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Full Time



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10525 J Street
United States


How would you feel if you knew that reconciling a payable account was more than just accounting? What if you knew that each and every year-end closing was done in order to serve over 22 million meals to hungry children and families in the Heartland? How much more satisfaction would you gain when you knew that your work contributed to fighting hunger in your community? Food Bank of the Heartland is the largest food bank in Nebraska and Iowa, serving 93 counties. Our mission is to provide emergency and supplemental food to people in need in Nebraska and western Iowa. Serving the hungry involves more than supplying meals, it requires an administration staff that can sustain our activities and help keep us running. If you're an accountant looking for a new dimension in your work, you may have found it.

Position Title: Staff Accountant

Reports To: Director of Finance and Accounting

Employees Supervised: None

FLSA Status: Non-exempt, Full Time


Position Purpose:

Supports the Director of Finance & Accounting in month-end close, year-end close, and annual audit. Ensures that financial reports are submitted in a timely manner as a collaborative effort; makes certain that daily activities are recorded and reported correctly; assists in implementing automated systems for a number of accounting functions such as accounts payable; monitors internal controls.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the monthly and annual accounting close cycle, including the timely and accurate reconciliation of accounts (agency receivables, federal award receivables, payables, prepaid assets, inventory, and fixed assets) to complete the financial and operating statements. This includes both the subsidiary ledger to the general ledger as well as detail account validations.
  • Prepare adjusting journal entries and month-end journal entries, including payroll accruals, based on a review of the accounting information and records.
  • Monitor internal controls. Design and implement additional internal controls as needed.
  • Assist in transitioning particular accounting functions to sophisticated, cloud-based systems. In particular, cash receipts, accounts payable, and the general ledger.
  • Serve as a knowledgeable source of the ERP (Primarius) system including the financial system enhancements mentioned above.

·        Maintain the schedule of fixed assets and accompanying schedule of depreciation of fixed assets.

·        Assist in accounts receivable and accounts payable functions.

  • Assist in the annual financial audit preparation. 
  • Assist with periodic TEFAP and federal and state tax/compliance filings on an accurate and timely basis.
  • Cross-train with the philanthropy & communications department to provide back-up for processing daily cash receipts.
  • Assist in preparing the annual budget.

·        Perform other related duties and assignments as required.      


Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

·        Proficiency in U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); ability to learn the Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance.)

·        Ability to meet problems calmly, find solutions, and show attention to detail and accuracy.

·        Ability to work independently and problem solve.

·        Must be Excel literate.

·        Strong oral and written communication skills.

·        Integrity, respect, and commitment to urgently serving people in need in Nebraska and western Iowa.

·        Ability to work effectively with other staff, volunteers, and the general public.

·        A positive outlook and willing to grow and try something new to make the organization better.


Education and Experience

·        Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting from an accredited institution required

·        Experience with non-profit accounting and/or public accounting a plus


Working Conditions:

·        Collaborative, modern and community-centered office setting.


Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree