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Senior Accountant

Senior Accountant

locationAlexandria, VA, USA
remoteHybrid
PublishedPublished: Published 3 weeks ago
Controlling / Finance
Full time
$75,000 - $85,000 per year

Position Summary: (Hybrid, 3 days in office - Alexandria, VA)

United Way Worldwide is seeking a highly skilled Senior Accountant to join our dynamic team. The Senior Accountant will play a crucial role in ensuring the accuracy and integrity of financial transactions, reporting, and compliance activities. Working closely with the Finance team, this individual will oversee various accounting functions, including but not limited to, general ledger maintenance, financial analysis, budgeting, and audit preparation. The ideal candidate will possess strong analytical abilities, exceptional attention to detail, and a commitment to upholding the highest standards of financial integrity. This is an excellent opportunity for a seasoned professional looking to make a meaningful impact within a renowned global nonprofit organization.

Key Responsibilities/Essential Duties of Position:

  • Prepare the month end close journal entries for responsible areas;
  • Prepare balance sheet account reconciliations and perform variance analysis;
  • Develop and refine monthly responsibilities to be in compliance with policy and internal controls; 
  • Maintain organized, accurate and complete accounting records;
  • Assist the Sr Manager and Controller with annual audit, reporting, and other projects as assigned;
  • Work cross-functionally with other members of the finance team and departments within UWW for various projects and initiatives; 
  • Participate in various business processes and technology integration initiatives;
  • Other duties as assigned;
  • Reports to the Sr Manager of Accounting.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field;
  • CPA preferred but not required;
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and deadlines; 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff;
  • Experience with NetSuite preferred but not required.

  This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all required duties, responsibilities, and skills. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable disabled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job. You should be able to work on-site in the Alexandria, VA location; relocation assistance is not offered. 

SALARY STATEMENT

The budgeted lifespan salary range for this position is currently $75,000 to $85,000 per year. Salaries are determined by several factors including applicant’s knowledge, ­­­skills, experience, position, equity, and market.

COMPETENCIES

An individual must be able to demonstrate the following competencies at a satisfactory level and be able to work onsite in Alexandria, VA:

Accountability/Results Orientation - Is accountable for the work results and performance to budget of an assigned department, as well as the effective and efficient utilization of UWW resources (human, financial, and capital.)   Articulates and communicates work goals and objectives, as well as expected work results. Establishes work quality standards for assigned teams in order to help ensure the attainment of departmental goals and objectives. Accepts responsibility for the outcomes achieved. Protects the United Way brand, promoting its relevance and statue to the extent possible. Behaves ethically and honestly in all activities done on behalf of UWW and the movement. Demonstrates a commitment to UWW’s values, including diversity and inclusiveness.

Decision-Making/Risk-Taking - Weighs the pros and cons of available options and makes departmental decisions. Seeks input from team leaders on the potential impact of decisions on their ability to effectively achieve desired outcomes/results. Identifies and communicates departmental/organizational tactics, challenges and opportunities. Encourages risk-taking.

Teamwork Collaboration - Builds a cohesive and diverse department. Supports and motivates others to contribute to the department. Determines the composition of teams required to accomplish departmental goals and objectives. Provides direction and clarity around goal priorities to empower work departments to be effective in collaborating to meet established departmental goals and objectives. Initiates and directs group change initiatives and serves as a change agent.

Relationship Management - Embodies and promotes UWW's values and guiding principles. Promotes a "win-win" philosophy in dealing with others. Serves as a role model in dealing with others to accomplish organization goals and objectives. Works effectively with United Way staff, volunteers and other stakeholders to achieve strategic direction. Able to manage and sustain key relationships to benefit the United Way movement and/or UWW. Formulates and communicates in an ethical and politically sensitive manner.

Communications - Expresses ideas and concepts in a clear and concise manner. Is persuasive and influences others. Actively listens to others to understand their perspectives. Seeks input and feedback on individual, team and departmental performance and environment. Supports openness.

This role requires a blend of technical expertise, analytical prowess, and effective communication skills to derive actionable insights from complex datasets. The successful candidate will contribute significantly to strategic decision-making processes by harnessing the power of data lake technologies and predictive analytics tools. 

If you are passionate about turning data into actionable insights and contributing to organizational success, we encourage you to apply.

ABOUT UNITED WAY WORLDWIDE

United Way Worldwide seeks diverse, qualified professionals who want to make a difference in the world. If you are passionate about your work and desire to help others achieve enhanced education, income, and health, United Way Worldwide is the place for you.

United Way Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, disability, veteran status, marital status, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, and other legally protected characteristics, in accordance with applicable laws. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please call (703) 836-7100 and provide the nature of your request and your contact information.

We are a charter member of Employers of National Service and encourage AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni to apply.

United Way Worldwide is located in Old Town Alexandria, VA. We offer competitive salary and excellent benefits including: health, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability, employee assistance program, 403(b) plan, tuition assistance, paid time off, family sick leave, medical appointment leave, parental/adoption leave, dress for your day, free parking, onsite gym, monthly volunteering opportunities, and more.

UNITED WAY WORLDWIDE’S DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLE

We take the broadest possible view of diversity. 

We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.

We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.

We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work.

We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities.

Join us in embracing diversity, equity and inclusion for every person in every community.

LIVE UNITED.

Required degree level

  • Bachelor

Salary range

  • $75,000 - $85,000 per year