Director of Accounting

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
November 1, 2023
Dallas, Texas
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United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is a social change organization that unites the community to create access and opportunity for all North Texans to thrive. We are committed to being a fully inclusive, multicultural, antiracist movement so we can drive transformative change and advance racial equity in the areas of education, income and health—the building blocks of opportunity. We encourage every North Texan to join this movement and Live United.

Work Deliverables Summary: The Director of Accounting serves as a management resource of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas with accountability for supervising or performing the day-to-day operations of the general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, revenue and expense areas.  The Director of Accounting is a key participant in maintaining internal control safeguards, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate standards and regulatory requirements. This role requires knowledge of and adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200) and develops reports used for management, committee, and Board reporting.

The Director of Accounting demonstrates an on-going commitment to continuous improvement by implementing systems, structure, policy and process enhancements that improve the quality of the Finance department’s products and services.  Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with and the financial acumen of all levels of staff throughout the organization; and create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.

Must be able to work with a team in a fast paced, demanding and high transaction volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness; ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines. A results-oriented leader with a high energy level; strong work ethic; a self-starter with little supervision required and organized. Technically proficient individual with the utmost professional and personal integrity; ability to engage, assess risk, prioritize work, identify issues, and solve problems.

  Essential Role Functions: (Accountabilities / Responsibilities) 10% Prepare and publish timely monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting procedures (GAAP) for non-profit organizations. 30% 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/account reconciliations, and solution of technical problems. Responsible for all aspects of general ledger processing, i.e., accounts receivable, accounts payable, revenue, and general ledger. 20% Assist with training, development, and management of staff to fulfill the objectives and responsibilities of the department in an effective and efficient manner, consistent with organizational strategic plan. 15% Coordinate all audit activities and IRS Form 990s for the UWMD and UWFMD, including preparing account reconciliations and pulling source documents for auditor review. 10% Ensure internal controls are in place to protect the organization’s assets. 5% Leading and/or participating in special projects and activities as assigned; and assuming responsibility for the Finance department in the absence of the controller. 5% Provide customer service to other departments, and donors 5% Other duties as assigned


Educational/Experience Requirements:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, or finance required
  • CPA or CPA eligible preferred
  • 5 years of nonprofit accounting experience


Critical Skills / Experience  Needed:
  • Excellent analytical skills along with the ability to create and present detailed reports
  • Ability to provide financial information and recommendations
  • Internal controls focused
  • GAAP Accounting Knowledge
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks while working under tight deadlines
  • Advanced skills in all Microsoft applications, Adobe Pro, and other software applications
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Strong consultative, communication and presentation skills
  • Self-starter and self-motivated
  • Adherence to protecting and maintaining proprietary information and donor confidentiality
  • Commitment to excellence, continuous learning and to the mission of United Way


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Management, training, and development of staff
  • Grants Management Experience


United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, we believe in the power of unity and equity to create lasting change. We acknowledge that systems of structural racism in North Texas have created barriers to equitable access to education, income and health—the building blocks of opportunity. That’s why we have designed an eight-year strategic plan to ensure United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is a fully inclusive, multicultural, antiracist organization. We know that to drive transformative change in North Texas and advance racial equity in the areas of education, income and health, we must also drive transformative change and advance racial equity within our organization. To achieve this transformation, we are infusing racial equity into every aspect of our work.

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