Senior Accountant, Health Federation of Philadelphia

Posted Date: 
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 9:00am
Expiration Date: 
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 9:00am
Job Summary: 

Job Title:                                             Senior Accountant

Department/Program:                        Administration/Finance

Reports to:                                         Senior Director of Finance and Operations

FLSA:                                                  Exempt               

Status:                                                Full-time

Supervises:                                        To be Determined

The Senior Accountant will be responsible for providing general ledger oversight and grant management support to meet the organization’s reporting requirements.  Must have the ability to understand and interpret multiple grant awards and requirements. This position requires the ability to manage financial regulations, agreements, and award documents to monitor financial compliance, and ensure timely and accurate financial reporting.

The Senior Accountant must exercise a high level of confidentiality and sound judgment in safeguarding company records and working with grantors, grantees and Health Federation staff. 



  • Review and monitor general ledger activity to ensure accurate processing of journal entries, reconciliation of accounts and resolution of open items in a timely manner.
  • Supervise accurate and timely processing of accounts payable and cash management controls.
  • Reviews and approves vendor set-up and year-end processing of accounts payable.
  • Oversee month-end close process, along with grant invoicing and month-end closing entries.
  • Review financial activity for specific grants and contracts for accuracy and compliance, and resolve issues to ensure accurate reporting.
  • Monitor accounts receivable and ensures timely collection of payments and posting.
  • Manage the Bank reconciliation process and monitor cash activity.
  • Oversee payroll labor distribution for grants and contracts.
  • Maintain and organize work papers in accordance with required audit and specific award requirements.
  • Provide agency forecast and budget vs actual reporting to Senior Staff.
  • Provide support for Year-end close and external annual audit.
  • Assist the Senor Director in preparing the annual budget for the Agency and required reporting and updates to the Board of Directors.
  • Lead system utilization of Blackbaud Financial Edge by updating process and procedures, report writing, software updates and full system integration. 
  • Participate and conduct the development and implementation of training and education programs that helps promote a clear understanding of the financial management process.
  • Communicate with funders regarding related questions and information.
  •  Resolve a variety of program funding issues that arise on an as needed basis
  • Maintain regular communications with program managers and funders. 
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business required.  MBA or CPA preferred.


  • Must possess 5 -8 years of general ledger management experience.
  • Knowledge of federal grant compliance and requirements.
  • Experience with non-profit accounting, Blackbaud Financial Edge software a plus.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work with a team essential.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Expert use of MS Excel and Word.
  • Must be a self-starter and be able  to meet required deadlines

Work Environment:

Standard office setting with extended periods at work station and periodic use of office equipment.

Position Type and Work Schedule

Full time position, typical hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.  Flex office schedule options available with supervisor approval.


Occasional travel to off-site locations.

Physical Demands

Ability to transport materials, routinely moves equipment or supplies weighing up to 30 lbs.

Salary and Benefits

Our employees are our most valuable resource, so we offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, which can include:

  • Medical with vision benefits
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life,  AD&D and long term care insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan, with a company contribution
  • Paid time off including vacation, sick, personal and holiday
  • Employee Assistance Program

Eligibility and participation is handled consistent with the plan documents and HFP policy. 


The Health Federation reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the Company desires. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee assigned to this position. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties, including essential duties, responsibilities and/or skills to be performed by the employee occupying this position. This job description is not an employment contract, implied, or otherwise. The employment relationship remains “at will.” The aforementioned job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified disabled individuals.

The Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or any classification protected by federal, state or local law.