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Accounting Manager

Irvine, CA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 30 Jun 2018

Expires on 30 Jun 2018

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Accounting Manager


Lead and manage the financial operations, reporting and control functions for Orange County United Way. Provide financial expertise and business leadership to staff, donors and corporate partners.


Financial Operations:

  1. Ensure all business transactions are recorded in an accurate and timely manner in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Financial Accounting Standards (FAS)
  2. Specific areas of responsibility include:
    • Understand United Way revenue recognition
    • Major donor transactions and donor tax receipts
    • Payment of donor designations, payments to agencies and accounts payable (including 1099s)
    • Payroll processing
    • Treasury/banking/cash management
    • Maintenance of the general ledger and subledgers
    • Monthly/fiscal year close process
    • Track Community Impact Investments
    • Grant Reimbursement Invoicing

Financial and Business Reporting:

  1. Ensure all  reporting is timely, accurate and relevant
  2. Ensure all United Way Worldwide reporting guidelines are met
  3. Specific areas of responsibility include:
    • Monthly and fiscal year-end financial statements
    • Supporting schedules for the annual tax return and for the annual audit
    • Ad hoc analyses


  1. Ensure proper segregation of duties is maintained throughout all processing cycles (revenue recognition, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll)
  2. Ensure cash is handled in a secure environment
  3. Ensure all donor designations are disbursed in accordance with United Way policies, are appropriately authorized, and made according to donor wishes
  4. Reconcile bank accounts monthly
  5. Reconcile general ledger accounts monthly
  6. Serve as point person for the conducting of the year-end audit
  7. Periodically review core processes and internal controls
  8. Safeguard all assets and resources

Management, Leadership and Support:

  1. Collaboratively with the CFO, develop annual goals and objectives for all Finance staff
  2. Conduct annual performance evaluations for Staff Accountant
  3. Assist the CFO with the development of the annual operating budget and multi-year business plan
  4. Serve as a member of the United Way Leadership Team to support the President, Executive Team and United Way staff by providing business leadership and financial expertise to achieve the organization’s business goals
  5. Interface with the Board of Directors, Finance and Audit Committees as required
  6. Lead or assist with various projects as assigned


A bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a CPA certificate are required.

A minimum of 10 years of strong, hands-on accounting experience desired.

Employment Standards:

Skills in:

  1. Financial operations, reporting and control
  2. Fiscal and cash management
  3. Budgeting, Forecasting and Business Planning
  4. Leading and managing staff

Knowledge of:

  1. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Financial Accounting Standards (FAS)
  2. Accounting software programs, Sage Software (AccPac), Enterprise, Report Writing Tools (F9)
  3. Windows Operating system, Microsoft Office software, Advanced Excel, Access

Ability to:

  1. Lead and manage an accounting department
  2. Operate with a high level of autonomy
  3. Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  4. Operate at the highest level of integrity
  5. Work cross-functionally with a diverse group of people
  6. Manage conflicting priorities so that critical needs are met


These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this role.  The employee is required to talk and hear.  The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers to handle or feel.  The employee is required to stand, walk, and reach with arms and hands.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.  Ability to operate a computer keyboard, and lift files and reports.  Exposure to glare from a computer.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Send resumes to:

Orange County United Way

18012 Mitchell South

Irvine, CA 92614