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Senior Accountant

Fort Myers, FL, USA

Relocation expenses:

Full time
3 - 5 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 25 Sep 2023

Expires on 29 Sep 2023

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Senior Accountant

Position Title:  Senior Accountant

Supervisor:  Chief Financial Officer

Classification: Full Time Exempt

Salary Range: $65,000 -$75,000 DOE 
Location: Lee County, FL 

Application Deadline: Open until filled

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United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades (UWLHG) is a volunteer driven organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people in our community.  This is accomplished through fundraising, fund distribution (90+ partners), community building, volunteer advancement, and information and referral.  UWLHG is a $25+ million nonprofit social services organization, with 75+ employees in five locations with the main campus being located at 7273 Concourse Drive, Fort Myers, FL. The majority of funding is from private donations although UWLHG also receives local, state, and federal grants. 

Job Summary 

The position is embedded in the Finance Department and reports to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In addition to general accounting duties, the Senior Accountant will spend a significant portion of her/his time working on special projects; finding solutions to difficult accounting issues; researching applicable regulations; and providing in-depth accounting advice throughout the organization. This includes covering a broad range of accounting activities such as:

  • monitor accounting functions as requested by the CFO
  • make more complex and non-routine journal entries (reclass, corrections, adjustments)
  • design, review, document, and optimize accounting processes
  • monitor compliance with internal controls, grant requirements, reporting requirements, and applicable regulations
  • research and apply accounting standards specific to non-profit organizations
  • prepare internal and grant-related financial reports and schedules
  • cash-flow analysis and projections
  • coordinate with other departments regarding accounting/finance related issues (for example grants, program expenses, purchase orders)
  • reconcile financial transactions between the campaign/donor database (Andar) and the accounting system (MIP Abila)
  • provide audit support by preparing schedules, statements, reports, year-end adjusting and closing entries, and backup documentation as requested by the Auditor and/or CFO
  • review grant agreements and contracts; advise on compliance, financial, and cost-benefit issues; monitor grant financial reporting and billings; reconcile grant receivables

Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions 

  • Monitoring the overall security, integrity, validity, accuracy, and timeliness of data in the accounting system (MIP Abila) as well as the secure storage and shredding/deletion (in accordance with time restrictions) of related documents and electronic files
  • Monitoring adherence to Internal Controls
  • Staying current and in compliance with accounting standards, applicable regulations, and contractual requirements

Direct Reports – none

Other Duties 

  • Monitoring the proper use and functioning of the Purchase Order system (Microix) as well as its interface with the accounting system


  • BS Degree in Accounting or equivalent required
  • CPA or CPA candidate preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years accounting experience required
  • one year of not-for profit accounting and grant accounting experience preferred
  • Federal/State grant experience and knowledge of 2 CFR Part 200 preferred (Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards)
  • MIP Abila, Microix and/or Andar experience preferred
  • High Proficiency in Microsoft 365 and advanced knowledge of Excel required

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions 

Physical Demands: 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.  

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time, talk, and/or hear. The employee is frequently required to use finger and hand motion and occasionally to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/ or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. There may be additional physical requirements associated with department meetings/events. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 

Requires talking, hearing, and visual acuity sufficient to perform these major functions. Occasionally, the work of this position is spent at offsite meetings, or event locations within Lee, Hendry, or Glades County. 

Licenses- Valid Florida Driver’s License.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job operates in a professional office environment, including occasional off-site venues, and outside event areas in various weather conditions. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers. 

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  Some evening and weekend hours may be required as job duties demand. 

United Way is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions, participation in all company-sponsored activities, and all employment actions. United Way will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship. 

Terms of employment are subject to satisfactory negative drug testing as part of our drug-free workplace program.  Level II background screening will be conducted because of the nature of the position.  Applicants may be asked to take an online skills assessment. 

Additional Information: 

  • UWLHG is an exceptional workplace that can provide you with: 
  • Opportunity to work with smart, passionate and enthusiastic team members and volunteers 
  • Working with diverse staff and other constituents 
  • Culture of high-performance expectations and accountability 
  • Exciting and challenging work 
  • Opportunity to help solve the community’s toughest problems 
  • Competitive pay that is commensurate with demonstrated successful performance and experience 
  • Paid Health and Dental Insurance for employee, 401k, and Monthly Accrued PTO