Employment Opportunities

 

To provide the greatest service to our community, The Spartanburg County Foundation depends upon dynamic individuals with great ideas and a solid commitment to our community.


Accounting Associate (Part-Time)

REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Accounting and Finance Associate is responsible for assisting the Director of Finance with the day-to-day, monthly, and year-end accounting operations of the Foundation according to generally accepted accounting principles. This includes maintaining accounts payable, account reconciliations and analysis, maintaining budgets, month-end closing and financial reporting, and other related duties as necessary. In addition, the Accounting Associate manages all fixed assets and performs routine recurring data entry processes and other routine administrative functions.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
Accounting

  • Performs the processing of all accounts payable transactions ensuring that all expenses are paid, documented, and filed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Prepares general ledger/journal reconciliations, including payroll, insurance, credit card, and annuities.
  • Anticipates questions related to accounting work and proactively communicates; responds promptly and thoroughly to internal and fundholder inquiries.
  • Processes grant expense payments that have been initiated by various departments; ensures that all grant expenses have been paid.
  • Performs month-end reconciliation to ensure general ledger accuracy.
  • Processes invoices.
  • Researches, recommends, and implements process improvements within his/her area of responsibility.
  • Serves as the primary liaison for the general ledger system.
  • Serves as lead for funds’ activity, accounting, and reconciliations.
  • Reconciles credit card statements, expense reports, and validates charge approvals.
  • Reconciles bank statements.
  • Serves as lead for Foundation Initiative Budgets and manages all associated grant expenses.
  • Responds to other duties as required.

General Financial Administrative Support

  • Provides exceptional customer service to all Foundation constituents.
  • Maintains fixed assets, annual insurance policies, and real estate files and history (including documentation of all tax records).
  • Maintains vendor records, updating addresses, requesting W-9’s.
  • Assists with preparation of annual audit.
  • Assists donors with questions involving fund activity.
  • Assists with Annual Operating Budget, which includes the Initiative Budget.
  • Assists with and distributes 1099’s in a timely fashion.
  • Serves as back up for gift entry and deposits.
  • Assists in the preparation of quarterly donor statements.
  • Provides back up assistance to the Accounting and Finance Associate and Director of Finance in his/her absence.
  • Responds to other duties as required.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

  1. A two- or four-year degree from an accredited college or university is required. A minimum of five years of accounting experience is required.
  2. Computer literate and demonstrated proficiency in the software programs used by the Foundation. These will consist of Microsoft Office programs Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook, and the transmission and receipt of e-mail communications. Advanced Excel skills desired.
  3. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  4. Strong written and oral communication skills including phone management.
  5. Social and interpersonal skills to create a pleasant environment for the guests and visitors to the Foundation.
  6. A self-starter and a driver.
  7. Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities.
  8. Commitment to community service and the environment.

Please refer to the Accounting Associate Core Competencies for additional job requirements.

 

No phone calls, please. Please send your resume and cover letter to: Director of Finance, 424 East Kennedy Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302.