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Finance Specialist

Finance Specialist

PublishedPublished: Published 2 weeks ago
Controlling / Finance
Full time
3 - 5 years of experience
$61,000 to $70,000 per year

Job Description

United Way of Brevard

United Way of Brevard, Florida (UWB) was established in 1957 by a group of concerned individuals who wanted to help those who were in need. Our work focuses on the building blocks of a good life – Education, Income and Health. Our community wins when kids succeed in school, adults can secure a good job, manage their finances, and provide a healthy environment for their families. Together, the contributions of thousands of individual donors become a force for change in the community.


The Finance Specialist position provides expertise and performs complex clerical, bookkeeping, and accounting assignments, prepares accounting statements and financial reports. He/She completes accounting entries accurately and timely. He/She provides organizational leadership regarding grant accounting, quality work and customer service by valuing internal and external customers and cooperating productively with other employees, seeking ways to improve the quality and timeliness of work.

Key Responsibilities

 Prepares financial reports and various accounting statements

  • Posts journal entries to general ledger
  • Functions as primary liaison for potential Finance contractors and United Way Leadership
  • Accounts Payables/Accounts Receivable duties
  • Processes payroll and prepares necessary payroll reports
  • Proofs accounting reports for clerical accuracy
  • Allocates expenditures to correct accounts according to departmental procedures
  • Assist with the preparation of annual audits and required Federal/State/Local tax reports and filings
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


These specifications are general guidelines based on the minimum experience normally considered essential to the satisfactory performance of this position. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to perform the position in a satisfactory manner. Individual abilities may result in some deviation from these guidelines.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required

Non-Profit experience highly preferred

Three years plus accounting experience demonstrating a clear understanding of all areas of bookkeeping and general ledger entries.

Ability to effectively work in virtual and on site office environments with minimal supervision and recommendations to prioritize work and outline steps necessary to complete a project.

Excellent knowledge of accounting, Microsoft Word and Excel for Office365

QuickBooks experience required

MIP Abila Fund Accounting experience highly preferred- Pay differential available for highly qualified candidate.

Demonstrated research and analytical skills.

Ability to think strategically in the development of process improvements and policy enhancements.

Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize work and outline the steps necessary to complete a project and work in a team environment.

Flexibility to handle several on-going projects.

Ability to work well under pressure and to set and meet deadlines.

Strong proficiency in accounting software applications.

Non-profit background and knowledge of United Way policies and processes for campaign and financial reporting extremely helpful.

Experience with non-profit audits and requirements a plus. Pay differential available for highly qualified candidate.

This position provides expertise and support insuring accounting entries are completed accurately and timely. It provides organizational leadership regarding grant accounting. It also ensures quality work and customer service by valuing internal and external customers and cooperating productively with other employees, seeking ways to improve the quality and timeliness of work.

The incumbent in the course of performing this position spends time writing, typing, speaking, listening, lifting (up to 25 pounds), carrying, seeing (such as close, color and peripheral vision, depth perception and adjusted focus), sitting, pulling, walking, standing, squatting, kneeling, and reaching.

The incumbent for this position may operate any or all of the following: telephone, cellular telephone, copy machine, fax machine, calculator, personal computer, related printers, and other related office equipment.

The incumbent in this position must be able to read and interpret documents or instruments; perform highly detailed work; assist or guide problem solving; perform complex mathematical functions; conduct meetings and presentations, prepare written communication; perform highly specialized analytical reasoning; withstand stress; and handle multiple, concurrent tasks and constant interruptions.

United Way of Brevard is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a competitive salary, a learning environment, and employee benefits to include health insurance, paid holidays, paid time off, and a retirement plan. Please submit your resume and cover letter to hr@uwbrevard.org 

United Way Core Competencies For All Staff

· Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. This drives their performance and professional motivations.

· Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and are astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.

· Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.

· Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.

· Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.

About Brevard County, Florida

Brevard County, Florida, also known as Florida’s Space Coast, is a groundbreaking region along the east coast of the Sunshine State. Home to the world-famous launch pads of Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Brevard County’s rich history is built upon generations of high-tech talent, yet boasts a small-town community feel where members can truly make a difference. With an abundance of amenities for the right work-life balance, Florida’s Space Coast offers a unique lifestyle with tropical weather, cultural activities, educational opportunities, year-round outdoor recreation, and a family-friendly atmosphere. Even the world's most significant vacation playground is just a short ride, which means you can get annual passes for endless access to the thrills and off-season crowds at Orlando theme parks and attractions, all while enjoying the relaxed oceanside community that has sent man to the moon, and continues to launch advances for humankind. You can learn more about the endless lifestyle options found here, at www.LiveBigSpaceCoast.com.

Fields of study

  • Finance / Controlling / Taxes

Required degree level

  • Bachelor

Years of experience

  • 3 - 5 years of experience

Salary range

  • $61,000 to $70,000 per year

Skills and Competencies

  • Quickbooks
  • MIP Accounting
  • Non-profit Accounting