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Senior Accountant -YMCA of Greater Cleveland

Cleveland, Ohio
Job Type
19 May 2023
The YMCA of Greater Cleveland is a community based, charitable organization that embraces collaboration to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. Join our Greater Cleveland YMCA team in living our cause and helping to provide quality, safe and healthy programs and services in our community.

Position: Senior Accountant


This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. This position reports to and is back up for the Controller and various other accounting positions. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to: Treasury/cash management duties, fund accounting for grants, contributions and restricted cash: balance sheet reconciliations; monthly financial statement preparation and analysis; account analysis, reconciliation and reserves, and budgeting/ forecasting; general ledger maintenance, monthly closing, process improvement/change management; audit, financial statements, and various filing requirements; and other accounting functions as assigned. Also responsible for audits and various ad hoc and ongoing projects and analysis as assigned to support the Controller and accounting functions.


Treasury/Cash Management and Fund Accounting

Maintain restricted and reserve fund schedules to comply with various grants, contributions, trusts or management designated reserve policies/contracts.
Responsible for daily banking activity to move funds between restricted and operating accounts and line of credit utilization.
Manage draw down of various grant funds
Manage review and accounting interpretation of accounting treatment and compliance with all grants in line with FASB and GAAP

General Ledger Maintenance and Closing

Compile and analyze information throughout the month and prepares timely journal entries to drive towards an efficient and effective closing process.
Review financials for accuracy and completeness to proactively resolve issues and assist with the preparation of preliminary financial statements for leadership
Reconcile balance sheet accounts monthly and resolve variances and discrepancies by working with staff to resolve problems and provide supporting documentation for corrections.
Supports Controller with the month-end close process

Account Analysis, Reconciliation, Reserves, & Budgeting/Forecasting

Analyze and reconcile daily, weekly, monthly and annually data sets to ensure alignment of Bank, Billing System, Customer accounts and General Ledger
Maintain and provide account analysis on receivable aging
Establish policies and procedures for various grant accounting and reporting
Support cash forecasting (Short-Term and Long-Term)
Assist with budget preparation
Perform data projections or relevant research as assigned

Process Improvement/Change Management

Drive continuous improvement thru problem identification and resolution of systems improvements
Review/Update/Setup Accounts Receivable process and procedures to improve efficiency and implement any changes if necessary

Annual Audit, Financial Statement Preparation and Various Filing Requirements

Meet accounts receivable financial standards by providing annual accounts receivable budget information; monitoring trends; identifying variances; and suggesting corrective actions
Assist with year-end closing, working schedules for annual audit and research and supporting documentation required by auditors.
Maintain financial security by adhering to and auditing internal accounting controls
Support annual financial statement preparation for management, the Board, and outside agencies.
Maintain records, and assist in preparation of various internal and external reports, including reports for various federal and state agencies, YUSA reporting, and IRS Form 990 tax return for review by the CEO and board.

Other functions as needed

Maintain documentation of processes, policies and procedures.
Backup for other accounting positions and other general accounting functions
Other accounting as assigned


Required 4 year Degree in Accounting
Minimum of 2 years of experience with Fund/Grant accounting
Excellent data management and Microsoft skills
Experience with banking and treasury systems highly preferred
Experience with contract interpretation for accounting treatment
Understanding of GAAP, Fiscal policy, audit and other regulatory requirements
Candidates must have A/R and A/P experience, excellent communication and customer service skills
Preferred work experience in audit of Non-Profit Organizations
Financial analysis and budgetary experience
Process improvement/change management experience
Proactive, self-motivated, acts with sense of urgency and follow through
Great attention to detail and well organized
Solves problems effectively
Establish/maintain relationships and promote team environment
Effective communication skills (written and oral)
Ability to perform and complete multiple tasks or projects in a timely manner
Must be able to work well independently and also in a team environment


Mission Advancement: Reinforces the Y's values within the organization and the community. Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of the YMCAs efforts for all stakeholders. Implements effective systems to develop volunteers at program, fundraising, and policy leadership levels. Secures resources and support for all philanthropic endeavors.

Collaboration: Develops strategies to ensure staff and volunteers reflect the community. Builds and nurtures strategic relationships to enhance support for the YMCA. Serves as a community leader building collaborations based on trust and credibility to advance YMCA mission and goals. Communicates for influence to attain buy-in and support of goals. Provides tools and resources for the development of others.

Operational Effectiveness: Integrates multiple thinking processes to make decisions. Involves members and community in the development of programs and activities. Ensures execution of plans. Institutes sound accounting procedures, investment policies and financial controls. Assigns clear accountability and ensures continuous improvement.

Personal Growth: Fosters a learning environment embracing diverse abilities and approaches. Creates a sense of urgency and positive tension to support change. Anticipates challenges that can sidetrack or derail growth and personal learning. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology

Common Duties & Responsibilities:

Be actively and visibly involved with members, volunteers and staff in a positive, friendly manner that communicates and demonstrates the YMCA core values of caring, honest, respect and responsibility.
Follow all established policies and procedures, including, but not limited to, safety practices and personnel policies.
Participate in and support association events and fund raising activities.
Maintain a clean and orderly work environment.
Secure and maintain required trainings and/or certifications necessary for the position.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

About YMCA of Greater Cleveland: At the Y, our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. That's why we offer an exceptional package that includes:

A free membership to your local YMCA and discount to YMCA programs including childcare (part-time positions do not receive discount on childcare).
Additional employee discounts at many places in and around town, just for being a YMCA of Greater Cleveland employee.
Eligible employees receive comprehensive Benefits Plan including Health, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Plan, Retirement 8% paid by the YMCA of Greater Cleveland and paid vacation.
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  • Job Reference: 1010169358-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: YMCA of Greater Cleveland
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent