United Way Jobs


locationIndianapolis, IN, USA
PublishedPublished: Published 1 month ago
Controlling / Finance
Full time


Administrative/ Finance Division 

United Way of Central Indiana works to bring the resources of philanthropy, government, corporations, the social sector, and neighborhoods together to confront generational poverty head on and ensure a better future for our neighbors in need. This is an ambitious time to join United Way as we embark on a five-year strategic plan to reduce the number of households experiencing poverty and financial instability. To make a significant impact in our region, United Way is looking for dedicated, confident, and compassionate team members who live our shared values of inclusivity, courage, accountability, respect, and excellence.  

Position Summary: 

United Way of Central Indiana recognizes that the key to success is a strong and cohesive team that works through shared values to achieve our mission. The Controller position will manage, plan, organize, monitor, document and supervise various routine activities and operations of the finance division duties include; directing and managing the development and processing of the annual internal operating budget and monthly financial reports. Assist as needed with annual independent audits and respond to various volunteer and donor inquiries. Provides backup to the Finance Senior Managers and CFO, when required.   

Position Duties & Responsibilities  

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.    

Specifically perform main duties and responsibilities associated with this position such as: 

Financial Accounting and Reporting 

  • Develop and maintaintimely and accurate financial statements and reports that are appropriate for the users and in accordance withgenerally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) 

  • Prepare monthly financial statement analysis of budget variances and prior year comparisons. 

  • Develop, implement, and ensure compliance with internal financial and accounting policies and procedures 

  • Prepare and track governmental grant spending 

  • Prepare supporting information for the annual audit and communicate with the external auditors as necessary 

  • Review/ monthly account reconciliations 

  • Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions 

  • Maintain financial accounting systems  

  • Oversee the maintenance of the general ledger, prepaid expenses, fixed assets, and development of financial dashboards 

  • Provide fiscal agent support in accordance with pertinent agreements 

Tax Preparation 

  • Assist the CFO in the preparation of the annual tax return and in accordance with IRS guidelines 

  • Prepare supporting information for the annual 990 tax return and communicate with the external tax preparers as necessary 

Budget Preparation 

  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget in consultation with the CFO 

  • Assist Program Directors and Project Managers with the preparation of budgets for funding applications 

Project Management Accounting 

  • Maintain financial records for each grant in a manner that facilitates management reports 

  • Ensure that accurate and timely financial statements are prepared in accordance with contract agreements with funders 

  • Provideaccurate and timely reporting on the financial activity of individual projects 

Information Technology 

  • Manage user setup and access for financial systems 


  • Prepare financial census reports 

  • Maintain and manage bank setup and relationships 

  • Hire, train, supervise, develop and evaluate assigned financestaff 

  • Oversee the work and performance of the finance staff: invoicing, accounts payables, and general ledger account processing. 

  • Participate in various cross-functional teams as finance representative as necessitated by strategic plans 

  • Assist and/or provide back-up support to the Chief Financial Officer; investment management facilities, multiyear funding plans, technology administration, policy compliance. 

Other Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Help promote a cooperative spirit within the organization and among internal and external partners. 

  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and be physically present in the office.  The requirements listed below are representative of the basic knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be able to pass credit and criminal background checks. 

Education and/or Experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting is required.   

  • Five years of accounting experience. Not for profit experience helpful.   

  • A minimum of five years of supervisory experience.   

  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects accounting, internal controls, and financial reporting, procedures.  

Position Leader:    COO, CFO 

Position Leads:     Manager of Collections and Data Analytics and Manager of Accounts Payable 

FLSA Status:         Exempt 

Salary Range:      Mid 80's to 105K               

Benefits:              Complete Benefits Package Available  

Reviewed:             January 2024 

Equal Opportunity Employer  

Please apply at uwci.org/team  

This position description does not constitute a contract of employment or a guarantee of any terms or conditions of employment. UWCI employees are employed on an at-will basis. In addition, nothing in this position description restricts UWCI's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.