Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, known as TASK, serves meals across the Trenton area and provides programs and services to help enhance self-sufficiency and improve quality of life. Today, TASK serves more than 9,000 meals a week at its North Trenton dining room and more than 30 community meal sites across the area. In addition, TASK provides adult education programs, case management, job search assistance, creative arts classes and the provision of necessities. You can learn more about TASK and volunteer opportunities at trentonsoupkitchen.org.
The Finance Department within TASK currently has an opening for a Full-Time Staff Accountant (Accounting Analyst).
As the Staff Accountant, you will play a crucial role in maintaining TASK’s financial records, analyzing financial data, and supporting various financial functions within this Non-Profit organization. You will work closely with the development team and report directly to the Chief Finance & Administration Officer. Your responsibilities will encompass recording financial transactions, reconciling accounts, generating financial reports, nonprofit grant reporting and ensuring compliance with relevant accounting principles and standards.
Salary Range: $52,400 - $58,900
The Job responsibility includes, but is not limited to
General Ledger Maintenance:
Record day-to-day financial transactions accurately and promptly into the general ledger system.
Maintain and update financial records, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash disbursements, and journal entries.
Reconciliation and Analysis:
Perform regular bank reconciliations to ensure accuracy and completeness of financial records.
Analyze and reconcile balance sheet accounts, including but not limited to cash, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and inventory.
Assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
Generate various financial reports and analyses to support management decision-making.
Budgeting and Forecasting:
Collaborate with the CFAO to support budgeting and forecasting activities.
Assist in variance analysis to compare actual financial performance against budgeted figures.
Compliance and Auditing:
Ensure compliance with accounting principles, company policies, and relevant regulations.
Assist with internal and external audits by providing necessary documentation and explanations.
Review and process expense reports, ensuring adherence to company policies and guidelines.
Track and analyze expenditure trends to identify cost-saving opportunities.
Financial Process Improvement:
Suggest process enhancements and participate in the implementation of improvements to optimize accounting procedures.
Collaborate with other departments, such as development, program management and operations to resolve financial issues and support their financial needs.
Qualifications(Education, Experience, Licensures, and Certifications):
Associate degree in accounting, finance, or a related field – Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
Prior experience in accounting or finance roles is required (2-3 years).
Understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Proficiency (2yr+) in using QuickBooks Online and MS Excel for data analysis and reporting.
Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in financial recordkeeping.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Effective communication skills to collaborate with colleagues and present financial information.
Some familiarity with financial statement preparation and financial analysis.
Non-Profit Accounting or Finance experience a plus but not required.
Empathy & Emotional Intelligence
TASK offers a generous and comprehensive medical benefits package and covers the premium at 100% for employees and dependents.
Medical, Dental, Vision, Hospital Indemnity and Life Insurance
· Medical, Dental, Vision and Hospital Indemnity insurance is provided for the employee and their children without any cost of premium.
Option to add spousal coverage with payment of 20% of the premium, and proof that the spouse does not have insurance available to them.
· Life Insurance Benefit of $25,000
· Eligible for health insurance after one month of employment
Employee Assistance Program– Employer sponsored counseling and referral program available to you and household members free of charge.
3 weeks’ vacation
3 Personal Days
10 Sick Days
Retirement 401k Plan-After one year of employment TASK will contribute 5% of employee’s salary to a 401k, regardless of employee contribution.