What is the opportunity?
The Accountant is responsible for the day-to-day financial activities of the ministry that may include contribution management, accounts payable, general ledger maintenance, account reconciliations, and accurate financial reporting. This full-time position is based in Charleston, SC, and reports to the Director of Accounting. A successful Accountant will:

– Prepare asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information
– Document financial transactions by entering account information
– Recommend financial actions by analyzing accounting options
– Summarize current financial status by collecting data and preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports
– Substantiate financial transactions by auditing documents
– Reconcile financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information
– Maintain financial security by following internal controls
– Prepare payments by verifying documentation and requesting disbursements
– Prepare special financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends
– Maintain customer confidence and protect operations by keeping financial information confidential

What is required?
– Personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
– Alignment with Water Mission’s Statement of Faith and core values of Love, Excellence, and Integrity
– Bachelor’s degree in Accounting preferred
– CPA preferable
– 3 to 5 years of work experience required
– Intermediate Excel skills
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills
– Knowledge of commonly used accounting, business, and manufacturing concepts and practices (nonprofit accounting experience preferable)
– Excellent analytical skills; ability to work through complex issues and employ reasoning skills to solve problems
– International and multi-currency accounting experience a plus
– An understanding of and ability to work with volunteers and all levels of staff, including indigenous staff in developing countries
– Ability to command respect and project confidence
– Capable of working with a team toward common goals and overcome diverse obstacles
– Ability to organize personal workloads and maintain a well-functioning office
– Strong integrity and stewardship, demonstrating to investors that gifts are well-used
– Accounting software experience required; ERP experience preferred

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