Date Posted July 08, 2024
Industry Payroll
Job Status Part-time
Salary Not Specified


At the United Way, we believe that WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER and that it is only by being UNITED that we can change the world for the better. 

In Westchester and Putnam, more than 40 percent of households live in poverty or paycheck to paycheck, which we call ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed). These are often hardworking families struggling to make ends meet and provide a better life for their children. But when funds run short for these families, they are forced to make impossible choices between childcare, paying the rent… filling a prescription or fixing a car. They are our preschool teachers, home health aides, and retail salespeople – workers essential to keeping all our communities and economies humming yet struggling to pay their basic bills.

We achieve results three ways. Firstly, by investing dollars or essential goods in programs with proven results.  Secondly, we also provide direct services to our community (through our 211 Helpline, Education United Afterschool Program, and so much more). And finally, we foster collaborations with community stakeholders, leaders and partners to change how we look at and solve problems.

We collaborate with hundreds of nonprofit partners and governmental agencies, and our work positively impacts hundreds of thousands of individuals every year.

Primary function:

Under general supervision, is primarily responsible for coordinating accounts payable, daily cash, and the support of the general ledger.  Will perform a variety of administrative duties on an “as needed” basis, including accounts payable and general ledger analysis.  Performs moderately complex accounting work requiring knowledge of standard bookkeeping procedures.

Position requirements:

Education:  Bachelor’s degree and 2 years accounting experience. Will consider an Associate degree with additional experience.

Experience:  Proficient in QuickBooks, Excel and general accounting knowledge. 

Core Responsibilities:

Reporting:  Coordinates the cash, accounts payable, and general ledger reporting.

Accounts Payable:  Supports the entire accounts payable processing cycle from receipt of invoices and check requests through processing of check disbursements and maintaining vendor information files.  Review invoices and GL coding to ensure proper classification.  Perform a variety of accounting duties on an “as needed” basis.

General Ledger and System Maintenance:  Participates in General Ledger input, maintenance, and analysis.  Prepares Journal Entries in the accounting software.  Reconciles General Ledger every month.  Accurately and efficiently records cash payments daily.   Reconciles monthly cash receipts and performs monthly bank reconciliations.  Assists with monthly and year-end closes.

Related Skills:

  • Advanced MS Excel skills, including pivot tables.
  • QuickBooks accounting software experience preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Good organizational and planning skills.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy.

Other requirements: 

  • Standard office work environment. 
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds
  • Occasional local travel/use of personal auto to events within the regional area.


External and internal applicants, in addition to any position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the American Disabilities Act (herein referred to as the ADA), must be able to perform the essential job functions as listed herein either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case individual basis.

Statements in this job description are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed and are not in any way intended as a complete comprehensive list of all responsibilities, skills required for the position, and duties.

United Way is an equal opportunity employer. 

Salary Range: $42,000 – $47,000. 

Apply:  Please send cover letter with resume to Richard Moore at

Please, no calls.