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Senior Accountant

Omaha Airport Authority Omaha, NE

Job Description

Omaha Eppley Airfield (OMA) is a medium-hub airport that served more than 5 million passengers in 2019 and is the largest airport in the State of Nebraska. Prior to COVID-19, eight airlines provided approximately 75 departures per day to 34 nonstop destinations from Eppley.

Established in 1959, the Omaha Airport Authority manages OMA. We are seeking a Senior Accountant to assist our team.  The role will be involved in leading or assisting in numerous financial aspects of the Authority including but not limited to: billings and cash receipts, accounts payable and cash disbursements, fixed asset accounting, general ledger and journal entries, monthly and annual financial reporting, annual independent audit, and annual budget and preliminary budget forecasting.  The Senior Accountant will have opportunities to develop leadership skills and will oversee certain accounting functions.  The Senior Accountant must be able to exercise solid, independent and discrete judgment with respect to departmental issues and certain financial matters involving the Authority’s business operations.

  • Accounts Payable – Oversee the accounts payable function including preparation and processing of invoices, payment of bills and the filing of paperwork and report generation.
  • Accounts Receivable – Oversee the accounts receivable function including tenant activity reports, monthly billings, collection activities, past due accounts, cash receipts and report generation. 
  • General Ledger – Close out the month-end trial balance/general ledger and other reports.  Reconcile and/or review reconciliations of appropriate asset and liability subsidiary ledgers and/or worksheets to the general ledger. Review monthly manager’s budget schedules and income and expense accounts for reasonableness.
  • Monthly Reporting – Prepare draft of Statement of Income and Expenses and analyze month-to-month changes. Review the preparation and balancing of the monthly concessions gross receipt and other tenant revenue reports.
  • Recurring Journal Entries – Prepare and/or review monthly journal entries with appropriate supporting work papers for: prepaid expenses, deferred income, distribution of employee benefits, etc., as well as other adjusting journal entries as required.
  • Fixed Assets – Responsible for the fixed asset function including payment of invoices, and review of the monthly reconciliation of construction in progress accounts with Planning and Engineering financials.  Determine project status and timing of transfers of construction in progress to fixed assets as projects are completed.  Create monthly transfer and depreciation journal entries.  Monitor the fixed asset listing and work with various managers on disposal of assets.  Provide Accounting Manager with backup for review.
  • Financial Compliance – Manage financial compliance, including the concessionaire agreed upon procedures with the independent auditor. Streamline and/or enhance and maintain an adequate system of internal accounting control.
  • Annual Budget – Assist in developing the annual budget including airline rates and charges. 
  • Review and analyze independent audit reports of concessionaires’ gross receipts and compare totals to previously reported amounts.
  • Prepare monthly law enforcement officer (LEO) salary/hours recap report for submission to TSA for LEO Checkpoint reimbursement.
  • Annually review, analyze, and close out subsidiary ledgers, trial balance, and general ledger.  Prepare unaudited financial statement drafts including all of the necessary accrual entries not recorded on a monthly basis (i.e., receivables and payables). 
  • Assist in preparation of independent accountant audit workpapers and answer auditor questions as they arise.  Assist in setting up the new year’s file folders, ledgers, etc. 
  • In mid-summer, update all P&C insurance applications and schedules for insurance broker’s fiscal year renewal process.
  • Assist in maintaining petty cash fund.
  • Provide input on annual reviews and ongoing mentoring of two employees.  Provide analysis and recommendations of potential modifications of Accounting Department policies, procedures and practices.
  • Determine the need for, develop and maintain additional management and financial reports on an as-needed basis through the use of computer programs/spreadsheets.
  • Develop Excel spreadsheets, graphs, charts and PowerPoint presentations on a variety of accounting and operational topics/issues, as directed by Authority management.
  • Participate in tri-annual emergency disaster exercise and assist in actual emergencies.
  • Assist with review of other accounting/finance department work product for accuracy and provide functional redundancy.
  • Assist with the implementation, development, and ongoing operation of the Enterprise Resource Planning system.
  • Assist in other duties as assigned that arise throughout the year as directed by the Executive Director and other OAA staff directors and managers.

We require a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.  CPA certificate is a plus, and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in general ledger accounting.  We offer an excellent benefit package including medical insurance plans, company paid dental insurance, life, LTD and AD&D insurance, 401(k) plan, pension plan, vacation, holiday and sick leave, wellness plan and an variety of other health and welfare plans.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and have a non-smoking facility.

Job Details

Date Posted July 16, 2020
Date Closes August 15, 2020
Address 4501 Abbott Drive, Suite 2300
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Omaha Eppley Airfield
Department Accounting & Finance
Job Type Full-time Employee
Experience Level Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
Hours 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
Start Date Immediately
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 13-2011.01 Accountants
Zipcode 68110
Name Anita McGaugh
Address 4501 Abbott Drive
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68110
Phone 402-661-8027
FAX 4026618025

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Pension Plan
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Financial Planning
  • Free Parking
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Unpaid Leaves of Absence
  • Wellness Program
  • Workout Facilities
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • Business - Concepts
  • ERP Software
  • Microsoft - Excel
  • Microsoft - Outlook
  • Microsoft - Word
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivables
  • Budget Reporting / Analysis
At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Pension Plan
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