Director of Accounting

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
Published
March 29, 2019
Location
Dallas, Texas
Category
Job Type
State
Texas

Description

Summary

The Director of Accounting maintains internal control safeguards, manages all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements. Serves as a management resource performing internal and external financial statement preparation in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for non-profit organizations. The Director of Accounting is a key participant in supervising or performing the day-to-day operations of the general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, revenue and expense areas.

To perform the job successfully, competitive applicants should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Mission-Focused:  Create real social change that leads to improving lives in our community.
  • Relationship-Oriented:  Is able to communicate effectively to develop, grow and sustain productive relationships.  Knows how to capture and record relevant information and how to interpret and utilize the information to forge partnerships, collaborate, cultivate, grow, sustain and strengthen internal and external relationships.
  • Results-Driven:  Dedicated to shared and measurable goals; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad impact.
  • Intellectual Curiosity: Willingness to ask why, not afraid to challenge the virtues of the status quo and help create breakthroughs.

Stewards:  Our actions, behaviors, and decisions on behalf of our donors must be transparent, meet the highest ethical standards, and align with organizational goals

Job Responsibilities

 

  • Prepare and publish timely monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting procedures (GAAP) for non-profit organizations.
  • Ensure ledgers and reporting systems comply with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee and maintain accounting records, including chart of accounts, account setup, allocation and distribution setup, vendor setup, general ledgers, journal entries, payments of allocations, designations and distributions, payment of vendors, bank reconciliations, and solution of technical problems. Responsible for aspects of general ledger processing, i.e., accounts receivable, accounts payable, revenue, and general ledger.
  • Ensure internal controls are in place to protect the organization’s assets.
  • Provide informative reports to meet the needs of the UWMD and UWFMD Committees.
  • Coordinate all audit activities and IRS Form 990s for the UWMD and UWFMD, including preparing account reconciliations and pulling source documents for auditor review.
  • Lead projects such as, but not limited to:
    • Accounting and tax research
    • GAAP update research & implementation
    • Compliance with governmental regulations
    • Policies & procedures revisions/updates
  • Manage cash flow and forecasting.
  • Assist with preparation of annual operating budget and performs monthly budget analysis.
  • Tracks, reports and reconciles sponsorship and grant revenues and related expenditures to ensure that both are accurately recorded in the general ledger and the Enterprise donor database and are spent in compliance with donor intent.
  • Assist with the employment, training and development of all assigned staff to fulfill the objectives and responsibilities of the department in an effective and efficient manner, consistent with organizational strategic plan.
  • Develops, communicates, and coordinates UMWD’s Document Retention policy with other departments. Maintains original copies of all contracts entered into by the organization.
  • All other duties as required.

 

 

Job Requirements

 

Education:      Undergraduate Degree in Accounting required

CPA or actively pursuing CPA certification

 

Experience:        Five years of experience in accounting role; non-profit experience preferred

Supervisory experience desired

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to ethics
  • Leads with a mindset of continuous improvement and has ability to identify and deploy process improvements in a fast-paced operating environment
  • Self-driven, highly motivated and flexible
  • Ability to work well under pressure, meet prescribed deadlines and handle multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key information, including presentations to senior management, board or other outside partners
  • Strong GAAP accounting knowledge
  • Strong understanding of internal control environment and systems
  • Outstanding computer proficiency (Microsoft Office, general ledger application, fundraising application)
  • Familiarity with Salesforce CRM and Sage Intacct helpful but not required
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of donor, payroll, and other sensitive information of the organization
  • Displays organizational values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence, Adaptability and Initiative

 

Benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, AFLAC

Basic Life AD&D, Supp Life

403(b) Retirement, Matching

Flextime

 

To Apply: https://unitedwaydallas.org/careers/

 

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