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Accountant II

Posted: 01/06/2020

The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) is seeking an outstanding accounting professional who has a commitment to public service.   MARC is the Kansas City Area metropolitan planning organization that promotes and supports cooperation among local governments in the region, providing service in meaningful areas such as transportation, community development, environment, emergency services, aging and early learning.  This position works as part of a team of highly competent financial professionals that play an integral role in supporting this important work.   MARC has a collaborative work environment with a culture based on integrity, innovation, diversity and inclusion, excellence in performance and service leadership.   
The ideal candidate will be:

  • Personable, with an open communication style and strong value for customer service
  • A team player willing to support others when needed
  • Highly motivated to produce quality work and meet deadlines
  • Dedicated to achieving a high level of accuracy
  • Someone who values public service
  • Committed to developing innovative processes and collaborating on solutions
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking skills
  • Ability to communicate financial information in clear, actionable ways
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting and financial best practices
  • Ability to review financial data for accuracy and to identify aberrations and trends
  • Proficient technology skills, especially in Excel, and the desire and ability to learn and expand technology capabilities
This position is a key member of our financial team and will perform a wide variety of advanced work in areas of financial and grant accounting, primarily in areas of public safety and emergency services.  Work includes: 
  • Budgeting and Financial Management.  Collaborates with program staff in preparation of grant application budgets, setting up new grant infrastructures in the financial system, monitoring expenses to budgets on a regular basis and preparing financial forecasts.  
  • Financial Transactions.  Initiates and performs regular financial processes including processing voucher request forms, reviewing timesheets, preparing sales invoices, purchase orders, journal entries, revenue recognition and budget revisions. 
  • Reporting.  Prepares a variety of fiscal reports for various constituent groups, both internal and external.    Completes required schedules and provides work papers and analysis for various audits. 
  • Best Practices.  Assists in ongoing review and updating of financial and grant related policies and procedures, including internal controls.   
Continued professional development is central to our value of excellence in performance. Opportunities to grow skills and gain knowledge are strongly encouraged.
Annual starting salary is $ 54,558 - $75,000 depending on qualifications.  MARC offers a team-oriented and flexible work environment and a competitive fringe benefit package.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume.  Resume review will begin January 31st.   For more information about the organization and to apply, please visit our website at  The selected candidate must successfully pass a background and credit check.
MARC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Job Type: Full Time