Senior Accountant

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Accepting Applicants Until 4/26/18

Who We Are

Project for Pride in Living, Inc. (PPL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering low-income people to become self-reliant through integrated services. When joining PPL, you become a part of a diverse team whose goal is to assist our residents and communities with the groundwork they need, not only to survive, but also to thrive. We are eager to welcome others to our team who are dedicated to serving our residents and pursuing our mission to build the hope, assets, and self-reliance of individuals and families who have lower incomes by providing transformative affordable housing and employment readiness services.

Job Summary

The Senior Accountant will be used as a financial liaison for a program(s) within the organization, and will collaborate with the Controller and program staff to provide accounting and financial analysis support for that program(s).

The Senior Accountant is a member of the Corporate Accounting Group and provides support in the accurate recording of transactional detail, journal entries and accounting data, reconciliations, report generation, periodic closing processes, audit preparation and documentation. The Senior Accountant will work closely with the Corporate Controller, to provide support as needed in account reconciliation, month end close budgeting, audit preparation, financial analysis, and special projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Provide support to the Corporate Controller and program staff for the organization including:

  • Works with Controller to assure that internal controls are in place and followed in accordance with corporate policy to complete necessary reconciliations and prevent fraud.
  • Maintains a focus on process improvements and ways to gain greater efficiencies.
  • Works closely with the Corporate Controller in the completion of annual financial audits.  Assures that all financial data and information as requested by the auditors is available for review in a timely manner.
  • Financial support for a program(s) within the organization:
    • Oversee and maintain program accounting records in conformance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
    • Analyze, interpret, and communicate financial operating results to provide information and guidance to staff and management.  Provides financial analysis support to explain any variances to plan, key financial performance drivers and relevant metrics.
    • Lead program specific finance meetings for program management.
    • Building relationships with program staff ensuring that the forecast accurately reflects expected results.
    • Work with program staff in development of the budget. 
    • Balance sheet review and account reconciliation in conjunction with month end close.

Qualifications and Credentials include:

  • Strong leadership skills in order to work effectively across the organization and as a partner with divisional staff and management.
  • Very strong financial analysis skills needed to assess a division’s financial performance and identify key areas of concern and opportunity.  Is able to identify and interpret financial performance metrics and the performance drivers that lead to financial success.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present and communicate ideas and concepts to staff, management and as needed for 3rd parties.
  • Initiative to develop relationships and collaborate with program staff in order to identify financial risks and opportunities for the program. 
  • Experienced financial management and accounting skills including a full understanding of GAAP
  • Understanding of corporate accounting consolidation requirements

Additional Qualifications and Experience Specific for this Role:

  • Real Estate Development Accounting experience
  • Ability to prepare and maintain a complex cash flow forecast in collaboration with project managers and management.
  • We are looking for someone pro-active, curious, and skeptical.  The coordination of the cash flow and income forecast requires building relationships with the project managers and digging into the risks and dependencies inherent in their assumptions. 

Education and/or Experience:

  • 5 years or more of financial accounting experience
  • 4 year College degree or relevant education is preferred
  • CPA preferred                                        

Benefits: Health & Dental; Employer Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance, Employer Paid Life Insurance; Voluntary Life Insurance; Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA); PTO & Paid Holidays; 403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Match.

Salary: DOQ

Location: Minneapolis, MN
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