Come join us at the Reid Park Zoological Society!
Reid Park Zoological Society is seeking a Senior Accountant. The Society is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to support, advocate for and enhance the value of Reid Park Zoo and its mission to encourage commitment to the conservation of biological diversity and to provide educational and fun experiences for visitors of all ages. Reid Park Zoo is the largest attended cultural attraction in Southern Arizona with approximately 500,000 visitors annually. Be a part of a vibrant, growing organization as Reid Park Zoo implements an exciting master plan that will be investing over $60M in new exhibits over the next ten years.
The Accountant will partner with the CFO and other team members to oversee the integrity of the accounting and budgeting information as well as enforcing and monitoring compliance. This is a hands-on position in a fast-paced environment of a growing organization. Reid Park Zoological Society is an equal opportunity employer. This is a salaried, full time position. No phone calls or office visits please.
Reports To: Chief Financial Officer
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
Oversight of A/R and A/P functions including:
• Performing monthly reconciliations
Making general journal entries including:
Preparation of reports and financial analysis including:
Assisting in the annual audit including:
Assisting in annual budget preparation including:
Finance Team Member
• Supervises Finance Department employees.
• Provides performance evaluations to direct reports.
• Participates in Team meetings or Committees as requested.
• Ensures regulatory compliance related to functional areas of responsibility.
• Other duties as assigned.
Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:
§ Bachelor’s in accounting or equivalent from an accredited university required.
§ 4 years progressively responsible experience in accounting required. Experience in a non-profit organization preferred.
§ 2 years employee supervision experience required.
§ Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
§ Strong analytical and accounting skills.
§ Intermediate to advanced experience with MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook.
§ Intermediate to advanced knowledge of major accounting software packages. QuickBooks Premier preferred.
§ Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment.
§ Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills.
§ Sense of urgency.
§ Attention to detail and problem-solving ability.
§ Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. It is intended to give a reasonable idea of what might be required.