Senior Accountant

NEHA LogoCompany:  National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)

Location:  Denver, CO

Date Posted:  May 13, 2020

Application Deadline:   Open until filled

Employment Type: Full time

Salary:  $60,000 - $65,000 DOQ

Senior Accountant

About the Position

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is currently seeking a Senior Accountant to join our team in Denver, CO.
NEHA' s mission is to advance the environmental health professional for the purpose of providing a healthful environment for all. Be part of an organization that supports thousands of members committed to ensuring that the air we breathe, food we eat, water we drink and play in, and the homes and buildings we live and work in are all safe to enjoy. Since 1937 NEHA has been at the crossroads wherever human health and the environment intersect. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, through grant and membership support, NEHA works with federal partners such as the EPA, CDC and FDA on critical and diverse issues such as climate change, food safety, water quality, preparedness and more.
About the Role
The Senior Accountant manages the day-to-day financial accounting, budgeting, and reporting related to NEHA memberships, grants, and contracts. Daily tasks involve confirming bank balances and recording transactions. Monthly duties include preparing all entries and items noted on the close checklist, including journal entries, reconciliations, and updating grant spreadsheets. The Senior Accountant will also review bank reconciliations, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll. The Senior Accountant must make decisions quickly under pressure, assume independent responsibility, possess high energy and creativity, and use sound judgment.
What You Will Do
  • Record accounting transactions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Coordinate the month-end and year-end close processes
  • Review semi-monthly payroll and payroll journal entry
  • Prepare and review journal entries, cash receipts, and bank reconciliations
  • Prepare monthly financial statements for review by Accounting Manager in a timely manner
  • Maintain accurate grant budgets and financial reports
  • Assist with preparation of grant budgets for proposals
  • Maintain compliance with federal grant management requirements (OMB Uniform Guidance)
  • Assist with development of annual budget
  • Assist with annual audit, preparation of Form 990, and benefit plan return
  • Provide excellent customer service to members and employees


Our Ideal Candidate

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • At least three years’ experience as an accountant in a non-profit setting
  • Basic knowledge of grant, contract, and project management principles

Skills, abilities, and character:

  • Ability to communicate financial data to all levels of organization staff
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • Experience using MemberSuite or similar Customer Relationship Management or Association Management Software
  • Experience using Microsoft Dynamics GP

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to occasionally lift 25 lbs. or less
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time
  • Manual dexterity required for operating office equipment
  • Ability to read required reports and computer screen
  • Hearing required to interact with management and associates

How to Apply

What We Offer

The salary for this position is $60,000-65,000 dependent on experience and qualifications.

We offer a generous benefits package including paid time off and health, dental, and vision plans with employee premiums paid 100% by the association. Our benefits also include a five percent of base salary
employer contribution to 403b retirement plan; paid short and long-term disability plans and paid term life insurance. We offer workplace flexibility including telework and a wellness program led by an employee
committee that strives to inspire, create and maintain a workplace environment that supports physical, mental, and social well-being.

When Considering Applicants

When considering applicants, we look for integrity, a vision for what is possible and a proven performance record, along with the education, experience and skills that match the position requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

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