• Senior Accountant, ACPE

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Affiliated Organizations
    Association of Clinical Pastor
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
    Job Category
    Revenue Cycle & Managed Care
  • Description


    • Performs routine and complex accounting activities requiring knowledge of systems, independent judgment and ability to respond accordingly.
    • Oversees activity on various accounts.
    • Analyzes past and current data and prepares expense projections and operational forecasts.
    • Assists with audits.
    • Designs and generates routine ad hoc reports and graphs.
    • May maintain grants and assist with budgets.
    • Coordinates computer operations.
    • Conceptualizes projects and follows through.
    • May provide direction to less experienced staff concerning accounting issues.
    • Performs related responsibilities as required.



    • Bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field and three years of professional accounting experience OR equivalent combination of experience, education and training.







    Additional Details

    The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. (ACPE) is a multicultural, multi-faith organization devoted to providing education and improving the quality of ministry and pastoral care offered by spiritual caregivers of all faiths through the clinical educational methods of Clinical Pastoral Education. ACPE is nationally recognized as an accrediting agency in the field of clinical pastoral education by the U.S. Secretary of Education through the U.S. Department of Education.


    Our Mission:

    A community of professionals committed to nurturing connections to the sacred through experiential, transformational education and spiritual care.


    Our Vision:

    The consistency and exceptional quality of experiential education provided by our association creates measurable and appreciable improvement in the spiritual health and transformation of people and communities in the US and across the globe.


    Our Values:

    Diversity & Inclusion - demonstrated through cultural humility, attentiveness & collegiality.

    Integrity - demonstrated through trust, respect & excellence.

    Curiosity - demonstrated through listening, experiential models, innovation & creativity.

    Process - demonstrated through action/reflection, listening, experiential & relational model.

    Service - demonstrated through compassion, authenticity & growth.


    The national headquarters of ACPE, Inc. is an affiliate of Emory University, whereas, staff members are employed through Emory University but are responsible for the work of the association.  Each employee/position makes a critical contribution to the operations of the association.  Staff members must demonstrate commitment to their role, as well as the willingness to support and enhance the work of the organization.


    ACPE, Inc. is seeking to fill the role of Accountant, Sr.  This position is responsible for the routine and complex accounting activities of the association and its foundation, requiring knowledge of systems, independent judgement and ability to respond accordingly.  Oversees activity on multiple accounts, including budget lines for numerous communities within the organization.  Analyzes past and current data and prepares expense projections and operational forecasts.  Prepares for and supports the annual audit and IRS 990 filing.  Designs and generates routine ad hoc reports and graphs.  May maintain grants and assists with all budget planning.  Coordinates computer operations, consults with IT representatives as necessary for implantation, updating and troubleshooting.  Conceptualizes projects, seeks casual and critical input, and follows through as appropriate.  May provide direction and supervision to the accounting assistant and all support staff concerning accounting issues.  Performs all related responsibilities as required. 


    This position serves a critical role in monitoring and maintaining the financial health of the association.  This role reports to the ACPE Business Manager, with input from the ACPE Executive Director/CEO. 


    Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Seek to learn and maintain a deep understanding of the ACPE, it’s governance structure, and all of the activities of the Association as a whole.  Be familiar with the roles that each staff person is responsible for, as it informs the financial work of the Association.
    • Ability to communicate with management, leadership, staff team and customers in a calm, respectful and professional manner, whether written or verbal.
    • Provide for financial record keeping of the association and its foundation, in compliance with all governmental/State/IRS regulations and GAAP standards.  Learn and provide for compliance with all specialized payment-processing systems of customers/centers, such as Veterans Affairs installations.  Annual 1099 preparation and the annual tracking process to support the processing of 1099’s.
    • Keep the business manager, executive director, and elected treasurer up to date and informed on financial health of the Association.  Provide monthly financial statements, on a timely basis, to all department managers and appointed leadership as appropriate.  As well, provide quarterly statements to chairs of various commissions/committees, staff directors, and others as requested.
    • Serve as support staff and consultant to the association and foundation, to the finance committee of each; participate in the development, presentation, publication and implementation of annual budgets, financial policy and other matters as may arise, including unplanned special projects/special funds as determined by the ACPE Board of Directors or the Foundation Board of Directors.
    • Reconcile all association accounts with respective banking and invoice documents. Maintains relationships with appropriate bank representatives.  Monitor the use and ascertain the allocation of all corporate credit cards and activities
    • Manage and provide for the annual dues invoicing.  This is a significant Fall project, requiring participation from software consultants.
    • Liaison with Emory University and the Business Manager for accurate accounting related to payroll matters, as administered through the University.


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