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Accountant I

$45,000 – $70,000 yearly

Mercer County Works

Last Updated: 9/04/22

Job Description

Reports to: Finance/Revenue Cycle Manager

Classification: Exempt Department: Finance

Date: 7/2/2019 Approved: Kemi Alli, MD

The Staff Accountant is responsible for performing various accounting functions for the issuance of financial statements in accordance with GAAP and internal reporting requirements to achieve company goals and objectives.


Demonstrates effective communication, positive attitude, flexibility, multi-tasking, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills
Utilizes accounting system, Medical and dental billing systems, prepares journal entries and demonstrates proficiency in excel
Supports finance team with assistance in Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General

Ledger, reconciliations, month-end, year- end close and other tasks

Interfaces with Revenue Cycle team to assure integrity of reported revenue and accounts receivable
Analyzes monthly revenue and prepares realizable revenue journal entries to comply with the

FASB Revenue Recognition Standards(ASC606)

Records journal entries, reconciles general ledger accounts and exhibits financial analytical skills
Counts cash, records checks, records accounts receivable and ACH transactions
Reconciles different bank accounts and prepares supporting schedules
Makes copies of all checks, completes deposit slips, prepares and makes bank deposits
Preparation of cash forecasting schedules and supporting documents
Work closely with Finance/Revenue Cycle Manager to ensure accurate General Ledger and

Financial reporting

Assists in grant audits, general year-end audit and 401K audit
Maintains consistency and plays a vital role in migration to new accounting system and standardization of accounting procedures in Finance Department
Participates in cross functional training within the department
Demonstrates ability to keep up with multiple deadlines and project goals
Implements and maintains accounting procedures compliant with GAAP
Has an eye for detail and analytical approach in all tasks assigned
Willing and flexible to perform tasks and projects assigned by Finance/Revenue Cycle Manager and CFO
Exhibit zeal to improve organization and implement efficient procedures and processes


Performs any additional duties as may be assigned by supervisor.
Works on special projects as needed/assigned.


Bachelors degree required in finance, accounting, or related field.
Minimum of three (3) years of experience in accounting professional practices and procedures.
Computer literate preferable experience with automated accounting software (MIP), spreadsheets and word processing, Excel and its functionality.
Experience in a public health care or community clinic setting & knowledge of fiscal administration as applied to health care operations, preferred.


Ability to perform detailed work with numerical data and to make arithmetic computations rapidly and accurately.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.
Computer literacy and proficiency.
Excellent writing skills with the ability to present high level data and information to senior level staff and external stakeholders.
Must be able to work independently and take initiative
Must be willing to take ownership of work deliverables to ensure assignments/projects are met in a timely fashion.
Ability to independently set and achieve goals.
Ability and willingness to meet critical deadlines
Promotes positive internal and external relationships.


Accountable to the Finance/Revenue Cycle Manager


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and use hands to handle, finger or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel or crouch.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Accountant I


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

I have read the above job description and fully understand the requirements set forth therein. I hereby accept the position and agree to abide by the stated requirements, and will perform all duties and responsibilities as delineated.


Signature of Employee Date

Henry J. Austin Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, civil union, domestic partnership, affectional or sexual orientation, genetic information, sex, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

Accountant I

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $45,000.00 - $70,000.00 per year


Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance


8 hour shift
Monday to Friday


Bachelor's (Preferred)


Accounting: 1 year (Preferred)
GAAP: 1 year (Preferred)


CPA (Preferred)

Job Duties:

Presenting budgets and reports to upper management

Additional Duties:

Account reconciliation
Invoice processing

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

Remote interview process
Personal protective equipment provided or required
Plastic shield at work stations
Temperature screenings
Social distancing guidelines in place
Virtual meetings
Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Company Details

Princeton, New Jersey, United States
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