Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Become a Member
Job Postings
Share |

Current job openings


accounting Manager

FOCUS St. Louis® is seeking an Accounting Manager reporting to the President/CEO. This position will define the process and implement the infrastructure/systems needed to support substantial growth for FOCUS St. Louis. S/he will continue to build and manage effective and streamlined administrative/financial systems which include financial, accounting, legal, human resources (HR), and physical infrastructure.


areas of responsibilities

Financial Management

  • Oversee budgeting, financial forecasting, and cash flow for administration, existing programs, and proposed programs.
  • Review and approve preparation and finalization of monthly and annual financial reporting materials and metrics for FOCUS’ Board of Directors.
  • Act as support staff for Board of Directors’ finance committee.

  • Organize finance committee meetings and maintain meeting minutes.
  • Maintain and prepare all monthly, quarterly, and annual financial records.
  • Manage accounts receivable and accounts payable operations for all programs.
  • Provide financial reports (monthly and quarterly) and analysis to staff, finance committee, and Board for review.
  • Develop and coordinate the annual budget across all programs in collaboration with the President.
  • Prepare and coordinate appropriate analysis and documentation for annual audit.
  • Correspond with Program Directors to ensure proper accounting across all departments.
  • Maintain appropriate internal controls within the accounting function; recommend changes/improvements where appropriate, and document business processes and policies.
  • Oversee financial activities and reservation tracking at all special events.
  • Monitor FOCUS’ investment portfolio, work with investment management firm on projections, and provide reports and information to the Finance Committee.
  • Invoice customers and program participants according to terms of billing and contract agreements.
  • Ensure timely receipt of accounts receivable by following up on any late or outstanding receivables.
  • Work with the development team to reconcile cash receipts and pledges between the development and accounting software.
  • Collect, track, and record in-kind donations on a quarterly basis.
  • Reconcile all accounting.
  • File annual tax returns.

Administrative Management
  • Serve as a business partner to the President on the organization’s financial, budgeting, and administrative processes—including HR, payroll, and benefits functions—with an eye to continuously developing and improving systems.
  • Maintain all personnel records.
  • Process payroll and tax reports.
  • Maintain and report retirement plan activities.
  • Provide and support HR functions as needed, maintain HR files, onboard new employees.
  • Assist with open enrollment, insurance renewals and employee questions re: insurance.
  • Give support to our third party administrator for the 401k/Defined Benefit Plan and
    prepare census for actuarial valuations.
  • Work as liaison w/ lawyer regarding all business related legal matters.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the President/CEO.



The Accounting Manager will have eight to ten years of experience in accounting and financial management with increasing responsibilities for directing, managing, leading, planning, and implementing those activities. S/he will have experience creating and driving the analytic framework for planning and managing organizational change in a highly entrepreneurial organization. Candidates must have knowledge of generally accepted accounting and financial principles, and pertinent regulations, requirements, and laws as they apply to accounting and financial matters.


Experience and Attributes
  • A relevant Bachelor's degree (+), CPA preferred and a minimum of eight to ten years' experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management and accounting, ideally in the nonprofit sector.
  • Experience should include legal, audit, compliance, budget, and resource development; cash flow management, grant reporting, and auditing experience preferred. 
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems.
  • Technologically savvy, with an ability to point to examples of having worked with IT staff to develop and implement new processes and systems that increased efficiency in a fast-moving environment.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Quick Books.
  • Solid accounting and payroll experience to include general ledger (Great Plains), payroll processing (ADP online), accounts payable, accounts receivable, and benefits administration.
  • Strong analytical, research, problem solving and communication skills as well as the ability to understand and apply federal and state laws and rules are a must.
  • Excellent people skills, with experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team structure.
  • Superb organizational skills with unparalleled attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills that showcase a confident demeanor to communicate complex accounting functions to non-accounting staff and a variety of constituents.



To make inquiries or express interest about the position, send a resume and cover letter indicating salary requirements to Dr. Yemi Akande-Bartsch, President/CEO at 


FOCUS St. Louis® is an equal employment organization. The organization is committed to the principles of affirmative action and acts in accordance with state and federal laws.



CURRENT volunteer/internship opportunities


Internship - Alumni Engagement 


Internship - Communications/PR


Membership Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal