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Staff Accountant 

About the Organization For over 60 years, The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region has helped people with intellectual and developmental disabilities build better lives one person at a time.

We provide support services and advocacy to 400 adults and children and their families in Harford and Cecil Counties. The Arc supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to create lives that mirror yours and mine: students attending neighborhood schools, adults going to work and living in their own homes, and individuals enjoying the social and recreational opportunities in their communities. We are a private, non-profit local chapter of The Arc of Maryland and The Arc of The United States, the largest volunteer organization in the world devoted exclusively to improving the quality of life for all adults and children with developmental disabilities.

The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.  
Category Accounting/Finance  
Description

Position Summary:

The Staff Accountant is responsible for the provision of routine accounting functions for the support of the Accounting department within the organization. Responsibilities will include assistance with accounts payable processing, preparation and maintenance of various reconciliations, general ledger maintenance, journal entry preparation and entry, and preparation and maintenance of budgeting trend reports.

Position Duties & Responsibilities:

In a manner consistent with supporting The Arc NCR Mission Statement the Staff Accountant shall do the following:

Quality Team Members

  • Provide routine or as needed accounting supports to other departments within the organization

Quality Supports

  • Provide backup support and assistance in maintenance and distribution of Personal Use Funds to individuals supported by the organization

  • Maintain a positive attitude and belief that all people employed by The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region, Inc. are responsible for quality outcomes for the individuals the organization supports

Financial Excellence

  • Analyze financial data in order to prepare financial reports
  • Completes, maintains and submits required reports and documentation in a timely manner.
  • Accurate and timely completion of both weekly and monthly general ledger maintenance.
  • Prepares both internal and external reports by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger system and from various internal departments.
  • Prepares general ledger entries by maintaining records and files.
  • Timely and accurately prepares account reconciliations
  • Develops and implements new accounting procedures as deemed necessary to improve efficiencies.
  • Accurate and timely completion of routine and as needed accounting functions for service departments.
  • Provide routine or as needed accounting supports that contribute to the effective functioning of the Accounting Department.


Other duties as assigned

Essential Skills and Core Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following skills and core competencies:

Communication

Employee fosters open communication; provides timely information to other teams; listens actively and values other's input; tailors messages to the appropriate audiences; presents self in a cheerful, positive manner at all times; communicates professionally in both verbal and written forms; professionally communicates conflicting points of view.

Builds Collaborative Relationships

Employee works cooperatively with others; treats others with dignity and respect; focuses on solving conflict proactively and positively; provides assistance to others when needed; recognizes agency's culture and incorporates the mission and core values into daily activities; understands that they are part of ONE team to accomplish ONE mission.

Results Oriented

Employee is an executor; produces consistent and quality work with a sense of urgency; meets all agreed upon deadlines and assigned goals; takes the time to effectively plan and prioritize work activities; does what it takes to get the job done.

Self-Accountable

Employee assesses own strengths and weaknesses; takes action for his or her own performance; admits and learns from mistakes; is resilient; solicits, is open to, and uses performance feedback; pursues training and development opportunities to continuously build knowledge and skills.

Flexibility

Employee proactively remains flexible in the event of an unpredictable circumstance and adapts to change in the work environment; changes individual approach or method to best fit the situation; recognizes and responds to frequent changes, maintains a positive 'can do' attitude during change; builds commitment and overcomes resistance by sharing the why's; is proactive; has the ability to identify needed change and does it before being asked or before the situation requires it; willing to take independent action to change the direction of events;

Organizational Participation

Employee participates and enlists participation of others; volunteers readily; seeks increased responsibilities and takes on challenging assignments; shows an interest in what others have to say; values differences among team members; takes the time to get to know coworkers, builds rapport and establishes a common bond with coworkers.

Analytical Problem Solving

Employee has the ability to solve both complex and uncomplicated problems; make decisions based on available information; displays original thinking and creativity; uses sound judgment about what ideas will work and moves those ideas forward; strives to improve productivity and efficiency; meets with resourcefulness; generates suggestions; continuously improve processes and service; anticipates roadblocks and course corrects.

Education, Training and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting required
  • Three (3) years of experience in accounting and/or bookkeeping position; including General Ledger
  • Experience working with accounting/general ledger software
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform successfully the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable a qualified individual with disabilities to perform essential functions of this position.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this position, the employee will be expected to operate successfully certain office equipment but not limited to: desktop PC, laptop computer, printers, scanners, and copiers. An employee in this position must be able to lift up to 10 pounds, demonstrate approved physical intervention techniques (BPS training methods) and demonstrate CPR.

An employee in this position will be required to maintain records related to the position. He or she will be required to have sufficient mobility to supervise staff, attend meetings inside and outside the office; he or she will be required to have sufficient fine motor skills to use a keyboard and telephone, handle, manipulate and retrieve documents pertinent to the position. This employee is required to hear (with or without hearing devices), speak (with or without associated devices), and see (with or without corrective lenses).

 
Position Requirements

 

Other Requirements

  • Access to reliable transportation

  • Active valid driver’s license and driving record that has no more than two (2) points.

  • Maintenance of all required trainings under DDA guidelines and The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region policies and procedures

  • Flexibility of scheduling to meet agency and program needs

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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