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Senior Accountant

Columbia, SC

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 10 Oct 2018

Expires on 24 Oct 2018

Senior Accountant


The primary responsibilities of the Senior Accountant include monthly and annual financial
statement preparation; budget preparation and comparison of actual operating results with the
budget; and preparation of schedules and reports to support the annual audit, various meetings,
and requirements of United Way Worldwide.


  • Prepares monthly financial statements including the Statement of Financial Position,
    Statement of Activities, Statement of Functional Expenses, Collections Reports, and other reports as needed.
  • Assists with preparation of annual budget; also prepares monthly budget comparison reports and analyzes operating results and variances from budget.
  • Prepares account analysis schedules and other input to support the annual audit of the financial statements.
  • Assists with preparation of reports required by United Way of Worldwide including Database 2, Membership Requirements, and annual reports.
  • Assists VP of Finance in preparation of exhibits for various required meetings including but not limited to finance committee meetings, audit committee meetings, executive committee
    meetings, and board meetings.
  • Assists in maintenance of the financial accounting software.
  • Assists with closing the books as needed to include journal entry preparation, reconciliations, and other duties.
  • Performs special analysis, special reports, and any other tasks assigned by the supervisor
  • Performs payroll functions if the HR manager is unable.
  • Supervise and backup the accounts payable clerk.



  • Undergraduate degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting.
  • Experience in accounting, finance or related business activities.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as it applies to not-for-profit organizations.
  • Experience in budgeting, fiscal management, cash flow analysis/projection and development & analysis of complex financial reports.
  • Ability to analyze and present data in a clear, concise manner.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and related applications.
  • Familiarity with automated accounting systems.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills; Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent follow-through and customer service skills.
  • High level of personal initiative and ability to work with minimal oversight.


  • Familiarity with MIP accounting software and StratusLive campaign management software.
  • Experience in fiscal administration of grants.
  • Experience in a similar position or in a United Way organization.