Staff Accountant

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Staff Accountant

Colorado Springs, Colorado




Job Description


The Staff Accountant coordinates the maintenance of the general ledger and corresponding account analyses and their interfaces with donor management system. Oversees purchasing and accounts receivable & payables along with designations payables, grant accounting & related reporting for the organization. This position reports directly to the Director of Finance.


  • Produces bank reconciliation for multiple bank accounts, including a listing of outstanding checks.
  • Assists with general ledger maintenance and prepares variance reports, balance sheet reconciliations, and financial statements.
  • Reconciles detailed donor pledge management system to summarized general ledger posting.
  • Prepares standard, general and adjusting journal entries, reviews and assists with creation of monthly and annual financial statements.
  • Makes bank deposits and bank account transfers as necessary.
  • Produce invoices for outside parties. Verify the accuracy of invoices and other accounting documents and reports.
  • Process AP invoices.
  • Maintains Payroll System and process bimonthly payroll, reporting and related balance sheet account analyses
  • Supervises and maintains the procedure manual for accounts receivables & payables areas.
  • Works with employees on expense reimbursements and monthly designation payouts.
  • Preparation of annual 1099’s
  • Assist with Annual Audit
  • Participates in building-wide activities such as team building or internal campaign events.
  • Visibly demonstrates UW Values of service, integrity, collaboration, accountability and innovation.
  • Attends organizational, departmental and committee meetings as directed.
  • Performs general office duties such as typing, filing, data entry, opening mail, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, depending on workload.
  • UW Core Competencies
  1. Customer Service Orientation
  2. Team Work & Cooperation
  3. Performance Focus
  4. Comfort with Innovation
  5. Creativity / Self Motivated
  6. Accounting Competencies
  7. Adherence to & Implementation of Policy
  8. Analytical Thinking
  9. Quality Orientation
  10. Excellent Planning & Follow Through
  11. Deadline centric

Education, Skills, Knowledge, Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a minimum of five years accounting experience. Non-profit/Fund accounting experience is a plus.
  • Experience with general ledger functions and accounts receivables/payables.
  • Experience in accounting software, Preferably MIP
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with GAAP.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Customer relationship skills.
  • PC proficiency- knowledge and expertise. Strong Excel skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Sound judgment, discretion and commitment to maintaining confidentiality.
  • Have attention to detail, ability to multitask, strong work ethic with emphasis on integrity and accountability.

 Short-term: 3- 6 weeks approximately

 Pay: $20.00/hour 

 Schedule: Full-time (8:30 AM- 5:00 PM Mon-Fri)


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