Staff Accountant

United Way of Northwest Vermont
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

POSITION TITLE: Staff Accountant
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full Time, Exempt
UNIT ORGANIZATION: Accounting/Finance
REPORTS TO: Controller
SALARY RANGE: $50,000 – $60,000

The primary responsibility of the Staff Accountant is to provide support to the accounting team and manage campaign and donor information gathered from fundraising and funds distribution. Support for the accounting team includes processing various monthly recurring journal entries, creating, maintaining, and updating multiple worksheets, detail schedules, and trial balances in support of monthly, quarterly, and annual closes.

The primary responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:


  • Prepares, or assists with preparing, several month-end recurring and non-recurring journal entries, including preparing supporting schedules
  • Reconciles bank account statements, including the main operating account, to the general ledger
  • Reconciles several GL balance sheet accounts monthly and maintains documentation for annual audit
  • Assist Directors and Senior Leadership Team members with monthly review of their respective general ledgers and needed reclasses
  • Create and assist in the distribution of department and program level financial statements
  • Prepares various month-end and year-end activities, including preparation of 1099 forms
  • Create, maintain, and update various worksheets and detail schedules
  • Prepare cash flow analysis and management dashboards as needed
  • Prepare financial statements for Fiscal Sponsored Programs

Campaign Pledge & Gift Processing

  • Enter all donor pledge/gift detail from pledge forms and upload data received from the Donor Relations team into the CRM database
  • Ensure gift processing is timely and data entry is accurate, including payment schedules, designations, and verification of donor information and any necessary updates
  • Work collaboratively with Donor Relations regarding pledges and gifts
  • Process all noncash gifts, including stock gifts
  • Create accurate donor and agency profiles in the CRM database and accounting system for new donors and designated agencies

Database Support

  • Support the improvement and effectiveness of the database tools and services
  • Support the daily operations of the database to include data mining, report generation, analysis, and process improvement
  • Support the maintenance of documentation and data standards and UWNWVT business processes
  • Assist in identifying and developing tools, frameworks, and processes for using data to inform decisions
  • Maintain current knowledge of industry standards and best practices in organizing and storing data


  • 2-4 years of experience in accounting is required, and relevant education will be considered in lieu of experience. Completion of 2–4-year degree in finance or accounting preferred
  • Use of accounting software required; knowledge of Abila MIP Accounting Software preferred
  • Proven experience working with relational databases
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including intermediate to advanced excel skills


  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • A high degree of attention to detail and comfort in dealing with numbers, spreadsheets, and financial information.
  • Ability to translate and effectively communicate financial concepts to various audiences with varying levels of financial understanding
  • Able to work independently and as a productive member of a team
  • Able to analyze a situation and develop and implement a solution

Visit for more information. Applications are accepted until10/07/2022. Please send a cover letter and resume to

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

United Way of Northwest Vermont is committed to building an inclusive culture—in our workplace and the community at large—that celebrates the diverse voices of our employees, volunteers, donors, community partners and the individuals and families we serve. We actively make space for ongoing learning, cultural humility and challenging the systems of discrimination, disadvantage and stigma that work against our community members’ well-being. By valuing all community members and acknowledging the intersectionality of age, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, citizenship, culture and/or perspective, we strive to create and preserve a universally accessible space to improve our community outcomes. Through these and other efforts, we can do our best work to enhance the quality of life for all of our neighbors.

Wage or Salary
$50,000 - $60,000