St. Louis Area Foodbank

Staff Accountant Jobs at St. Louis Area Foodbank

Sample Staff Accountant Job Description

Staff Accountant

General Description/Position Summary

Position is responsible in part for the preparation of daily deposits, accounts payable/receivable entries and reconciliations and other Finance Department functions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyze accounting information by developing spreadsheets and answer accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data.
  • Obtain appropriate approvals for invoices and accurately enter in Ceres with proper cost allocations.
  • Prepare and maintain supporting spreadsheets related to accounts payable as needed.
  • Accurately process accounts receivable payments and adjustments.
  • Issue monthly agency statements.
  • Prepare and submit positive pay files to bank for checks issued.
  • Accurately process donations received and prepare bank deposits.
  • Reconcile donations booked in the general ledger with Results.
  • Reconcile purchased inventory balances and make adjusting journal entries as needed.
  • Prepare journal entries and account reconciliation schedules.
  • Maintain the petty cash fund.
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system.
  • Assemble information for external auditors.
  • Help process incoming mail, accounts receivable and other reception duties as needed.
  • Assist Finance Manager and V.P. of Finance with other Finance Department responsibilities as needed.
  • Protect Foodbank by keeping information confidential.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma, some college and three years of accounting experience; Associates Degree preferred.
  • Ability to work as a team player
  • Proficient in basic math and accounting processes.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail, ability to handle interruptions while maintaining focus on tasks to produce accurate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to learn Foodbank's accounting software.
  • Working knowledge of English grammar, spelling and usage.
  • Must be able to pass drug screening and criminal background check.

Special events and other projects related to this position may require evening and / or weekend work. Meeting attendance may require overnight travel.

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. Performance of other duties may be requested. Evaluations will be in part based upon performance of the tasks listed in this job description. St. Louis Area Foodbank has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment.

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