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Finance Manager

Kansas City, MO

Relocation expenses: Not paid

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

Published on 31 May 2022

Expires on 31 May 2022

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Finance Manager

We’re more than fundraisers. We’re the hand-raisers and game changers. We go looking for the tough issues in our community, and with your help, we go solve them. United Way of Greater Kansas City (UWGKC) unites donors, volunteers, businesses, nonprofits and community leaders to help change the lives of those in need. We are making Kansas City and the surrounding area better…100 years and counting. Join us.


United Way of Greater Kansas City, is searching for a Finance Manager to develop and maintain accounting practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements. The Finance Manager is responsible for ensuring that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner. This position addresses accounting activities including general ledger preparation, year-end audit preparation and the support of budget and forecast activities, as well as payroll activities, including 403(b) remittance and compliance.  This includes handling multiple projects and using good judgment to determine priorities. 


Accounting: leadership | detail accuracy

  • Supervise Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable staff.
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts, including accounts receivable and revenue.
  • Record monthly activity for investments, trusts, employee benefits, and restricted funds.
  • Review vendor payments for accuracy.
  • Reconcile expenses for grant reporting and compile proper documentation for reimbursement from grantor.
  • Provide monthly budget reports to Senior staff and Program Directors.
  • Prepare year end audit workpapers and assist with annual audit and 990 preparations.
  • Maintain, and strive to improve, accounting processes and procedures required to execute departmental functions at the highest level of quality.


Payroll: organized | confidentiality | ethical

  • Record transactions related to bi-weekly payroll processing
  • Ensure funds are properly remitted to 403(b) recordkeeper and HSA accounts.
  • Perform annual 403(b) testing to ensure compliance.
  • Prepare information needed for calculation of annual discretionary contribution.
  • Prepare workpapers and assist with annual 403(b) audit.
  • Assist with other compliance, as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Five years related work experience preferably in a Not-for-Profit environment. Public accounting experience also preferred.
  • Management or supervisory experience required.
  • Customer Focus: Excellent customer service, a strong reputation for integrity and professionalism. Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Intellectual Curiosity: Desire to continuously learn and grow.  Curiosity to understand how your job impacts the work of others.  Desire to see the big picture.
  • Organizing: Must have organizational skills and attention to details. Can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and files in a useful manner.  Must have the ability to manage projects, workload and engage constructively with the other members of the UWGKC team.
  • Timely Decision Making: Makes decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure; able to make a quick decision.
  • Priority Setting: Strong performance management and evaluation capabilities including the willingness and ability to ensure accountability.  Spends his/her time and the time of others on what's important; quickly zeroes in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus.

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