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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: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life Insurance, 403b, generous paid holiday and time off policy (up to 27 PTO days accrued in first year) and more.

How to Apply

Apply: https://www.indeed.com/job/senior-accountant-f55f2ae142d82b85


  • Date Posted: April 7, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services