Staff Accountant

Employment Status



Open Until Filled


Ames, IA

Under the supervision of the CFO, the Staff Accountant is responsible for ensuring data entry into the general ledger is completed accurately on a monthly basis through account reconciliations. The Staff Accountant will also assist the CFO with adjusting entries to the general ledger, monthly financials, and the annual budget process.  This position works collaboratively with the Finance Department and others throughout the agency to ensure financial reporting is accurate.

What you will need:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field is required.
  • Two years of experience in finance, accounting, and/or auditing is required.
  • Proficiency in the use of Excel, databases, and accounting software is required.
  • The ability to communicate effectively across a broad spectrum of staff, both orally and in writing, as well as being highly detail-oriented, is essential.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and financial reporting is preferred.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office programs and the accounting system GP Dynamics is highly preferred, but not required
What you will do:
  • Supports financial statement preparation by performing revenue and expense analysis monthly.
  • Maintains, tracks, and updates necessary financial reports and schedules.
  • Prepares monthly account reconciliations to ensure accuracy of financial reporting.
  • Assists CFO in the annual budget process.


For more information, please contact Amanda Briggs at

All applicants are required to complete an online application.
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