Accounting Generalist

This is not just a job opportunity, this is an opportunity to transform lives!

Summary

The Accounting Generalist performs a variety of accounting duties including the maintenance and review of financial records, preparing and entering journals, and inputting data into the accounting software. This position is a full backup for the Accounts Payable Specialist, and the Accounting Specialist, covering all duties of these positions when required, and must be proficient in the operation of the accounting ERP, the corporate expense reconciliation system, and the donor database.

The Accounting Generalist fosters a servant’s heart and attitude and approaches the responsibilities of the position with vision and diplomacy allowing for growth and change as needs dictate. This position must have the ability to efficiently communicate in a variety of mediums and be tactful in all situations. The Accounting Generalist serves as part of the accounting team reporting to the Director of Global Accounting.

Bible League International serves the under-resourced Church with Bibles and training to transform lives worldwide through God’s Word! Our team is excited about God’s calling on our ministry and serves Him in His mission for the world, with commitment and joy. We hope you will consider His leading in using your God-given gifts and abilities to help fulfill the Great Commission in serving at Bible League International! For more information about Bible League International, visit https://www.bibleleague.org/. Also, take a moment and view our careers video to learn more about our culture through our staff at Bible League.

Duties

1. Accounts Payable Vendor Records

    • First line of communication with new vendors to obtain the necessary information, per Finance Department standards, to set up new vendors in a timely manner.
    • Maintain all vendor records
      • Address, telephone numbers, company contacts
      • ACH, USD, and foreign currency transfer instructions
      • Miscellaneous documentations such as W-9s, requests to change addresses or bank information, etc.
    • Yearly maintenance to vendor records
      • Verify existing ACH and wire instructions
      • Remove unused vendors, and inactivate vendors no longer in regular use.

2. Maintenance and monthly reconciliation of the Bible League Volunteer checking accounts

    • Input and post all journals related to these accounts.
    • Transfer funds as needed.
    • Research requests and provide Finance support of the Volunteer accounts to staff outside the Finance Department as needed.

3. Balance vendor statements and work with Accounts Payable to resolve any issues.

4. Vendor Contracts

    • Work with staff to ensure vendor contracts are in order prior to sending payments.
    • Work with Compliance to maintain current vendor contracts stored in the accounting ERP.

5. Support the Director of Accounting Operations as needed, including but not limited to:

    • Verify and troubleshoot various financial reports.
    • Prepare journal entries.
    • Input general data into the accounting ERP.

6. Assist in the yearly preparation of 1099s.

    • Provide a yearly list of vendors paid through Accounts Payable, and the Volunteer accounts, to the Director of Global Accounting, researching vendors and payments as needed.
    • Prepare the 1099s as indicated by the Director of Global Accounting.

7. Serve as a full back for Accounts Payable and the Accounting Specialist covering vacations and extended absences as needed.

8. Perform other duties as requested.

Organizational Relationships

Reports to: Director of Accounting Operations
Collaborates with: Finance Team, individuals at all levels of the organization, as well as auditors, vendors, and financial institutions.

Qualifications

  1. Must be a Christian, having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Must also agree with our statement of faith and conduct his/herself in a Christ-like manner.
  2. Associate Degree and/or 3 years relevant experience.
  3. Strong mathematical and problem-solving abilities
  4. Experience with handling confidential matters.
  5. Elevated computer and organizational skills, and a solid knowledge of Word, Excel, and financial record management.
  6. Able to work well alone, ask for help if needed, and make appropriate independent decisions as necessary.
  7. Must be detail-oriented, a good communicator, and able to work with individuals at all levels of the organization.

Standards of Performance

  1. Faithful attendance, avoiding tardiness.
  2. Completion of duties in a prompt, efficient, and accurate manner.
  3. Work cooperatively with other people.

In day-to-day responsibilities, this position will carry out Bible League International’s core values which are:

  • Prayer – Our relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Calling – God’s call into His work.
  • Service – Serving God and others.
  • Unity – Working together in unity.
  • Integrity – In line with God’s Word in word and deed.
  • Vision – A Christ-centered hope and perspective.

Performance Evaluations

You will meet with your manager in alignment with our fiscal year to discuss accomplishments and priorities four times per fiscal year.

Bible League International offers employees a comprehensive benefits package including a generous 401k plan. As a part of our Statement of Faith BLI champions the training and professional development of our employees. We are also Public Service Loan Forgiveness qualifying public service employer. If you want to learn more about this exciting role or if you would like to apply, please visit our application site here.

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion because we feel it enriches us as an organization and reflects God’s love. Bible League International is a nonprofit, non-denominational, faith-based organization. Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act Section 702, the Bible League has the right to hire only candidates who agree with Bible League’s Statement of Faith and profess Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.