The American Public Power Association (APPA) is looking for a Staff Accountant to support the Accounting Manager with maintaining the general ledger accounts and business transactions of the organization while applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This position is also responsible for all accounts receivable related functions as well as serving as the System Administrator of the time and attendance system for APPA.
Please note: This is not a remote position. Candidates must be in the DC, Maryland, or Virginia area. APPA offers a flexible work schedule for full-time employees, and the option for telework is available after 2 months of employment (with supervisor approval).
Records daily cash postings and reconcile the bank and settled credit card transactions.
Research overpayments and report find to facilitate adjustments or refund requests.
Manages inquiries regarding payments and invoices for internal and external customers.
Reviews and approves new Items available for sale in Salesforce.
Manages, prepares, and reconciles large volumes of data in Excel for multiple meeting revenue schedules, including sponsorship revenue and deferred revenue from data in salesforce reports.
Monitors accounts receivable aging including appropriate follow-up with members to ensure timely collection.
Processes quarterly bad debt write-offs.
Maintains and updates compliance schedule report and follow up with team on upcoming regarding overdue accounts.
Prepares journal entries, analyses, and general ledger account reconciliations.
Performs monthly expense accruals and salary/benefit allocations.
Performs monthly reconciliation of assigned general ledger accounts.
Records monthly fixed asset depreciation and amortization of prepaid expenses
Records adjusting and reclassification journal entries.
Performs interim and annual fixed asset inventory.
Assists with preparation of the annual budget.
Assists with the preparation of financial statements in accordance with GAAP.
Prepares and files quarterly Canadian GST/HST Tax and Sales & Use Tax returns.
Performs year-end audit reconciliations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Coordinates system maintenance and upgrades
Provides system training and onboarding of new staff.
Reviews and approves bi-weekly timesheets for all staff.
Prepares semi-monthly upload of staff PTO balances.
Monitors and updates user profiles.
Performs PTO balance audit for payroll and benefit administration.
Maintains and updates PTO accrual calculator and APPA approved holiday schedule.
Creates ad-hoc time and attendance reports.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required.
Three to five years of relevant job experience.
Requires knowledge of GAAP.
Proficiency with Sage Intacct, Word, and Excel.
Knowledge of Salesforce software preferred.
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Requires accuracy and attention to detail.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Strong organizational and analytical skills.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Requires the ability to work independently on assigned duties and must be able to work with minimum supervision on special projects.
The American Public Power Association is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. We represent public power before the federal government to protect the interests of the more than 49 million people that public power utilities serve, and the 96,000 people they employ. We advocate and advise on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations.