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Staff Accountant

The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House (RMHC Philly) is seeking a detail-oriented Staff Accountant to be responsible for completion of daily Accounts Receivable processing and reconciliation. This individual will ensure that finance polices are being followed and the accounting records are accurate and current. The Staff Accountant will help bridge the gap between the Development team and Accounting by staying informed of all donor intentions, which will assist in accurately recording all receivables. The Staff Accountant will also be cross trained in other areas of the accounting department to better assist in daily operations.

Candidates must have demonstrated Accounts Receivable experience and knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and understanding of financial statements.

Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day A/R processing and reconciliation to ensure timely receipt and accurate recording of funds received by the organization
  • Maintain and create A/R schedules
  • Ensure routine journal entries are prepared on time and accurately
  • Contact donors and follow up on financial pledges
  • Create and generate invoices to track and request expected incoming revenue
  • Create and maintain the daily cash log, compare to reconciliation schedule and review for correct postings
  • Create revenue journal entries for monthly-end close
  • Assist entering revenue into donor database as needed
  • Record In-Kind donations
  • Participate in Development meetings to gain knowledge of incoming revenue
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and create special reports as requested


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Business Administration or related field preferred
  • At least two years of relevant professional experience, preferably in a nonprofit organization
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and understanding of financial statements
  • Financial Edge and Raiser’s Edge software experience a plus
  • Demonstrated ability for attention to detail, analyze problematic situations, accuracy in calculations and prioritize projects is required


  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to extrapolate data from databases in various report formats
  • Excellent phone skills with focus on persuasive communication
  • Superior organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Advanced knowledge in Excel spreadsheets

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $55,000.00 – $62,000.00 per year


  • 403(b)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Experience level:

2 years


8 hour shift. Monday to Friday

Ability to Relocate:

Philadelphia, PA 19104: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Please send your resume to hr@rmhcphilly.org