Staff Accountant

Job Description

Position Description:

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta strengthens its region by providing quality services to donors and innovative leadership on community issues. The Staff Accountant is a member of a team that stewards over $1.1 billion of charitable capital. Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Staff Accountant will be responsible for performing general accounting functions including preparing journal entries, maintaining balance sheet schedules, reconciling bank accounts, and reviewing sub-ledger activity. In addition, the Staff Accountant will perform gift and receivable processing and support the responsibilities of the accounting department.

Key accountabilities of the position:

  • Perform monthly reconciliations of cash, investment accounts, receivables and payables, and gift and grant subledgers to ensure all balance sheet accounts are accurately stated
  • Record month-end close journal entries (i.e. accruals, payroll, recurring, etc.) timely and accurately
  • Process gifts, cash call, fees, and other receivables accurately in the accounting system and deposit into bank
  • Monitor daily banking activity and ensure all transactions are recorded in the accounting system
  • Prepare accurate weekly cash withdrawal request letters to investment managers and monitor outstanding requests
  • Calculate quarterly fees charged to investment managers and prepare invoices for billing
  • Prepare timely and accurate monthly budget vs. actual reports for all departments
  • Assist with the preparation of the 990 tax return and audit schedules
  • Reconcile supporting organization financial information on quarterly basis
  • Process semi-monthly payroll timely and accurately including administration of related spreadsheets and files
  • Analyze processes and controls and propose and implement improvements
  • Update the annual spending payout spreadsheet with accurate quarterly fund
  • Assists with other duties as assigned

Qualifications Skills:

  • Solid understanding of generally accepted accounting principles
  • General familiarity with investment concepts (realized and unrealized gain/loss,
    accrued income, etc.)
  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Highly self-motivated, detail and results oriented
  • Good customer service and communication skills (listening, interpersonal, oral,
  • Ability to organize and prioritize daily work and multiple requests/projects while
    managing long-term assignments
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment with cross-functional processes
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; particularly Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Ability to effectively utilize accounting software


Minimum 3-7 years accounting, corporate accounting, and payroll experience preferred. Intermediate level in excel (including data manipulation techniques such as complex formulas, pivot tables, v-lookups) and experience working with general ledger systems including importing/exporting between excel and the general ledger. Demonstrated understanding of the accrual basis of accounting.


BA/BS Degree in Finance or Accounting

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The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta values diversity and inclusion; therefore we honor the diverse needs, strengths, voices, and backgrounds of all individuals in our regional community.

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