Martha O'Bryan Center
TAEM Assistant Accounting Manager
Martha O'Bryan Center
Do you believe that all Tennessee families deserve to thrive? Do you want to be a part of a team that works collaboratively to make that vision a reality? As the backbone agency for the Tennessee Alliance for Economic Mobility (TAEM), a new public-private partnership compromised of 32 organizations, the Martha O’Bryan Center is now hiring positions that will be critical to the collaborative’s success. Through a three-year $25 million investment from the Tennessee Department of Human Services, TAEM will reimagine how to support families in moving out of poverty and into opportunity. Across 7 counties, TAEM will support 900 families in moving beyond the benefits cliff—the point when families abruptly lose their benefits due to often nominal increases in income (think: just a few dollars more per hour), which leaves families worse off financially when they increase their income. In making the most fiscally responsible decision for their families, many limit their potential by not pursuing increased earnings or education in response. Through an innovative transitional benefit, financial counseling, family-centered coaching, wrap-around supports, and equitable access to employment and education pathways, TAEM will demonstrate a new way forward for the Tennessee safety net, thus creating a scalable statewide solution that incentivizes employment and increases family self-sufficiency.
ABOUT THE MARTHA O’BRYAN CENTER
Martha O’Bryan Center (MOBC) is an anti-poverty non-profit organization with longstanding history and deep community roots, grounded in tradition and strengthened by innovation. Founded in 1894 when Miss O’Bryan organized the Gleaners Society at First Presbyterian Church to support impoverished North Nashville residents, Martha O’Bryan Center has operated from the heart of Cayce Place – Nashville’s most distressed community – since 1948. This is where we continue in service, partnering with Cayce Place families to open doors of hope and possibility, create a culture of attainment, and positively shape future generations. Martha O’Bryan Center serves 12,000 people annually with its programs in early learning, parent empowerment, youth development, adult education, food security, crisis counseling and public charter schools East End Prep and Explore! Community School.
Critical features of this job are described under the headings below. They may be subject to change due to changes in our business processes or other business-related reasons.
The TAEM Assistant Accounting Manager is responsible for applying accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information, prepare accurate and timely financial reports and statements and ensure appropriate accounting control procedures specifically for TAEM funding. This is a full time, regular position, located at the Martha O’Bryan Center. This position reports to the TAEM Senior Finance Manager.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Records and posts cash disbursements, cash receipts and general ledger journal entries.
- Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annual reporting.
- Ensures financial records are maintained in compliance with GAAP.
- Ensures all financial reporting deadlines are met and assists with preparation of monthly financial reports
- Prepares financial management reports as requested by the TAEM Senior Finance Manager and Chief Finance Officer.
- Ensures accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year end close processes.
- Establishes and monitors the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures.
- Resolves accounting discrepancies and irregularities.
- Assists with financial audit preparation and coordinating the audit process.
- Ensures accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of revenues and expenses.
- Analyzes and advises on business operations including revenue and expenditure trends, financial commitments, and future revenues.
- Analyzes financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures; provides strategic recommendations and creates solutions to business and financial problems.
- Assists in preparation of organization annual budget and quarterly forecasts; assists with preparation of monthly financial reports.
- Develops intimate understanding of grant and funder finance requirements.
- Creates monthly billing and reports for all grants and contracts.
- Reconciles and maintains balance sheet accounts and cash accounts.
- Maintains fixed asset inventories and depreciation schedule.
- Assists in other areas of the accounting cycle when needed.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
- Experience working with computerized accounting systems.
- 3 or more years of experience working in non-profit fund accounting preferred.
The above qualifications express the minimum standards of education and/or experience for this position. Other combinations of education and experience, if evaluated as equivalent, may be taken into consideration.
Knowledge and Abilities:
- Ability to apply accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information, prepare accurate and timely financial reports and statements, and ensure accounting control procedures.
- Knowledge of GAAP practices and principles.
- Ability to look at numbers, trends, and data, and come to conclusions based on findings.
- Ability to translate data into understandable documents/presentations.
- Ability to communicate complex ideas.
- Strong time management skills; uses time effectively; consistently meets deadlines.
- Strong interpersonal skills; excellent customer service skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Maintains credibility through sincerity, honesty, and discretion.
- Builds and maintains positive relationships with internal and external constituents.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Strong project management skills.
- Maintains a high level of confidentiality regarding sensitive information.
- Documents regularly, thoroughly, accurately, and completely.
- High level of detail and accuracy.
- Exercises good and consistently fair judgment, courtesy, and tact in dealing with the staff and public in giving and obtaining information.
- Computer literate including familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, database, desk top publishing software, email and the internet.
The special demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- Limited regional travel within in Middle Tennessee (up to 10%).
This position is benefits eligible.
MARTHA O’BRYAN CENTER IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
How to Apply
HOW TO APPLY:
1. Please use the following link to access our career page: https://secure2.entertimeonline.com/ta/MOBC.careers?CareersSearch
2. Choose “Martha O’Bryan” from the Categories drop down box.
3. Click on the Job Title to be directed to the position description, and to apply.
- Date Posted: September 21, 2022
- Type: Full-Time
- Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
- Service Area: Community Development
- Salary Range: $45,000 - $55,000
- Working Hours: 40hrs/wk