Staff Accountant

City
Orlando
State
Florida
Title
Staff Accountant
Description

This position provides general accounting support including general ledger reconciliations and other accounting support. Assignments involve varied duties requiring the understanding and application of general accounting principles and accounting software, working under the supervision and within standard or accepted practice.

This is a full time position offering a competitive salary, medical benefits, dental and vision benefits options, paid personal time off, sick time, paid holidays, retirement plan options, free employee parking and a wonderful supportive team environment!

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Opportunity type
Job
Category
Administration (e.g., Finance, IT, HR)
Job responsibilities

About Second Harvest

If you don’t know about The Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, let us start by saying this is a BIG operation! We are a private, nonprofit organization that collects, stores and distributes donated food to more than 550 feeding partners in six Central Florida counties: Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia. Last year, with the help of numerous donors, volunteers and a caring, committed community, the food bank distributed nearly 58 million meals to partner programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, women’s shelters, senior centers, day care centers and Kids Cafes.

In addition to getting food to those in our community who need it, Second Harvest transforms dozens of lives directly every year through several innovative programs. Economically-challenged adults who graduate from our 16-week culinary training program are placed in ‘better than minimum wage”’ jobs that set them and their families on a path to self-sustainability. We provide assistance to connect people who are eligible to receive SNAP food assistance benefits with the resources they need to access the program and get help. We collaborate with many social service agencies to address the broad spectrum of needs facing many members of our community.

Department Summary:

The Finance Department is comprised of accounts payable, accounts receivables, tax and compliance, budgeting, forecasting, cash flows, reporting, internal controls, auditing, strategic planning and risk management. This department is responsible for the overall management of food bank dollars and is the most critical part in ensuring that food bank dollars are spent and managed correctly.

Work Schedule;

Monday through Friday 8 am until 5 pm.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Prepare monthly reimbursement invoices (i.e.: Grant Funded invoices like TEFAP, DCF, CCFP), and insure that only allowable expenses are charged against government grants
• Reconcile general ledger accounts to subsidiary ledger entries
• Prepare monthly journal entries in preparation for closing and other adjustments as needed
• Assist with the preparation of period ending reports and special projects
• Make weekly payments to 403(b) account
• Bank reconciliations
• Reconciliation of catering revenue
• Reconciliation of A Spoon Full of Hope revenue generated via Shopify
• Weekly bank activity reconciliation
• Manage invoicing for Service Projects, donation requests, program departments
• Manage fixed assets activity

Competencies Required:

• Decision Quality
Makes sound decisions, even in the absence of complete information
Relies on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgement when making decisions
Considers all relevant factors and uses appropriate decision-making criteria and principles
• Action Oriented
Readily takes action on challenges, without unnecessary planning
Identifies and seizes new opportunities
Displays a can-do attitude in good and bad times
• Communicates Effectively
Attentively listens to others
Adjusts to fit the audience and the message
Is effective in a variety of communication settings
• Customer Focus
Continually improves processes in order to meet and exceed customer expectations
Actively identifies internal and external customer needs
Tries to improve processes by carefully listening to customers
• Ensures Accountability
Follows through on commitments and makes sure others do the same
Takes personal responsibility for decisions, actions and failures
Acts with a clear sense of ownership
• Interpersonal Savvy
Relates comfortably with people across levels, functions, culture and geography
Acts with diplomacy and tact
Builds rapport in an open, friendly, and accepting way
• Optimizes Work Processes
Identifies and creates the processes necessary to get work done
Separates and combines activities in an efficient workflow
Designs processes and procedures that allow managing from a distance
• Instills Trust
Follows through on commitments
Is seen as direct and truthful
Keeps confidences
• Self-Development
Shows personal commitment and takes action to continuously improve
Accepts assignments that broaden capabilities
Learns from new experiences, from others, and from structured learning

So, if you are interested and think you want to apply, but you are not sure if you are a perfect fit for these requirements, we still want to hear from you. Everybody brings a different set of skills and experience to our team and we welcome your interest in Second Harvest. Chances are, you may be just who we are looking for!

Disclaimer
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Application qualifications

For this position, you will need:
• College degree in accounting, finance or related field or a minimum of 2 years accounting experience including general ledger, accounts receivable and payable, journal entries, reconciliations, and accounting flow into financials.
• Ability to work independently following verbal or written instructions
• Organized and detail oriented
• Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
• Experience with integrated accounting software programs and MS Office products Excel and Word
• Must pass background check and drug testing

Benefits

This is full time benefits eligible position - benefits include medical with optional affordable coverage for dependents, options for vision and dental. Paid sick time, vacation time, holidays, matching contributions in retirement account up to 4% after qualifying period.

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About the organization

About Second Harvest

If you don’t know about The Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, let us start by saying this is a BIG operation! We are a private, nonprofit organization that collects, stores and distributes donated food to more than 550 feeding partners in six Central Florida counties: Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia. Last year, with the help of numerous donors, volunteers and a caring, committed community, the food bank distributed nearly 58 million meals to partner programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, women’s shelters, senior centers, day care centers and Kids Cafes.

In addition to getting food to those in our community who need it, Second Harvest transforms dozens of lives directly every year through several innovative programs. Economically-challenged adults who graduate from our 16-week culinary training program are placed in ‘better than minimum wage”’ jobs that set them and their families on a path to self-sustainability. We provide assistance to connect people who are eligible to receive SNAP food assistance benefits with the resources they need to access the program and get help. We collaborate with many social service agencies to address the broad spectrum of needs facing many members of our community.

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