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Genuinely cares about people, is concerned about their work and non-work problems, is available and ready to help, is sympathetic to the plight of others not as fortunate, demonstrates real empathy with the joys and pains of others.


Is cool under pressure, does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough, is considered mature, can be counted on to hold things together during tough times, can handle stress, is not knocked off balance by the unexpected, doesn't show frustration when resisted or blocked, is a settling influence in a crisis.


Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas, easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions, tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.

Customer Focus

Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers, gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services, acts with customers in mind, establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

Drive for Results

Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully, is constantly and consistently one of the top performers, very results oriented, steadfastly pushes self and others for results.

Integrity and Trust

Is widely trusted, is seen as a direct, truthful individual, can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner, keeps confidences, admits mistakes, doesn't misrepresent herself/himself for personal gain.


Practices attentive and active listening, has the patience to hear people out, can accurately restate the opinions of others even when she/he disagrees.

 hands in heart

Job Details

Requisition Number 17-0177
Post Date 10/25/2017
Title Accountant
Type Full Time
City Jacksonville
State FL
Description Position Overview: This position is responsible for coordinating business, reporting and accounting activities of assigned grants, fixed assets, inventory, NSLP, accounts payable/receivable and other accounting projects and functions to assure fiscal and regulatory accountability.

Role and Responsibilities
• Process Accounts Payable/Receivable transactions
• Coordinate National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
• Serve as liaison between grantors and agency
• Process monthly and quarterly claims and invoices; monitor accounts receivable/payable aging
• Prepares grant and contract financial reports accurately and timely.
• Submit required agency applications, reports, reviews and documents
• Assist centers in the development of specifications, the certification of vendors and other financial areas of the procurement and bid process
• Provide training, research and analysis to facilitate effective decision making
• Prepare reports, reviews and recommendations based on research and analysis
• Participate in conference calls and webinars, deliver continuous improvement training to agency staff regarding NSLP, IRS and other assigned projects
• Identify and communicate financial and compliance issues for assigned areas to Finance Director and executive management summarizing and explaining results as necessary
• Perform special accounting functions
• Perform accounting and reporting functions of property, plant and equipment, investments, insurance accounts, the THC entities
• Coordinate Inventory and Fixed Asset maintenance functions
• Perform monthly account and bank reconciliations and allocations to ensure accuracy of financial statements and tax and regulatory returns
• Support finance team by cross-training as necessary
• Support finance team by participating in the training of temporary staff or new hires as necessary
• Assist with special projects as requested by the Finance Director and PACE leadership team
• Assist in maintaining strong internal controls to ensure compliance with GAAP, governmental and other regulators
• Develop and maintain effective relationships with Executive Directors, center personnel administrative office employees, finance department and administrative office co-workers, executive leadership team and all other constituencies. Replies courteously to requests for information timely and professionally using the most effective means of communication.
• Assist in preparation and performance of annual audit and tax return and other periodic regulatory requirements. Prepare requested schedules and documentation for auditors in a neat, concise and timely manner.
Requirements Qualifications and Education Requirements
• Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business
• 3 years experience in an accounting position
• In depth knowledge of accounting processing and reporting systems; prior Financial Edge experience a plus. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office.
• Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws impacting not-for-profit fiscal compliance and reporting
• Advanced analytical and critical thinking skills; strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills with ability to work effectively with a wide range of management, staff and external vendors; strong computer and internet research skills
• Current Florida driver’s license
Other Requirements
• Must adhere to Agency Values and Principles
• Upholds the ethical standards of the Agency and 6B-1.001 Code of Ethics of the Education Profession in Florida
• Follows policies and procedures of the Agency
• Must work evenings and weekends as required to fulfill workload requirements
• Must be able to travel by automobile, plane, train, etc.; occasional overnight travel may be required
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