National PTA, the nation’s largest child advocacy association, currently has an opening for a Senior Accountant, CPA in our national headquarters office located in Alexandria, VA. The Senior Accountant, CPA position reports to the Director of Finance and is responsible for the integrity of accounting information by recording, reconciling, scheduling, and entering transactions.
This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including the financial reporting, expenditure, revenue, and fixed asset cycles. The Senior Accountant, CPA prepares year-end audit and tax schedules and liaise with the audit staff. The Senior Accountant, CPA supports all Staff and the CFO which requires strong interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal.
The Sr. Accountant is essential duties include:
§ Maintaining the general ledger through preparing monthly supporting schedules and subsidiary ledgers in a timely and accurate manner.
§ Certain aspects of accounts receivable.
§ Preparing monthly financial statements and analyses in a timely and accurate manner.
§ Preparing internal financial reports, resolving discrepancies, and providing account analyses.
§ Supporting the annual audit of the financial statements by preparing schedules and liaising between National PTA and the audit firm’s staff.
§ Supporting National PTA’s compliance with all Federal, state, and local filing requirements.
§ Maintaining financial security through established internal controls, enforcing accounting policy and procedures, and recommending improvements.
§ Management of the National PTA policies and procedures document storage system.
§ Responding to inquiries from Staff regarding financial results and special reporting requests.
§ Updating job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading p publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
The marginal functions of this position have not been included. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed. An employee will be required to follow any other job-related duties required by the manager.
For consideration candidates must have:
· Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in Accounting from an accredited university
· Active CPA certification
· 2+ years of experience as an accountant in a public accounting firm or non-profit organization
Required skills include:
§ Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) and, specifically, non-profit GAAP.
§ Experience with Dynamics GP or another large automated accounting system a plus.
§ Strong skills with Microsoft Office products.
§ Experience with Concur a plus.
§ Strong verbal and written communication skills.
§ Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
§ Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet required deadlines.
§ Strong customer-centric approach required.
National PTA offers a competitive salary with a generous benefits package includes: medical, dental, disability and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement plans with employer matching contributions, 10 days of paid vacation with an additional week between December 24 and January 1st when our offices are closed, 12 days of paid sick leave, with additional personal leave and 10 paid holidays.
If this is you and you are eager to make meaningful contributions to a highly relevant and important mission, please visit www.pta.org for a full job description.
Please send a cover letter with your salary requirements, resume, and a writing sample with your application to Sandra Armenta, Director of HR at HR @pta.org. Please include Sr. Accountant in the subject line.
The National PTA is wholly dedicated to recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse group of talented people. We are committed to provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected criteria, in accordance with applicable Federal and State laws. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made to Sandra V. Armenta, Director of HR at HR@pta.org.