Finance Associate

Employer Name: 
Children's Council of Watauga County
Job Type: 

The Children's Council is in search of a Finance Associate. We need a full-time employee in this position, but are flexible in considering a part-time position, with a range being between 20 – 40 hours a week. Our ideal team member will have an Associate Degree in Accounting, or related field and/or equivalent bookkeeping/accounting experience. Experience with fund accounting, management of government grants and reporting, and be comfortable with the activities outlined in the job description. We management multiple grants and funding streams and need someone who is ready to hit the ground running. If you are detail oriented, have excellent organizational and time-management skills, and can quickly learn and adjust to new and complex systems, we'd love to hear from you. This is a remote position. The employee should be in close enough proximity to Boone, NC to potentially drop off/pick up materials from the office on a weekly basis.


  • Weekly processing of disbursement checks and other general ledger transactions in accordance with agency policies and procedures, including: a. Coding of transactions b. Posting of transactions to computerized general ledger (MIP Accounting software package) c. Preparation and maintenance of posted transactions records
  • Preparation of journal entries for cash receipts and expenditure transactions.
  • Maintenance of chart of accounts and budget records in MIP as requested.
  • Monthly reconciliation of bank accounts.
  • Preparation of monthly benefits reconciliation.
  • Preparation of monthly trial balance export file for transfer to NCPC.
  • Semiannual preparation of Claim for Refund of Sales Taxes Paid.
  • Preparation of annual Charitable Solicitation License.
  • Annual preparation of report of information needed to prepare Forms 1099.
  • Assistance as requested with year-end close, preparation for annual audit, and support to auditors.
  • Maintenance agency inventory records.
  • Maintenance of files of accounting transactions: a. Posted cash receipts transactions and supporting documentation b. Posted cash disbursements transactions and supporting documentation c. Posted journal vouchers and supporting documentation d. Payroll journals and other reports prepared by the outside payroll service are maintained separately by the Finance Director
  • Preparation of MIP reports as requested.
  • Print final monthly actual/budget financial statements and file in current year binders.


  • Education and/or Experience: A degree in accounting or related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience, non-profit experience preferred. Bachelor’s degree and work experience are a plus.
  • Contract management skills. Knowledge of bookkeeping and auditing functions.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Highly organized, self-starter. Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, follow-up and plan the workflow.
  • Knowledge of and experience with federal, state, and local government budget, finance and/or accounting procedures, including North Carolina state practices.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills.
  • Effective communication skills with diverse populations.
  • Computer skills that include excellent spreadsheet and database and word processing skills. Ability to use or learn to use Email and Internet/intranet applications.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports, professional journals, government regulations and legal documents. Ability to write reports and correspondence. Ability to answer questions posed by top management officials, public or community groups, and/or Boards of directors.

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