American Heart Association Staff Accountant in Dallas, Texas


Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

Imagine all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Staff Accountant at our National Center office located in Dallas, TX .

Under the guidance of the GL Supervisor, this position is responsible for supporting National Center and Affiliates by performing a variety of duties related to general accounting in the daily operation, month-end, and year-end closing of accounting records. Responsible for the effective reconciliation of National Center and Affiliates bank, liability, research and balance sheet reconciliations

  • Monthly reconciliations for assigned entities include Bank accounts, Payroll Expense, Asset and Liabilities accounts. Timely research and resolution of reconciling items.

  • Verify, prepare, and enter correcting journal entries requested by various Affiliate and National Center staff. Provide high quality, timely customer services to internal customers.

  • Reconcile National Center monthly research reports, funding payment proofs, and classification of restricted and unrestricted balances, long-term and short-term liabilities. Prepares and records monthly research journal entries per research reports received.

  • Maintains fixed asset system for assigned entities which includes preparation of journal entries for fixed asset additions, disposals, transfers, splits and monthly depreciation. Monthly reconciliation of fixed asset ledger to general ledger.

  • Prepare and record monthly journal entries for New Bequests, Split Interest Agreements, and Perpetual Trusts and recording write-offs for same. Monthly reconciliation of National Center Planned Giving.

  • Prepare and maintain amortization schedule of operating and capital leases for assigned entities.

  • Assist in external audits including preparation of work papers and analyses as needed. Assist with documenting processes and procedures.

  • Upload Bi-Weekly payroll from ADP general ledger into accounting system, reconciling upload errors and preparing journal entry.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the related field

  • Experience with general ledger accounting practices, policies, and audit requirements

  • Basic knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Experience with automated accounting and finance systems

  • Skilled in planning projects and working against deadlines to provide product

  • Ability to interact and communicate with all levels of AHA staff

  • Skilled in oral and written communication

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Requisition ID 2018-3025

Job Family Group Business Operations

Job Category Accounting/Finance/Audit