Points of Light-the worlds largest organization dedicated to volunteer service- mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 5 million volunteers in 20 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it's needed most. For more information, go to www.pointsoflight.org.
Reports to: Mark Williams, Controller
Points of Light is seeking an Accountant, who will plan, organize and execute the accounts payable/receivable and other related functions of the Foundation. This position ensures the accuracy of the accounts payable/receivable process and compliance with Foundation policies and procedures. The Accountant provides the primary point of contact with Foundation affiliates and vendors, and will develop a comprehensive understanding of the Foundations financial responsibilities.
Maintain invoice processing system (Fidesic) and prioritize of vendor and affiliate payments.
Assist in developing and documenting revenue recognition policies for its product offering as well as internal controls affecting the accounting team.
Perform all month end close responsibilities, including balance sheet and income statement journal entries for POL departments.
Manage communication and interaction with internal constituents, vendors, and affiliates.
Process payments-check, ACH, international wires.
Assist with various projects such as process improvement activities and implementation of systems such as Great Plains, Salesforce, and invoice systems.
Manage credit card issuance, training, processing, reconciliation, receipting.
Handle 1099 processing and issuance.
Assist with cash management and analysis.
Assist with annual audit by creating compliant documentation and support for financial statements and internal controls.
Work closely with other members of the finance team and assist with monthly, quarterly, and annual revenue forecasts and analysis.
Support other departments to explain/resolve revenue-related questions/issues, proposals and projects.
Qualifications and Education:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, CPA desired.
Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in Accounting.
Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Advanced Excel)
Excellent written and oral communication, organizational and analytical skills.
Ability to work independently to identify and resolve problems, while producing timely results.
Great Plains (ERP) and Fidesic experience a plus.
Nonprofit experience a plus
Speed, with attention to detail and accuracy
Excellent memory for programs, transactions, vendors, and constituents
Ability to interact professionally with a wide range of people
“Can do” attitude – willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done
Quick learner and self-starter – willing to adapt and take on additional responsibilities
Willingness to research and analyze to propose solutions to problems and answers to questions
Ability to identify opportunities for improvement in systems, processes, and documentation.
An entrepreneurial spirit and creative approach to strategy development
A commitment to community service
Individual must be able to thrive in an environment that is characterized by significant growth, diversity, and constant change.
Able to prioritize and multi-task, working efficiently and able to address a wide variety of considerations
Our Culture and Values: Points of Light has a 25-year history that it seeks to honor, while looking toward the future as an innovative thought leader in the volunteer sector. We have a fast-paced, collaborative environment, working across three offices in Atlanta, New York City and Washington DC. Our organization values innovation, dedication, teamwork, and respectfulness.
We enjoy thinking big, but also working hard to deliver our best work. Our team is solution-oriented, looking for someone who is always ready to deliver on ways to solve challenges, both internally and with external partners.
What We Offer: Competitive Compensation and Excellent Benefits including a robust PTO program: 18 days of PTO, 11 Holidays, plus we are closed for a week in December! Medical, Dental & Vision benefits offered, free life insurance and short term disability, and a 403b program with employer match.