Centralina is Hiring: Accountant I

Who We Seek:

Centralina Regional Council seeks a detail-oriented individual with strong analytical skills and the ability to handle multiple and simultaneous priorities for the position of ACCOUNTANT I. Work will involve the preparation, processing, maintenance and verification of complex accounting financial documents and records.  The successful applicant must be able to perform higher level accounting for more difficult accounting processes within the organization and respond to financial and accounting questions by researching and interpreting data.

Our Organization:

Centralina Regional Council is an innovative regional planning agency located in Charlotte, NC with a membership that includes 60+ local governments throughout the Greater Charlotte Region. Centralina works with individual communities and leads major projects that transcend local and regional boundaries. Our mission is to lead regional collaboration and spark local action to expand opportunity and improve quality of life. Learn more about our work at www.centralina.org.

The Centralina Team:

Centralina strives to provide an inclusive, creative and supportive work environment for its employees. Centralina’s staff of nearly 50 individuals serve as subject-matter experts to ensure our organization is able to meet critical business needs and is responsive to the needs of those that need our help the most. Centralina’s staff of friendly, talented and professional individuals helps ensure Centralina remains a trusted source of data and analysis that informs decision makers and calls attention to important trends. Centralina is a great place to work, learn and grow in your career.

Centralina offers its employees an excellent benefits package including membership in the NC Local Government Retirement System, 401k, medical, dental, vision and flexible benefits programs.

Description of the Work:

Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Developing and maintaining annual budgets for all grants and contracts in accounting software. 
  • Coordinating and maintaining budget revisions and reviews with departments.
  • Assisting with financial aspects of federal and state grant and contract management.  Including compliance and maintaining timelines, budgets and documentation.
  • Assisting with the maintenance and upkeep of accounting software and understanding of account set up and classifications.
  • Maintaining files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with organizational policy and accepted accounting practices.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities include but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge of laws, general statutes, rules, and regulations governing specific governmental accounting tasks.
  • Knowledge of financial reporting practices within the State of NC and governing local governments.
  • Ability to perform complex accounting, auditing and financial record keeping activities.
  • Advanced knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and related software as well as related accounting software programs.
  • Ability to change priorities quickly while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with variety of people, including staff, vendors, general public, program participants, etc.
  • Strong attention to detail and good analytical skills.

Minimum Experience at a Glance:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field and one to three years’ experience in various aspects of finance including budgeting, grants monitoring and/or audit. Experience in the public sector is desirable but not required. Hiring Salary will be determined based on qualifications, education and experience.

Applicant must have the ability to lift 10 pounds of force occasionally and possess the visual acuity to prepare data, proof work, and do extensive reading.

How to Apply:

Interested individuals are encouraged to send a résumé and cover letter to: admin@centralina.org with “Accountant I Position” in the subject line. Deadline: Open until filled with rolling interviews. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early. EOE.