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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis County
  • Salary: $56,650.00 - $70,000.00
  • Organization Type: Human/Social Services

St. Louis Area Foodbank

St. Louis Area Foodbank (SLAFB)


Job Title: Senior Accountant

Immediate Supervisor: Controller
Employees Supervised: None
FLSA: Exempt                      

General Description/Position Summary:
The Senior Accountant position advances the mission of the St. Louis Area Foodbank by providing accounting and finance support to its internal stakeholders. The Senior Accountant will significantly support the daily finance operations including functional responsibilities for all the general ledger activities, contractual compliance, and government grant reporting. The Senior Accountant will assist the Controller in ensuring that appropriate systems and procedures are established and maintained to support effective program implementation.  Responsibilities include participating in month-end close, financial reporting, payroll, accounts payables, accounts receivables, fixed assets, and other assigned projects.  The Senior Accountant is responsible for ensuring that all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems comply with appropriate U.S. GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Keep the Controller and Chief Financial Officer apprised of daily operations and communicate any problems or issues in a timely manner with proposed solutions.
  • Oversee and ensure the efficient operation of the Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Fixed Asset functions, including but not limited to, making strategic recommendations for ongoing improvements, implementing tactical processes, enforcing policies, and monitoring internal controls.
  • Ensure appropriate approvals are obtained for invoices and accurately entered into the accounting system with proper cost allocations.
  • Monitor and assist with the accurate processing of accounts receivable payments and adjustments as needed including collection of delinquent balances.
  • Assist with the accurate processing of donations received and preparation of bank deposits.
  • Update daily cash.
  • Generate bank, ACH, Smart Pay, and investment statements/reports.
  • Collaborate with Partners and Programs for agency accounts receivables and update accounts accordingly.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries and perform other accounting functions related to month end closing.
  • Record quarterly depreciation.
  • Record monthly government billing.
  • Ensure compliance with government grants and federal regulations.
  • Provide supporting documents for government grant reporting to department heads upon request.
  • Post prepaids and reconcile accounts.
  • Record philanthropy entries.
  • Cross train with the Staff Accountant and Controller to provide back-up support.
  • Assist in preparation of the monthly financial statements.
  • Assist in preparation of the annual operating budgets, government grant budgets, reports for Grantee and Governmental agencies and other miscellaneous projects.
  • Perform bank account and general ledger account reconciliations and analyses.
  • Perform all accounting related functions surrounding government grants, corporate donations, in-kind donations, and foundation donations.  Process all donations received.
  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate U.S. GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Assist with the annual time study and implement the results.
  • Assist with updating the cost allocation methodologies.
  • Review financial accounts and detail activity. Assist Controller and/or Chief Financial Officer in the review of departmental budget to actual variance analyses.
  • Maintain current written desk top procedures for all core responsibilities, including but not limited to, accounts payable processing, accounts receivable processing, recording journal entries, general ledger account reconciliations, accounting closing procedures, generating monthly financial statements, government grant reporting, etc.
  • Assist with the external audit, including preparation of client prepared schedules, reconciliations, audit confirmations, and other required information.
  • When required, process payroll timely and accurately.
  • Perform other appropriate duties as assigned.


  • Bachelors’ Degree from an accredited university with an emphasis in Accounting.
  • CPA is a plus.
  • 5-8 years of progressive accounting experience required. Non-profit experience preferred.
  • Passion for the Foodbank mission and the ability to demonstrate SLAFB’s Core Values: Stewardship, Teamwork, Agility and Respect
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel including V lookups, pivot tables, data, and quantitative analysis.
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Microsoft 365, and other web-based applications. Microsoft Dynamics experience and Ceres or the ability to learn required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to develop oneself through continuous learning, initiative, innovation, resourcefulness, and critical thinking.
  • Ability to prioritize, effectively manage multiple projects concurrently, and take ownership of work.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines, work extended hours during accounting close, audit periods and other critical times.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work at special events and/or other projects that may occur in the evenings or during weekends. Meeting attendance may require overnight travel.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of company information.
  • Must be meticulous, but able to maintain a balanced perspective in rapidly changing business circumstances.
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check and drug screening.

The impact you’ll make:

At the St. Louis Area Foodbank, we are working to build a stronger bi-state region by nourishing people, empowering communities, and transforming systems. With the dedicated partnership of nearly 600 hunger-relief programs and local agencies – including soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and residential programs – we are responding to hunger in communities across 26 counties in Missouri and Illinois by distributing food to more than 400,000 people every year.

Since opening in 1975, and with the tremendous support and generosity of this community, the St. Louis Area Foodbank has grown to become our region’s largest food distribution charity dedicated to feeding those in need. Together, we are feeding people and working to address the root causes of hunger for lasting impact every day.

About the St. Louis Area Foodbank:

The St. Louis Area Foodbank (SLAFB) is a member of Feeding America, which is a national network of 200 food banks all working together for the common goal of ensuring equitable access to nutritious food.
This nationwide network offers us a variety of resources, like food, funds, best practices, and gives our work a much bigger, louder voice than we could hope to have on our own.

The St. Louis Area Foodbank supports 26 counties – 14 in Missouri and 12 in Illinois – thus serves, supports and stewards a diverse group of stakeholders across our region, as well as serves as a member of Feeding Missouri (the 6 Feeding America Food Banks in Missouri) and Feeding Illinois (the 7 Feeding America Food Banks in Illinois).
As a food bank, we collect food from a variety of sources, such as manufacturers, retail stores, farmers, and individual donors.
We then store, sort, and repackage that food at the highest safety standards and finally distribute that food to our network of agencies and programs, which work directly with people in the community.
We facilitate the movement of food safely and efficiently and offer the kinds of resources and support to our partner agencies that a single food pantry or shelter could not hope to access on its own.

  • VISION: A nutritionally secure Missouri and Illinois.
  • MISSION: Building a stronger bi-state region by nourishing people, empowering communities, and transforming systems.

What we can offer you:

Beyond a great mission, dedicated team members, and an incredible opportunity to truly make a difference in our community, you will be generously rewarded for your contributions including:

  • Competitive pay commensurate with experience
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plan
  • 403b plan with robust company match
  • Comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, vision, group company-paid life insurance, short-term disability, and more!)

We work hard, play hard and change lives – so apply to join our Foodbank Family!


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.

SLAFB Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement

You are welcome at the St. Louis Area Foodbank (SLAFB) for who you are. At the SLAFB, we strive to empower our team to embrace and celebrate who they are by cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment. Doing so strengthens our organization, cultivates a culture where everyone feels valued and can bring their best selves to the SLAFB and enables us to nourish people, empower communities, and transform systems. At the SLAFB, we champion diversity, equity, and inclusivity to create a respectful and fulfilling workplace representing a broad range of lived experiences and viewpoints. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team that reflects the neighbors and communities we serve in the bi-state region to enhance engagement and connectivity with all key stakeholders.