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Cleveland, OH

Company Description

 Our Mission

The Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s mission is working together to ensure that everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day. The Food Bank is the cornerstone of Northeast Ohio’s hunger relief efforts, serving as the link between members of the food industry that have excess food and over 700 local hunger programs. The Food Bank is the sole nonprofit provider of food to local nonprofit hunger centers in our six-county service area, distributing nonperishable food, fresh produce, perishable and frozen foods, and prepared meals.

 

The Food Bank was founded in 1979 when representatives from the food service industry partnered with local charities to find an efficient way to distribute surplus food that might otherwise go to waste.

Join Our Team!

 

Please visit our website at www.greaterclevelandfoodbank.org

Job Description

Responsible for directing, coordinating, maintaining and controlling an accounting system that properly reflects the financial position of the organization in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and with financial management practices appropriate for non-profit organizations.

Some of the duties include:

Supervise the overall operations of the accounting function to enforce and ensure consistent application of generally accepted accounting principles and organization policies.

 

 Ensure accounting policies and procedures are followed in the accounting department and also in other departments to ensure all transactions follow GAAP.

     

Responsible for the monthly closing process: maintain list of required journal entries; ensure completion and accuracy of journal entries; provide accurate and timely summaries; and complete all assigned bank reconciliations and account reconciliations.

 

Prepare the monthly financial package including Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Variance Analysis, and Operational Dashboard.

 

 Manage the general ledger system. Each month, export the actual revenue and expense detail into the Powerplan Budget software. Ensure the actual data in Powerplan balances to the general ledger. Direct the monthly budget variance reporting process with the management staff using the data in Powerplan.

 

 Ensure financial compliance and reporting with all internal and external sources (i.e., governmental agencies, Feeding America and other revenue-based contracts).  Review all reports prior to submission to governing authorities to ensure accuracy and timeliness of submission.

 

Responsible for tracking spending on restricted gifts throughout the year and preparing the year end Net Asset roll forward.

 

Coordinate the annual audit. Ensure the accounting records and reports are in compliance with GAAP and government regulations. Assist external auditors as appropriate.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or equivalent required; CPA required, Masters preferred. Thorough knowledge of financial and accounting practices and procedures. Understanding of governmental regulations and reporting requirements. Broad based knowledge of the non-profit business environment. Three to five years experience managing accounting and finance staff and functions. Ability to organize, coordinate and direct projects.   

 

Additional Information

Willingness to work beyond normal working hours, when necessary.  Solid analytical and technical skills. Must possess outstanding leadership abilities, multitasking, time management and communication skills.  Must possess strong attention to detail and problem solving skills.  Proficiency in windows based computer software required. Experience with an Enterprise system required. A decisive individual who possesses a “big-picture” perspective but is also able to operate in a “hands –on” capacity.