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Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee

Staff Accountant

Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee


Job Summary

A Staff Accountant is responsible for maintaining financial procedures and confirming financial compliance through preparation of a company’s reports and statements. 

Staff Accountant will manage accounts payable, prepare and input payroll, prepare and enter general ledger.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Functions: 

This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive.  It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position.  The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.

Finance & Accounting

  • Ensure accurate and timely processing of accounting functions.
  • Support Programs Department with financial processes from budgeting to closing wishes.
  • 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.
  • Process payroll.
  • Record and process monthly purchase card payment.
  • Set up all vendors.
  • 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 analyze financial reporting package including monthly variance report.
  • Respond to inquiries from chapter staff.
  • Coordinate information and documents for annual audit process and 990.
  • Prepare chapter’s audit workbooks and 990 portal and is point person for all audits.
  • Assist with creating custom reports and queries in NetSuite, and/or Excel, as requested.
  • Lead month-end close process in a timely manner. 
  • Identify ways to improve processes to be more efficient and effective.
  • Perform other job-related duties, as assigned.
  • Perform and execute annual employee time study.  

Human Resource & Payroll

  • Oversee all functions associated with employee benefits, insurance providers, retirement plans, and vacation/sick leave plans.
  • Oversee new employee setup, including payroll enrollment, medical, dental, and vision benefits, short term, long term, and disability benefits, as well as retirement benefits.
  • Process new employee and new board member background checks.  Monitor and process updated employee and board member background checks every 3 years.
  • Monitor and adhere to written HR policies and procedures that comply with national office policies and federal employment laws.
  • Process and administer bi-weekly payroll and retirement contributions, create general ledger entries.
  • Coordinate with payroll service provider to process annual W-2 earnings statements to employees and 1099’s to contractors.


  • 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 NetSuite is strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of nonprofit organizations strongly preferred.

Additional Information


  • Paid Vaction time
  • Paid Sick time
  • Paid Holiday
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Retirement match

How to Apply

Send Resume and Coverletter to:

For more information and to apply, contact:

Beth Torres

President & CEO,  Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee  


  • Date Posted: October 15, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Working Hours: 35 hours/week; 8:30-5:30 M-Th, 9:00-12:00 Friday