Accountant II

InterVarsity Press
September 3, 2019
Job Type
Salary Units


To advance the purpose of InterVarsity Press, this position will serve staff and management by insuring the prompt and accurate accounting of financial records according to IRS requirements, generally accepted accounting principles and InterVarsity polices. The Accountant II will be responsible for general ledger accounting, assisting with the month-end closing process, financial reporting, variance analysis, sales/us tax preparation and annual audits.



GENERAL ACCOUNTING - Creating and maintaining sound financial records by:

  • Preparing and recording (data entry) of financial transactions within the books of records according to generally accepted accounting principles and InterVarsity policies and procedures
  • Analyzing accounts, records, reports, accounts receivable and payable, journal vouchers, general and subsidiary ledgers and other accounting documents for accuracy and completeness. Investigate and resolve accounting problems for the area of responsibility
  • Preparing monthly financial information utilizing the applicable support systems. Duties include preparing journal entries, coding invoices/vouchers, reconciling the balance sheet and analyzing variances.
  • Maintaining and update accounting systems to properly record financial transactions
  • Ensuring sales/use tax compliance, prepare, file and accrue use tax when needed
  • Preparing account reconciliations and analyze accounts
  • Suggesting control improvements by researching and interpreting accounting policies and system capabilities
  • Participating in the annual financial statement audit by working with the external auditors to provide an understanding of processes and supporting documentation for various accounts
  • Performing analyses of cost records to ascertain distribution of costs for editorial and production
  • Classifying labor, material, and overhead costs to compute unit costs of products or services
  • Analyzing actual costs versus budget costs and prepares reports of variances
  • Compiling cost data for preparation of operating budgets and assist with annual budget preparation and periodic forecasts
  • Supporting internal customers by researching questions and investigating variances on the financial statements.
  • Serving as subject matter resource to management and accounting staff regarding accounting related transactions, regulations, issues, and/or variances.
  • Assisting finance team with application of accounting practices and adherence to GAAP
  • Ensuring proper retention, filing, and handling of accounting records
  • Liaising with external auditors to facilitate audits of financial statements
  • Preparing other reports and assist in special projects and analysis as required or requested by supervisor and Director of Finance


GENERAL - Contribute to the overall effectiveness of the Finance team by:

  • Performing office functions to support work
  • Assisting with other functions as assigned
  • Contacting vendors and staff to resolve and answer questions
  • Being responsible for good stewardship of time, equipment and materials


  • Proficient in preparing reconciliations, journal entries and financial statements
  • Experience with handling sales tax with a multi-state filer (preferred)
  • Experience with accounting information systems (Workday preferred) and Microsoft Software applications
  • Strong and effective written and oral communication skills, experience translating information to non-technical staff
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills (must be proficient with VLookup, Pivot tables)


  • Annually affirm InterVarsity’s Statement of Faith.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • 3+ years general accounting experience
  • Work in partnership with the team, maintaining positive relationships to accomplish agreed upon goals
  • Ability to deal with financial information in a confidential manner
  • Ability to organize, handle details, and maintain accurate records and files.
  • Ability to take charge of tasks, work independently and to work under the pressure of deadlines.


Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field

Experience Requirements

3+ years of general accounting experience

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