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Accounting Specialist

The Nebraska Alliance is seeking a full-time detail-oriented and proactive individual to join our team as an Accounting Specialist. This role will be responsible for ensuring accuracy and timeliness of financial transactions while adhering to organizational policies and best practices. Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Accounting Specialist will play a crucial role in maintaining the financial integrity of the Nebraska Alliance. This role requires effective communication skills and following general accounting principles.

Accounting Specialist Responsibilities

  • Input all financial transactions into the accounting system (QuickBooks Online) accurately and in a timely manner while adhering to the Nebraska Alliance policies.

  • Enter and maintain accurate journal entries of all income and expenses incurred by the organization. 

  • Review and verify all invoices/check requests have the appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment. Communicate with vendors or CACs if proper documentation is not provided.

  • Process payments, reconcile bank accounts, and generate monthly financial statements while ensuring compliance with nonprofit accounting and financial reporting best practices.

  • Monitor expenses, cash flow, and provide budget analysis, comparing actual expenses against the budget and providing variance analysis.

  • Conduct financial analysis to identify trends, opportunities, and areas of improvement. 

  • Manage grant funds, tracking expenditures and assisting in the preparation of financial grant reports while ensuring compliance with grant requirements.

  • Assist in future budget forecast modeling.

  • Prepare/submit tax documents and support annual filings and audit preparation.

  • Develop, implement, and maintain financial record keeping systems (electronic and paper) that ensure appropriate confidentiality and security. 

  • Manage accounting software, including updates, customization, and troubleshooting.

  • Implement internal controls to safeguard assets and prevent fraud.

  • Collaborate with the Leadership on financial planning, reporting, and long-term financial strategy development to ensure alignment with organizational goals and objectives.

  • Perform other tasks and duties as identified by the Director of Operations.

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills

  • Training and education relevant to accounting, finance, business administration or a related field preferred.  2+ years or more of professional experience in accounting or bookkeeping and proficiency in QuickBooks online is required.

  • Preference for experience in grant accounting or bookkeeping with nonprofit organizations or human services sector, especially membership organizations or networks.

  • Current knowledge and expertise in the best practice of nonprofit accounting standards and compliance in financial reporting.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and Zoom.

  • Ability to input data into multiple systems efficiently and accurately to ensure a high standard of quality.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with others on the team and with our member organizations.

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

  • Must be a self-starter, able to work independently and as part of a team, and to prioritize tasks effectively.

  • Exceptional work ethic including efficient time management and ability to meet deadlines.

  • Remarkable attention to detail and accuracy.  

  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Respect for confidentiality and strong ethical standards.

  • Desire to work as a member of a dynamic, mission-driven team.

Other

  • Routinely submit to a thorough criminal history background check.

  • Be flexible with occasional evening and weekend availability.


Pay and Benefits

The starting salary range for this full-time, exempt position is $50,000.

The Nebraska Alliance offers flexible and remote work hours, 403(b) retirement account with employer match, 13 paid holidays a year including office closure between December 25th – January 1st, personal days, 18 days of paid time off in the first year of employment, ten weeks of paid family and medical leave in qualifying circumstances, time off to volunteer at local non-profits and an employee assistance program.


About the Nebraska Alliance

The Nebraska Alliance is a growing non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing Nebraska’s response to child abuse. We are the nationally accredited membership organization, or state chapter organization, for child advocacy centers (CACs) in Nebraska. Our team supports our CAC members and their partners by providing training, technical assistance, and capacity building; creating statewide partnerships; and leading advocacy efforts.

The Nebraska Alliance is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, disability, medical condition, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, religion, veteran status, or age.

Our core values are:

  • Collaboration: We work in partnership with diverse people, organizations, and systems to make a difference for children and families.
  • Commitment: We care deeply about our work. We go above and beyond for child advocacy centers and the children and families they serve.
  • Leadership: We ask key questions and take on critical, statewide initiatives. We find solutions to challenges and inspire others to take action.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

We have a sense of responsibility to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a desire to be held accountable. This statement will serve as our guidepost for our active commitment and a reminder that inclusion is an act. We work with children from diverse experiences and acknowledge we can’t be effective in our mission to support them if we don’t truly understand their needs.

Survivor Inclusion Statement

The Nebraska Alliance commits to purposefully centering survivors and their families in our work. We make the most impact when we intentionally partner with survivors and allow them to lead and drive our work through their lived experience. We welcome and value their voices and input across all areas of our mission.


How to Apply

Please send a cover letter outlining your interest in the position and resume to Annesha Mitra, Director of Operations here by April 30, 2024. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

This job description is meant to describe the general nature and duties that may be required of this position within the Nebraska Alliance. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with this job. All employment relationships with the Nebraska Alliance of Child Advocacy Centers are of an at-will nature and may be terminated at any time, with or without cause, and with or without notice. This job description does not constitute a contract of employment.


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