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Staff Accountant

Salt Lake City, UT

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
3 - 5 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree
$41,000 to $50,000 per year

Published on 30 Jun 2018

Expires on 30 Jun 2018

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Staff Accountant

United Way of Salt Lake’s mission is to build powerful partnerships that achieve lasting social change. We implement data-driven, equitable practices to eliminate barriers to success, and create opportunities and solutions that assist people to achieve their goals, dreams, and human potential. Our workplace is fast-paced, progressive, innovative, friendly, and adaptive; our core values are: Relationships, Results, Innovation, and Continuous Improvement. At UWSL we believe in celebrating success, learning from failure, and setting ambitious goals. Our wages are competitive, the benefits package is comprehensive, and perks like flexible schedules contribute to our unique culture.

The Staff Accountant works under the direction of the CFO focusing primarily on performing the essential functions, not limited to, account receivables, pledge processing, donation updates, and monitoring of pledge processing for accuracy and compliance.  


  1. Accounts receivable duties

    1. Post cash receipts to pledge receivables

    2. Review, research, and apply all non-pledge cash received

    3. Process corporate, foundation, grant, and stock donations

  2. Process and Track Sponsorship and Event donations (reconcile to spend)

  3. Manage Salesforce Philanthropy Cloud revenue and license fees

  4. Fee-for-service accounting (revenue, expense, and reporting)

  5. Responsible for understanding all aspects of Salesforce CRM and Andar processing system to ensure a complete picture of donors and fundraising efforts

  6. Prepare month end revenue and accounts receivable reporting, and related journal entries, to be reviewed and posted by the CFO

  7. Assist Controller with month-end close processes

  8. Generate annual tax receipts

  9. Assist with annual audit

  10. Other duties as assigned


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present information and interact effectively with Resource Development, Marketing, and Senior Leadership team

  • Very well organized, self-motivated, and detail oriented

  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines

  • Works well in a team environment with exceptional flexibility, poise, and interpersonal skills

  • Highest level of ethical standards, integrity, professionalism, and judgment

  • Ability to maintain discretion with confidential information


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and/or 3-5 years’ experience in a comparable role

  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and ability to set applicable controls

  • Proficient in Microsoft and Google suites

  • Experience with Andar, Blackbaud/Financial Edge, and Salesforce are a plus

  • Nonprofit experience preferred, but not required

The employee is regularly required to communicate clearly, and exchange accurate information interpersonally or through communication devices. Must be able to learn new systems and procedures, prepare and analyze data and figures; constantly operate a computer and other standard office machinery.  The position requires occasional movement throughout the office to access files, papers, or move supplies weighing up to 15lbs. Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time.     

This is a non-exempt position; salary commensurate with experience.

Please visit UWSL’s Employment Opportunities. A complete application will include a resume and cover letter. You may contact if you have any questions regarding employment opportunities.