Position Opening: Accountant II - Scholarship America

Position Opening: Accountant II Now Hiring: Accountant II

About the Position

The Accountant II is responsible for key accounting functions including account reconciliations, bank reconciliations, financial statement reporting, journal entries, management of state registrations, payroll processing and review, security compliance, and supporting other accounting functions & processes.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for key Account Reconciliations:
    • Complete monthly reconciliation of specific bank accounts including creation of journal entries to record disbursement activity and fees in the General Ledger
    • Complete monthly reconciliation of third party credit card processing account
    • Complete reconciliation of payroll liability accounts and Form 941
    • Reconcile disbursements from JPMorgan Chase
    • Complete reconciliation of various other General Ledger account balances as needed
  • Responsible for Payroll Functions in collaboration with the HR function:
    • Assist HR with bi-monthly payroll review and approval in ADP
    • Audit payroll changes and batch reports
    • Generate all payroll related journal entries and record in the General Ledger
    • Prepare and audit payroll billing each payroll cycle and monthly as required
  • Responsible for key Compliance activities:
    • Coordinate with legal counsel to ensure Scholarship America’s compliance with state registration requirements; provide required documentation for state filings
    • Serve as an engaged member of the security & GDPR compliance task force committee, which includes continued monitoring and oversight
    • Review and provide feedback on staff incentive plan and routinely audit results output
    • Oversee compliance with document retention policy
  • Responsible for Other Accounting Functions:
    • Serve as administrator for Scholarship America’s third party credit card processing account and coordinate on-line donation inquiries
    • Process on-line donations daily and coordinate with Development and Dollars for Scholars with reporting requests
    • Positive Pay/check reconciliation oversight and management of suspect items
    • Update and distribute monthly financial statements to members of Executive Team
    • Serve as primary back up for Cash Receipts Specialist function
    • Assist with month-end close procedures
    • Assist with fiscal year-end audit preparation including lead sheets
    • Assist with information requests received from auditors during fiscal year-end audit
    • Provide copies of the Form 990 as appropriate when requested

Minimum Requirements:

  • Four year degree (BA) in Accounting or related field
  • Three to five years’ work experience in accounting or finance roles
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Outlook, and Word)
  • Advanced experience with general accounting processes including bank reconciliations
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently, effectively and cooperatively with other people; positive attitude
  • Ability to communicate, listen to and understand information and ideas presented, with the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Highly organized, strong attention to detail in order to produce the highest quality work, including follow up and follow through
  • Ability to analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems
  • Experience with general ledger systems


  • Core office hours Monday-Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • 15 Paid Holidays Annually plus Vacation, Sick & Personal Time
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 403(b) participation with company match
  • Life Insurance, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability programs
  • Dependent & Employee Education Reimbursement programs

EOE. Veterans/Disabled

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