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Estimated Pay $32 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Omaha, Nebraska

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Job Description

Staff Accountant

About NECC:

Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative is a nonprofit that supports parents and childcare providers by giving them the resources they need to give children the education they deserve. Our programs and services reach more than 500 childcare business owners in Nebraska, creating impact for children, families, and communities across the state.

What it’s like to work here:

NECC provides its employees with a casual work environment (no traditional dress code policies here!), excellent benefits, and all the technology and tools needed to do the mission-focused work that we do. We know that to best serve our mission, our employees need a healthy work-life balance. We provide work-from-home flexibility, 9 holidays off per year, a lengthy winter break, plus Summer Fridays. (Be sure to ask about Summer Fridays during your interview – they’re awesome!) Since we’re all about children here, we encourage creativity, learning, and fun in the workplace! We hold frequent employee events as well as multiple training and development opportunities throughout the year. We also take Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion seriously here at NECC; we currently have several DEI initiatives underway. Ultimately, NECC is a forward-thinking organization that hires mission-driven people who are dedicated to using their various talents to serve families and children in our community; we hope you’ll be one of them.

About the job:

The Staff Accountant completes tasks related to various areas of the accounting field: General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Payroll. These tasks are completed for two separate organizations for which NECC provides accounting services.


  • Analyze, prepare, and input payroll data. Use automated system to produce accurate and timely payroll. Ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal wage and hour laws.
  • Update payroll records by entering changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, job titles, and department/division transfers.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports (gross payroll, hours worked, vacation accrual, tax deductions, benefit deductions, etc.) for management.
  • Perform various journal entries and account reconciliations; provide general ledger support.
  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable state and federal wage and hour laws.
  • Stay current on payroll systems to achieve alignment with company benefits and other related items, and to ensure effective accounting support.
  • Communicate with supervisors and employees regarding employee timesheets, inaccuracies, and other payroll inquiries.

Accounts Payable/Receivable

  • Assist with manual payments and recording activity through journal entries.
  • Prepare check requests; assist with account coding to ensure entries are made accurately.
  • Reconcile and process receivables and payments, verifying that all necessary documentation is present.
  • Organize, review, process, and file all purchase orders, vendor changes, and address changes for payees.
  • Monitor billing accounts and address any delinquent accounts as necessary.
  • Act as a liaison with internal and external stakeholders for accounts payable/receivable issues or concerns.

General Accounting

  • Fund accounting for four separate entities.
  • Assist in fixed asset audits.
  • Assist with preparation for the fiscal year-end audit and monitoring review.

About you:

We are looking for the following qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field required, bachelor’s preferred; and
  • Two or more years of experience in accounting, payroll, or accounts payable/receivable preferred; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to NECC’s mission.
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Ability and willingness to learn fiscal requirements of the Head Start Performance Standards.
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret fiscal data.
  • Ability to work with people with diverse backgrounds.
  • High degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Ability to work individually as well as collaboratively in a team environment.

***An equivalent combination of education, work experience, and lived experience will be considered if the above qualifications aren’t fully met, so long as that combination is sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the job.

If you’d like to be part of something special, please apply!

Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discriminatory hiring practices. We are committed to the equal treatment of all employees and applicants and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity/expression, and sexual orientation), age, disability, veteran status, parental status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Equal Opportunity Employer