Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas

  • Director of Accounting

    Job Location US-MO-Kansas City
    Regular Full-Time
    # of Openings
  • Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Accounting is responsible for directing the capture and recording of all transactional financial accounting affairs of the organization. Responsibilities will include delegation, coordination, execution and review of all work related to the Agency’s transactions as well as maintaining fiscal records and preparing financial reports.


    Essential Functions

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Management Consulting

    • Communicating with other representatives of other departments regarding their accounting needs and/or accounting’s needs of them
    • Serving as the accounting representative on assigned committees
    • Building a culture of excellence and discipline that can be modeled by all levels of agency leadership
    • Ensuring credibility of the department by providing timely and accurate data, analyses and forecasts

    Process Management

    • Overseeing the preparation of financial reports and/or statements, including supporting schedules
    • Directing the daily, monthly and year-end processes related to the financial accounting transactions of the Agency
    • Practicing continual process improvement to evaluate and adapt procedures, maximizing efficiency as the Agency grows
    • Coordinating flow of information between accounting and other internal departments
    • Assisting the CFO in preparation of the annual audit, assuming responsibility after the completion of the first audit
    • Reviewing and posting all manual journal entries generated by staff to ensure compliance with GAAP and internal policies
    • Working with the CFO to evaluate current processes / policies and improve or develop new processes that maximize information flow as well as provide greater assurance through internal controls and segregation of duties


    • Ensuring appropriate internal controls are in place to comply with legal and regulatory issues regarding all financial accounting activities
    • Assuming responsibility for the security and confidentiality of all accounting records or records within the scope of the accounting business functions
    • Ensure compliance with DOL, ERISA, Sarbanes-Oxley and GAAP as they pertain to Agency operations


    • Producing both standard and ad hoc financial reports accurately and in a timely manner
    • Ensuring all requested and/or required reports are accurate and accessible upon request
    • Preparing timely and accurate interim reporting of operational results, as well as reports requested by internal customers or required for compliance
    • All other duties assigned by the CFO


    The Director of Finance will be a proven leader with the following:


    • Total commitment to excellence in all written, verbal, and interpersonal communication.
    • Ability to set, manage and meet deadlines under changing circumstances and conditions
    • Outstanding prioritization, organizational and time management skills
    • Demonstrated leadership ability, team management and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-facetted and stressful environment
    • Results-oriented work ethic, with strong integrity and character
    • High level of dependability with a strong sense of urgency
    • Collaborative and flexible style with a strong service mentality
    • Effective problem solving skills
    • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with sensitive information

    Industry Specific

    • Knowledge and demonstrated experience complying with legal issues surrounding payroll, DOL, ERISA, Sarbanes-Oxley
    • Sound judgment in consulting on Agency accounting matters
    • Commitment to the mission of the organization
    • Skill in analyzing processes, making appropriate recommendations and implementing changes, if needed
    • Ability to multi-task, performing several duties simultaneously without loss of composure
    • Expert knowledge of accounting regulatory frameworks, including but not limited to GAAP, FASB regulations and COSO


    • Effective management of processes through delegation and oversight
    • Conscientiousness regarding timeliness and quality of delegated work
    • Ability to make sound hiring decisions, recognizing potential and develop staff appropriately
    • Professional, effective conflict-resolution skills
    • Ability to counsel others through the decision-making process to reach a correct conclusion
    • Strong leadership skills and the ability to influence and counsel others at all levels throughout the agency


    • Minimum of seven years of accounting experience, with at least five years management experience
    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required. MBA and/or MACC preferred
    • CPA Preferred
    • Strong understanding of GAAP and ability to research GAAP issues and standards as it relates to the Agency
    • Solid proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, with a strong comfort level teaching these to others
    • Previous experience with Windows-based accounting software
    • Experience in non-profit environment helpful
    • Valid license, current insurance and good driving record


    Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas has a rich, 120 year+ history. Everyone knows Goodwill for our thrift stores, but few know what Goodwill is really all about. The sale of donated items provide funds that stay local, supporting thousands of job-seekers with barriers to employment. We believe in the Power of Work and are committed to helping people earn and keep jobs in this community. That’s why 90¢ of every dollar Goodwill spends goes directly into our mission, not into shareholders’ pockets.


    Our agency is evolving. We’re looking for new leaders and team members who want more than just a job. With a $30 million operating budget and a lot of room to grow, now is the time to join the next generation of Goodwill.


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    Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, age, disability or genetic information, and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply for available positions.  Individuals needing accommodations to complete an application may contact Human Resources at 816.842.7425.


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