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Accountant I

Omaha, NE

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
1 - 2 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree
$41,000 to $50,000 per year

Published on 4 Oct 2023

Expires on 11 Aug 2023

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Accountant I

Organization:              United Way of the Midlands

Job Title:                     Accountant I

Department:                 Finance

FLSA Status:               Full-time, Non-Exempt

Location:                     Omaha, NE


UWM’s Mission: To UNITE our community’s CARING SPIRIT to build a STRONGER tomorrow.

UWM Guiding Principles:

  • Build TRUST in everything we do
  • Extend GRACE by thinking beyond yourself
  • Show GRIT by bringing it every day
  • Be OPEN to embrace others’ differences
  • Actively ENGAGE by listening and sharing
  • Live CURIOUSLY to learn constantly


With a 100-year heritage of helping others, United Way of the Midlands (UWM) has evolved to meet the ever-changing needs in our community. We invest in more than 100 local nonprofit agencies and provide direct services, such as 211 and JAG Nebraska, to address social and economic disparities and meet community members’ essential needs. As needs have continually evolved over the years, we have focused resources and expanded the network of organizations we support – while also mobilizing people and resources in times of economic crisis, health emergencies and natural disasters.

The United Way of the Midlands is looking for an Accountant I with strong analytical and organizational skills who enjoys working in a fast-paced work environment. This person will become a member of a dynamic finance team and play an integral role in accounts receivable processing and month-end close. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated, detail-oriented candidate who aspires to utilize their accounting knowledge in the non-profit sector.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform accounting and clerical functions related to Accounts Receivable, ensuring proper internal control procedures are implemented and tasks are completed in a timely manner.
  • Research, track, and resolve accounting discrepancies related to campaign receivables. Work with Donor Engagement, Marketing, Operations departments and external agencies to ensure accurate payment allocation and reporting for all cash & ACH receipts.
  • Prepare bank deposits and related reporting into accounting software.
  • Complete month-end balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Prepare and enter journal entries.
  • Generate and distribute reports as requested.
  • Prepare and distribute monthly tax-deductible receipts for all donors in a timely manner.
  • Prepare and distribute weekly donation letters to the Donor Engagement department.
  • Provide timely processing of campaign and fundraising invoices and monthly pledge statements.
  • Prepare quarterly fee revenue billing statements for 211 Helpline & Court Referral Programming.
  • Assist with campaign and pledge receivable processing as needed.
  • Assist with preparing outgoing mailings as needed.
  • Assist with audit preparation and assembly of materials needed for audit testing.
  • Assist Finance Department with special projects and other accounting duties as assigned.


Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or schedule form.
  • High level of professionalism, confidentiality and capacity to work independently.
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills with attention to detail and organization.
  • Strong understanding of internal controls and GAAP compliance
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and assist other staff members willingly.
  • Ability to communicate with colleagues in a professional manner.  Ability to respond to common inquiries from colleagues and problem-solve issues in a timely manner.
  • Ability to write new processes and procedures as necessary to capture ‘lessons learned’ in real-time.
  • Knowledge of MS Office Outlook, Excel, Access and Word Processing software.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a four-year College in Business/Accounting
  • One to three years of related experience and/or training.


Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Regularly reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. 
  • Occasionally required to walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



  • Shared health, dental and vision insurance
  • Generous 401(k) Retirement plan
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Employer paid life and disability insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Onsite cafeteria and gym


How to Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume to

United Way of the Midlands is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.