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Accounting Specialist, Foundation

Date:  Jun 3, 2021

Dallas, TX, US

Category:  Corporate and Professional Jobs
Shift Type:  Day
Requisition ID:  445441

Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that’s served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It’s our passion.

Primary Purpose


Performs specialized financial and accounting analyses specific to the Parkland Foundation. Reviews and analyzes complex accounting and financial information. Develops journal entries, reconciliations, monthly financial statements, budgets and projections under the direction of the Vice President. Working collaboratively with other departments, provides insights and recommendations to management related to the analyses. Provides technical assistance to other departments that generate accounting and financial information. Prepares analytical schedules for the annual audits and statutory filings. Provides backup support for miscellaneous receivables and accounts payable applications.


Minimum Specifications



  • Must have a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or related field.
  • Master's degree in Business Administration or Accounting with healthcare courses preferred.



  • At least six (6) years of general ledger accounting, including monthly close processes and bank reconciliations.
  • Not-for-profit experience strongly preferred.
  • Blackbaud FE or FE NXT strongly preferred.


Equivalent Education and/or Experience:

  • May have an equivalent experience to substitute for education.



  • Certified Public Accountant preferred.


Required Tests for Placement:

  • N/A


Skills or Special Abilities:

  • Strongly prefer proficiency in the use of Blackbaud accounting software, and the use Captialize Blackbaud.
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in the use of spreadsheet, word processing, and financial database management software.
  • Must have the ability to learn Parkland accounting systems (multiple).
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills, and be able to communicate effectively with all levels of management.
  • Good organizational skills with close attention to detail, ability to identify possible accounting errors, inconsistencies, and potential fraud.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be very proficient, quick, and comfortable with computer navigation and operation.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines, and prioritize competing workloads with minimal supervision (including working remotely)
  • Strong work ethic and high level of attention to detail and accuracy.



1. Assist Finance Management with the review and reconciliation of transactions in the Project, Grants and Endowment modules and create/modify advanced Excel reports to reconcile to month-end bank statements, stewardship and/or management reports.

2. Prepares monthly journal entries by compiling relevant data, with supporting documentation and appropriate descriptions, attaching relevant documentation for approval.

3. Research required accounting transactions and ensures necessary corrections and adjustments are made. 4. Provide explanations for accounts or transactions with large variances. Develop ad-hoc reporting that is relevant, actionable, and accurate to facilitate organizational decision-making.

5. Perform monthly bank reconciliations including entries required to balance the account.

6. Prepare monthly account reconciliations for related balance sheet accounts with detailed support schedules. Take appropriate action to clear the reconciling items. Work with team to prepare adjustments to specific accounts.

7. Cultivate and maintain effective key relationships between Finance, Operations, and Development Departments

8. Reviews new grant agreements and audit information submitted prior to final grant report submissions.

9. Ensures the timely and effective delivery of services to internal departments and external stakeholders through effective planning and coordination.

10. Research policies and procedures, relevant IRS, GAAP, and other guidance related to not-for-profit accounting.

11. Reviews request for reimbursements to ensure donor intent is met as stipulated by specific gift and grant contracts. Assists with and communicates with departments regarding fund balances and reporting requirements.

12. Serves as a liaison as part of the Finance team to assist auditors during the interim and fiscal year annual audits.

Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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