Accounting Specialist

New River Community Action, Inc.   Radford, VA   Full-time     Accounting
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Posted on May 19, 2021

Accounting Specialist
Radford, VA

General Description
New River Community Action is looking for a highly motivated Accounting Specialist responsible for various detailed tasks involving the preparation and maintenance of fiscal, accounts payable, and cash receipt records. NRCA is committed to promoting and supporting the well-being and self-reliance of individuals, families, and communities in Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski Counties and the City of Radford, southwestern Virginia. NRCA administers numerous human services programs, including the following: Head Start; early childhood home visiting and case management; homeless prevention, shelter and rapid rehousing; emergency food pantries; ex-offender reentry services; and income tax return assistance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and practices, methods, procedures, and equipment.
Thorough knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software.

Ability to:
• Perform mathematical computations with speed and accuracy.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors and staff.
• Solve problems in the scope of responsibility and seek advice as needed.
• Communicate (orally and in writing) in a professional manner when dealing with employees and agency contacts.

Must maintain regular attendance and satisfactorily perform job duties and responsibilities. Notifies supervisor by 7:30 am if unable to report to work.
Before employment, the applicant must sign authorizations for NRCA to perform DMV and Criminal Record Checks. These will be used to demonstrate that a satisfactory driving record and no pending or found charges or convictions related to abuse, neglect, or exploitation of children or adults are present. This information can also be used to determine if any other felonies or misdemeanor charges, which would conflict with the mission and philosophy of the agency are present.

Driving is an essential function. Must possess a valid driver's license and safe driving record. Must be able to drive up to 4 hours per day, but may be required to drive more than 4 hours in a given day. Some night/overnight driving may be required for a night or out-of-town training or meeting.

If an agency vehicle is unavailable, must have a vehicle with valid inspection and insurance meeting minimum state requirements available for travel within the New River Valley, and in pre-approved cases outside the New River Valley. Mileage reimbursed by NRCA.

Education and Experience
Associate degree in Accounting and two years related experience.

Wage, non-exempt position. This position is full-time, 40 hours/week. This position is classified as grade 3b on the current salary scale. The minimum hourly wage is $14.76, possibly more depending upon education and experience.

NRCA conducts pre-employment criminal background and driving record checks. Possession of a valid driver's license and good driving record required. Pre-employment drug testing is required.

Application Deadline: May 30, 2021, at 5:00 pm or until the position is filled. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender. EEO/AA

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