The Accountant will be responsible for the maintenance and control of the Foundation's financial functions while maintaining integrity through accurate and timely recording and accounting of the Foundation's finances.
The duties and responsibilities are:
- Maintain accounting records in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, IRS regulations and FASB;
- Administer accounting policies and procedures as well as the day–to–day accounting and internal control activities of the Foundation;
- Monitor approved operating budgets;
- Process and maintain accounts receivable, accounts payable, grants payable and associated records ensuring timely distribution of checks;
- Verify all contributions to the Foundation ensuring they are deposited with the proper investment manager or financial institution, credited to the proper funds and administered according to the fund agreement and Foundation policies;
- Reconcile bank and investment statements;
- Reconcile individual fund accounts and prepare quarterly fund statements for fund representatives;
- Create and distribute monthly financial statements;
- Provide support for the Foundation's annual audit and tax return including preparation of supporting documentation and schedules along with interaction with the outside auditing team;
- Review draft of audited financial statements and draft of IRS Form 990;
- Coordination of various state registrations through an outside registration firm;
- Administer administrative fee assessments and collection;
- Prepare and file the Foundation's annual property tax return;
- Other duties as assigned by the President.
The Accountant must have strong accounting knowledge and effective communication skills, both written and oral, including the ability to analyze and think critically. They shall possess strong organizational skills, be a self–starter and have the ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously. They shall be detail oriented, pay high attention to detail, have the ability to work well with others and maintain confidentiality. They must have a record of integrity and dependability and have a professional demeanor and appearance. The Accountant shall hold an undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in accounting. They must be a quick learner of accounting systems and be very proficient in Microsoft Excel.
The Accountant must reside in Porter County, Indiana.