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Accounting Associate

Company: Valley Church
Location: Urbandale
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

PURPOSE OF POSITIONThe primary responsibility of the Accounting Associate is to provide support to the Nonprofit Accounting Service Program and clients.The Accounting Associate is responsible for maintaining, monitoring and reporting financial and accounting information in adherence to Community Foundation and NAS client policies and procedures.
CORE COMPETENCIESAdaptability/Flexibility - Hustle Factor - Customer Focus - Attention to Detail/Accuracy - Decision Making/Judgement

  • Maintain accounting records in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Manage all accounting functions to be accurate, timely and in accordance with internal controls.
  • Provide back up in absence of other finance staff; needs to be familiar with general accounting functions.
  • Assist with maintenance of iPhi, finance databases and department filing systems; assists with departmental filing and year-end file rotation to archive area.
  • Provide back up and assistance to other finance staff members, as requested. Secondary backup for counterpart Accounting Associate duties (grant distributions, A/P and contributions).
  • Other duties as assigned.Daily/Weekly
    • Process accounts payable (due diligence, approval verification, entry and check preparation).
    • Process daily deposits (enter donor information, verify accuracy of information, and post transactions).
    • Review and prepare all financial transactions and reports for assigned clients.
    • Prepare and review all payroll transactions and reports, including tax filings and requirements.Monthly
      • Perform month-end account reconciliations as requested.
      • Prepare year-end procedures and reports for tax filings to include W-2s, 1099s.Annual
        • Assist in the annual tax and audit activities of the clients.
        • Assist with year-end procedures to include general maintenance of general ledger, year-end adjusting journal entries, accruals, etc.
          QualificationsHigh attention to detail; good judgment; high integrity; approachable; ability to understand challenges; critical thinker; nonprofit knowledge; experience working with diverse groups of people; well-organized self-starter; resourceful; motivated; adaptable; good oral and written communications skills; ability to multi-task; good interpersonal and customer service skills; strong computer skills and ability to learn specialized software.Ability to effectively communicate information to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
          Educationand/or ExperienceMinimum of an Associates degree in accounting, and two to five years related accounting/finance experience preferably at a nonprofit organization; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
          Language AbilityExcellent writing, proofreading and critical thinking skills. Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.Ability to effectively present information to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Excellent telephone and customer service skills.
          Cognitive DemandsProven ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, set priorities, handles numerous responsibilities, and work both independently and in a team environment. Adaptable attitude, attention to detail, organized self-starter, and creative. Able to interface well with a variety of people. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
          Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Reasonableaccommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
          While performing the duties of thisjob, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.The employee is frequently required to usehandto finger, handle or feel.The employee is required to stand and walk.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
          Application ProcessInterested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, salary requirements and references toKris Pete-Swanson at We encourage anyone considering the position to apply. The Community Foundation is committed to pay equity and provides a comprehensive compensation package which includes annual salary and benefits benchmarking. Salary range will be shared with candidates prior to the interview process, orupon inquiry.Initial applications will be accepted until the appropriate candidate is Jobble

Keywords: Valley Church, Des Moines , Accounting Associate, Accounting, Auditing , Urbandale, Iowa

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