Non-profit Accountant Position

SOS Children's Villages - USA

The Accountant is a key team member of the financial and accounting operations of SOS Children’s Villages –USA, with responsibilities ranging from daily accounting tasks to annual regulatory compliance. She/he ensures SOS Policies and Procedures are enforced as well as maintaining accounting records according to general accepted accounting principles (GAAP).


Payment Processing:

·        Accounts Payable Processing – coordinate with departments, resolve open vendor payment issues, process invoices into accounting software, and perform semi-monthly check run with positive pay.  Help facilitate staff prepared expense reports and SOS-USA credit card transaction processing.  Prepare year-end tax reporting (Form 1099) and maintain W-9s.  

·        Grant Transfers –coordinate with solicitors and database team to confirm, steward transfer approvals, initiate transfers, resolve discrepancies with international affiliates, maintain records/confirmations, and tracking schedules. 

·        Maintain cash flow projections, payment projections, and other relevant schedules.

·        Assist with monitoring of bank activities through on-line systems.

Accounting month and annual closings:

·        Reconciliations – assist with monthly reconciliations of cash transactions and other balance sheet accounts, as needed.  Research and resolve concerns/open items and prepare relevant journal entries.  Compare contributions database with accounting database to identify and resolve discrepancies.    

·        Audit and Tax – as requested, provide year-end audit and tax schedules, support prepared-by-client requests, and assist the Finance team with audit/tax coordination.

·        Month End Close – prepare journal entries and supporting documentation, maintain fixed asset tracking, monitor accounts, assist departments with reclassifications, and similar tasks.   

·        Maintain accounting records – maintain vendor files, binders, and other accounting records.

Contributions processing:

·        Process in-house contributions, returns, and update donor database, coordinate with Data Team to resolve questions, and notify relevant solicitor teams as necessary.


·        Reporting – assist with schedules prepared for Finance Committee/ Board of Trustees packets; prepare schedules/tables for international partner, and internal reporting of department transactional activity and key performance goals.

·        Grant/Donor Reporting – assist with data collection for donors/contributors and donor database updates, as assigned.

·        Other financial reporting – prepare reports needed for other financial reporting needs, including insurance audits.

Compliance & Planning:

·        State Compliance – manage outsourced state compliance vendor(s) and coordinate information request

·        Budget – provide support to the CFO and Directors to maintain and adhere to annual operating budgetary guidelines.  Assist with budget templates, consolidation, and import into accounting system.

·        Forecasts – prepare templates and schedules for data collection and consolidation during projection and forecasting processes.

·        Perform other duties as assigned.


·        Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

·        1-3 years administrative and accounting experience preferably.

·        In depth knowledge of Non-profit Accounting Principles is a plus.

·        Must have analytical experience, be accurate and detailed oriented, well organized and exercise sound judgment in decision-making.

·        Must have extensive experience and skilled in the use of software programs such as Microsoft Office and Excel, Blackbaud Financial Edge, SharePoint, and/or a Donor Database background a plus.


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