Goodwill of Denver

  • Senior Accountant

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/11/2018 4:28 PM)
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  • Overview


    The Senior Accountant reports to the Controller and provides complex accounting and reporting support to the Organization. The Senior Accountant will support the Controller by coordinating with other department team members the preparation of the monthly reporting package, account analysis, journal entry preparation, assisting with budgets/forecasts, provides backup and support to Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Payroll. The Senior Accountant will contribute to the development of departmental efficiencies, training, and processes that will drive quality and responsiveness of Goodwill Accounting functions. The Senior Accountant is also responsible for various complex Accounting projects including maintaining/developing advanced spreadsheets for account analysis, month-end close reconciliations of some balance sheet accounts, research and other projects as assigned by the Controller and deemed necessary.


    This role serves as a champion and model of GID’s values – “FACE IT” which incorporates fun, accountability, collaboration, empowerment, innovation, and transparency in all that we do. This position will perform the following duties and responsibilities:  



    • Prepares, examines, or analyzes accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports of a complex nature to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards and identifies potential opportunities for improvement to reports, reporting processes or formats.
    • Performs detail review of Accounting-related work submitted by team members and other departments and provides functional advice and guidance.
    • Provides support and direction to the A/R and A/P functions.
    • Works closely with the Payroll Controller regarding Payroll-related processes that may affect the GL. Collaborate as to how Payroll-related procedures impact the financial statements
    • Uses accounting concepts, experience, analytical skills and knowledge of industry to identify issues and work with the team to develop creative and effective solutions.
    • Assists in the preparation, analysis and discussion of information for cross-functional and company-wide initiatives as directed by senior accounting management.
    • Responsible for preparing monthly journal entries including but not limited to monthly accruals, recurring entries, and miscellaneous adjusting entries.
    • Responsible for preparation, analysis and publication of monthly/quarterly productivity and performance benchmark reports.
    • Assists in developing new system-related tools, policies, procedures, and communication techniques to ensure accurate and efficient month-end close processes.
    • Provides training, backup, and problem resolution assistance to the team, as well as other Goodwill stakeholders, relating to Accounting and budget matters.
    • Provides expertise and job knowledge to employees on the team and to Goodwill stakeholders relating to complex Accounting subject matter.
    • Performs various month-end closing activities (ie. Journal entries, account analysis and account reconciliations) within the time frame determined by management. Works to ensure that management has adequate and accurate information during the monthly close process.
    • Performs complex revenue accounting and book-keeping functions related to Goodwill locations according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Organization policies.
    • Records, tracks, and reviews fixed asset acquisitions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and in line with established Goodwill capitalization policy.
    • Reviews monthly financial statements, including review of details and various analyses. Acts as point of contact for department related accounting questions.
    • Partners with the Controller and is responsible for various deliverables for the annual audit.
    • Reports to management regarding the finances of the assigned departments/divisions.
    • Develops, implements, modifies, and documents recordkeeping and accounting systems, making use of current computer technology.
    • Assists with the design and implementation of enhanced reporting to monitor approvals, expenditures, forecasts, adjustments and trends.
    • Computes sales taxes owed and prepares tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting or other tax requirements.
    • Develops, maintains, and analyzes budgets and prepares periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs.
    • Prepares, assists with, or reviews reports to Goodwill Industries International (GII) and governmental agencies including surveys, unclaimed property, IRS reporting, etc.
    • Provides internal auditing services to Goodwill stakeholders and departments.
    • Analyzes business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations, to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice.
    • Performs any other duties as required or assigned.


    To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Analytical, Problem Solving, Interpersonal, Team Work, Quality Management and Professionalism.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Bachelor’s (B.A.) degree required in accounting, business, finance, or a related discipline. Three (3) to five (5) years of accounting experience in a large size organization; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


    Employee is responsible for directing department funds in accordance with organizational policy and approved budget standards. Any technology or Goodwill property used in the normal course of employment will be under the safekeeping and the responsibility of the employee to maintain in good working order.


    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret advanced business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.


    Ability to work with advanced mathematical concepts such as projections and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Understanding and application of complex financial accounting methodologies is required.


    Ability to define complex problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Based upon direction from Management, must have the ability to apply generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), state and Federal fiscal rules, and Goodwill policies in a thoughtful and financially sound manner on behalf of the Organization.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual should have advanced level MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) skills.

    Experience with automated accounting systems and through understanding of GAAP and accrual concepts is mandatory. Experience with Platinum and FRX is preferred. Experience with SAGE ABRA is preferred as is the ability to understand and write report in Crystal.


    Employee must have a clear Colorado driver’s license to drive on Goodwill business. Employee must be able to pass both a background and credit check.



    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Employee will spend a majority of time working in a general office environment. However, employee may travel to meeting and Goodwill event locations where environmental conditions may vary.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. However, employee must be able to work with frequent interruptions due to high volume of Accounting-related inquiries. Travel between offices is less than 10%.

    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.


    The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and taste or smell.


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