Accounting Specialist

Independent Case Management Little Rock , AR 72215

Posted 2 months ago

Organizational Summary

Independent Case Management, Inc. (ICM) is a not-for-profit organization that provides home and community-based supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) throughout the state of Arkansas. Created in 1988, ICM began as a pilot project in partnership with the State of Arkansas to implement a 1915c Medicaid home and community-based supports waiver for people with IDD. Today, ICM supports over 280 people with IDD and has approximately 600 employees. The majority of funding stems from Medicaid services that ICM provides to people with IDD within their homes and communities. Other state-wide services include therapies for children with autism, an innovative community center in Little Rock, foster care, and employment supports for people with IDD. To support pre-employment skill readiness, ICM owns and operates three retail stores in Little Rock and a fried pie manufacturing business in Prescott. The main administrative office is located in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Position Summary

Performs account reconciliations, analysis, and reports that lead to the preparation of financial statements. Receives and processes expense data, assists in preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements and various other financial reports for management and regulatory organizations, resolves account discrepancies in accounting records, maintains financial security, and performs miscellaneous clerical duties to assist the CFO as required.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for accurate and well-organized processing of ICM's accounts payable and cash disbursements

  • Prepare all bank reconciliations for the CFO to review

  • Maintain the fixed assets schedule and prepare depreciation entries for CFO to review

  • Prepare various other month-end journal entries for CFO to review

  • Assist in month-end closing process

  • File accounts payable invoices

  • Code invoices to correct general ledger account and accounting period

  • Organize and maintain source documentation such as invoices, expense reports, etc.

  • Primary contact with vendors regarding bills received by ICM

  • Responsible for ensuring ICM pays bills timely and in an efficient manner

  • Ensure vendor documentation reflects current activity

  • Research credit and past due balances as needed

  • Manage missing invoices and create solutions to ensure receipt of future billings

  • Verify that invoices have approval from appropriate authority

  • Assist in annual budget preparation and monthly budget reporting duties

  • Responsible for maintaining the day-to-day Social Security Payee deposits and bills

  • Primary contact with Social Security office for all payee accounts

  • Prepare annual social security reports

  • Responsible for providing detailed payee account information to managers upon request

  • Assists with audit requests

  • The position exercises discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance.

  • The position is responsible for helping to keep the agency compliant with all laws, rules and regulations and handles the administrative function of all accounting related matters which includes a $12M annual budget.

  • Completes various ad-hoc requests from the CFO

  • Other duties as assigned by the CFO

Qualifications

Education, Knowledge and Work Experience (Will consider suitable combination of experience and education)

  • High School Diploma or GED required. A Bachelor's degree is strongly preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years progressive accounting experience. Will consider additional experience in lieu of degree.

  • Performs at a proficient level, all tasks within the specialty area. Able to operate all office equipment in a safe and appropriate manner. Must be competent in Microsoft Office suite products such as Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Must have working knowledge of QuickBooks and accounting procedures.

Key Attributes

Listed below are key leadership attributes that the ideal candidate will hold and seek to cultivate.

  • Relationship-builder

  • Collaborative

  • Visionary

  • Supportive

  • Open-minded

  • Trusting

  • Creative

  • Adaptable

  • Hard-working

  • Dedicated

  • Supportive

  • Empathetic

  • Honest

Why Work at ICM?

  • An opportunity to innovate and increase the quality of supports for people with disabilities.

  • The community supports system in Arkansas for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) recently experienced its biggest change in over 30 years with the implementation of managed long-term services and supports. Along with this change was the creation of a new type of managed care organization, called the Provider-led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity (PASSE), whereby provider ownership must be 51% or greater. There are currently three managed care entities responsible for managing the medical, and home and community-based services (HCBS) of ~40,000 people with IDD and behavioral health (BH) conditions.

  • ICM holds ownership interest with five other entities in Empower Health Solutions, one of the three PASSEs. The flexibility offered through the new system along with ICM's board membership has created a unique opportunity for our organization to drive systemic-level changes in the IDD/BH system.

  • As a people-driven organization, we are continuously exploring ways to enhance the quality of supports we provide and to expand our outreach. In addition to our IDD supports, autism services, and specialized foster care, we hope to expand services to people with BH conditions and aging adults in the future.

  • An opportunity to be a part of an exciting and progressive organization.

  • Working at ICM is more than a career, it's a calling. We believe that all people are equal and should have opportunities to live the lives they choose. Drawing upon the tenants of social role valorization and the human capabilities approach, we strive to support people in becoming more independent while also helping them acquire valued social roles in their communities by connecting them to new opportunities.

  • At ICM, we do not wait on opportunities, we create them. When we were told by a large international retailer that they wanted to hire people with disabilities, but certain skills were necessary, we built retail stores to offer prevocational training as a step towards integrated employment. When we realized that people with disabilities were struggling to find jobs in an economically depressed area of Arkansas, we purchased a pie manufacturing business and created jobs. When we discovered that many children within the foster care system have disabilities, we successfully advocated on their behalf for the creation of state-funded specialized foster care program.

  • At ICM, you will have an opportunity to have a positive impact on people's lives, help grow a large and dynamic organization, and cultivate your professional skills.

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Accounting Specialist

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