The Staff Accountant performs internal audits for the agency; assists with the annual budget coordination; reviews internal control practices and procedures; assists as needed with the financial statements and annual audit.  This is accomplished through observations, audits, analysis, and subsequent reports.

The Staff Accountant is directly responsible to the Vice President Finance.

This position is not eligible for overtime pay.


The following duties and responsibilities are given as examples of the various types of work performed in this position.  Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

  1. Performs routine or special analysis or audits of programs and/or departments, revenues and expenses, including compliance with agency and contract procedures and accounting requirements. Maintains documentation of findings and recommendations of analyses and reviews.  Examples of audit areas are: detailed reviews of petty cash funds, travel expense logs, food and clothing accounts, work program records, telephone records, gas records, property, payroll, accounting journals, ledgers, agency contracts, proposals, and other miscellaneous fiscal records.
  2. Assists the Vice President Finance with establishing a uniform system of accounting procedures at all agency locations with internal controls as basis for the procedures. Determines proper segregation of duties and develops mitigating controls as needed.
  3. Assists in training employees in fiscal-related areas at the various sites when requested and approved.
  4. Provides accounting support as needed to other departmental managers to support Raiser’s Edge operations, and the data exchange between Raiser’s Edge and Financial Edge software.
  5. Administers Data base Management pertaining to Accounting records.
  6. Ensures consultation and training is provided to agency staff on accounting matters and the use of accounting computer systems and software.
  7. Ensures appropriate and timely billing for contracts and fees for service.
  8. Assists with financial statements, the annual audit process and year-end closing of the General Ledger.
  9. Serves as backup to the Coordinator of Deferred and Special Gifts for bank account reconciliations.
  10. Assists the Vice President Finance with the management of Restricted Funds (Restricted, Gift Annuity, Pooled Income, and Endowment) as required, including, but not limited to, Project Accounting, IRS reporting, audit schedule preparation, etc.
  11. Responsible for the collection and publication of information related to annual Operating Budgets for FSYR and SRE. This includes using the Financial Edge budget module for data collection and reporting.  Performs additional budget tasks as directed by Vice President Finance or Vice President Operations.
  12. Assists the Vice President Finance with business activity related to FSYR investments and real estate recorded in the Unrestricted Operating Fund. For investment activities, this includes monthly reconciliations of all investment accounts and the postings of monthly income and gains/losses to financial records.   
  13. Assigned special projects as required to support FSYR and SRE operations. 


This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.  Prior audit and general ledger experience are preferred but not required.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each area of responsibility satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

  1. Must possess the highest level of integrity and professionalism as demonstrated by the character traits of dependability, determination, initiative, responsibility, and thoroughness in the performance of duties.
  2. Must be able to listen effectively, evaluate information received, formulate inquiries and determine the extent of examination and verification of written data to substantiate findings, conclusions, and present recommendations for corrective action, in a simple, clear and understandable way.
  3. Must have applicable accounting and financial reporting expertise.
  4. Must be able to speak and write effectively and communicate in a clear, concise manner.
  5. Must have analytical, math, and grammar skills sufficient to meet minimum standards of the Youth Ranches Skills Test.
  6. Must possess strong analytical and problem solving skills. Must be able to read, analyze, and interpret relevant technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents and the ability to respond to common inquiries and complaints.
  7. Must be able to perform required mathematical calculations in an accounting environment; for example, proportions, percentages, discounts, interest, and commissions.
  8. Must be a continuing student of current accounting, budgeting, purchasing practices and non-profit agency issues; and must be able to communicate the necessity for current accounting, budgeting and purchasing practices.
  9. Must be able to multi-task and prioritize requests from multiple sources, and maintain focus to complete assignments as required.
  10. Must be practical and realistic in the interpretation of current accounting, purchasing, and budgeting practices.
  11. Must be able to remain impartial and to not prejudge situations before having relevant facts; to place personal feelings, facts, and policies in the right perspective and to maintain confidentiality.
  12. Must be able to travel freely and frequently to programs and other Youth Ranches related sites throughout Florida, including multiple overnight stays at various times during the year.
  13. Must have a valid Florida Driver’s License and be able to maintain a safe driving record consistent with agency policy.


The physical requirements described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform typical administrative duties in an office environment. The employee may occasionally be required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.  The employee is required to have clear vision at a close distance.


The Staff Accountant must be willing and free to travel as necessary; work is generally performed in an office environment with a quiet to moderate noise level.  There are no special conditions.


Commensurate with Experience


Open until filled


For more information please contact Christine Dodd, Vice President Finance,   

Job Category: Staff Accountant
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Main Office - Live Oak

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