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Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer GENERAL PURPOSE OF POSITION Assistant to the CFO is responsible for helping to maintain the financial health of the Organization as directed by the CFO. This includes, but is not limited to, the handling of transactions, month-end closing tasks, financial statement preparation, year-end audit tasks, outside agency audit tasks, budget preparation and other job-related duties as assigned. This position also is responsible for helping to create or change, implement, and enforce accounting policies and procedures as required to maintain the financial health of the Organization. This should be accomplished by having a thorough understand of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The Assistant to the CFO will be expected to account for and report on Federal, State and City Government grants and contracts, as well as contributions and grants from private donors. This position will support general accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll. REPORTS TO CFO ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Monitors and maintains the General Ledger. Perform account analysis and reconciliation of balance sheet accounts & all subsidiary ledgers at the end of each month. Prepare balance sheet, profit and loss statements, monthly closing reports and other reports to summarize Cantalicians financial position vs. budget. This includes reviewing and explaining major variances. Compile and analyze financial information and prepare well documented journal entries for approval by the CFO to accounts as needed ensuring financial records are accurate and properly documented. Resolve accounting discrepancies. Assist with 401(k) audits, Form 5500 preparation and other required reports to the DOL and IRS. This includes quarterly and annual analysis of payroll data to complete Federal and State payroll tax filings. Prepare, review and distribute monthly/quarterly/semi-annual/annual cost reports for contracts/grants as well as other reports as needed. Created May, 2013 Cantalician Center Job Description Oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period. Reconcile all grants and pledge receivables monthly. Assist CFO with duties related to the month-end close, year-end close and outside agency audit tasks. Assure that payments for payables, leases, loans and other financial obligations are made in a timely manner. Assure that purchases and invoices are verified, recorded and distributed to accounts correctly. Monitor and review the production of Federal, State and other regulatory funding agency cost reports, explaining variances with these financial documents. Establishing, implementing and maintaining a sound Fixed Asset recording, inventorying, re-evaluating system for owned and leased assets. Includes the maintenance of the fixed asset ledgers for both CCL locations. Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures. Assist the CFO with the coordination of all audit activity. Includes preparation of work papers and reconciliations as requested by external auditors. Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep CFO abreast of Cantalicians Centers financial status; Assist CFO in the annual budgeting and planning process; assist with the administeration and review of all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate. Oversee payroll allocations by program and job code consistent with CFR reporting requirements. Perform time studies as needed. Reconcile all bank accounts and investment accounts monthly. Prepare financial information for input into computer system following best practices in computerized financial applications. Post daily cash receipts into Fund EZ, either applied against an A/R balance or recorded as revenue ensuring that they are applied to the appropriate account. Research and resolve any unidentified receipts in a timely manner. Post billing invoices generated by various individuals responsible for preparing and mailing invoices. (i.e.: billing clerk, Community Services clerk, Coordinator of Community Based Services, RSO Data Clerk, etc.) Prepare quarterly NY State sales tax filings. Administer all aspects of the Federal Grant 611/619 program. 2 Cantalician Center Job Description Prepare daily cash flow report, monitor cash balances and process bank transfers approved by CFO or Executive Director. Prepare monthly cash flow reports vs. budget. Obtain Insurance Certificates from Diocese. Assist in the development, write up, modification and implementation of accounting procedures, systems and internal controls. Assist in preparation of the CFR and other needed reports. Provide financial information for other departments and agencies. Communicate financial information in an understandable form for non-technical people using both written and verbal skills Exhibit knowledge of pronouncements, developments, and trends in governmental accounting as promulgated by GASB and other oversight agencies. Maintain records according to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Review/audits accounting and operational records to ensure accuracy of information and examines supporting documentation to establish proper authorization and conformance with agreements, contracts, and applicable federal regulations. Control the accuracy, completeness of, and access to programs and data files as well as IT support/maintenance in Fund EZ. Maintain agency files and records, including but not limited to: fixed asset inventories, leases, grants, contacts, insurance, closing statements, environmental modifications and other agreements. Backup to other Finance Department positions as needed. Notary Public Commissioned in the State of New York. Consistently comply with all agency policies and procedures. Consistently maintain high professional standards at work with regard to personal behavior and interaction with other staff. Perform other duties as requested by the CFO. SKILLS AND ABILITIES High level of oral and written communication. High level of interpersonal skills. High level of attention to detail. Analytical aptitude. Organize work and set priorities to meet deadlines. Be an effective team member. 3 Cantalician Center Job Description Ability to provide accurate reports and data in a timely manner. Ability to work under pressure. Ability to plan, initiate and complete work assignments with a minimum of direction. Comprehensive knowledge of use of financial, worksheet and word-processing software, including Word, Excel, Fund EZ and Agency databases. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from employees, clients, and customers. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and recommend effective solutions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram from and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING Minimum: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting or finance. Four years of progressively responsible experience in accounting. Five year of Non for Profit working experience. Experience with Human Service and/or Health Care Service experience preferable Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamic, Microsoft Office Suite, Internet Explorer; inventory software; and project management software is preferred. Recognition as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a highly desirable qualification. 4 Cantalician Center Job Description The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation(s).


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