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Junior Accountant - Miriam Foundation
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Miriam Foundation | Saint Louis, MO
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Job Description

About Miriam

Miriam: The Learning Disability Experts is proud of a legacy of educational service to the St. Louis community that spans over 50 years. The only "A to Z" resource in the region for children with learning disabilities, Miriam helps students who are struggling in school unlock their potential. Through its three programs, Miriam School, Miriam Academy and Miriam Learning Center, Miriam reaches over 1200 students annually through its comprehensive services. Miriam helps identify a child's needs and provide solutions to families. Learn more at MiriamSTL.org.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Ensure the integrity of accounting information by recording, verifying, consolidating, and entering transactions and prepares accounts, ledgers, schedules and reporting systems (including, but not limited to, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, investments, contracts, donations and debt).
* Prepare the monthly reconciliation of accounts and determine the accuracy of balances, figures, calculations posting, etc., investigate, reconcile and resolve discrepancies, report on variances.
* Responsible for administration of billing and providing customer support to Miriam Learning Center
* Research, analyze and apply accounting guidance to ensure compliance with GAAP.
* Prepare monthly organization and divisional financials for Program Directors, Finance Committee and Board of Directors by collecting, analyzing and summarizing account information using QuickBooks.
* Correspond with Program Directors to ensure proper accounting across all departments.
* Work with Director of Finance and Administration to ensure a clean and timely year-end audit and assist with completion of 990, periodic audits by external auditors, and annual surveys.
* Manage and forecast cash flow as necessary.
* Work with Program Directors to prepare and assist with the annual budgeting process.
* Maintain appropriate internal controls within the accounting function; document business processes and policies.
* Assist in answering constituent financial inquiries.
* Assist in the administration of accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, onboarding, and insurance/benefits.
* Provide support to other members of the finance and administration department as needed.
* Protect organization's value by keeping information confidential.

Required Education/License/Certification(s) and Experience

* 2-3 years of accounting experience and Bachelor's degree in Accounting required.
* Financial and accounting expertise, including knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
* Intermediate to advanced experience with QuickBooks, Excel, Word, Outlook and Adobe.
* General knowledge of non-profit accounting principles preferred.
* Experience in preparation of financial reports, profit and loss statements, and financial records.
* Must be extremely reliable and trustworthy, and maintain confidentiality.
* Possesses strong, detailed analytical skills, and has the ability to apply theses skills to solve problems, resolve issues and make sound decisions.
* Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing at all management levels.
* Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline environment.
* Self-starter, quick study and ability to multi-task on a regular basis with minimal daily direction.
* Strong collaborative skills to work well with staff, parents, students, and volunteers.

Working Conditions

* Full-time position
* Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* This job operates in a professional office environment
* This position does not have supervisory responsibility
* The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
* The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

Additional Requirements

* Attention to detail
* Ability to travel between various Miriam locations
* Satisfactory outcome of background check, reference checks, education verification, and applicable skills assessments

Other Duties

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the supervisor/manager. Miriam reserves the right to update, revise or change this job description and related duties at any time.