The Staff Accountant will have flexibility with GFOA’s hybrid work environment, but preference is for the Staff Accountant to be in the Chicago office 2-3 days a week on average. GFOA offers a generous benefits package, including retirement match program, health insurance, dental, and vision.
4 Year Degree
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 1029146
Want to use your accounting expertise to serve an organization that helps local governments build thriving communities? The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) is recruiting a Staff Accountant to play a key support role in the day-to-day financial transactions and preparing monthly financial reports. This new position will be the fourth member of our finance team, and we are excited to build capacity for this department to better serve our staff of 65 and more than 22,000 members.
The Staff Accountant will have flexibility with GFOA’s hybrid work environment, but preference is for the Staff Accountant to be in the Chicago office 2-3 days a week on average. GFOA offers a generous benefits package, including retirement match program, health insurance, dental, and vision. Our organization is committed to fostering a culture of learning, collaboration, and trust. GFOA values the strength diversity of all kinds brings to the workplace. GFOA is an equal opportunity employer.
General Accounting and Reporting
Perform cash reconciliation on a daily basis
Assist with timely completion of day-to-day activities of accounts payable, expense reports, credit card transactions, cash disbursements, invoicing/billing and collections
Reconcile and post day-to-day transactions from membership database
With Accounting Manager, maintain the general ledger and other accounting records necessary to prepare the monthly financial statements
Prepare monthly journal entries
Monthly balance sheet and other reconciliations
Assist with preparation of monthly financial reports
Audit and Tax Compliance
Assist with preparation of annual Forms 1099 and 1096 reports
Assist with preparation of quarterly sales tax return
Assist with preparation of Forms 990 and 990-T
Assist with preparation of audit schedules, annual financial statements and footnotes
The ideal candidate will have a record of successful financial roles within an organization. As an effective team member, the Staff Accountant will bring a record of success in building relationships and communicating to a variety of constituents. Because the Finance team is small, but mighty, the Staff Accountant will also be willing to wear multiple hats and assist with other duties as assigned in addition to the above.
An undergraduate degree in accounting and 2-3 years of relevant experience is desired. Previous experience in not-for-profit or association environment is preferred, however, candidates with a variety of experiences are encouraged to apply.
The Staff Accountant will possess the following attributes and competencies:
Ability to establish credibility with staff and membership
Embodies member service mindset
Strong quantitative and analytical skills
Excellent collaboration skills
Proficiency with financial reporting systems
Ability to take initiative, set priorities, efficiently and effectively organize work to meet deadlines, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Ability to work well and communicate with all staff levels of the association
Aptitude for honing organizational systems and processes
For over a century, Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has been dedicated to promoting excellence in state and local government financial management. GFOA has been accomplishing this mission by identifying and developing the highest quality financial policies and practices and promoting them to the public through education, training, and leadership. The association’s over 22,000 members in the United States and Canada rely upon GFOA to provide timely information, practical educational opportunities, high quality professional publications, and the latest information on best practices.