Job: Accounting Coordinator

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Job Description

Who We Are


Valley of the Sun United Way (VSUW) is one of the largest and most progressive organizations within the national network of over 1,200 independent United Ways. Seen as a leader in innovation, VSUW focuses on Breaking the Cycle of Poverty for children and families across Maricopa County. We do this by creating impact from investors who not only understand and value our work, but who are transformed by their experience with us.


We are seeking an Accounting Coordinator, which is a key role in our Finance department. This position will provide a variety of departmental support responsibilities for Finance-related activities that contribute to the execution of VSUW’s overall initiatives.


What You’ll Do:



  • Process and manage travel (for example, hotel, air, conference registrations, and transportation) for employees and partners traveling on behalf of organizational business.

  • Serve as primary scanner and indexer of confidential Finance documents.

  • Complete monthly financial reconciliation reports to ensure accurate posting to the General Ledger.

  • Process journal entries in accounting system.

  • Create outgoing invoices for the organization and track status of receivables.

  • Monitor and reconcile credit accounts.

  • Oversee purchasing card process for volunteer programs.

  • Manage the stale and outstanding check process, following Unclaimed Property Laws.

  • Assist in annual audit by gathering requested support.

  • Assist with Front Desk Reception coverage as determined by schedule rotation.

  • Assist with facilities management, including meeting set up and logistics, office supplies, and other duties, as necessary.

  • Assist with office productions such as mailings, copying, scanning, faxing, etc.

  • Engage in clear and concise communications and provide excellent customer service to internal staff and external customers.

  • Respond to inquiries via phone and email.

  • Communicate regularly with Finance Director and Finance Team.

  • Work closely and support cross-functional team to ensure high quality service.

  • Engage in data entry, organizing of files, and performing miscellaneous projects such as creating spreadsheets to track information and required documents. 

  • Modify and improve filing systems, or implement new filing systems, when necessary, for functions described above.

  • Maintain, modify, and improve organizational policies, processes, and procedures as necessary, for functions described above.

  • Perform ad hoc projects


What You’ll Need:



  • Three years of experience in an accounting or financial setting.

  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Ability to quickly learn and use new software and systems.

  • Demonstrated independent thinking and ability to connect the big picture in day to day work and projects with minimal supervision.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and interpersonal.

  • Exceptional attention to detail..

  • Team player who is able to provide excellent service with staff and external customers.

  • Ability to work and function with confidential information and data.

  • Work with a sense of urgency with the ability to look ahead and take charge of a situation often solving problems and think critically about various situations.

  • Have strong project management skills with the ability to set priorities meet deadlines and balance demands of multiple tasks, competing demands, and changing priorities.

  • Works well in team environment

  • Valid Arizona driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance, and daily access to personal vehicle. 

  • Are used to working in a remote environment (not all positions work remotely, but many of our team mates work out of the office 1-4 days per week).


You’ll Really Catch Our Eye If You Have:



  • An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or a related field.

  • Non-profit experience.

  • Travel booking experience.


This job might not be the right fit if you:



  • Are hesitant to innovating current processes

  • Become overwhelmed by fast paced environments

  • Have a hard time making decisions

  • Are uncomfortable learning new systems

  • Like your own permanent desk and space


What You’ll Get:



  • A Comprehensive Benefits Package - we proudly offer different health insurance and dental and vision plans with competitive premiums 

  • Retirement savings - 403B retirement saving with company match 

  • PTO and 10 paid holidays per year! Yes, you read right. 10 paid holidays a year 

  • Mobile Environment - we have a very collaborative environment with a variety of work spaces 


Pay range: $19-$20 per hour


Local applicants encouraged to apply.


Position posting will close at 9:00am on Friday, October 13, 2017. Although this posting may remain on external sites, applications will only be accepted until the date and time above.


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AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Valley of the Sun United Way is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.