The Brewster Centre


Staff Accountant
Reports to: Finance Director
Starting Salary: $33,000/year
FLSA Status: Exempt
Hours: Generally 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Hours may vary depending upon the tasks.
The Staff Accountant will be reporting directly to the Finance Director and will solely responsible for the administration of payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and billing for the agency.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

Ensures timely payment of bills and improving the cash flows wherever applicable.
Identifies gaps and discrepancies in the bills and payments.
Records and processes vendor statements as well as handles  payment complaints or discrepancies.

Prepares, enters and calculates semi-weekly payroll information, shift differentials, holidays, vacation and sick time into payroll system in a timely manner for completion of review and delivery.
Prepares and enters all necessary monthly journal entries.
Posting of all monies received to the proper GL and monies deposited in a timely manner.
Reconciling all bank and credit card accounts on a monthly basis.
Reporting of all variances in reimbursement request, petty cash flows, and other expense disclosures.
Distributing and tracking of all agency credit cards, in conjunction with policy.
Assisting Finance Director in maintaining all financial records and the general ledger on an accrual basis. The records will be maintained in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and government standards.
Monitoring of program budgets by preparing monthly budget reports.
Preparing and assisting the Finance Director with monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual financial billings and client statistics for submission to funding sources as required by contracts.
Preparing annual audit reports including all required schedules.
Attending all staff meetings and trainings as required.
Filing and maintaining all appropriate documentation related to the position is organized.
Assisting and greeting guests when and if applicable.
Acting as Notary for any business process.

Skills and Attributes

Demonstrates skill for accuracy and thoroughness.
Diligent in delivering quality reports and apply feedback to improve performance.
Accepts change and manages competing demands. Ability to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Availability of personal transport and a valid driver's license.

Minimum requirement is a Bachelors degree in Accounting OR Associates degree in accounting or related field. Minimum work experience is 2 years in an account position.
Practical knowledge of current accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll procedures.
Experience using QuickBooks required, Pro Premier 2007 non-profit edition preferred.
Proficiency in MS Excel (XP), MS Word (XP), MS Outlook (2003) and 10-key (speed and accuracy), additionally MS Access knowledge is preferred.
Knowledge of principals, concepts and practices of non-profit organizations preferred.
Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

"Brewster Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing cultural and ethnic diversity at all levels of the organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability. We welcome and encourage survivors, individuals from diverse backgrounds, and individuals who are bilingual or multi-lingual to apply."