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Accounting Specialist

Posted: 06/22/2022

This position is responsible for performing technical accounting duties involving the accounting, recording, processing and reporting of accounts payable and receivable, revenue and other technical accounting functions; review, research, reconciles and assures the accuracy of the subsidiary ledgers and accounts. This position requires 4-5 days per week in the office when the office is open.  


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:  

The following duties are not intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities.  Incumbents may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.  

  • Processes accounting and financial documents in compliance with all applicable rules, regulations and procedures; duties may vary according to job assignment. 

  • Posts documents and computer accounting entries; performs other technical accounting activities, including general ledger, accounts payable, revenue, accounts receivable, fund accounting, and bank reconciliations; reviews and validates data. 

  • Reviews source documents for compliance to rules and regulations; determines proper handling of financial transactions within designated limits; reports discrepancies. 

  • Checks documents for validity and accuracy of information; performs mathematical calculations; records, files and distributes related paperwork. 

  • Maintains financial records and associated filing systems; enters data into computer systems; codes documents, processes transactions, updates accounts, compiles documentation, and generates reports. 

  • Maintains additional accounting and technical transaction databases as needed; may process cash receipts, daily cash reports, and bank deposits. 

  • Completes journal entries and reconciles accounts; reviews, investigates and corrects errors. 

  • Researches and resolves accounting issues; provides customer service to Federation staff and coordinates technical and financial information with customers and external agencies; interprets and explains Federation policies and procedures. 

  • Responds to requests for information; provides technical information within the scope of authority. 

  • Assures that all reports and paperwork are completed in a timely manner; updates, corrects, retrieves and releases information according to procedures. 

  • Cross trains in a wide variety of technical accounting duties; assists with the training and cross-training of other staff as applicable.  

While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve non-routine and complex problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks; work under intensive deadlines with frequent interruptions; and interact with staff, administration, funders, and others encountered in the course of work. 


Required Experience, Skills, Abilities & Characteristics: 

  • Minimum of two to three years accounting experience including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and general ledger. 

  • Experience with enterprise level accounting systems. 

  • Knowledge of principles of record keeping and record management. 

  • Knowledge of General Ledger reconciliation procedures. 

  • Knowledge of general accounting standards and accounting principles and methods. 

  • Knowledge of applicable state and federal rules and regulations covering specific areas of assignment. 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and Outlook. 

  • Experience in preparing accounting reconciliations and other financial analyses in Excel. 

  • Detail oriented and proficient in accurate data entry and self-review. 

  • Experience with digital document file management and organization. 

  • High integrity and capacity to manage and organize information confidentially. 

  • Strong organizational skills; ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines. 


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Experience with nonprofit accounting and CRM software, including systems integration, data transfer and reconciliation 

  • Experience with virtual expenditure and payment approval and processing 


Work Hours: 

This is a full-time position; business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 


PTO including additional paid holidays, Medical, Dental, Life, Short-term Disability, Long-term Disability, 401(k) and Cafeteria program.   



Occasional travel throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. 


About Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City 

Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City is the heart of the Kansas City Jewish community. We build community by bringing people together, strengthening Jewish identity, developing leaders and inspiring generosity in order to fulfill our mission of sustaining and enhancing Jewish life at home and around the world. We ensure a healthy, vibrant Jewish community now and into the future. 

Job Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $30,000 - 49,999