Accountant Level II

US-MI-Grand Rapids
2 weeks ago(1/5/2018 10:37 AM)
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US Starting Rate
USD $57,908.00/Yr.


The Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), has a full-time 40 hrs/wk opening for an Accountant II in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This position will provide overall general ledger (GL) accounting functions, and to participate in a distributed system of internal financial control, manage budgets, run reports and analyze financial information. 


A detailed description is below. For consideration, complete an on-line application attaching a current cover letter and resume by January 19, 2018.



This position requires minimal supervision and oversight by the agency finance manager and has the authority to act independently within area of responsibility.


  1. Examine, verify, reconcile, and analyze financial information submitted by agency staff.
    a. Provide feedback and training to agency staff concerning bookkeeping, standard accounting procedures, and financial reporting.
    b. Oversee compliance to company policy, government regulations and agency procedures.  Inform agency finance manager of significant issues.
  2. Perform month-end, quarter-end and year-end account closing activities and reconciliations.
    a. Audit, balance and correct the contents of all balance sheet accounts.
    b. Analyze and reconcile the subsidiary ledgers to the general ledger, and decide the appropriate correction.
    c. Reviews accruals and interagency charges for accuracy and completeness.
  3. Maintain general ledger accounts and the accuracy and integrity of accounting records.
    a. Designs and implement procedures to improve accuracy, maximize efficiency, and increase effectiveness of financial management systems.
    b. Investigate and resolve discrepancies in all areas of responsibility.
    c. Work with other functional departments to document procedures, processes and best practices.
    d. Develop, document, and enhance standardized controls and procedures.
    e. Recommend opportunities for innovation and improvement.
  4. Prepare reports and financial analysis.
    a. Provide analysis to management helpful in making operational decisions.
    b. Analyze financial information to identify accounting issues.
    c. Create and distribute reports to respond to agency staff queries.
  5. Manage the accounting function of smaller ministries.
    a. Advise management in the creation of annual budget.
    b. Present financial reports and analysis to boards and agency committees.
    c. Liaisons with external auditors for the year-end audits and create and provide requested schedules, reports and documentation.
    d. Coordinate staff to ensure the accurate and timely preparation of the 990.
  6. In-depth knowledge of and adherence to standard accounting principles.
  7. Perform certain specialized accounting functions such as fixed asset processing, grant reporting, RGA/CGA maintenance and/or benefit accounting processes.
  8. Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  1. Expert knowledge and skills in the use and maintenance of financial accounting software.
  2. Advanced knowledge and skills of MS Office application use and development - experience with macro programming preferred.
  3. Advanced written communication skills, with the ability to convey technical information to staff with varying geographical locations, cultural paradigms and educational perspectives.
  4. Ability to organize projects, set priorities, and maintain schedules.
  5. Ability to perform work very accurately and dependably.
  6. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as part of the Finance team.
  7. Familiarity with databases and queries.
  8. Demonstrated commitment to Christ and to the goals of the Christian Reformed Church and its ministry agencies.

Additional Information

  1. Bachelor’s degree with college level course work in accounting
  2. At least five years of diverse accounting experience.

Physical Demands

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

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


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