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Accounting Manager

The YMCA of Lincoln, a leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living, & social responsibility, is seeking a community minded, self starter to serve as its Accounting Manager.

Date Posted

February 15, 2024




Lincoln, NE

Accounting Manager


Make a Lasting Difference

The YMCA of Lincoln, NE, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, is seeking a community minded, detailed, self starter to serve as its next Accounting Manager.

The Accounting Manager reports to the CFO and assumes responsibility for the day to day management of the Accounting Department ensuring that legal and audit requirements are met and that practices and efficiency are obtained. This position supports the work of the Y and helps position the Y to make an impact in our community.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Provides direct oversight and leadership to the general accounting functions, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll (UKG) including but not limited to overseeing and reviewing the work of staff, policies/procedures, database effectiveness, upgrades and implementations, coaching and mentoring, etc.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of subordinate staff’s job duties and provides backup assistance as needed.


  • Using discretion and independent judgment, analyzes and audits processes and implements operational efficiencies, appropriate systems and internal controls to adequately safeguard the YMCA’s financial resources and to provide a solid basis for accurately reporting financial data.
  • Conducts timely month-end and year-end closings and prepares financial statements and reports for the executive team to best understand the overall health of the Association and drive strategic decisions.
  • Assumes a lead role and provides leadership to the annual budget process including forecasting, benchmarking, issuing guidelines and procedures, training and assisting staff, overseeing data input, auditing data and preparing reports.
  • Monthly tracks capital expenditures against their relative budget.
  • Supports the annual audit and preparation of the IRS Form 990.  Acts as a liaison with the audit team and the CFO.
  • Reviews and applies for annual property tax exemptions.
  • Maintains Association depreciation schedules and updates as needed or at a minimum annually.
  • Compiles, maintains and submits or distributes external and internal reports.
  • Takes personal initiative to keep up to date with accounting trends and makes recommendations to the CFO as needed.


  • Assists with other Association projects, research or reporting needs as directed by President/CEO, CFO or CHRO.  Examples include, program pricing, market analysis, cost analysis, software implementations, etc.
  • 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.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or equivalent; MBA or CPA a plus.
  • Five or more years of substantive experience in accounting and financial management, non-profit sector and knowledge of fund accounting preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge and understanding of budget development, financial reporting, cash management, business taxes, multiple lines of business, costing issues, allocations and internal controls.
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively leading & developing a staff team.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel with advanced abilities and knowledge of and expertise with computerized accounting, CRM and HRIS systems.
  • Possess high level of integrity and ability to use good judgement and discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of detail
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and handle multiple projects at one time.

Even in our administrative roles, our staff make a difference – in the lives of older adults seeking friendship, teens looking for a place to belong, children learning to swim, college students working towards a career or retired individuals looking to come back to work and stay active and engaged.  In this role you are at the forefront of the support and day to day initiatives it takes for the YMCA to make an impact! Imagine going to work knowing what you do each day positively affects so many people!  Plus you’ll enjoy:

  • Free Employee Family Membership + 50% off YMCA Program Fees
  • 12% Employer Contribution to Retirement
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, + $1,500 Y contribution to your HSA Account
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • And More -

*Employees must meet qualification guidelines for each benefit in order to be eligible.

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