Girl Scouts is seeking an accurate and detailed focused accounting professional that is comfortable with technology. Share your talents with the world’s largest leadership organization and a make difference in a Girl’s life!
The Accounting Manager is responsible for assisting the Chief Financial Officer in the management of Badgerland Council’s financial operations. The primary focus of the Accounting Manager is to oversee the day-to-day operations of the council’s general ledger and related accounting functions including accounts payable, collections/cash receipts, management of the month-end close cycle, financial statement preparation, payroll, and in-house IT support.
The focus of this job is managing Badgerland Council financial data efficiently, with confidence and competence to help ensure the integrity of council’s fiscal operations. The Accounting Manager will need to be self-motivated, have an above average attention to detail, and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment to ensure deadlines are met. S/he will also need an in-depth understanding of both Badgerland Council’s and GSUSA’s financial policies, including net asset classifications and donor restrictions, and be able to educate and collaborate with others throughout the organization to ensure financial statements are accurate and issued on a timely basis.
Responsible for all aspects of accounts payable including processing vendor invoices, posting transactions to the general ledger on a timely basis, disbursements, vendor inquiries, credit applications, and sales tax exemptions forms.
Manage month-end close process including preparation and posting of journal entries with proper supporting documentation as well as completion of key balance sheet accounts.
Prepare monthly financial statements including summary budget variance analysis. Generate other ad-hoc reports as needed.
Collaborate with Chief Financial Officer to complete year-end audit and council tax returns.
Manage the bi-weekly payroll function ensuring timely and accurate payroll processing including general ledger wage allocation.
Orientate and advise employees on matters of council’s accounting policies, general ledger account coding and recordkeeping.
Review and identify accounting and administrative areas for efficiency and work with department heads to implement process improvements.
Serve as primary point of contact for outside IT consultant.
Serve as council administrator for Microsoft Office 365 including management of users.
In conjunction with IT Consultant and CFO, provide input into council’s technology strategy to minimize risk to council’s data.
Manage council’s technology equipment.
Be or become a registered member of the Girls Scouts of the United States of America; have a working knowledge of Girl Scout philosophy and programming, and be committed to the Girl Scout mission. Prior Girl Scout experience not required.
Perform other related duties as requested.
Anticipated Time Away from Office
Must be able to occasionally work irregular hours, including nights and weekends; possess a valid Driver’s License; must be able to work both in an office setting and independently off-site.
Travels throughout jurisdiction <10% of working time.
Key Department Partners: Leadership, Membership, Experience, Fund Development, Customer Care, Human Resources
Education and Experience
Bachelor degree, or equivalent of education and experience, in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration.
Minimum 5 years’ accounting experience preferably in nonprofit sector.
Working knowledge of finance, budgeting, grant administration, donor compliance, and GAAP required.
Excellent computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required and database experience with Abila, Salesforce, Hybris, and NetSuite strongly preferred.
Excellent written and verbal communication, active listening, and interpersonal skills.