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Director of Accounting and Administration

Director of Accounting and Administration

We believe in the boundless potential of young people, relevant and experiential learning, and the power of partnership. Our mission is to empower Central Iowa students with an entrepreneurial mindset, financial capability, and a foundation for career success so that they can create a bright and fulfilling future. Through our volunteer network, we connect business and school communities to deliver relevant, inspiring, and standard-aligned educational experiences for K-12th-grade students. Our 501(c)3 non-profit is supported annually by our partners who see Junior Achievement youth as the talent pipeline that will advance companies, communities, and the economy.

Title: Director of Accounting and Administration
Area: Accounting and Administration
Status: Full-Time, Hourly
Hourly Wage: $60000 - $65000


The below values are the guiding characteristics that define our organization's culture.

· POSITIVE ENERGY: Exhibits enthusiasm about the JA Mission when talking to staff and others. Displays a "can-do" attitude, is level-headed, and effectively responds to shifting priorities, changes, challenges, and setbacks.

· FLEXIBILITY: Effectively responds to shifting priorities, change, challenges and setbacks; makes an effort to accommodate personal styles and needs.

· INTEGRITY: Demonstrates sound ethical behavior that builds confidence and trust of coworkers and external constituents, and other business contacts. Operates without hidden agendas and always accepts responsibility for own actions. Emphasizes the importance of accuracy in all work products.

· EXCELLENCE: Focuses on continuously improving the way work is done. Understands that the status quo often means "falling behind." Strives for "customer delight" when delivering value to various JA stakeholders.

· TEAM PLAYER: Respects the perspectives and talents of each staff member and all constituents. Collaborates with others to achieve team and overall organizational priorities; involves others to prevent and solve conflict; shares risk and recognition.

Primary Responsibilities:


Manage the organization's financials by identifying, classifying, and recording all financial transactions and accounting entries in Quickbooks
Make bank deposits on behalf of the organization
Collect, analyze, and communicate financial information; prepare monthly financials and make appropriate recommendations to the President and Board Treasurer
Direct budget process, including periodic variance reporting
Coordinate with external auditors, both for interim and annual financial reporting
Oversee annual 990 tax filing
Process and monitor accounts receivables and payables, ensuring timeliness and accuracy
Communicate regularly with Board Treasurer
Serve as staff point person for Board Budget, Audit, and Investment Committees; Facilitate periodic meetings
Create and analyze cash flow analysis
Oversee CRM revenue entry to ensure reconciliation with accounting records


Oversee vendor contracts and relationships for information technology support, building and grounds maintenance/security, Professional Employer Organizations, office equipment and servicing, and other miscellaneous vendors
Serve as in-house HR contact and HRIS administrator. Connect staff with JA USA or PEO HR support when appropriate. Update and maintain the handbook and HR-related files.
Manage onboarding and exit policies and procedures for employees
Facilitate recruitment, interview, and selection process for all open positions
Oversee insurance policies such as workman's compensation, property and casualty, program, liability, and cyber insurance
Ensure compliance with governmental and JA USA reporting requirements
Effectively manage direct report – Data and Administrative Specialist
Serve as a member of the JA of Central Iowa leadership team, participating in meetings and leadership initiatives to help guide the organization's strategic plan
Other projects and duties as required, including special event support
The above position description is not all-inclusive nor an implied contract of duties performed. It is a general overview of position responsibilities.

Qualifications (required)

Experience/Knowledge/Skills REQUIRED:

2+ years of accounting experience
Quickbooks experience
Bachelor's degree or certification in non-profit accounting or a related field.
Detail-oriented and organized
Analytical skills
Ability to handle sensitive/confidential information.
Experience/Knowledge/Skills PREFERRED:

Human Resources experience
Database management/ oversight
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands are representative of a typical office work environment and must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Additionally, the person in this role must occasionally lift or carry 25-50 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Junior Achievement is committed to an inclusive culture that celebrates diversity. We encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. In all aspects of the employment process, we provide opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

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