Managerial Accountant - Providence, RI

At Phoenix House, change is something we embrace every day as part of our values to deliver exceptional care. Phoenix House provides individualized, holistic drug and alcohol addiction treatment, with a legacy spanning nearly 50 years. We are passionate about healing individuals, families and communities challenged by substance use disorders and related mental health conditions.

Phoenix House supports the mission through a holistic approach that focuses on the distinct mental, physical, and social needs of every person; innovation of best-in-class and evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery programs; and, the promotion of greater understanding of addiction. Our devoted staff are committed to treating the whole person-and come from all fields.

We operate personalized, strength-based, gender-responsive programs while living the values and being accountable for our commitments. Being introspective and becoming part of the solution is integral to every interaction and person we touch. As 'One Phoenix House' we believe in having fun along the way - embracing 'progress not perfection' as our journey continues. 


In this highly visible role for the MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTANT. (S)he will be responsible for assisting in the financial statement preparation and consolidation, account analysis and reconciliations, cash flow analysis, budgeting and forecasting, audit preparation, and internal control maintenance and regulatory reporting. Performs professional accounting duties that involve the application of judgment and discretion in the analysis and application of accounting principles and practices in maintaining fiscal controls and records, preparing transactions, and initiating reports.

Responsible for leading a team of one to three accounting team members to work effectively and efficiently as well as, plan, manage, and review the overall daily accounting activities performed by the team for the organization.


In addition to all components of the above position summary the following "Responsibilities" are essential to successful performance in this position:

  • Follow generally accepted accounting policies, procedures and controls for $20MM not-for-profit substance abuse treatment provider
  • Assist with Month- and year-end general ledger closings, issuance of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements, research and explain budget variances
  • Analyze the general ledger and reconcile balance sheet accounts and subsidiary accounts
  • Review financial processes and procedures for compliance, interfacing with external contracted agency monitors and auditors
  • Interact effectively with finance and billing staff to anticipate and resolve errors and actively resolve to completion
  • Assist the Controller and the Finance Director in special projects as needed in support of various business units
  • Reporting significant financial issues to the Controller and the Finance Director, work closely with the Controller and communicate effectively verbally as well as through email on a daily basis
  • Develop and maintain proficiency in accounting system, training staff, modifying and creating reports and financial statements, and developing and documenting appropriate procedures
  • Be responsible for leading a team of 1-3 accounting team members to plan and manage overall accounting activities for the organization
  • Achieving accounting operational objectives preparing and completing action plans, resolving problems, completing audits, identifying trends, determining system improvements.
  • Perform staff reviews; train and develop; and mentor senior and staff accountants
  • Ensuring an accurate and timely monthly and year-end close along with the timely reporting of all monthly financial information
  • Assist in the annual budget process; develop assumptions used as a basis for budget development
  • Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to maintain certification and/or keep abreast of latest trends in the field of expertise.
  • Attends required continuing education courses related to area of specialization to remain current in the field.
  • Prepares journal vouchers and makes adjusting and closing entries
  • Maintains ledgers of accounts, prepares periodic trial balances, and reconciles them to the General Ledger or control accounts.
  • Disseminates information regarding procedures, regulations, and status of accounts.


The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities. While performing this job, one typically spends time sitting, walking, standing, driving, carrying, lifting (up to 20 pounds), listening, speaking, typing, reading and writing.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The work environment is an office milieu.

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • B.S. in Accounting / Finance
  • Experience with fund accounting, cost reimbursement and healthcare are preferred .
  • Experience with integrated accounting computer systems required
  • experience is preferred


  • Ability and willingness to report to work on time and ready for work on each scheduled day.
  • Good analytical skills
  • Exceptional Customer Service skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the concepts of providing outstanding customer care.
  • Ability to work independently on complex assignments
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to make decisions independently and communicate effectively when dealing with clients, families, other staff members, department heads, visitors, external agencies and community members
  • Outstanding customer service: respectful of fellow associates and customers, willingness to learn economic complexities of organization with mixture of programs, contracts and geographic locations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with appropriate documentation skills to complete reports, utilize data and communicate ideas constructively
  • Analyze financial records
  • Learn and apply laws, rules, and accounting procedures
  • Supervise effectively
  • Operate calculating machines
  • Write clear and concise reports and to interpret statistical data.
  • Computer literate; demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office and web-based applications
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize an electronic clinical management system
  • Very good organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn


Must meet federal, state and local Criminal Clearance and Child Abuse Indexing requirements.
Applicant must be either a U.S. Citizen or have the legal right to work in the United States.

Phoenix House is an Equal Opportunity Employer providing equality of opportunity to all who are protected against discrimination by law, regulation or executive order, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Job Location: Providence, RI

Job ID: 135