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Purchasing Agent/Senior Accountant

Company: Volunteers of America - Texas
Location: Euless
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Are you looking for a job that makes a difference? Do you have a passion for helping others? We may be the right organization for you: VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA TEXAS.

For over 100 years VOA Texas, a faith-based and non-profit organization, has operated with a mission of "Helping America's Most Vulnerable Reach Their Full Potential" through various programs throughout Texas. Programs are locally created, managed and delivered to provide a wide array of human services through PAID positions. Come and be a part of the passion, the mission and the tradition!

Position: Purchasing Agent/Senior Accountant

Location: Euless, Texas


The Purchasing Agent/Senior Accountant provides support to department activities with specific responsibility for implementing purchasing activities in compliance with mandated requirements; overseeing daily activities; responding to a range of inquiries regarding processes or bid status; and achieving department objectives and goals within budget. The Purchasing Agent/Senior Accountant is responsible for purchasing, purchasing procedures and policies of small equipment/appliances, food, furniture and office supplies for the organization.


  • Administers bidding process and contracts for vendor performance/compliance within established limits (e.g. prepares specifications, evaluates bids, recommends vendors, conducts bid meetings, etc.) for the purpose of securing items and/or services within budget and in compliance with regulatory requirements, including HUB.
  • Analyzes price proposals, financial reports, and other information to determine reasonable prices.
  • Negotiates contracts on behalf of the organization and evaluates suppliers based on price, quality, and delivery speed; further evaluates and monitors contracts to be sure that vendors and suppliers comply with the terms and conditions of the contract and to determine need for changes.
  • Oversees the administration of the Procurement Card (P-Card), including issues cards, closing cards, maintaining website, setting credit limits, and training.
  • Evaluates order and bid documentation (e.g. requisitions, change orders, bids, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring proper use of funds in the acquisition of supplies, equipment and/or services.
  • Processes purchasing-related information (e.g. bid documents, tabulations, requisitions, electronic procurement, product specifications, statements of work, performance terms, contracts, etc.) for the purpose of updating and distributing information, authorizing for action and/or complying with established accounting practices and trend analysis.
  • Perform professional accounting work involving compilation, consolidations, analysis of financial data, and preparations for monthly/yearly financial statements for Programs.
  • Assist Comptroller and Senior Accountants with monthly and annual close processes, including preparation of General Ledger Journal Entries, review AP, and review and record AR.
  • Ensure that assigned general ledger accounts are complete, materially accurate and properly presented in the financial statements; Ensure that all transactions underlying the accounting records are valid and represent the legitimate assets, liabilities, revenues, and expenses of VOA Texas
  • Prepares and maintains appropriate source documentation supporting account reconciliations, journal entries and analyses for assigned general ledger accounts.
  • Assists in the preparation of monthly financial statements for assigned programs and related entities including variance analysis.


Bachelor's degree in Accounting plus three to five years of general ledger, accounts payable, payroll, an reconciliations. Not-for-profit accounting experience preferred; knowledge of GAAP is necessary. Two plus years of transferrable experience in Purchasing and/or as a purchasing agent.

Valid Texas Driver's License, clear MVR and ability to be insured.

Volunteers of America Texas offers a rich benefits package including Health, Dental, Vision, LTD, STD, Life Insurance, Vacation and Sick time, other optional benefits and a retirement plan.

Make a living by making a difference. Apply online today!


Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process please contact Human Resources at



Keywords: Volunteers of America - Texas, Euless , Purchasing Agent/Senior Accountant, Other , Euless, Texas

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