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Staff Accountant
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus
1125 College Ave.
Columbus, OH 43209

Principal Responsibilities:

The Jewish Community Center is looking to hire a Staff Accountant. Come be part of a non-profit team making a difference! We offer a competitive and generous benefits package and a supportive work environment. We are hoping to add the right person to our fun team!

Position Summary: Performs general accounting, including preparing balance sheets, income statements & cash flow statements. Reconciles general ledger, bank accounts, petty cash records, cash disbursement accounts, payroll accounts & customer accounts. Manages accounts receivable balances & collections processes. Opportunity for advancement!

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in preparing internal financial statements by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger system and from departments.
  • Analyzes information and options by developing spreadsheet reports & verifying information.
  • Prepares general ledger entries by maintaining records and files; reconciling accounts.
  • Backup for accounts payable function.
  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.
  • Accomplishes accounting and organization mission by completing related results as needed in a timely manner.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Performs general accounting and other related duties for the organization.
  • Assists in preparing monthly / quarterly / annual balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements.
  • Inputs the annual budget and quarterly projections into accounting software.
  • Reconciles general ledger accounts and assists in closing the monthly books.
  • Assists in reconciling bank accounts monthly, verifies deposits & expenditures, and addresses inquiries from banks.
  • Maintains petty cash records; reconciles and replenishes monthly for all sites.
  • Reconciles cash disbursement accounts, payroll accounts, customer accounts, and other financial accounts.
  • Manages accounts receivable balances and collections process; reports delinquent accounts quarterly to collection agency.
  • As a backup to Accounts Payable, verifies and/or completes payment of invoices and ensures payments are charged to the appropriate accounts.
  • Provides outside auditors with assistance; gathers necessary account information and documents to perform annual audit.
  • Assists outside tax accountants with preparation of federal, state, and local government income tax forms.
  • Maintains knowledge of acceptable accounting practices and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Knowledge and Education - Minimum Required or Preferred: Bachelor's degree in accounting or related business field required.

2. Experience - Minimum Required or Preferred: At least two years of related experience preferred for more advancement opportunity.

3. Special Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent time management & organizational skills and attention to detail. Knowledge of general financial accounting, basic cost accounting and best practice internal controls. Understanding of and the ability to adhere to generally accepted accounting principles. Ability to correctly prepare reports for tax reporting. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or similar software and accounting software. Ability to quickly learn and apply other software packages, including Salesforce based software. Ability to work well with many kinds of people.

4. Physical Requirements: Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.


35,000 - 45,000

Agency Information:

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus is a human service agency offering a varied program that is Jewish in nature. It is committed to enhancing the quality of individual and family life through the promotion of physical, intellectual and spiritual wellness. It provides educational and cultural programs that reflect the Jewish heritage, health related activities and many services to the community at large. Through its wide array of programs, the JCC pursues its mission of strengthening the individual, family and community.

The JCC nurtures a passion for Jewish learning and living. Through programs and services, the JCC provides comfortable and inviting environments in which the community can thrive.