FT Accountant (Allegheny County Library Association)

Under the supervision of the Accounting Manager, the Accountant will be employed by the Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) to provide Accounting Services to the headquarters of a federated library system of 46 public libraries delivering service in.  The Headquarters is currently providing accounting services to 17 libraries. 

Accountant Job Responsibilities:

Provides financial information to management by researching and analyzing accounting data; preparing reports as well as supporting the daily accounting requirements.

Accountant Job Duties:

  • Support Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll functions
  • Recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options.
  • Supports Annual Audit, which includes Balance Sheet reconciliation such as insurance accruals.
  • Maintains accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures.
  • Reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information.
  • Maintains financial security by following internal controls.
  • Prepares invoices and other Accounts Receivable including invoicing libraries for services as needed.
  • Reviews Accounts payable for accuracy to ensure that the appropriate libraries are charged for expenses.
  • Answers accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting policy and regulations.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions.
  • Prepares special analytical reports as requested for grants and library follow up to financials.
  • Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping financial information confidential.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. 
  • Manages reporting and tracking for Grant Management.
  • Monitors unemployment issues and manages any tax issues. 

Qualifications and Requirements

The qualifications and requirements of an accountant job are diverse depending on the need and standard of a business or organization. Here is a list of minimum qualifications and requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a related field.
  • 3-5 years relevant accounting
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to details.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experienced working with non-profit organizations and non-profit accounting with current understanding of FASB rules.
  • Experience working with online accounting software.


  • Financial Edge Accounting Experience

Pay and Benefits

This is a full-time position with benefits.  Hiring salary range is $42,000 to 45,000.  Benefits include healthcare, 403b plan, PTO. 

Interested applicants can submit their resume and cover letter to acla@aclalibraries.org.