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BOOKKEEPER

Fresno, CA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Not applicable
Full time
3 - 5 years of experience
Associate Degree
Other
$51,000 to $60,000 per year

Published on 7 Sep 2022

Expires on 7 Sep 2022

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BOOKKEEPER

About United Way Fresno and Madera Counties

United Way Fresno and Madera Counties (United Way) is on a mission to mobilize the collective power of community to advance lasting solutions and measurable change for the most urgent issues our neighbors face, particularly focusing on addressing the racial wealth gap for working families. We believe everyone deserves an opportunity to achieve the building blocks of a good life — a quality education, financial stability, and good health — and that expanding this opportunity is both a core objective and a key strategy to fulfilling our mission. We work with hundreds of individuals and organizations that share a vision for what is possible when we UNITE our efforts.

Summary/Objective

Under the direction of the Director of People and Operations and our accounting consulting firm, CliftonLarsonAllen, this position is responsible for the timely and accurate handling of cash, bank deposits, payables and other finance related duties.  

This position requires a person who can work in a fast-paced environment where every day looks different, possess project management skills, and can carry out a multitude of time sensitive tasks.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Finance

  • Prepare all bank deposits in a timely manner.
  • Maintain cash receipts in the accounting software system including all remote deposits and EFT deposits.
  • Data entry of all designation check registers.
  • Process campaign pledges into accounting systems.
  • Reconcile and process quarterly campaign distribution checks.
  • Account processing, account receivables and all petty cash disbursements.
  • Process bills.
  • Maintain organized finance department files.
  • Support with budget development for grant application submissions.
  • Support project leads with grant budget spend down tracking and reports.
  • Support with development of grant budget allocations for accurate coding.
  • Communicate with vendors on accounts payables.
  • Support with payroll processing.
  • Support with credit card reconciliations and journal entries.  
  • Support with annual audit requirement.

Other Duties

  • Work in a team environment and support other departments as needed, in a collaborative manner.
  • Perform other tasks as requested.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and financial data analysis.
  • Proficient in bookkeeping functions.
  • Proven record to effective project management, ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and accounting software.
  • Ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced office environment.
  • Strong math skills.
  • Able to develop and maintain relationships with multiple internal and external individuals.
  • Knowledge of English correspondence, correct punctuation, and grammatical usage.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports.
  • Flexible to change; proven ability to manage multiple high-priority projects and deadlines without compromising quality.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission, vision, and goals of United Way.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations 

  • A minimum of an associate degree with accounting coursework or equivalent is required.
  • At least 3 years of bookkeeping experience required and 2 years of nonprofit work experience preferred.
  • Current Driver’s License.
  • Verifiable automobile insurance.

Physical Demands

At times this position may include periods of extended physical activity such as working/standing at community events and/or moving and setting up equipment. Employee should be able to lift to approximately 50 lbs. Employee is frequently required to meet multiple demands of several people and multiple deadlines or time sensitive projects. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervisory Responsibility

N/A

Work Environment

This position will work out of the United Way office full-time.

The typical work environment is indoors in an office with air conditioning/heat with a mixture of natural, incandescent, and fluorescent light with some outdoor work for events, largely for outreach or campaign and driving across Fresno and Madera Counties and occasionally for work-related travel out of area. Typical noise levels of indoor building with open shared space. This is sometimes muted with closed doors, carpeting and wall panels, but when there are events in the main spaces (like the multi-purpose room or Free Tax Preparation season), it can get noisy during these special 3 events or seasons. The travel across Fresno and Madera Counties is typically to staff an outdoor event, attend a public or partner meeting or event. Some of these are indoor and some are outdoor with exposure to weather and temperature extremes and moderate to high noise levels. This position requires the ability to work with others both in small and large group settings.

Disclaimer

This job description lists typical examples of work and is not intended to include every activity or job function specific to a position as special projects arise and funding changes (which impacts day-to-day work). An employee may be required to perform other related duties not listed in the job description provided that such duties are characteristic of the position.

Equal Opportunity Employer

United Way Fresno and Madera Counties does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, origin, gender, national origin, age, marital status, military service, disability or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodation provided upon request. All applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to pass a background screening and submit to any required tests to screen for illegal drug and alcohol use prior to appointment. Application evaluation may involve interviews, written tests and/or other appropriate screening tools. The signature below constitutes applicants understanding of the requirements, essential functions and duties of the position.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.