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Accountant II

(Manchester Bidwell Corporation)


The Accountant II applies GAAP to data analysis, entry preparation and account reconciliation for accurate processing of activities such as general ledger, accounts and pledges receivable, inventory and fixed assets.  The Accountant II performs monthly close including tracking and release of grants for one or more affiliated organizations.    The Accountant II maintains ledgers and spreadsheets in Excel for related general ledger accounts. The Accountant II documents and creates accounting-related procedures and reports as required. 



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Essential duties and responsibilities include, and are not strictly limited to, the following:


  • Performs monthly close for one or more companies.

  • Creates journal entries for accruals, amortization, inventory tracking, restricted fund releases, fixed assets, etc.

  • Maintains schedules for monthly close and grant releases and reconciles to general ledger.

  • Prepares entries for intercompany eliminations and allocations.

  • Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to the general ledger and to document financial transactions.  This would include but is not limited to: cash receipts, contributed and earned revenue, prepaid and accrued expenses, inventory adjustments, deferred revenue recognition, and fixed asset maintenance and entries.

  • Reviews and oversees coding of accounts payable invoices.

  • Monitors and resolves past due accounts receivable.

  • Prepares and reviews monthly internal accounting reports.

  • Coordinates physical inventory counts and conducts internal audits of petty cash.

  • Prepares grant budget spending reports.

  • Provides support and instruction to non-finance staff regarding financial reporting and analysis.

  • Prepares sales tax returns.

  • Prepares various schedules for annual audits and tax returns.

  • Works with development staff to reconcile data from donor management system to general ledger and resolve discrepancies.

  • Prepares invoices related to catering and events and other invoices as needed.

  • Assists with annual budget preparation process.

  • Assists with special projects as directed by Senior Director of Finance.

  • Exhibits understanding and internalization of company values:  influence, respect, listen, shape, and embrace.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



There are no supervisory responsibilities associated with this position.



Bachelor's degree (B.S. or B.A.) in accounting.  Minimum of 3-5 years accounting experience; experience in non-profit accounting strongly preferred.  Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office, with advanced knowledge of Excel.  Experience with MIP or other fund accounting software preferred.



Mathematical Reasoning:

  • Ability to apply concepts of basic Nonprofit Accounting principles in the management and reconciling of bank statements, general ledger, and other organizational finance records as needed.

  • 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, sales tax, commissions, proportions, and percentages.



  • Possesses excellent professional interpersonal skills.

  • Promotes cooperation within a team to achieve goals and deliverables.

  • Knows and supports teammates’ work and deliverables.

  • Helps teammates who need or ask for support or assistance.

  • Shares information or expertise and works together with team to solve problems. Prioritizes team productivity and success.


Development & Continual Learning:

  • Applies own talents to work assignments and hones the competencies needed in current job.

  • Looks for better ways to perform routine aspects of job.

  • Asks for and uses feedback to improve performance.

  • Seeks and acquires new competencies, work methods, ideas, and information that will improve own efficiency and effectiveness on the job.

  • Finds and maximizes opportunities for growth and development from multiple sources. Sees failure as an opportunity to learn from past results and continues to learn and grow.


Attention to Detail:

  • Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks.

  • Ability to effectively carry out written or verbal instructions.

  • Checks work to ensure accuracy and completeness and makes few if any errors.

  • Remains aware and takes care of details that are easy to overlook or dismiss.

  • Compares observations or finished work to expectations to find inconsistencies.


Adaptability & Flexibility:

  • Adapts to changing organizational needs, conditions, and work responsibilities.

  • Maintains accuracy and focuses on detail in difficult situations.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and modify objectives as needed.

  • Recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternative ways to reach goals or targets.



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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time, understand the speech of another person and speak clearly so listeners can understand. The employee frequently is required to use fingers to grasp, move, or assemble very small objects and reach with hands and arms.    The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe nor restrict the tasks that may be assigned.


Interested persons are required to submit their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to

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