Senior Accountant

Published on 06/05/2024Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram - Suwanee, GA
$85000 per yearFull TimeFully on-site


The Senior Accountant serves as a member of the Living on the Edge team and reports to the Director of Finance and HR.  This position serves to provide an accurate financial picture to management for decision-making.  It does not function as a CFO with enforcement responsibilities. This position puts a high priority on ensuring accuracy at the speed of the ministry.  It involves: 

  • Manages the day-to-day normal functions of accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and treasury management (payee positive pay)
  • Month end closing procedures
  • Weekly and monthly financial statement preparation, including P&L, balance sheet, budget vs. actual, bank balance statements and reconciliation and cash flow forecasting.
  • Initiates and records wires to international vendors
  • Keeps detailed records of donor-designated funds 
  • Maintains relationships with governmental regulatory agencies as required 
  • Governmental reporting and compliance; including payroll tax and sales tax.
  • Is the back-up to the Director Finance and HR to prepare payroll, W-2’s.
  • Is the back-up to Financial Coordinator to web donation processing
  • Audit preparation and assistance to audit firm, 990 and ECFA certification
  • Budget formation and reporting
  • Monitor inventory and cost of goods sold
  • Cost analysis
  • Process 1099’s
  • Other operational responsibilities requested by the Director of Finance and HR.


  • Values: Must be willing to embrace Living on the Edge’s employee values as a Christian ministry:
    • Live it out:  Spiritually mature individual involved in a Christian church and committed to becoming a mature, authentic disciple of Jesus Christ (see Romans, chapter 12).
    • Own Your Stuff:  High desire for excellence in serving others and capability in leading the business functions of the ministry; however, also humble and willing to admit mistakes and “own” errors of judgment or decisions regardless of consequences.  We are a no excuse organization.
    • Think Team:  Team oriented, not a solo worker.  Must have an interest and ability to integrate into a team atmosphere. 
    • Everybody Matters & Everything Belongs to God:  We serve other people not ourselves; and we are stewards of what God has given us. Must have an “it’s not about me” attitude.
  • Education: 5+ years’ experience in accounting/bookkeeping is required with a Bachelor’s degree.  Prior experience in a Christian ministry setting (501c3 or church) is preferred.
  • Technology:  Proficient Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.) and QuickBooks; ability to understand and utilize multi-functional customer/donor databases.  In general, a high technology IQ to leverage it to improve work flow and efficiency.
  • Diligence: This position is a “get your fingers dirty” role; meaning there is no delegation; this position must fulfill all of the functions listed without other assistance. 
  • Organized: Competency in managing multiple projects simultaneously.  Very detailed, thorough, accurate, organized and productive. Ability to work independently, self-assigning and self-monitoring. Excellent communication and organization skills. Fast learner; relational, creative, resourceful. Ability to strategize and problem solve.
  • Location: Must reside within reasonable travel distance from Living on the Edge’s Duluth, Georgia office.  This is an in office job.

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