Nashville CARES

Senior Accountant

Nashville CARES


Job Summary

We’re looking for a well-organized Senior Accountant with strong critical thinking skills, solid technical background and payroll experience.  Are you interested in working for an agency that values diversity and inclusion and is committed to making a difference in our community?

Job Responsibilities

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, review, and/or reconcile monthly transactions related to all aspects of the accounting process (Bank, AP, Fixed Assets, Debt, etc.)
  • Process bi-weekly payroll through external payroll provider, reconcile benefits and post related journal entries
  • Maintain accurate accounting records for the agency
  • Assist in preparation of internal and external financial reports and projections
  • Assist with annual independent audit and other periodic audits
  • Participate in development and enforcement of fiscal policies and procedures
  • Ensure all internal control standards, processes and documentation are followed
  • Make recommendations on improving departmental processes in collaboration with team members and management
  • Serve as backup for other team members as needed



Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field
  • Minimum 3 years of progressive accounting experience working in a fast-paced environment and 1 year of payroll experience
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) especially as it relates to nonprofit entities
  • Experience with electronic computerized financial record-keeping and advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to exercise discretion, have independent judgment and initiative, and be able to work in a confidential environment
  • Team oriented with the ability to work effectively with internal and external customers
  • Effective communication, excellent organizational ability and strong problem-solving skills
  • Able to multi-task and prioritize work effectively to meet deadlines
  • Must be analytical and detail oriented
  • Valid Tennessee Driver’s License and automobile liability insurance

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Paylocity and/or MIP software
  • Experience with non-profit business operations and fund accounting

Additional Information


Competitive Benefits Include:

  • Employer-paid medical, dental and vision insurance premiums for individuals with enhanced, buy-up plans available with employee contribution with discounted family coverage available
  • 27 Paid Time Off Days during 1st year of employment with increases annually based on length of service up to 37 days at 10 years of service
  • 12 Paid Holidays Annually
  • Employer paid life and disability insurance  
  • 403b plan
  • More . . . 

How to Apply


Nashville CARES is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers and clients. We respect equality and inclusivity for all people and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity. We respect, value and celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this position. It is not to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.



  • Date Posted: October 6, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services