Controller
Department Finance
The Staff Accountant is responsible for billing various grants, performing general ledger account and
bank statement reconciliation, preparing journal entries and financial statements, creating and
maintaining periodic reporting, maintaining fixed asset system, assisting with annual budgeting,
compiling grant applications and expenditures reporting, preparing statistical and financial reports for
creditors and agencies, maintaining records retention, and assisting the Chief Financial Officer in
preparation of miscellaneous confidential correspondence.
Demonstrates effective communication and problem-solving skills.
Utilizes accounting system, billing system, spreadsheet, and presentation software.
Perform various complex account analyses and reconciliation.
Reconciles the general operating account and payroll bank statements and enters the cash journals
into the General Ledger.
Uses statistical, economic and financial principles and techniques to prepare reports including the
state Annual Report of Clinics and federal Uniform Data System reports.
Assists the Financial Analyst all grant application budgets for review by the Controller and Chief
Financial Officer.
Provides complex analysis and reasonableness tests to the budgeting process relating to Federal
and State programs.
Electronically submits the DFAFS reports to federal agency based on grant receipts.
Prepares various financial documents for compliance with regulations.
Coordinates and maintains miscellaneous grant billings and reports; verifies all billings are complete
and reconciled to the general ledger; and complies complex grant expense reports as required by
Essential Duties and
the grantors.
Monitors and submits for mailing all periodic financial documents required by interested creditor,
grants and government agencies.
Maintains records retention log to facilitate the orderly file system of permanent records for
adherence to record retention policy.
Assist with the month-end closing process, conducting research and making correction journal
entries for account discrepancies, prepares closing journal entries, posts accrual entries, and
prepares financial statements.
Assists Chief Financial Officer in compilation of miscellaneous confidential reports for use in
collective bargaining unit negotiations.
Supports and backs up the Payroll Clerk during vacations and absences, maintaining strictest
Maintains best fixed asset system, which includes preparation of journal entries, reconciliation of
general ledger to fixed assets system, and preparation of depreciation schedules for budgeting
Performs other duties as assigned.
Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds and push up to 100 pounds (on wheels). Must be able to hear staff
on the phone and those who are served in-person, and speak clearly in order to communicate
information to clients and staff. Must have vision with or without lenses adequate to read memos, a
Physical Demands
computer screen, personnel forms and clinical and administrative documents. Must have high manual
dexterity. Must be able to reach above the shoulder level to work, must be able to bend, squat and sit,
stand, stoop, crouching, reaching, kneeling, twisting/turning, fingering and feeling.
Work Environment Noise level in the work environment is usually average.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required. Minimum two or more years experience in accounting or
related business area. Proven track record of good communication skills.
Proficient in spreadsheet
software (Excel) and Word. Access and Accounting Software knowledge preferred. ABILITY TO:
Meet deadlines and prioritize tasks; work efficiently with minimal supervision; detailed oriented.
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Golden Valley Health Centers retains the right to change or modify job duties at any time. The above job description
is not all encompassing. Needs and requirements may vary according to business needs or necessity


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