Senior Accountant

Position Summary:   The Senior Accountant will be responsible for performing the daily activities and month-end processes related to the Agency Representative Payee Program; the preparation of the month-end closing entries for the Agency expense cycle; the monthly account analysis; the preparation of the bank account reconciliations and the review of accounts payable and receivable.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Update, maintain, and reconcile data that captures all client financial activity Communicate client financial activity to clinical teams and answer client specific questions
  • Process and reconcile client payments back to Pathways for rent, utilities, and other housing charges
  • Review accounts payable, bank deposits, accounts receivable and guide Accounting Assistant
  • Assist in facilitating monthly landlord rent payments and reconciliation
  • Assist in facilitating monthly representative payee living expense payments and reconciliation
  • Perform monthly contributions reconciliation with the Development team
  • Process and reconcile payments for the Philadelphia Furniture Bank and prepare monthly reporting
  • Communicate outstanding balances and other business considerations to the Philadelphia Furniture Bank
  • Conduct quarterly inventory counts at the Philadelphia Furniture Bank
  • Process year-end 1099
  • Assist other finance staff as requested
  • Provide input into department’s goal setting process
  • Prepare assigned schedules and audit samples for the annual audit, including gathering requested documentation and working with auditors to answer inquiries or to provide clarification
  • Maintain current knowledge and assure compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, Pathways to Housing PA policies and procedures, and Social Security Association Organizational Payee guidelines and standards.
  • Conform with and abide by all regulatory guidance and internal policies & procedures to act as a role model in the adherence to policies.


Essential Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance and at least four years of relevant working experience.
  • Experience with a representative payee program is preferred.
  • High volume accounting experience ; Non- profit preferred
  • Good knowledge of GAAP and Social Security Guidelines for Representative Payees
  • Experience with Sage MIP mid to top tier financial systems
  • Intermediate level knowledge of all accounting functions and related internal controls
  • Demonstrated task management and analytical skills commensurate with complexity of the role
  • Demonstrated mastery of Excel
  • Excellent written & verbal communication, and interpersonal skills with client service focus
  • Proactive and independent worker
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Ability to meet strict guidelines and follow detailed instructions
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees and management
  • Auditing skills, with the ability to research and reconcile difficult accounts
  • Patience, creativity, flexibility, compassion, and sensitivity to persons with disabilities and other minority populations.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations including clients and staff in critical and emergency situations.
  • Sensitive to cultural, economic, gender, and sexual orientation differences


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Physical Demands and Work Environment:

PTHPA is housed in a Community environment and includes staff interaction with Agency participants.   Ability to sit for at least an hour at a time.  Must be able to lift/carry up to 20 pounds.