Accounting Coordinator

United Way of East Central Iowa

Position Type: Full Time, Non-Exempt

Reporting To: CFO

Hours: 40/ week

Supervisory Position: No

# of Direct Reports: N/A

Level of Education: Associates Degree (Required) Bachelors Degree (Preferred)

Work Experience: (X) 1-3 years, (  ) 3-5 years, (  ) 5-7 years, (  ) 7+ years

Education Requirement: 5+ years of related experience will be accepted in place of required degree

Preferred field(s) of study: Accounting, Finance, or Business

The Accounting Coordinator is responsible for processing all accounts receivable payments and accounts payable including quarterly designation payable processing. This position will provide support where needed in the Finance & Administration department including but not limited to transaction, account, and data entry.

Job Skills & Attibutes


  • Financial/Numerical Competence: Is comfortable working with financial documents and is knowledgeable about accounting functions.
  • Analysis: Approaches decision making and problem solving by systematically gathering information. Readily distinguishes between a problems symptoms and its causes, focusing energy on the treatment of causes.
  • Efficient: Always looks for the best way to perform tasks and improve processes.  Committed to continuous learning.
  • Reliable: Follows through on concurrent assignments and meets deadlines.
  • Effective Communication: Promotes and uses good communication skills. Promotes a positive work environment.  Works effectively with volunteers and staff. Able to maintain confidential information. Good interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Cultural Competency: Able to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures.


Key Responsibilities

·    Post accounts receivable payments received into CRM system.

·    Prepare monthly statements for donors that are billed directly.

·    Follow-up with staff and/or donors to facilitate collection on pledges.

·    Enter and process invoices, expense reimbursements, allocation payouts and other payables into accounting system.

·    Confirm proper GL coding of such entries and attach relative support and approvals.

·    Generate and process quarterly designation payouts.

·    Ensure payment requests are processed and paid in a timely and accurate manner while adhering to financial policies and procedures.

·    Establish and maintain vendor relationships and respond to questions in a timely manner.

·    Prepare cash deposits and process credit card payments.

·    Serve as back up on campaign processing.

·    Monitor and manage dedicated finance inbox.

·    Assist with data entry of financial information in both financial and CRM systems.

·    Maintain and update financial policy and procedures related to accounts payable and accounts receivable.

·    Provide support to CFO/VP, Finance & Administration during annual budget process and with budget questions from staff.

·    Assist in the preparation of the annual external audit and Form 990.

·    Perform other duties as assigned.

Differentiate between urgent and non-urgent matters, collect relevant information and consult with supervisor and other team members before making major decisions. Decisions should be within the procedures and guidelines of the department and organization.

Note: This job description indicates the normal type and level of work expected of the incumbent. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as apparent or assigned.


Job Benefits:

United Way offers a family friendly working environment and competitive starting salary. Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, long-term disability insurance, generous retirement, and paid leave plans.

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For consideration, candidate must send cover letter, resume, and three professional references (name, title, and contact information) via email by clicking apply now. 

Screening of applicants will begin as applications are received.

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Accounting Coordinator

United Way of East Central Iowa

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