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Staff Accountant

Phoenix Zoo | Arizona Center For Nature Conservation
Phoenix, United States Posted: July 06, 2024

The Staff Accountant will assist with month-end financial close and related account reconciliations and is responsible for fixed asset accounting including the calculation of depreciation. This position also assists with the budget process and monthly departmental result analysis, as well as maintains and analyzes statistical reports used to identify business trends. This position assists in the preparation and analysis of event and program statements of activities and periodic evaluation of experience, program, and event pricing, as well as provides support for monthly revenue entries.

Essential Duties:
  • Provide quality guest service to both internal and external guests by maintaining a WILD (friendly, helpful, positive, and professional) working attitude and appearance.
  • Responsible for preparation of various journal entries, maintaining proper cut-off, and completion of month-end checklist related to month/year-end close.
  • Responsible for maintaining fixed asset documentation and related depreciation calculation.
  • Responsible for preparing and/or reviewing assigned monthly balance sheet account reconciliations.
  • Assist in maintaining statistical reports that will enable the company to analyze trends in attendance, membership, revenues, and other areas. Maintain and distribute these reports to appropriate personnel and prepare written analysis of the reports.
  • Assist in the preparation of pro-forma statements for events and programs contemplated, assist in budgeting for planned events, and prepare event profit and loss statements. Analyze fluctuation of actual results to budget and actual results to prior year.
  • Responsible for reconciliation of general ledger accounts to other internal systems as assigned (MIMO, Galaxy, Donor Relations software).
  • Assist in the review of monthly corporate and departmental results, performing budget to actual comparisons, and communicating with departments related to fluctuation analysis.
  • Assist in the preparation of client-prepared schedules for annual audit engagement,
  • Assist in monitoring of corporate policies related to petty cash, employee expense reimbursements, travel advances, corporate credit cards, etc.
  • Assist with revenue entries from various points of sale as needed
  • Monitors chargebacks and gathers information for disputes when appropriate.
  • Maintains vendor setup in Accounts Payable, wire and ACH setup in the bank, and the ACH log.
  • This is by no means an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.
  • Management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, technological developments or regulatory standards.)
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in general accounting, particularly with various reconciliations.
  • Degree in Accounting, knowledge of tax-exempt guidelines, GAAP reporting, with competency in a variety of business software packages.
  • Blackbaud NXT and Raisers Edge/Salesforce software experience preferred.
  • Strong accounting, analytic, and communication skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office with emphasis on Excel
  • Strong initiative and ability to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Detail-oriented with strong self-review skills
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to work independently and suggest process improvements
  • Ability to pass pre-employment background check and drug test.

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