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Staff Accountant

Nashville, TN

Relocation expenses: Negotiated

Full time
1 - 2 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 14 Jul 2017

Expires on 15 Jul 2017

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Staff Accountant

Position Summary:  The Grant Accounting Analyst contributes to the efforts of United Way of Metropolitan Nashville (UWMN) by performing accounting and financial tasks within the guidelines of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and United Way World Wide Standards in order to ensure accounting procedures are compliant and accurately processed.   This position is responsible for showing UWMN as a good steward of funds through financial tracking, reporting, accountability, and internal controls of UWMN’s finances focusing on fiscal monitoring of grant revenue and contracts.  Through the work of the Grant Accounting Analyst, UWMN can ensure its accounting procedures and systems are fiscally sound and allow UWMN to accomplish its mission: to create a community where individuals, families, and neighborhoods thrive.   


Essential Functions: 

  • Updates, verifies, and maintains journal entries, expense allocations, ledgers, expense reimbursements, and other financial records to keep an accurate account of earnings and expenditures focusing on grant management
  • For all grant related entities, performs account reconciliations of all balance sheet accounts as requested in order to ensure accounting procedures are complaint and accurately processed
  • Works with the Sr. Manger, Grants Acquisition to track expenses and prepare invoicing in order to ensure programs receive funds awarded
  • Responsible for effectively researching, tracking and resolving (or properly referring) accounting or documentation problems and discrepancies as a part of UWMN’s internal accounting controls
  • Assists with preparation and participates in all grant related audits
  • Executes bank reconciliations against the General Ledger
  • Prepares designation payouts of Accounts payable, notifies agencies, answers donor/agency questions, and sets up Agency Link access in order to demonstrate UWMN as a good steward of funds
  • Manages agency and donor processes including providing interested agencies information, reviewing applications, setting up agencies in Enterprise, updating agency information, and communicating agency changes to staff
  • Maintains files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices


  • Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or Finance
  • Experience:
    • Entry level Accounting: 1-3 years
  • Skills:
    • Basic skills in utilizing accounting software
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, especially Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access
  • Knowledge:
    • Non-profit (fund) accounting
    • Grant management/ invoicing
    • Bank reconciliation
    • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles