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Job Description

Purpose of Position

The Accountant position is responsible for providing general accounting support for Food Bank of Iowa. The position is responsible for accounts payable, general ledger and tracking inventory, using Peachtree.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Performs tasks necessary to produce accurate monthly financial statements.
  • Entering accounts payable, reconciles bank statements, journal entries, expense reclassifications, and general ledger account reconciliations.
  • Analyzes financial information.
  • Summarizes current financial status by collecting information, preparing balance sheets, and other reports.
  • Audits inventory and financial statements.
  • Maintains accounting controls.
  • Assists in providing information for annual external audits and tax filings.
  • Develop, maintain and analyze budgets by preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted costs vs actual costs.
  • Works closely with the CFO and CEO with special reporting needs.
  • Provides ad hoc reports as needed and works on special accounting projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or related field required.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in general accounting required.
  • Solid understanding of accounting principles and practices and ability to provide accurate reports.
  • Ability to write reports that conform to prescribed style and format.
  • Ability to present information to management and board members.
  • Must have a high level of proficiency in MS Office programs.
  • Proficiency using accounting software required; previous experience with Peachtree strongly preferred.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and telephone skills are mandatory.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and work independently under general supervision.
  • Ability to respond to situations in a professional manner.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, lift and carry up to 50 pounds, perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.

Conditions may include working inside and outside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.

Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, automobile, floor jack, and fork lift.

How to apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to Natalie McFarlane at nmcfarlane@foodbankiowa.org to apply. Please no phone calls.