Senior Accountant



Job Title: Senior Accountant                             

Department: Accounting                                        

Reports to: Controller

Supervises: General Ledger Accountants

FLSA Status: Exempt, Full-time Regular

Pay Grade: C5

General Functions

The Senior Accountant is responsible for managing the accounting for assigned non-profit organizations.  The Senior Accountant is also responsible for financial reporting, oversight of data entry, and general ledger maintenance.

Duties and Responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Assists the Controller in providing all accounting and reporting functions of assigned organizations.  This will include monthly financial statements and grant reporting as needed.
  • Supervises and directs the workflow of the general ledger staff.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the chart of accounts for assigned organizations.
  • Assists with annual budget compilation of assigned companies.
  • Monitors balance sheet activity and prepares reconciliations as necessary to gain a thorough understanding of balance sheet balances, follows up on discrepancies, and prepares journal entries as necessary.
  • Assists in preparing schedules and work papers for annual financial audits of assigned companies.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Staff supervision

  • Provide regular ongoing supervision general ledger staff
  • Complete staff evaluations.
  • Conduct regular staff meetings.
  • Address personnel issues.
  • Interview and hire new staff.
  • Responsible for staff training.

Internal / External Relations

  • All personnel within CITC
  • External accountants
  • State, Federal and private funding sources
  • Non profit directors and staff

Job Specifications:

  • Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop comprehensive work plans for short, mid-range and long-term projects such as, financial analysis for operating departments; for accounting and internal control considerations with the demonstrated ability to manage such projects and to perform many of the related project tasks.
  • Financial and audit skills commensurate with a corporation the size and functional orientation of CITC and its affiliates.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with department management and staff, and to effectively communicate with regulatory and taxing authorities.
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written, with a particular emphasis on the presentation of financial material.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the social, health, educational, training, and cultural needs of the Alaska Native and American Indian community.
  • Self-starter, requiring minimal supervision.
  • Strong problem solving skills.


  • Undergraduate degree in accounting.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years accounting experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities or any equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Public accounting experience preferred
  • Experience with financial statement preparation preferred.
  • Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory report from a state and federal background check.
  • Valid Alaska Drivers License and insurable under CITC’s automotive insurance.

Hiring Preference:

Preference shall be given to eligible and qualified Alaska Native/American Indian applicants pursuant to P.L. 93-638 Indian Self Determination Act.

Anchorage, AK

5 month(s) ago