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Staff Accountant

Title:                         Staff Accountant

Reports to:               Director of Finance/Controller

About Autism Home Support Services:

Autism Home Support Services (AHSS) serves clients throughout the Illinois and Michigan areas and has been growing quickly since early 2010. With over 400 clients, AHSS is one of the fastest growing and leading providers of one-on-one services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in the United States.  AHSS’s core service is home-based therapy using the ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) approach.  Our passion is delivering progress towards the hopes and dreams of our clients. Our mission is to provide quality, evidence-based therapy and counseling to children with ASD and their families in the home. Our comparative advantage is our customized, fully integrated solution, which combines the highest quality care with technology support and comprehensive end-to-end insurance, billing and process infrastructure to make care-giving and insurance reimbursement seamless. AHSS provides center based and in home services as well as educational consulting.  We believe in collaborating with the ABA and autism community to achieve better outcomes for people with autism. Our organization is led by expert clinicians and experienced professionals, backed by savvy investors and is fully committed to the best experience for our clients and our team.

Job Summary:

The Staff Accountant supports the operations of Autism Home Support Services (AHSS) by performing activities involved in financial management and execution of the company.   This position works closely with the Director of Finance/Controller, the Insurance & Billing team and, as needed, interfaces with other staff members and clients to drive revenue and manage expense for the company.  S/he performs strategic projects as available to drive growth in an entrepreneurial and fast paced environment while also performing day-to-day tasks as necessary.

Staff Accountant Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, verify and enter journal entries: monthly entries from practice management system
  • Account Reconciliations and analysis, monthly
  • Preparation of A/R Aging Analysis, and monthly reports
  • Revenue cycle accounting
  • Perform monthly bank account reconciliations
  • Assist with Issuance of client refunds
  • Process payments/credit memos as required.
  • Respond to financial inquiries from clients and staff members
  • Ad hoc analysis and projects
  • Assist with year-end audits
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelors degree in accounting or finance
  • 3-5 years work experience as an Accountant

Performance Skills: 

  • Strong Excel skills required.
  • QuickBooks experience a plus

Staff Accountant Musts:

  • Monthly close experience including:
  • Account reconciliation
  • Journal entries
  • Accruals
  • Prepaid assets
  • Billing/invoicing experience
  • GAAP accounting experience a plus
  • Work independently and demonstrate effective influence skills
  • Proactive in resolving problems and anticipating financial needs of the company
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills
  • Recognize time as a valuable resource and manage time in an appropriate manner
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently
  • Work carefully with attention to detail
  • Display excellent organizational skills and utilize resources wisely
  • Proficiency in MS Office 2010 (Excel & Word required, PowerPoint a plus)
  • Maintain confidentiality in all matters pertaining to clients, families, AHSS personnel, and others

Teamwork Skills: 

  • To foster AHSS’s philosophy of teamwork:
  • Display and encourage sensitivity to the needs of clients, families, co-workers and others
  • Treat others with consideration, courtesy and respect
  • Share necessary information with supervisor and team members and clarify information received from others
  • Model appropriate work habits for creating a positive work environment
  • Be at work on time and ready to perform the duties of the position
  • Remain composed and take necessary action to restore calm in crisis and stressful situations
  • Demonstrate good judgment and tact when dealing with others


Salary to commensurate with experience. Employee benefits including health insurance, life insurance, Long Term Disability, Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance, Health Savings Account and 401-K.

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