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Staff Accountant

The Health Federation of Philadelphia

The Health Federation of Philadelphia

Accounting & Finance
United States · Philadelphia, PA, USA · Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Job Details

Main HQ Center City 650 - Philadelphia, PA
Full Time
$57,000.00 - $67,000.00 Salary/year


Equal Opportunity Employer

The mission of the Health Federation of Philadelphia is to promote health equity for marginalized communities by advancing access to high-quality, integrated, and comprehensive health and human services. Health equity is at the heart of all our work. We believe in and are firmly committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status. This commitment applies to all aspects of the Health Federation of Philadelphia’s employment practices, including recruiting, hiring, training, and promotion.


The Staff Accountant will provide general ledger oversight and grant management support to meet the organization’s reporting requirements. This position requires managing financial requirements and monitoring financial reporting accurately. The Staff Accountant must exercise high confidentiality and sound judgment in safeguarding company records and working with grantors, grantees, and Health Federation staff.



  • Performs monthly balance sheet reconciliations and general accounting functions.
  • Reconciles bank accounts, cash receipts, and disbursements.
  • Prepares and uploads bi-weekly payroll and labor distribution entries.
  • Updates and maintains financial reporting schedules.
  • Provide support for the month-end close process.
  • Manages, reconciles, and uploads American Express purchases.
  • Prepares audit support schedules.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business


  • Must possess 3+ years of general ledger management experience.
  • Knowledge of federal grant compliance and requirements.
  • Experience with non-profit accounting, Blackbaud Financial Edge software a plus.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work with a team are essential.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to meet required deadlines

Work Environment: Standard office setting with extended periods at the station and periodic use of office equipment.

Position Type and Work Schedule: Full-time position: typical hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Flex office schedule options are available with supervisor approval.

Travel: Occasional travel to off-site locations.

Physical Demands: Ability to transport materials routinely moves equipment or supplies weighing up to 30 lbs.

Salary and Benefits: Our employees are our most valuable resource, so we offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, which can include:

  • Medical with vision benefits
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life, AD&D and long term care insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan, with a company contribution
  • Paid time off including vacation, sick, personal and holiday
  • Employee Assistance Program

Eligibility and participation is handled consistent with the plan documents and HFP policy.


The Health Federation reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the Company desires. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee assigned to this position. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties, including essential duties, responsibilities and/or skills to be performed by the employee occupying this position. This job description is not an employment contract, implied, or otherwise. The employment relationship remains “at will.” The aforementioned job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified disabled individuals.