Staff Accountant
Job Details
Corporate and Mailing - Orlando, FL
Full Time
Associates Degree - 2 years
Essential Job Requirements

Lighthouse Central Florida is a mission-driven, values-based organization providing an optimal blend of rehabilitation training services and real-world applications to help individuals of all ages, who live with any degree of vision loss to adjust to their reality with grace and confidence so they can remain active, productive members of our community.

We are seeking a Staff Accountant responsible for performing general accounting, computation, and reconciliation functions for the accounting and finance department and working collaboratively with other departments to meet organizational needs and deadlines. This role will model and champion all organizational core values.


Essential Job Requirements:

  • Post accounting data relating to services, grants, contributions, and other organizational activities
  • Prepares and posts accounting documents, such as fees, receipts, invoices, and reimbursement requests
  • Prepares bank reconciliations; prepares summary balances, cost information, or other reports as requested for use in preparing financial statements, budgets, and other purposes
  • Assist with grant and contract accounting and reporting
  • Grant billing and grant reporting
  • Participates in compliance reporting
  • Prepare and post month-end and year-end reconciliations, account analysis, and journal entries
  • Assist with the preparation of external audits
  • Provide backup and support to the accounting specialist as needed
  • Perform other duties as required 

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties.



Bachelor’s Degree in the field of business or equivalent work experience


License and Certification:

None required



Three-plus years of experience and knowledge of accounting principles and practices


Demonstrated Knowledge and Skills:                      

  • Intermediate skills using Microsoft products Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Ability to meet all assigned deadlines
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, self-starter, and capable of effectively balancing multiple priorities
  • Strong professional communication skills with all contacts


Physical Demands:

  • Prolonged sitting at a workstation; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling
  • Repetitive hand motion and movements; frequent keyboarding and use of the mouse
  • Work with frequent interruptions.
  • Moderate ability to move and lift items, usually up to 15 lbs



  • Must pass Level II background check


For employees living with visual impairments, you must provide documentation from a physician of legal blindness. Legal blindness is defined as: “Central visual acuity does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye with correcting lenses OR whose visual acuity, if better than 20/200, is accompanied by a limit to the field of vision in the better eye to such a degree that its widest diameter subtends an angle no greater than 20 degrees.” These conditions are based on the federal Javits-Wagner-O’Day work program for legally blind individuals.


The employment policy of Lighthouse Central Florida and Lighthouse Works is to provide equal opportunity to all persons. Our company, therefore, has committed to equal employment opportunity through a positive and continuing affirmative action program. Lighthouse Central Florida and Lighthouse Works will recruit, hire, train, and promote qualified individuals in all job titles and ensure that all other personnel actions are administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, and veteran status, or disability.


All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and primary duties have been included. Requirements, skills, and abilities have been determined to be the minimal standards required to perform the positions successfully. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive. Additional functions and conditions may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.


The Americans with Disabilities Act may modify requirements to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made that may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or impose undue hardships on the organization.