Staff Accountant

Position Title : Staff Accountant 
Department Unit : Finance
Reports to : Chief Financial Officer (CFO) 
FLSA : Non-exempt

Essential Functions:

The Staff Accountant works under the supervision of the CFO to maintain financial records, maintain the general ledger, and perform general bookkeeping related to Laurel House, Inc. and Friends of Laurel House, Inc., both 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organizations. The workload includes:  processing biweekly payroll (ADP service used);  processing vendor payments, depositing donations from Development Department’s fundraising initiatives; preparing accounting related entries for the general ledger; preparing monthly accounting closings; and general clerical/administrative functions.



Scope:

The Staff Accountant will have responsibility for:  using and maintaining QuickBooks; preparing monthly accounting closings; performing monthly account reconciliations; receipt of money; reconciliation of bank accounts; making bank deposits; paying bills; handling petty cash; assuring expenditures are properly recorded; processing monthly rent payments from approximately 30 residents; preparing monthly sales tax reports for payment to Department of Revenue for Laurel House’s Treasure Hunters thrift shop.

Responsibilities
  • Manage Laurel House’s accounting records; record monthly journal entries and maintain I/C accounts.
  • Maintain detailed reconciliation of balance sheet and revenue and expense accounts.
  • Process accounts payable invoices utilizing bank’s online payment system; resolve discrepancies.
  • Prepare invoices for clients, grants and other organizations as needed.
  • Record and deposit all cash received from donations, Café, residential rent payments.
  • Perform monthly reconciliation of bank statements.
  • Process bi-weekly payroll through ADP.
  • Record and drawdown HUD grants.
  • Reconcile petty cash receipts with cash on hand.
  • Prepare documentation to assist external auditors during annual audit.
  • Prepare financial analysis to support operational projects as assigned.
  • Human Resource support responsibilities include:   maintaining employee files; recording employee time-off;  funding of employee retirement and health savings accounts; coordination of new employee background and drug screenings with outside service; coordination/ distribution of staff monthly calendar and phone directory listing.
  • Responsible monthly for ordering office supplies.
  • File accounting records, contracts, bank agreements, leases, insurance policies.
  • Maintain permits, licenses and registrations.
  • Work closely with Development/Fundraising Dept.
Knowledge and Skills Required
Minimum Requirements

To apply for this position please send your cover letter and resume to coverlettersandresumes@laurelhouse.net

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Laurel House provides resources and opportunities for people living with mental illness to lead fulfilling and productive lives in their communities throughout Fairfield County. 

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