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Cape Abilities General Accountant in West Yarmouth, Massachusetts

The General Accountant directly supports the Controller & collaborates with internal & external stakeholders (inside & outside the Finance Team) to ensure financial transactions are timely & accurately recorded in the general ledger. This position manages various daily, monthly, & annual accounting processes supporting the quality & integrity of the Agency?s financial reporting. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of accounting, familiarity with financial systems (QuickBooks & Financial Edge preferred), proficiency in Excel & nonprofit experience. In addition, a successful candidate will possess well-developed attributes including proactivity, curiosity, critical thinking, deadline management & close attention to detail. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS* Accounting quality & integrity: the General Accountant has primary responsibility for processes & procedures to support timely & accurate accounting. Executing monthly & year-end journal entry processes to support complete & accurate accounting & financial reporting. Completing monthly &/or year-end general ledger account reconciliations for most of the Agency?s balance sheet accounts including, but not limited to cash, prepaid & other assets, investments, fixed assets, accounts payable & accrued expenses, debt, & other liabilities. Administering accounting for third party (HUD funded residences) for which the Agency provides bookkeeping & fiduciary services. Cash & payment processing support: the General Accountant serves a critical role in cash monitoring & controls, & Agency payment processing. This position coordinates closely with the Controller, Accounts Payable, & the Revenue & Payroll Accountant. Monitoring & reporting daily activity & balances for all cash accounts to support Agency cash flow & cash management. Administering processes & procedures for payroll & benefits payments, including reviewing, & remitting compensation & retirement benefit payments to third party administrators & financial institutions. Managing timely disbursements & recording of all financing & rental obligations, including bond payments, facilities mortgages & leases, & vehicles & equipment financing. Monitoring, reviewing accuracy of credit card purchase coding, ensuring appropriateness of corporate credit card purchases, & liaising with stakeholders regarding matters related to the credit card purchases. Tax & compliance support: overseeing timely & accurate submission of state & federal taxes &/or related reporting. Managing processes for timely remittance of state sales tax in close coordination with Social Enterprise teams. Administering processes & procedures for federal vendor & supplier tax reporting (1099s). Institutional, major donor & planned giving funding support: Cape Abilities pursues diversified funding sources to advance programmatic impact. Supporting Programs & Development personnel with administering grants & cooperative agreements, including but not limited to ensuring appropriate recording of restricted expenses, generating ad hoc reporting, etc. Supporting Development with recording, monitoring & reporting of pledges, bequests, & gift annuities. PREPARATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES Bachelor?s or Associates in business or accounting degree preferred. Minimum of three years? experience working in an accounting or bookkeeping capacity (nonprofit experience preferred). Strong knowledge of Excel. Strong attention to detail & organizational skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks & competing demands. Deadline driven. WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEM&S Normal working conditions. See Competencies when applying.