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Position Title:  Accountant

Reports to:  Scott Sproul, President/CEO, Northwest Kansas Economic Innovation Center, Inc. (NWKEICI)

FSLA Status (exempt or non-exempt): Exempt, Full-time position

Primary office location:  212 S. Kansas Ave., Norton, Kansas  67654

Work Location: Hybrid (flexible for in-office, remote, and on-the-road), residing within NWKEICI service area. (Cheyenne, Rawlins, Decatur, Phillips, Smith, Jewell, Republic, Sherman, Thomas, Sheridan, Graham, Rooks, Osborne, Mitchell, Norton, Cloud, Wallace, Logan, Gove, Trego, Ellis, Russell, Lincoln, Ottawa, Ellsworth, Saline.)


The Accountant will maintain accounting records and prepare financial reports for use by organization management.  This position will also plan and direct all accounting operations of the organization.

This position is a full-time, 12-month position; can be remote or work from the Innovation Center office in Norton.  This position must reside in the 26-county region listed above.  This position also provides a benefit package.  This position is not a state for federal position.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

The Accountant will be responsible for all internal accounting duties of the NWKEICI.  These duties include, but are not limited to:

·       Maintaining all necessary accounting records utilizing accounting software (currently using QuickBooks, Desktop version)

·       Maintaining accounting software and recommending updates and enhancements as needed

·       Maintaining the accounting general ledger

·       Receiving, entering, coding, and paying all invoices, and setting up new accounts as needed

·       Reconciling all bank accounts, verifying deposits including all postings necessary to properly record loan payments from loan customers, and addressing all bank inquiries

·       Provide accounting information as needed to external accountants regarding tax preparation and external audits

·       Work with NWKEICI Program Specialist to produce an annual budget and forecasts; report significant budget differences to program specialist(s) and/or Board of Directors

·       Prepare timely, monthly balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and statements of cash flow, including reports comparing actual vs. budgeted profit and loss statements

·       Work with the NWKEICI Board of Directors to establish and maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures and to implement a system of controls over accounting transactions to minimize risk

·       Overseeing the payroll process, including posting of necessary payroll entries, making all payroll tax deposits timely, and preparing and filing all necessary payroll returns


·       Develop and maintain specialized databases and systems for recording and tracking grant proposals, awards, and related statistical information; create and distribute standard and special reports, studies, summaries, and analyses, as required

·       Monitors and coordinates the administration of post-award grants to ensure that budgeting and administrative policies, procedures, and agency requirements are being followed; manages administrative problems and/or budget changes occurring during the awarded granting period

·       Perform other related duties as assigned

Required Education / Experience / Qualifications:

·       Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related discipline required.

·       Three to five years of accounting experience required.

·       Must have a valid driver’s license.

·       Must be willing and available to travel as needed.

Knowledge / Skills / Attributes:

·       Extensive knowledge of general financial accounting.

·       Understanding of and ability to adhere to generally accepted accounting principles.

·       Highly proficient with accounting software.

·       Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·       Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.

·       Ability to travel and attend off-premises meetings and events, which may occasionally include overnight stays.


DISCLAIMER: This Job Description indicates the general nature and level of work expected. It is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by the individual in this role. It does not list all possible duties that may be assigned. NWKEICI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with ADA and all applicable laws.


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