Who We Are
Greenville County continues to draw national attention as a popular destination for visitors and a magnet for new development. But, even with this success, many experience a different Greenville. Right now, over 50,000 people are living in poverty. As the largest poverty-fighting organization in South Carolina, United Way of Greenville County’s unique ability to take on challenges like affordable housing, education, job training, transportation and other complex community issues—all at the same time—is unmatched.
What We Do
We mobilize donors and volunteers and convene partner agencies, corporations and community leaders to make broad, systemic change like no other organization can on its own.
United Way values the abilities and perspectives that make each person who they are, empowering our employees to reach higher, think differently, act innovatively, and work collaboratively. People who work here provide the energy, expertise and creativity that is critical to creating the lasting change our community needs—and the opportunities to succeed that everyone deserves.
Vision: A Cycle of Success for everyone in Greenville County.
Mission: Bringing people and resources together to build a Cycle of Success, where:
- all children in Greenville County start school prepared to learn and go on to graduate;
- well-educated graduates find good jobs and create stable homes;
- children from stable homes continue the cycle because they start school on track and prepared for success.
Values: We live united by constantly challenge ourselves to reach higher, think differently, act innovatively, and work collaboratively to build a Cycle of Success for everyone in Greenville County.
Impact: As a funder, partner and convener, United Way of Greenville County works with the entire community to build resources, focus investments, and foster partnerships that create lasting solutions to big community problems. Last year, our work resulted in thousands of individuals receiving assistance with basic needs and advancing along the Cycle of Success.
- Manages the accounting department in compliance with federal and state law, corporate procedures and guidelines and generally accepted accounting principles. Directly supervises the finance manager and payroll specialist.
- Supervises the processes for campaign accounts receivable, billing, collections, pledge and donor designation processing, and accounts payable.
- Prepares timely and accurate reports that summarize and forecast company business activity and financial position in the areas of revenue, expenses, cash flow and earnings.
- Advises management about risk management, accounting guidelines, audit results and other related matters.
- Strong attention to internal processes and procedures; suggests improvements where needed. Furthermore, possesses the ability to prepare written documentation of such procedures.
- Coordinates the month-end and year-end closing process.
- Prepares and reviews monthly analysis of financial results.
- Supports the annual financial statement audit and preparation of IRS Form 990. Ensures collection and preparation of all work-papers, reports, back-up documentation, and analysis required for the completion of the financial statement audit and IRS Form 990 submission.
- Manages the annual process of budget preparation.
- Provides strategic insights to CEO, Vice President of Operations and other senior leaders relative to cash management, cost management and other financial matters.
- Serves as the finance liaison to the board of directors and finance committee; effectively communicates and presents critical financial matters at select board of directors and committee meetings.
- Participates in a wide variety of special projects and compiles special reports as requested.
- Works to continuously identify, streamline and improve systems and processes to advance the department’s and organization’s capabilities and resources.
- Supervises the preparation of payroll, related records, reports, tax deposits and wage statements.
- Works in a way that builds trust, relationships and confidence; promotes an environment that is free from personal or professional biases; actions are both open and transparent.
- Promotes and instills an environment and culture within the department that aligns well with the mission of the organization.
- Speaks clearly, writes effectively and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens to executives, co-workers, employees and outside advisors in order to effectively and efficiently share information and ideas; demonstrates effective group presentation and meeting skills.
- Demonstrates a genuine concern for effectiveness; possesses the desire to get the job done with excellence; mentally, is focused on getting the best results for actions taken; does not settle for mediocrity.
- Demonstrates exceptional analytical and problem-solving abilities. Synthesizes complex or diverse information. Identifies and resolves problems using good judgment in a timely manner.
- Partners with CEO and Senior Leadership team and works cooperatively with others in the organization to achieve the organization’s mission, values and goals. Demonstrates ability to work and interact with departments throughout the organization.
- Develops and retains talent within the accounting department. Leads a team that is cross functional and passionate about their work.
- Mentors and develops staff using a supportive and collaborative approach: assigns accountabilities; sets objectives; establishes priorities; and monitors and evaluates results.
- Comfortable and proactive with developing, recommending and introducing new ideas and/or methods. Takes proactive steps to manage and/or improve all work tasks and operations.
- Appropriately delegates work assignments, gives authority to work independently, sets expectations and monitors delegated activities.
- Encourages an atmosphere of personal and professional growth through involvement with internal and external networks
- Strong working knowledge of nonprofit accounting and experience in organizations with multiple and complex revenue streams including individual donor fundraising, private grants & foundations, state & federal government grants, sponsorships, service & registration fees, investment income, etc.
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration. Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant strongly preferred.
- 5 to 10 years of similar experience, with at least 3 years in a supervisory capacity in Accounting.
- Professional demeanor and good communication skills with the ability to work well with others in a fast-paced environment.
- Demonstrates strong organizational skills (record keeping, time management, follow up, etc.)
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent attention to detail and sense of urgency, ability to prioritize with an emphasis on quality and accuracy of work.
- Strong interpersonal, supervisory, and customer service skills required.
- Ability to multi-task, prioritize and deal with interruptions while meeting timely deadlines.
- High degree of math skills, problem-solving skills and strong ability to perform detailed and complex numerical computations and reports.
- Experienced working with accounting software such as Sage Intacct, Microsoft Word & Excel, and using CRM/ERP tools such as StratusLive or MicroSoft Dynamics.
UNITED WAY CORE COMPETENCIES FOR ALL STAFF
● Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. This drives their performance and professional motivations.
● Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
● Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
● Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
● Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.