CFWNC is Hiring a Finance Associate

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Graham Keever with the subject line Finance Associate no later than 5 p.m. on May 31, 2019. No calls please.

I. Overview
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, founded in 1978, is a public charity with a mission to expand philanthropy in the eighteen counties of Western North Carolina it serves. The Foundation manages charitable funds for individuals, corporations and charitable organizations, and makes grants toward the region’s pressing needs and promising opportunities.

II. Position Description
The Finance Associate position reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer.  Primary responsibilities include maintenance of financial records and files, spreadsheet maintenance, data entry to the general ledger, making bank deposits, creating and mailing gift acknowledgement letters, mailing donor statements, preparation of meeting materials, scheduling meetings, accounts receivable, and other duties as assigned.  The Finance Associate has significant contact with Foundation clients, and therefore must have excellent customer service abilities. The successful applicant must be detail-oriented, efficient, organized, and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.  This is a salaried position with the potential for growth, based on performance.

III. Responsibilities

Gift Processing

  • Prepare and mail all gift acknowledgement letters.
  • Provide oversight for all stock gift transactions.
  • Prepare daily bank deposits.


  • Organize presentation and meeting materials.
  • Schedule meetings with CFWNC Committees and constituents.
  • Maintains and updates current financial information on CFWNC web site.
  • Prepare and distribute meeting minutes.
  • Maintain schedule for the Chief Financial Officer.

Accounts Receivable/Payable

  • Prepare checks when bills or other expenses are ready to be paid.
  • Maintain Accounts Receivable/Payable files

Other Duties

  • Input journal entries into computerized accounting system.
  • Prepare and mail quarterly donor statements.
  • Assist with preparation of annual audit.
  • Assist donors with questions involving fund activity.
  • Other duties as assigned

IV. Desired Experience & Knowledge

  • Experienced in basic accounting and bookkeeping procedures.
  • Excellent computer skills; working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  •  Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding all Foundation matters.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Detail-oriented and accurate.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, supervisors and volunteers.
  • Ability to work and think independently and with good judgement.
  • Flexibility; able to adjust activities and priorities and take on new responsibilities.
  • Ability to learn quickly.
  • Maturity; dependability.
  • Professional attitude toward work, commitment to the Foundation’s goals and mission.
  • Willingness to accept supervision. 
V. Physical Requirements

Ability to lift objects of a minimum of 15 pounds in weight.  Ability to drive an automobile for up to three consecutive hours at a time.  Job duties require approximately 85% sitting/typing, and 15% standing/walking.  Physical requirements will vary depending upon the specific duties to be accomplished.

VI. Compensation
Compensation will be commensurate with skill level and experience with an annual performance and salary review.  Foundation employees participate in a Paid Time Off accrual system initially equivalent to 25 days off per year representing vacation and sick time, plus 7 additional paid holidays. CFWNC offers participation in group health, dental, vision and retirement plans to eligible employees. All CFWNC employees are subject to a criminal background check. CFWNC is an equal-opportunity employer. 


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