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ACCOUNTANT POSITION

BACKGROUND ON THE IWMF

The International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation is a patient-founded and patient-led, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to a simple but compelling vision:

Support everyone affected by Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia (WM) while advancing the search for a cure. 

To accomplish this vision, the IWMF offers WM patients, caregivers, family members, and friends, six invaluable services: 

  1. Information from our website (www.iwmf.com) and our publications written in a patient friendly way to promote understanding of our rare disease
  2. Education at our annual Educational Forum to help patients and caregivers learn about our disease from WM researchers and clinicians
  3. On-going updates about WM and the IWMF sent through our quarterly Torch newsletter and our NEWS email alerts
  4. Peer support from others who’ve also been dealing with WM
  5. Information for medical professionals who may have limited experience with this rare disease
  6. Funding research directed to better treatments while we search for a cure

Including the Operations Manager, the IWMF Office is staffed with one part-time and three full-time employees. A part-time Senior Development Officer also works remotely. The IWMF relies upon individuals for financial support and upon volunteers to do much of its work.  The IWMF Board of Trustees is all volunteer.

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION: Accountant
DEPARTMENT:  Finance
DIRECT SUPERVISOR: Treasurer/Secretary through the Operations Manager
DATE:  5/29/2017

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Accountant is responsible for providing accurate and timely financial information to management, regulators, auditors, grantors and other parties, as necessary, by researching and analyzing accounting data and preparing reports.  This position is also responsible for various assigned duties that pertain to the office.  The specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the subsequent items, and are characterized in the following five standards of performance, defined as below:

I.    JOB KNOWLEDGE

  • Prepare payroll, timely payment of payroll taxes and issue W-2’s.
  • Process entries into Quickbooks (accounts payable and pledges receivable)
  • Coordinate month end close, process necessary journal entries and review for compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and other regulations and laws.
  • Prepare financial records and month end reports as required and review for accuracy and compliance with GAAP and other regulations and laws                      
  • Instruct and provide guidance to appropriate personnel on Foundation fiscal policies and procedures.
  • Review and audit accounting transactions for fiscal integrity, accuracy and compliance with GAAP and other regulations and laws prior to posting to general ledger (G/L)
  • Review and report on compliance concerns
  • Prepare and maintain asset, liability and capital accounts
  • Reconcile Quickbooks balance sheets accounts, subsidiary ledgers.  Also reconcile Quickbooks to Donor Perfect Software.
  • Reconcile Bank accounts monthly and e-mail reconciliation to the Treasurer.
  • Prepare the annual budgets with input from the IWMF Board and Operations Manager.
  • Supply Schedules for annual audit and supply/prepare any other information needed for the audit and tax returns.
  • Provide backup for office staff
  • Act as role model to staff
  • Any other duties as assigned

 

II.   TEAMWORK

  • Encourage and maintain a positive working relationship with all staff, Board members and community partners
  • Communicate all health, safety, company concerns, sensitive situations and incidents to supervisor.
  • Attend and participate in all required and/or requested Foundation meetings

III. DOCUMENTATION

  • Complete required documentation in conformance with rules, regulations, policies and procedures and invoicing practices
  • Perform documentation reviews to ensure records are maintained in conformance with rules, regulations, policies, procedures and billing practices

IV. COMPLIANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Identify and report any questionable transactions.
  • Participate in any investigations as required
  • Comply with all State and Federal regulations along with Foundation policies and practices

V.  TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

  • Obtain and maintain any required training certifications for the position or as deemed required by the Foundation and/or State and Federal regulations.
  • Attend all required training, staff development programs and committees and/or staff meetings as required by the Foundation and/or State and Federal regulations

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possess good interpersonal, written, oral, and communication abilities and effective time management/organizational skills.
Possess excellent mathematical, accounting and analytical skills.
Able to work scheduled hours that may include overtime, weekend and/or holiday timeframes and maintain an acceptable work attendance.
Be computer literate with knowledge in agency operating systems and applicable software required for department needs.
Demonstrate sound judgment in normal work and emergency situations.
Must physically be able to sit for long periods of time and lift twenty-five (25) pounds.
Possess a valid driver’s license record that meets the Foundation’s insurance carrier guidelines.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor Degree with an Accounting or Business Major and a minimum of two years relevant experience
-Or-
A combination of education and experience that in the opinion of the reviewing, exceeds the above standards of the program

Compensation

Annual salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid vacation and paid holidays.

TO APPLY

Submit resume and salary expectations to: hr@iwmf.com
The International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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