The mission at Make-A-Wish America is to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness. The Accounting Specialist I is a key contributor to the mission by working directly with our chapter offices to support their accounts payable business functions, allowing them to focus on the wish granting processes.
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Knowledge and Abilities:
Exhibits exceptional customer service skills; ability to work professionally with employees, chapters, and all levels of staff
Ability to meet deadlines and manage time effectively with the highest degree of accuracy while working in an environment of fluctuating priorities and frequent interruptions
Strong attention to detail, analytical, time management, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Maintains excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills with the ability to compose effective business correspondences
Ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive information.
Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication.
Keen analytic, organization, and problem-solving skills that support and enable sound decision making.
Professional proficiency in Microsoft Office, with strong Excel skills and the ability to compile, manipulate and optimize data
Duties & Responsibilities:
Process all invoices for the Chapters, ensuring they are coded correctly and have appropriate approvals.
Process purchase card expense reports into financial system, ensuring all required back-up documentation for all charges is obtained (itemized receipts, reports, etc.).
Perform Financial Edge data uploads.
Follow guidelines and procedures to be GAAP compliant.
Support Projects through Lean Six Sigma
Performs other job-related duties, as assigned.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required, Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in general business or accounting preferred or Minimum 2 - 3 years of experience in accounting and/or bookkeeping field.
Ability to 10-key by touch.
Experience working with Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel and Word. Database data entry & reporting required.
Working knowledge of nonprofit organizations is helpful.
Work in an office environment.
Typically work a traditional Monday Friday work week.
Rewards and Benefits
Competitive compensation with annual incentive potential
Comprehensive benefit package: Medical, Vision, Dental, Wellness
100% employer paid for employee
Health and Flexible Spending Account Options
Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability and Life Insurance
100% employer paid for employee
401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
15 PTO days, 10 Paid Holidays, 2 Personal Days
Educational Tuition Assistance
Employee Awards and Recognition Programs
Individual and Leadership Development
Discounts and special offers for theme parks, events, hotels, concerts, and movie tickets
Make-A-Wish Culture: Inspired people transforming lives
We are more than a great place to work - our work is life changing. We are an inclusive and diverse group of people who, through a mosaic of backgrounds, thoughts, and experiences are united in purposeful work. We are fueled and guided by our values - values that are represented in the inspired people we work with and the transformational work we do everyday.
We respect and ensure equal opportunity, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, perceived disability and other legally protected characteristics.