Chugach Management Services, Inc Accountant in PALMER, Alaska

Summary/General Description of Job:

Responsible for providing accounting support within the department. Handles accounting and audit requirements within the general accounting function and summarizing data input for periodic operating statements and management information in compliance with government and management directives.

Essential Duties & Job Functions:

  • Assist in the preparation of data input for development of financial statements and management information reports including monthly accounting journal entries, overhead application schedules, bank reconciliations, general ledger, account analyses and month 2110 financial statement.

  • Prepare and maintain cost data and related analyses relating to center operations.

  • Monitor the output of the accounts payable and cashier functions, the preparation of cash forecasts and the initiating of funds; Coordinate, maintain, and reconcile Petty Cash.

  • Distribute Student Pay to students; Coordinate, prepare, and reconcile Student Pay.

  • Assist students and answer questions regarding Student Pay.

  • Reconcile the Student Pay Allotment Management Information System (SPAMIS) bank account and prepare reimbursements to Chugach.

  • Maintain cash disbursements journals, general ledger and cost ledger by recording account transactions, preparing reconciliations and financial tabulations as assigned.

  • Balance books and compile statistical reports such as cash expenditures, departmental costs, quarterly medical budget and other pertinent reports; review monthly cash disbursement report.

  • Review incoming and prepare outgoing inter-divisional billings, reconcile and clear inter-divisional accounts, prepare associated journal entries; reconcile weekly miscellaneous revenue and maintain cash receipts.

  • Assist in the preparation of month-end closing of financial books and government, center and corporate financial reports; review reports for accuracy and resolve problems.

  • Accountable for Student Government Fund tracking in Student Government’s accounting software.

  • Prepare monthly Student Government bank account reconciliations for submittal to Department of Labor Data Center.

  • Collect employee expense reports, review for accuracy, and batch to Corporate Office.

  • Coordinate monthly physical inventory count with Center warehouse staff and Corporate Job Corps Finance Team.

  • Provide information as requested to Corporate Job Corps Finance Team.

  • Assist in preparation of budget to actual reports for Center staff.

  • Coordinate with other Center staff concerning accounting matters.

  • Participate in committees and behavioral review panels.

  • Promote student attainment of career success standards through modeling appropriate skills, mentoring students, monitoring skill acquisition and intervening when inappropriate behavior is observed.

  • Maintain accountability of students and property, adhere to safety practices.

  • Cultivate and maintain a climate on Center which is free of harassment, intimidation, and disrespect to provide a safe place for staff and students to work and learn.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


  • Associates degree in accounting or related field.

  • Two (2) years of relative accounting experience.

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel.

  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.

  • Successfully pass background check and drug test.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field.

  • Experience with property and purchasing controls with a government contractor.

Title: Accountant

Location: Alaska-PALMER

Requisition ID: AK0101288