JOB TITLE: Staff Accountant
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-Time
REPORTS TO: Deputy Director, Administration
The Arab-American Family
Support Center (AAFSC) is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization established
in 1994 to provide culturally and linguistically competent, trauma-informed
social services. Across our eight locations, we empower immigrants and refugees
with the tools they need to successfully acclimate to the world around them and
become active participants in the community. While we support anyone who walks
through our doors, over nearly 27 years, we have developed expertise in serving
the Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) immigrant and
AAFSC works across four
priority areas—Promote, Get Ready, Prevent, and Communicate—to achieve our
ultimate goal of strengthening families. AAFSC promotes mental and physical
wellbeing, food security, healthy relationships, and family reunification. We
get our families ready to succeed, work, and lead productive lives. We prevent
domestic violence, child abuse, and neglect by counseling families, offering
case management services to victims of violence, and cultivating healthy
relationship skills in young people. Finally, AAFSC communicates the needs of
the marginalized, amplifying their voices for increased impact.
The primary functions of the Staff Accountant include weekly and
monthly accounting functions such as accounts payable and receivable posting,
check and deposit posting, cash management, and payroll processing. Additional
responsibilities may include resolving vendor issues, performing maintenance of
various supporting schedules, and grant reporting.
Accountant will provide financial support to the senior staff. This position
requires a high level of accountability and responsibility.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
and update payroll allocations by grant on a monthly basis, post entries
into the accounting system.
all vendor and independent contractor invoices for proper documentation,
coding, and approvals, timely records all vendor invoices into the
Accounts Payable Aging reports and submits weekly for review and payment
selection, files paid invoices by vendor.
vendor statements and answers any vendor inquiries.
W-9 documentation for independent contractors.
(approved) employee expense reports.
employee debit card activity, reconciles to monthly statements, and
records activity into accounting system.
accounts payable files for electronic storage, as required.
and accurately records all cash receipts into the accounting system, and
files backup documentation.
needed, prepares miscellaneous Accounts Receivable invoices.
needed, assists in the preparation of grant reports or reimbursement
requests for grant awards.
with month-end close by preparing schedules or other analysis of general
ledger accounts or allocations, including research of uncashed vendor
with vendor and cash receipts files and supporting documentation during
annual financial statement audits.
with preparing budget templates during annual budgeting process.
- Every AAFSC team member serves as an ambassador of the organization and
champion of AAFSC’s mission, vision and values. This includes the following:
relationships on behalf of and in support of the organization in partnership
with Senior Leadership and the Resource Development team. This includes being
sensitive to and aware of others, providing every client, partner and
participant with high-quality service, professional communication, and follow
through, and always keeping Senior Leadership and the Resource Development team
aware of any opportunities, challenges, or updates.
- All team members are expected to support the
Resource Development team with any requests in a timely manner, including, but
not limited to: grant applications, reports, attendance at meetings, hearings,
or other events, and sharing of AAFSC social media, flyers, and other
- Demonstrate a willingness
to respond to evolving community needs, including, but not limited to,
making referrals in light of community needs, supporting
with the development of and implementation of new initiatives or
programming, and, raising awareness of new or evolving
- Always act with
integrity, positivity, dedication, and professionalism within the office and
externally. This includes, but is not limited to, email communication, verbal
communication, communication with colleagues and peers, communication with
clients, or communication with external partners or agencies.
QUALITIES OF OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE:
Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in
Accounting or Finance
Minimum of two years general accounting
experience, not-for-profit preferred
Has an understanding of U.S. GAAP,
Strong analytical skills a must
Highly organized and ability to work both
independently and collaboratively
Ability to communicate clearly in both written
and verbal form and relate effectively to others at all levels in the
Knowledge of Sage Intacct a plus but not
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office,
including Excel and Word
Must be able to maintain full confidentiality of
any and all conversations, data records, files and other information where
access is limited
Ability to adapt, self-manage, and to prioritize
between and manage multiple demands
An earned reputation for being trustworthy, with
excellent judgment and discretion
Job contingent on pre-employment
background check and fingerprint clearance
Authorization is required
We are an equal opportunity employer that
values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal
characteristics, are encouraged to apply.
Arab American Family Support Center is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled