Senior Accountant (Full-time; New Haven, CT)

December 7, 2020

Columbus House, Inc.

Job Posting, Full Time, FLSA Exempt, non-essential
Senior Accountant


VEVRAA Federal Contractor: Priority Referrals of Protected Veterans Requested


Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Finance Director, the Senior Accountant employs various accounting systems (hardware and software) and related procedures to record, analyze, and report fiscal results to supervisor and other staff as appropriate, in accordance with GAAP and grant reporting requirements and in a timely and accurate manner. Assists with reviews and analyses of accounting and reporting data to help ensure that the agency is maximizing use of agency resources.


Detailed Responsibilities:

Uses accounting processes to obtain accounting data from various sources (i.e., agency staff, vendors, sub grantees, automated payroll system, subsidiary accounting systems, excel spreadsheets, etc.) for posting to the general ledger in an efficient, accurate, and timely manner. Documents and communicates processes and monitors performance of processes. Preparation and submission of accurate and timely fiscal reports, and related drawdowns/invoices to agency funders as assigned. Assists with calculating, recording, and maintaining the Agency’s cost allocations for budget, forecast, and actual reporting. Responds to independent & funder auditor activities supplying information requested by auditors in an accurate and timely manner. Prepares account analyses, for review and discussion with appropriate staff and/or funders. Other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with a minimum of two years’ relevant experience. In-depth knowledge of and skill in applying, accounting practices and techniques and generally accepted accounting principles. Ability to assess capabilities of various accounting systems and skill in applying that knowledge & understanding of them to design efficient & effective accounting processes/procedures. Expert skill in use of electronic spreadsheets (Excel), Balance Sheet and P & L analysis, and general ledger software, Grant reporting/revenue recognition experience preferred. Valid Driver’s license with a good driving record.


Reports to: Director of Finance

Salary: $50,000 to $55,000 plus excellent benefits
Schedule: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


How to apply (choose only one; indicate where you saw posting):

 *Email your resume and a cover letter to

*Send your resume and a cover letter to Human Resources Generalist, Columbus House Inc., P.O. Box 7093, New Haven CT 06519

*Fax your resume and a cover letter to 203-773-1430

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 Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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