Staff Accountant

The Staff Accountant provides broad support to the areas of finance and administration.  The staff accountant is responsible for accounts payable, payroll, general ledger account reconciliations, and specific general accounting activities. The position provides additional coverage for data management and pledge processing during the peak campaign period. The staff accountant serves as a back-up resource to the controller position.

Essential Functions:

Accounts Payable
• Manage weekly fund disbursements for general expenses and to grantees; production and distribution of checks; reconciliation of monthly credit card activity, reconciliation of vendor statements and grants administration.
• Manage process and information when donors make contributions to specific non-profit organizations outside of United Way. This includes compliance with Patriot Act Law and IRS regulations.
• Implement and maintain controls to ensure that all disbursement requests have proper authorization and documentation.
• Generate invoices for contractual arrangements and ensure subsequent receipt of payment
• Manage compliance with state’s escheat law.
• Maintain 1099 vendor activity, file annual return.

• Process biweekly payroll
• Reconcile and record all payroll related transactions
• Reconcile quarterly and yearly tax filings

Financial Accounting
• Reconcile specific balance sheet accounts and prepare corresponding analysis.
• Daily cash and check receivables management to ensure accurate and timely bank deposits
• Assist in annual budget and forecasting process including variance analysis. 
• Assist with annual audit; prepare schedules to substantiate balance sheet and income statement activity.
• Centralized office expenses – procurement and internal control
• Approve and file state sales tax forms.
• Some journal entry preparation and closing responsibilities
• Other accounting responsibilities as assigned.

• Assist in the development, implementation and documentation of new or revised processes and procedures to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization
• Lead or participate in special projects


Ability to prioritize and organize tasks and responsibilities
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Self-motivated and ambitious
Attention to detail
Dedication to customer service and confidentiality
Good written and oral communication skills
Ability to work well with others and collaborate
A process improvement mind-set
Strong time management skills
Possess a passion for the United Way of Greater Greensboro mission and desire to make an impact in a dynamic nonprofit organization

Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, or business
Experience in broad aspects of accounting, data management, and administration
Minimum three years related work experience
Excellent computer skills – Proficient in Microsoft Office- Excel, Word, Power Point

Organization Name: 
United Way of Greater Greensboro
Career Level: 
Job Type: 
Full Time
Triad Area NC
Guilford County
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How to Apply: 

Please email your resume and cover letter to