Accountant

Atlanta, Georgia

Accountant

Atlanta, Georgia

 

Do you believe that innovation drives results and passion overcomes obstacles? Then join a fast-paced, mission-driven organization with a decidedly entrepreneurial spirit.

Points of Light (POL) – is the nation's leading volunteer organization with more than 25 years of history and a bipartisan presidential legacy. Our mission is to inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action that changes the world. We connect people to their power to make a meaningful difference by providing access to tools, resources and opportunities and helping volunteers use their time, talent, voice and money to meet the critical needs of our communities.

 

Position Overview: Points of Light is seeking an Accountant, who will plan, organize and execute the accounts payable/receivable and other related functions of the Foundation. This position ensures the accuracy of the accounts payable/receivable process and compliance with Foundation policies and procedures.  The Accountant provides the primary point of contact with Foundation affiliates and vendors, and will develop a comprehensive understanding of the Foundation’s financial responsibilities.

 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Maintenance of invoice processing system (Fidesic), and prioritization of vendor and affiliate payments.
  • Assist in developing and documenting revenue recognition policies for its product offering as well as internal controls affecting the accounting team.
  • Perform all month end close responsibilities, including balance sheet and income statement journal entries for POL departments.
  • Management of communication and interaction with internal constituents, vendors and affiliates.
  • Processing payments – check, ACH, international wires.
  • Assist with various projects such as process improvement activities and implementation of systems such as Great Plains, Salesforce, and invoice systems.
  • Management of credit card issuance, training, processing, reconciliation, receipting.
  • Management of travel expense and related system.
  • 1099 processing and issuance.
  • Assistance with Cash management and analysis.
  • Assist with annual audit by creating compliant documentation and support for financial statements and internal controls.
  • Work closely with other members of the finance team and assist with monthly, quarterly, and annual revenue forecasts and analysis. Support other departments to explain/resolve revenue- related questions/issues, proposals and projects.

 

Qualifications and Skills

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, CPA desired.

Experience:

  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in Accounting.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Advanced Excel)
  • Excellent written and oral communication, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently to identify and resolve problems, while producing timely results.
  • Great Plains (ERP) and Fidesic experience a plus.
  • Nonprofit experience a plus

Skills:       

  • Speed, with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent memory for programs, transactions, vendors, and constituents.
  • Ability to interact professionally with a wide range of people.
  • Responsiveness.
  • “Can do” attitude – willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
  • Quick learner and self-starter – willing to adapt and take on additional responsibilities.
  • Willingness to research and analyze to propose solutions to problems and answers to questions.
  • Ability to identify opportunities for improvement in systems, processes and documentation.

Cultural:

  • An entrepreneurial spirit and creative approach to strategy development.
  • A commitment to community service.
  • Individual must be able to thrive in an environment that is characterized by significant growth, diversity and constant change.
  • Able to prioritize and multi-task, working efficiently and able to address a wide variety of considerations.

 

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience, with excellent benefits package.

 

To Apply:  Email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:  resumes@pointsoflight.org  Please include “Accountant”  in the subject line of your email.

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