This position reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer. Works in a financial team environment to assist the Agency in meeting various financial reporting deadlines, prepare reconciliations, as well as create and track budgets. This position supervises accounting personnel as assigned.
Supervise department staff including the roles of Accounting Specialist, Data Specialist, Claims Resolutions Specialist, and Data Analyst. Provide training and direction to Agency staff.
Assist CFO in setting department objectives. Organize work and set priorities to meet deadlines working within prescribed time constraints.
Delegating and overseeing projects as assigned to the department.
Oversees various grants from Federal and State funded entities to ensure Agency’s timely and accurate reporting. Stays up-to-date on grant and program requirements related to applicable procedures and regulations, including Federal Uniform Guidance.
With minor supervision completing accounting tasks including, but not limited to, posting journal entries, preparing/reviewing bank reconciliations, accounts receivable tracking and reconciliation, preparing/reviewing invoices and payments to vendors, and preparing various monthly balance sheet account schedules. Accurately establish and maintain financial records.
Prepare and monitor monthly and quarterly revenue and expenditure reports, budgets and other financial reports, as needed.
Prepare and review audit schedules on an on-going basis and oversee the annual Agency audit.
Prepare various ad hoc reports to assist management in decision making.
Compile, review and analyze financial and statistical data.
Update and implement fiscal policies and procedures in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Apply accounting/financial monitoring and auditing principles and procedures.
Continuously review and improve current processes, based on evolving Agency needs, in collaboration with other departments and management.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others, including management, staff, vendors, and other agencies, as well as the public.
Communicate orally and in writing accounting issues to individuals with varying degrees of accounting familiarity.
Follow oral and written directions and use good judgment in recognizing the scope and limit of delegated authority.
Use of Microsoft Office products – Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint etc.
Use of remote work tools including, but not limited to, Microsoft Teams, video conferencing, VPN/Remote connections, Office 365, and other secure file sharing applications, etc.
Handles other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting (CPA Preferred)
Experience: 4-6 years’ experience in accounting (preferably in non-profit environment)
Requirements: Is accurate, conscientious and flexible with attention to detail. Proficient in Microsoft Office products – Excel, Word, Outlook, etc. Accepts direction, is well organized, and has the ability to meet deadlines. Willingness to work in a team environment and has excellent interpersonal and group process skills. Perform job functions with minimal supervision, ethics, honesty and integrity. The Senior Alliance is a non-profit 501c(3) where philanthropy on behalf of the Agency is strongly encouraged for all employees.
Employee must have proficient knowledge of:
Principals of accounting, including generally accepted accounting principles as they relate to non-profit entities.
Budget preparation, budget control, and financial reporting procedures.
Computer systems and their application to accounting.
About The Senior Alliance
The Senior Alliance funds and administers a network of services for older adults in the region. The Senior Alliance, Area Agency on Aging 1-C, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) agency established in 1980 and designated by the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services as the Area Agency on Aging for the 34 communities of southern and western Wayne County, Michigan. The Senior Alliance also acts as an agent of the MI Choice Waiver Program, arranging services for qualified older adults and individuals living with disabilities.
The Senior Alliance’s policies are set by a board of directors. The board is advised in turn by an Advisory Council composed of older adults, service providers, and the general public. The agency’s chief executive officer is Tamera Kiger.
All persons age 60 and older who reside in the region are entitled to receive services funded by the Older Americans Act and Older Michiganians Act from The Senior Alliance, regardless of their financial or social status. For some programs and services, per the Older Americans Act, the agency will give preference to older adults who are considered to be in the greatest economic or social need. Services provided through the Medicaid Waiver Program are restricted to persons who meet qualification requirements.