Program Accountant

This is a responsible, exempt level position reporting to the Vice-President of Finance. The position requires a staff member to have a broad and diverse knowledge of financial and cost accounting, the ability to learn required software systems, and the judgment and analysis skills to derive and interpret data and make sound business decisions. Since this position will work with and support Barber’s Service Line Directors and Program Managers, they must have strong communication skills and be able to function as a member of the Finance/Accounting Department team.

Responsibilities of Program Accountant:

  • Work with Service Line Directors to prepare and document the operating and capital budgets of multiple service lines on an annual basis.
  • Prepare cost reports as needed by payers and outside organizations, prepare various reporting to Erie/Philadelphia/Allegheny Counties, filing to the PA Department of Education, the Erie School District and the Intermediate Unit and other regulatory agencies as required.
  • Review monthly operations, complete variance analysis and document reasons for variances to budget with the Service Line Directors/Program Managers. Meet monthly with the Service Line Directors to review results of operations as the business liaison for the Service Line.
  • Complete specific account reconciliations as assigned and oversee the account reconciliation work of Accounting Associates. Prepare certain journal entries for the monthly closing and review and approve journal entries (as needed) made by the accounting Associates as directed by the Controller, Manager of Accounting, and VP of Finance.
  • Complete special projects that may be assigned by the CFO, Controller, Manager of Accounting or the VP of Finance. This includes overseeing: the coding and entry of accounts payable; the generation and recording of accounts receivable; entered journal entries.
  • Develop and produce timely and accurate reports/financial statements as required/requested by the funding sources and Center Management.
  • Work with departmental leadership to develop and maintain a Program Accountant’s “Accounting Manual” for the programs under their direct control. This manual will include a calendar of required filings, examples of work product spread-sheeting and other detailed operating and procedures and processes.
  • Assist in annual external audit with required schedules and other requisite support.
  • Make periodic site visits to field locations as needed.

Qualifications for Program Accountant:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance or in a related field with three to five years' experience.
  • Knowledge of GAAP and cost accounting principles and practices. In addition, knowledge/experience with PA's DPW Office of Developmental Programs, the PA Department of Education, Early Intervention Programs, or federal Medicaid programs is preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office required.
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record
  • Eligibility for State Police Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse History Clearance
  • FBI clearance required for individuals who do not meet PA residency requirements

Perks with a Purpose
Our benefits are created with YOU in mind.

• Highmark Medical and Mental Health
• Free Delta Dental Coverage
• Free Davis Vision Coverage
• Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance
• Healthcare Flexible Spending Account
Financial Well-being
• 401K and 403B Retirement Savings options
• On-Demand Pay
• Employee Referral Bonus program
• Student Loan Forgiveness
• College Scholarship & Tuition Discounts
• Employee Discounts
Life & Family Support
Free Life Insurance
• Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
• LifeSolutions Employee Assistance Program
• Erie Campus*- discounted on-site weekday childcare
• Employee discounts for select events and services

Who is Barber National Institute?

The Barber National Institute is a non-profit committed to its mission of providing the highest quality services for children and adults with autism, intellectual disabilities, or behavioral health challenges and their families. Since our founding in 1952, we have evolved into a multi-faceted organization serving more than 6,200 individuals annually with a wide range of educational, vocational, residential, and behavioral health programs.

Qualified applicants must meet eligibility for PA Child Abuse History and Criminal Record Check. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. If you need accommodation to apply, please contact HR. EOE