Senior Accountant, Financial Reporting

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Apply by 14 January 2017
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 14 December 2016

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Accountant, Financial Reporting
Department: Domestic Finance
Reports to: Manager, Financial Reporting and Analysis
Band: D
FLSA: Exempt

Job Summary:

Provide team-based financial service support for Domestic Finance. The Senior Accountant has overall responsibility, under the Manager of Financial Reporting, for preparing and analyzing financial reports and ensuring overall accuracy and timeliness of reporting. In addition, is responsible for general accounting activities, reporting and filings related to census and other ad-hoc reporting requirements.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for preparing month-end and quarter-end financial reporting package for the agency, including revenue reports and chart & graph analysis of monthly and quarter-end results.
  • On a quarterly basis prepare financial statements, including the release of restriction on temporarily restricted net assets.
  • Responsible for research of technical accounting and/or reporting matters.
  • On an annual basis prepare footnotes for the agency financial report and prepare the IRS Form 990.
  • Preparing annual reports to watchdog organizations such as Non-profit Times, Better Business Bureau, Chronicles of Philanthropy, and US Government census and other external reports.
  • Responsible for monitoring and reconciling certain general ledger accounts including headquarters and international employees accounts receivable, headquarters vendor and donor receivables, pension and post-retirement liabilities and miscellaneous income.
  • Prepare charitable trust receivable accounting, including monthly journal entries, reconciliation and quarterly rollforward. Responsible for reviewing new irrevocable charitable trust documents to calculate present value, and recording receivable adjustments based on the quarterly fair market value of trust assets and life status of beneficiaries.
  • Responsible for financial review of emergency and non-emergency restricted fund balances. Procedures include producing monthly reports and distributing to country programs, coordinating monthly restricted fund meetings with fund managers to review variances, and preparing quarterly report to ELT members of restricted fund status, highlighting any significant issues.
  • Assist in coordinating the year-end audit with external auditors, including reviewing auditor request list and distribution to CRS staff, serving as liaison for responses to auditor requests, and setting up weekly meetings to discuss open items.
  • Prepare, for manager’s review, the Domestic Finance department budget and review budget to actual expenses, including updating the department’s forecast for the remainder of the fiscal year.
  • Ensure that any financial reports to be posted to the intranet is accurate and appropriate.
  • Analyzing monthly reports and following up with Overseas Finance on corrections needed.
  • Participate in various projects in support of the Finance Department as necessary.
  • Assist with analysis of year to year variances in revenue and expenses.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff): These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.

  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships· Promotes Learning

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: All headquarters departments and domestic and international staff.
  • External: External auditors, vendors.

Personal Skills:

  • Strong written and electronic presentation skills, strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities.
  • Strong computer and analytical skills, particularly enterprise accounting software, spreadsheet and database experience.
  • Ability to supervise, train and evaluate staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Minimum of 3-5 years accounting experience
  • Certified Public Accountant or current candidate
  • Knowledge of applicable financial pronouncements and procedures and financial reporting; knowledge relevant to not-for-profit organizations strongly preferred.
  • Experience in the not-for profit environment strongly preferred.
  • Strong computer skills, particularly spreadsheet experience and experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Strong knowledge of internal controls and systems, including experience in development and implementation of controls.

Disclaimer Clause: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

Note: All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at time of application.

Internal applicants are encouraged to apply within 10 days of posting.


About the Organization

About CRS:

CRS is a leading international relief and development agency with over 70 years of experience and programs in over 100 countries. CRS is committed to addressing root causes of poverty regardless of race, religion or creed and ensures our values inform our approach to programs, operations and human resource management. CRS is always looking for dedicated professionals who are values led and results driven.

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