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Sr. Staff Accountant

Sr. Staff Accountant

locationFort Worth, TX, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time

Description 

Job Purpose 

Under minimal supervision, the Sr. Staff Accountant coordinates financial activities for assigned division(s) and/or unit(s), completes funding source required billings and other reports, assures all financial activity is reflected accurately in the agency general ledger, monitors budget-to-actual expenses for assigned units, and can make prudent decisions that are timely, well researched, and reflect awareness of impact.  

They will make recommendations and provide ongoing communication with business directors and/or program managers to assure financial aspects are managed according to GAAP, UGMS, Federal UGG, Contract and/or Grant terms as appropriate and is also responsible for training new staff and monitoring their work for accuracy and meeting work deadlines.  

Essential Functions  

Prepare billings, related journal entries and monthly financial information for assigned divisions 

Responsible for the timely and accurate submission of program billings and other required reporting on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis for their projects 

Identify expenses that have occurred but have not been invoiced to determine if an accrual should be created 

Recognize all division revenues per contract/grants monthly 

Prepare grant billings and monitor AR for the division 

Review and approve all appropriate year-end accrual/encumbrance documentation 

Approve account distribution on check request and verify that proper signatures have been obtained 

Verify that funding is in the budget for any payment requests received 

Review monthly replenishment check requests to ensure compliance with operating procedures and to verify account distribution 

Reconcile balance sheet accounts as assigned on a monthly basis 

Assist with the preparation for year-end audit of independent auditor 

Plan, coordinate, and prepare for program auditors as necessary 

Attend budget and financial statement review meetings as requested 

Prepare Record of Cash Receipts (ROCR) for input daily, verifying all general ledger coding, AR customer number, and invoice number are complete and accurate 

Cross-train and assist with accounting activities for BH, DS and ECS divisions 

Accurately complete special projects as assigned  

May assist with other responsibilities in the absence of relevant personnel 

Identify and implement cost saving ideas 

Performance standards are performed as applicable with MHMR’s We CARE values “We Connect People in Our Community.  We Provide Access to Services.  We Link People to Resources.  We Empower People.” 

Perform other job duties or responsibilities as requested or assigned. 

Knowledge of Laws, Regulations, Policies/Procedures, Skills, and Abilities 

MHMRTC Operating Procedures 

Knowledge of GAAP, GASB, UGMS, and Federal UGG standards 

Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral formats 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships 

Ability to work independently on difficult or complex tasks and keep accurate records 

Ability to organize work to make deadlines on time 

Ability to make independent decisions 

Ability to interpret and apply accounting theory 

Ability to use extensive Excel skills such as Pivot Tables and the ability to upload into the accounting system 

Must be able to multi-task and have strong analytical and problem-solving skills 

Internal & External Customer Service 

This position requires extensive internal and external contacts. The employee will accomplish this with advanced written and verbal skills 

Travel 

Occasional travel may be required 

Equipment Used 

Computer/internet/email, printer/fax machine, scanner/copier, ten-key calculator, agency telephone system 

Minimum Requirements 

Minimum Qualifications  

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree 

Defined Education: Accounting, Finance or Business Administration from an accredited college or university preferred. Minimum of six hours of college-level accounting courses. 

Preferences: Knowledge of advanced computer systems and Microsoft Office Suite 

Substitutions: N/A 

Years’ Experience: Five years  

Defined Experience: Closely related accounting experience 

License/Certifications: Valid Texas Driver’s License  

Special Courses: Knowledge of governmental accounting preferred 

Supervisory Experience: Three years 

Agency Requirements 

All staff are required to participate in agency Emergency Preparedness and Environmental Safety programs and may be assigned by their department as a key/essential staff level function during critical events or for the purpose of sustaining business continuity. 

This position may require temporary or permanent re-assignment to any MHMR Tarrant facility as determined by program needs and/or the Division/Director. 

Assigned work hours may change as the needs of the agency change. 

The Functional Title of this position may change as the needs of the agency change. 

All work will be completed within the scheduled work hours. All non-exempt (hourly) employees are expected to clock in and clock out for each work shift, no work should be done off the clock. 

Prior approval from supervisor is required for all Paid Time Off (PTO) and Overtime. 

MHMR reserves the right to change, add to or eliminate positions as it deems appropriate.  

Employment is at will, as well as agency needs may change. 

Agency dress code is to be followed at all times. 

Physical on-site presence, including regular attendance and punctuality, is an essential function of this position. Any changes or adjustments to your assigned work schedule or shift hours must be approved by your supervisor in advance. 

All staff are required to participate in agency Emergency Preparedness and Environmental Safety programs and may be assigned by their departments as a key/essential staff level function during critical events or for the purpose of sustaining business continuity.

This position may require temporary or permanent re-assignment to any MHMR Tarrant facility as determined by program needs and /or the Division/Director.

Assigned work hours may change as the needs of the agency change.

The functional Title of this position may change as the needs of the agency change.

All work will be complete within the scheduled work hours.  All non-exempt (hourly) employee are expected to clock In and out for each work shift, no work done should be done off the clock.

Prior approval from supervisor is required for all Paid Time Off (PTO) and Overtime.

MHMR reserves the tight to change, and to or eliminate a position as it deems appropriate.

Employment is at will, as well as agency needs may change.

Agency dress code is to be followed at all times.

Physical on-site presence, including regular attendance and punctuality is an essential function of this position.  Any change or adjustments to your assigned work schedule or shift hours must be approved by your supervisor in advance.

Our Benefits:

Our total rewards program offers benefits* to full time employees beginning 1st of the month following hire date including but not limited to:

• Comprehensive healthcare options (Medical, Dental, and Vision)

• Life insurance and additional supplemental accident and hospitalization plans

• 401a match and 457 deferred compensation plans

• Paid vacation and holidays; varied flexible work environment locations

• Annual tuition reimbursement program

• Student Loan Forgiveness

• Professional development programs and training

• And more…..

Insurance eligibility:

• Full time employees begin 1st of the month following hire date

• Market driven positions (full time or part time) begin immediately after hire date

• Select part time market driven positions are eligible for most insurance plans

• Substitute status jobs are not eligible for benefits

For more information, click https://www.mhmrtarrant.org/benefits/

Additional Information
*MHMR of Tarrant County (“MHMR”) and its affiliates and subsidiaries have an internal recruiting department. MHMR may supplement that internal capability from time to time with assistance from temporary staffing agencies, placement services, and professional recruiters herein after referred to collectively as “Recruiters"). Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact MHMR employees directly in an attempt to present candidates – MHMR recruiting team or other authorized MHMR personnel must present ALL candidates to hiring managers. For more information please visit our website www.mhmrtc.org