United Way Of Northeast Florida-Staff Accountant

Posted May 01, 2024 Jacksonville, Florida


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Expires Jun 14, 2024


Vision and Mission:

At United Way of Northeast Florida, we envision a community of opportunity where everyone has hope and can reach their full potential. Our mission is to solve our community’s toughest challenges by connecting people, resources and ideas.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is not only valued and demonstrated in our hiring practices, it is a fundamental part of our mission throughout our organization and the communities we serve.

Our Values:

• Teamwork – We work together to accomplish our goals and help each other succeed.
• Innovation – We are fearless, imaginative trail blazers.
• Mission Focused- We are passionate about our community’s wellbeing and creating lasting change.
• Integrity – We are honest, transparent and act ethically to create trust.
• Excellence – We set clear, high expectations for ourselves and our work.

Purpose of Position:

A Staff Accountant performs a variety of duties such as preparing journal entries, assisting with audits and budgeting processes, reconciling accounts, and provides technical accounting, budget and other administrative support for Program Managers, under VP of Finance. Responsibilities include monitoring, analyzing and maintaining financial transactions for a wide variety of grants; tracking revenues and expenditures, and preparing required internal and external financial reports.

Essential duties and responsibilities

Key Responsibilities and Essential Functions: • Adherence to GAAP, best practices • Prepare monthly, recurring, and correcting journal entries • Prepare monthly balance sheet and income statement account reconciliations • Support month-end and year-end close • Assists with budgeting process and audit fieldwork for external audits • Provide advanced, technical grants accounting support work for Program Managers • Monitor, analyze and maintain financial transactions and accounting for a wide variety of programs funded by Federal, state and local grants. • Track revenues and expenditures by funding source. • Reconcile grant and program financial statements to the federal and county financial records by fund which may include many different grants. • Review data, identify errors through analysis, research, and interpretation of data, and provide recommendations to VP of Finance and/or Program Manager in determining corrective action. • Work closely with department staff, and Federal, state and local governmental agencies. • Bill on contract awards and prepares the necessary billing documents, as appropriate. • Track due dates and prepare reports for grantor agencies, verify invoices for allowable costs, and prepare monthly grant requests for reimbursement. • Maintain and document internal accounting controls as required by Federal, state and local grantors to ensure appropriate use of public funds. Must be familiar with OMB Circular A- 133 and related pronouncements. • Assist in development and implementation of administrative, program and subcontract budgets. • Perform other such duties as may be assigned by the supervisory team • These job responsibilities are to be the main emphasis of this position. As with every job at United Way, it is not possible to define jobs precisely. Should the need exist, every person in the organization will assist in any way necessary to assure an efficient and cooperative environment. 


Compensation and Benefits: • Competitive Pay – Commensurate with education and experience based on current market • Health Insurance – Generous zero to low-cost Medical, Dental, and Vision for employees and dependents • 403(b) Matching – Generous matching up to 6% of annual pay • Holidays – 11 paid holidays, three personal holidays, and four year-end bonus days • Vacation – Two weeks paid vacation • Flexible Schedule – Hybrid working environment with the ability to modify as needed • Vibrant Work Environment – office space in The Jessie in downtown Jacksonville, a nonprofit and community gathering space in a sustainable, state- of-the-art facility with free monthly parking • Purpose – Help United Way transform NEFL into a community of opportunity and hope for ALL people • Employee Assistance Program • A fun, challenging, and inclusive culture General Physical Requirements for Essential Functions of the Job: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and/or hear. Continual use of the hands with wrist and finger movement using a keyboard is required. Specific vision abilities required by this job include long hours viewing a computer monitor screen. The employee may occasionally travel using personal vehicle and/or work outside normal office environment. This description is not designed to contain a comprehensive inventory of all responsibilities and qualifications required of all team members assigned to this position. It is intended only to describe the key elements relative to each section. Also, duties and/or requirements of this position may be modified, added or deleted at any time. This supersedes all descriptions previously written for the same position. Unique equivalent skills and experience may possibly substitute for required position requirements. Additional Information: The attributes listed above represent our current thinking for the role. You can be a great candidate even if you don't fit everything we've described. You can also have important skills we haven't thought of. If that's you - even if you’re on the fence - we encourage you to apply and tell us about yourself! Unique equivalent skills and experience may possibly substitute for required position requirements. We have built an environment that celebrates the differences in backgrounds and experiences. United Way invests in activities that lead to greater inclusion, diversity, and equity. We are an equal-opportunity employer and we especially encourage and invite members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. United Way of Northeast Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Work Environment. UWNEFL reserves the right to adjust work location.

Education and Experience

Experience/Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required • Knowledge and understanding of GAAP (General Accepted Accounting Principles) • At least 3 years of proven experience in the similar role • Experience with Fund Accounting preferred • United Way or similar nonprofit experience is preferred • Public accounting experience a plus • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PPP and Word for Windows • Strong proficiency in accounting software applications (Net Suite preferred) and experience with CRM software a plus • Self-starter with the ability to prioritize work and outline the steps necessary to complete a project • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and adapt readily to changes • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail • Flexibility to handle several on-going projects • Ability to work well under pressure and to set and meet deadlines • Excellent research and analytical skills • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in both a remote and office environment • Strong listening, written and verbal communication skills • A clear understanding of the importance of confidentiality • Keep all activities in line with the core values and contribute to the positive culture of United Way of NE Florida • Actively participate in the broader organizational activities and be a brand steward within the community, outside agencies and/or programs to enhance United Way services to the community

How to Apply



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