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Staff Accountant

Granite State Independent Living

GSIL is a statewide nonprofit organization empowering people with disabilities to live their best lives.  Annually, we serve over 1800 consumers through 18 consumer directed programs and services. That’s what makes us unique.  Consumers are in charge.  We fill the gaps, turning challenges into opportunities, so everyone can live their best life.   As the state’s only Independent Living Center, we pride ourselves in being innovative leaders with a mission to promote quality of life with independence for people with disabilities through advocacy, information, education, support, and transition services.

Purpose/general responsibilities:

Responsible for various month-end closing activities including preparing general journal entries, reconciling accounts and generating and analyzing financial reports. Performing quarterly and annual accounting activities including assisting with year-end closing, annual audits and budgeting. Responsible for grant financial oversight and reporting in accordance with applicable regulations and requirements.

Specific (Essential) Responsibilities:

• Prepare (including creating or updating appropriate supporting documentation) monthly journal entries for a variety of accounts.

• Update and run monthly allocations for a variety of expenditures and costs.

• Reconcile various general ledger accounts on a monthly or quarterly basis and research and resolve any reconciling items.

• Track and complete federal, state and private grant accounting responsibilities including budget preparation, expense tracking, drawdowns and monthly/quarterly financial reports to grantors in compliance with applicable regulations and practices and periodic follow-up/updates to effected departments.

• Manage fixed assets including monthly depreciation entries, asset additions and disposals and monthly reconciliation of the subledger.

• Review and post journal entries prepared by other staff in the department, as needed.

• Generate accurate monthly reports and analysis under tight deadlines to meet reporting needs of the department and other areas as needed.

• Assist with banking activities as needed.

• Assist the Chief Financial Officer with the annual budget, annual audit, development of accounting policies and procedures and other miscellaneous projects and activities.

• Perform other tasks as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer.

• Maintain professional knowledge/skills by reviewing professional literature and attending trainings/ workshops.

• Support and uphold GSIL policies and procedures, workplace regulations and safety procedures.

• Conduct other duties as assigned.

• Ability to work well with co-workers within a fast-paced team setting.


• Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in accounting,

finance or related field.

• Minimum of three years of experience in a non-profit setting at a staff accountant level.

• Demonstrated ability to carry out tasks necessary to meet job responsibilities with minimal supervision.

• Ability to deal with sensitive information in a highly confidential manner.

• Knowledge of applicable accounting standards and practices.

• Knowledge of federal and state grant and contract regulations and requirements highly preferred.

• Advanced knowledge and experience using Excel.

• Excellent customer service skills to provide professional and timely support to our internal and external users of financial information.


• Working knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting and general business demonstrated by

a high quality of work.

• Knowledge of federal and state grant regulatory requirements including budget preparation, oversight and reporting.

• Knowledge of the Abila MIP accounting system.

• Ability to understand and analyze complex accounting processes and make recommendation to improve efficiency, effectiveness and problem solve.

• High level of attention to detail and the ability to think critically to identify issues.

• Ability to work effectively with other areas within the organization and foster collaboration with areas of responsibility.

• Ability to work well under pressure with tight deadlines with minimal supervision while maintaining accuracy of work and high professional standards.

• Ability to work well with co-workers within a fast-paced team setting.

Physical/Mental demands:

While performing the duties of this position, the individual is regularly required to sit, to use a computer, telephone, and other office equipment, to move throughout the building and to attend outside meetings. Employee may occasionally need to exert up to 10 pounds of force to lift carry, push or otherwise move objects (e.g. files or presentation materials). This position requires the ability to express or exchange ideas and to comprehend and present detailed and critical information including but not limited to financial information. Exceptional judgment and creativity are regularly required to evaluate results and make decisions.

Reasonable accommodations will be made available to assist persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Granite State Independent Living is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position please forward your resume and coverletter




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Date Added: October 13, 2021

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