Accounting Specialist

United Way of Greater St. Louis
Job Description
By bringing people and organizations together to solve our region’s most pressing issues, United Way of Greater St Louis is making our community a better place to live, work, and thrive. It’s more than a day job.  It’s a mission.  Come work with us.
 
We are currently seeking an Accounting Specialist in our downtown St Louis office to perform accounting duties related to revenue recognition and cash and stock receipts, having to do with pledge income/receivables for United Way’s Annual Campaign and other campaigns or receipts.  This role will use specialized software as well as Excel.
 
Responsibilities: 
  •     Support the recording of campaign revenue and associated designations for accurate financial reporting
  •     Reconcile primary cash accounts on a timely basis to support accurate financial reporting
  • Perform verification and analyses of Campaign system transactions to record pledges, cash receipts, and adjustment activities via a download and associated upload of data to the Accounting system’s general ledger and follow-up on any identified problems
  • Compare contribution payments to bank statements and other transaction records for discrepancies
  • Review detail disbursements and other bank activity for accuracy
  • Download cleared check information
  • Enter approved cash adjustments and prepare bank reconciliations for all primary accounts, including cash receipts verifications for both miscellaneous and contribution cash receipts
  • Serve as technical expert for credit card processing and support processing at events, including training staff on remote processing devices
  • Process all stock transactions, including necessary contacts with contributors and investment brokers
  • Calculate fair market value of transactions, maintain all pertinent accounting detail records, and transmit donation letters to donors, reconcile balances of stock receivables
  • Write journals and correspondence as part of general follow up and reconciliation of accounts
  • Process stop payment requests
  • Assist with year- end audit
    
 
Requirements:
Requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting or the equivalent and 1-3 years experience in monthly closings, account analysis and reconciliation, and annual audit work. Requires proficiency in MS Office, including Excel and Word. While there is very little travel involved, some local travel may be included, so a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required.
 
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes and cover letters to Careers@stl.unitedway.org  .
 
United Way of Greater St Louis is an equal opportunity employer.
 
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