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Make-A-Wish Foundation of America

Inspired People Transforming Lives

Senior Accountant, SFS



Accounting & Finance

Remote
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ID: 949-493
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Full-Time/Regular

At Make-A-Wish® America, we are more than a great place to work — our work is life-changing. Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Nearly 40 years ago the inspiration for Make-A-Wish began with one little boy's wish to be a police officer. Today, together with our volunteers, donors, staff and supporters, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 500,000 life-changing wishes and transformed countless lives. 

 

THE TEAM  

Make-A-Wish America is the national headquarters for our organization, providing resources and support for our 59 Chapters around the country. This team is focused on supporting our chapters through a shared financial services model, providing chapters with financial processing, reporting, and tax filings. They also maintain the financial health of the national office through budgeting, monthly reporting, accounting, reconciliations, and payables.    

 

THE ROLE 

At Make-A-Wish® America, we are more than a great place to work — our work is life-changing. Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Nearly 40 years ago the inspiration for Make-A-Wish began with one little boy's wish to be a police officer. Today, together with our volunteers, donors, staff and supporters, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 500,000 life-changing wishes and transformed countless lives.    

 

WHERE YOU COME IN   

As the Senior Accountant, SFS  you will:   

  • Support chapters in accounting functions to ensure accurate and timely processing.
  • Review and approve donation batches that have integrated to NetSuite (financial system) from Raiser’s Edge (donor processing system).
  • Review check request for proper coding and approvals.
  • Prepare bank reconciliations and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Review trial balance for accuracy and completeness.
  • Record and posts journal entries for monthly financial activity.
  • Prepare and analyzes financial reporting package including monthly variance report.
  • Review, research, and analyze data.
  • Respond to inquiries from chapter staff.
  • Assist with gathering of information and documents for annual audit process.
  • Help prepare chapter’s audit workbooks and is point of contact for assigned chapters.
  • Assist with creating custom reports and queries in NetSuite, and/or Excel, as requested.
  • Build and maintain relationships with chapters.
  • Lead month end close process, runs meetings, and serves as main point of contact for portfolio of chapters.
  • Identify ways to improve processes to be more efficient and effective.
  • Provide support and direction for Accountants and Support Team Staff.
  • Perform other job-related duties, as assigned.

 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required.
  • Minimal 2 years of experience in accounting and/or financial reporting is required.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications required, including demonstrated expertise in Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience in Raiser’s Edge and NetSuite is strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of nonprofit organizations strongly preferred.

 

REMOTE ROLES

Make-A-Wish® America is actively recruiting for this position in the following states and districts: AZ, CA, D.C., FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, MN, MO, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, TX, VA and WI.
 
 

WHAT WE OFFER 

  • Competitive compensation with annual incentive potential  
  • Comprehensive benefit package: Medical, Vision, Dental, Wellness* 
  • Health and Flexible Spending Account Options  
  • Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability and Life Insurance* 
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan  
  • 15 PTO days, 10 Sick Days, 11 Paid Holidays, 2 Volunteer Days, and 2 Personal Days accrued annually 
  • Maternity Leave   
  • Employee Awards and Recognition Programs  
  • Individual and Leadership Development   
  • Discounts and special offers for theme parks, events, hotels, concerts, and movie tickets 

*Monthly premiums paid for the employee for medical (HSA qualified plan), vision, dental, and short/long term disability. 

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Vision 

Make-A-Wish is committed to championing diversity, equity and inclusion, fostering an organization that is accessible and welcoming. In turn, we are uniting communities to help make more wishes possible.

  • Our mission is most effectively fulfilled through a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as core values and practice.
  • It is only through our mosaic of different cultures, perspectives and experiences that we can grant life-changing wishes to every eligible child.
  • As the world’s largest wish-granting organization we stand against racism and intolerance and are committed to representation and acceptance, creating a sense of belonging, and practicing fairness in creating opportunities for our wish families, volunteers and staff. 

 

 

We respect and ensure equal opportunity, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, perceived disability and other legally protected characteristics. 

 


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