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Senior Accountant

Finance | Raleigh, NC | Full Time

Job Description

About Communities In Schools of North Carolina: 

Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC) is a national leader in the CIS network, breaking new ground in service delivery and programs. Established in 1989, Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC) is part of the national Communities In Schools network. We are a leading partner in providing Integrated Student Supports or wraparound services to propel student success in more than 300 schools across the state. Based directly inside schools, student support specialists connect students and their families to evidence-based services and supports, as well as critical educational and community-based resources, to increase attendance, improve behavior, enhance coursework and engage more parents and families in student success. Tailored to each student’s specific needs, student support specialists create personalized toolkits for success and an educational experience where students can learn, thrive and power the future.

At Communities In Schools of NC, we are “all-in” for kids. It is our passion-- it is our mission. In North Carolina, 1 in 5 children under the age of 18 live in poverty leading to challenges outside the classroom that stand in the way of success inside the classroom. Communities In Schools works directly inside schools, building one-on-one relationships that empower students to succeed at school and in life.  We achieve our mission by hiring bright, creative, and innovative team members who have a passion for what we do.  At CISNC, we value relationships, collaboration, learning, integrity and commitment.

Our Opportunity 

The Senior Accountant reports to the Vice President for Finance (VP Finance) and is responsible for supporting monthly close, compliance, and financial planning and analysis activities for Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC) as well as its subsidiaries and affiliates as requested. 

The person in this new and integral role will work collaboratively with others to ensure that the organization complies with requirements for federally funded programs and that internal control standards are met. The Senior Accountant will support CISNC in preparing for its Single Audit.

Essential Functions:

  • Partner with the VP Finance and Financial Analyst to prepare the organization for its Single Audit. Prepare and deliver training, ensure compliance with program requirements, and perform monthly sampling and review of transactions for compliance. Gather information requested for and otherwise support the Single Audit.
  • Contribute to the monthly close by preparing journal vouchers, account reconciliations, reports, and financial statement analysis.
  • Prepare the monthly detailed salaries forecast for review by the VP Finance.
  • Prepare invoices and accounts receivable journal entries and reconcile them to the general ledger and external guidelines. Monitor receivables for timely receipt and address any delays. Prepare program reports for grantors.
  • Support annual budget development by partnering with the Financial Analyst to create tools, templates, and training for the organization.  Prepare content for presentations and the accounting system budget upload file.
  • Support the annual external audit by preparing select financial statements and footnotes and providing requested information for the auditors.
  • Support the annual review and update of CISNC’s fiscal policies and procedures.
  • Support the VP Finance in preparing the Form 990s.
  • Assist the Financial Analyst with accounting system maintenance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Necessary Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Computer skills to include working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Professional presentation skills with both large and small groups
  • Self-motivated with the ability to make independent decisions
  • A valid NC driver’s license

Core Competencies: 

Valuing diversity, training & presenting information, team leadership and self management. 

Job Specific Competencies: 

 Adaptability& flexibility, creative & innovative thinking, ethics & integrity, initiative, listening, relationship building and thoroughness.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or similar field of study or equivalent experience.
  • 4+ years of experience in accounting, audit, and / or finance.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn, understand and apply program requirements and standards.
  • Ability to support concurrent projects / tasks.
  • Must be able to hear, see, and move about the office.
  • Must be able to lift 10 lbs.
  • Must maintain a high level of cognitive function to support the operations of this strategic function.

Preferred Education / Experience:

  • CPA, CGMA or MBA.
  • Prior experience planning, conducting or otherwise supporting Single Audits.

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 We are an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law (referred to as "protected status").