Staff Accountant

Communities in Schools of the Dallas Region
December 16, 2022
Dallas, Texas
Job Type


Job Purpose

The Staff Accountant will primarily perform account reconciliations, conduct internal audits, and maintain financial records and reports. The Staff Accountant should have a strong desire and passion for accounting and to work within a mission-centric organization.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare various financial documents for federal grant compliance with regulations.
  • Perform various variance balance sheet and income statement account analysis and reconciliation.
  • Reconcile the general operating bank account and enter the cash journals into the General Ledger.
  • Reconcile insurance invoices to all employee deductions in the payroll system (Paycom).
  • Coordinates and maintains miscellaneous grant billings and reports; verifies all billings are complete.
  • Assist with the month-end closing process, including conducting research and making correction journal entries for account discrepancies, preparing closing journal entries, posting accrual entries, and preparing financial statements.
  • Maintain a fixed asset system, which includes preparation of journal entries, reconciliation of general ledger to fixed assets system, and preparation of depreciation schedules for budgeting purposes.
  • Maintain records retention log to facilitate the orderly file system of permanent records for adherence to record retention policy.
  • Processing payroll for both exempt and non-exempt employees.
  • Manage workflow to ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately and timely.
  • Reconcile payroll prior to transmission and validate confirmed reports.
  • Understand proper tax treatment and processing requirements for wages and employer paid benefits.
  • Resolving payroll discrepancies and responding to any employee payroll queries.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Skills and Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of related experience required.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (primarily Microsoft Excel).
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Working Conditions

This role is an office-based position and requires a minimum of 7.5 hours of work per day and/or 37.5 hours per week, or more as necessary to meet objectives.


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift, carry and otherwise move up to 15 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Ability to sit, stand, bend, kneel, reach, push, pull, or walk for various lengths of time throughout the day.
  • Ability to utilize computer equipment to complete daily work responsibilities.
  • Ability to operate fax/copy machines, telephone, calculator, and general office equipment on a daily basis.
  • Ability to travel for meetings, agency trainings and other miscellaneous work assignments within or outside the Greater Dallas Area. Reliable transportation is a must.

The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities considered necessary to perform the essential functions of the job. This document should not be considered a fully detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. CISDR may change the specific job duties with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.

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