Staff Accountant

July 6, 2021
Minneapolis, Minnesota


Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest (RMHC-UM) in partnership with our community, provides a comfortable and caring home-away-from-home that supports keeping families together and reduces stress during a child’s serious illness or injury. RMHC-UM operates five locations in Minnesota---four in the Twin Cities and one in Duluth serving over 6,700 families a year, providing 76 overnight rooms, meals, and activities for families with kids facing a medical crisis.

Job Summary:

This is a perfect opportunity for a highly motivated, highly organized individual who wants to make a difference in an organization. This position functions as a key member of the Finance team providing business insight and financial perspective. This position will provide the right candidate a tremendous opportunity to gain an overall understanding of how Ronald McDonald House-Upper Midwest operates and to help chart the course going forward. The right candidate will have the opportunity to put into practice their analytical, problem solving, communication, and people skills. The Staff Accountant supports the CFO in carrying out the responsibilities of the financial cycle and will perform multiple duties related to the accounting and administration functions of the organization while meeting established deadlines. This position is responsible for all areas of financial management including but not limited to the following:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Revenue recognition and processing of donation
  • All facets of the payroll process from preparation to W2/Tax Filing Administration as well as handling employee inquiries
  • All facets of an accounts payable system from set-up and maintenance of vendor files to printing of checks and 1099 reporting
  • Working across the organization on expense management
  • Preparing and entering journal entries and completing monthly reconciliations. Complete various schedules related to the annual audit and responsible for the preparation of Annual 990 Filing
  • Other functions as assigned

Salary & Benefits

Salary is based on qualifications and benefits include; medical, dental, 401(k), life, short term and long term disability, vacation, sick and holidays.

Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time, exempt position. Hours of work are minimally Monday through Friday 9-5

Physical Requirements

  • May require lifting up to 50 pounds

Ideal Candidate Qualifications:

  • Highly motivated and highly organized, wanting to make a difference in the organization.

  • An intermediate to advanced knowledge working with major accounting software packages for general ledger, accounts payable, and accounts receivable (Blackbaud Financial Edge preferred)

  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work independently and collaboratively across the organization

  • Self-Starter - expected to work with minimal up-front guidance and take ownership of his/her work product

  • High level of business acumen

Specific qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business Finance, CPA preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years working in accounting, combined with a proven ability to accomplish defined goals and objectives
  • A high level of prioritization skills
  • 3-5 years relevant experience in non-profit accounting (preferred, not required)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)/
  • Superior analytic and abstract reasoning, problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint
  • Highly motivated and highly organized self-starter who demonstrates the highest standards of integrity
  • Detail Oriented
  • Comfort and desire to work with volunteers, donors, and families with children facing a serious illness

Other Duties: This job description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job, and it may change at any time with or without notice.

Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest is an equal opportunity employer and at will employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Further, RMHC-UM takes affirmative action to ensure that employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics.

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Company Name:

Ronald McDonald House Charities - Upper Midwest



Job Category:

Accounting/ Finance


Human Services

Position Type:

Full Time