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Staff Accountant

BE PART OF SOMETHING GREATER As part of the YMCA’s accounting team, you have the opportunity to work for an organization this is not just about transactions, but relationships.

Date Posted

January 31, 2023




Lincoln, NE

Staff Accountant


Exercising discretion and independent judgement, manages and/or assists with centralized finance/accounting functions directly related to the business of the YMCA.

Depending on experience, areas of responsibility may include but are not limited to accounts payables, payroll, month-end processing and budget preparation.

Accounts Payables

  • Exercising discretion and independent judgement, provides direct oversight to the accounts payable process.
  • Receives, verifies for accuracy, make corrections as necessary, codes and processes invoices and expense reports for payment.
  • Works with vendors and staff to resolve invoice discrepancies.
  • Inputs and maintains vendor data in accounting database.
  • Collects required information from vendors to set up ACH payments.
  • Voids checks and credits appropriate accounts as needed.
  • Files appropriate documentation and maintains accounts payable files including annual purging.
  • Monitors and maintains the general ledger and resolves any discrepancies.
  • Maintains W-9 information for all vendors and prepares annual 1099 forms for IRS.
  • Develops responsive and cooperative relationships with vendors and staff regarding accounts payable/journal entry matters.
  • Prepares and submits bank deposits.
  • Assumes a lead for the management and upkeep of the accounts payable software including assisting with managing implementation processes for enhancements and upgrades.


  • Maintains a working knowledge of the day to day processing of staff payroll and provides backup assistance to the Benefits/Payroll Services Manager as scheduled or needed.
  • Composes and remits taxes, garnishment withholdings, retirement and other filings.
  • Prepares system for W-2 distribution and year-end duties.
  • Documents any discrepancies to maintain a clear record of reconciliation and adjustments.
  • Works with current vendors and bank to resolve technical issues.
  • In coordination with the Benefits/Payroll Services Manager, assumes a lead role in the management and upkeep of the payroll software including managing implementation processes for enhancement and upgrades.  Collaborates with users and provides, input, guidance, training and leadership.


  • Performs month-end financial responsibilities including reconciliations of bank accounts and other general ledger account reconciliations to subsidiary schedules without direct oversight and using independent discretion and judgement.
  • Monitors the general fund and payroll accounts for stale checks and uses personal judgement to determine the appropriate course of action and disposition of individual items.
  • Downloads daily accounting data from membership and program software systems and uploads into the accounting software system. Any variances or discrepancies are analyzed and resolved in all appropriate systems.
  • Prepares journal entries to record miscellaneous bank deposits.
  • Prepares and records monthly general journal entries.
  • Using advanced accounting knowledge, assists with the annual budget process including but not limited to providing administrative support, analyzing branch budgets and providing recommendations to executive management as needed.
  • Assists with the preparation of year-end schedules and other tasks related to the year-end audit.
  • Completes other special projects as assigned.


  • Provides support, guidance and leadership to other staff and acts as a resource for area of responsibility.
  • Places training, development and preparing branch staff to be effective in their positions as a priority and provides quality new hire Director training and ongoing mentoring/coaching, documented processes/procedures and training opportunities related to area of responsibility.


  • Assists with other Association projects, research or reporting needs as directed.
  • Compiles, maintains and submits or distributes external and internal reports.
  • Uses creativity and initiative to generate and propose ideas and best practices that keep the operations of the department up to date and efficient.  Conducts research as needed.
  • Provides back-up assistance to other staff within the administrative office.
  • Develops and maintains procedures for job duties.
  • Keeps informed of Association policies and procedures, answers internal and external questions.
  • Monitors and maintains departmental record systems, files and paperwork.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of the databases related to the job functions. Takes initiative to remain up to date on the capabilities of the systems and actively implements into department processes/procedures.
  • Maintains flexibility as workloads change throughout the department and assumes responsibilities to support the ongoing success of the YMCA as a whole.
  • Receives and carries out instructions.
  • Receives and protects confidential information
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.  Participates in evening, weekend, on call and special events as required.
  • Performs special projects and other related duties as needed or assigned by management.


  • Ability to converse and express oneself through both written and verbal communication to exchange information with members, program participants and staff on a frequent basis.
  • Ability to visually and auditorily observe and assess situations.
  • Ability to exhibit initiative, responsibility and flexibility and maintain organization and detail in a changing environment.
  • Knowledgeable in accounting, financial and payroll procedures.
  • General knowledge and proficient use of a computer and computer programs to include MS Office products including proficient use and experience with spreadsheets.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and handle multiple projects at one time.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of detail.


Bachelor’s degree in business or accounting field or equivalent experience

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