Staff Accountant

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The Staff Accountant will perform the day-to-day accounting functions related to weekly disbursements, producing monthly financial statements, month-end close, payroll, grantee budget review, contract management, general ledger review, cash analysis, and ensuring compliance with GAAP standards and controls.


  • Maintain daily financial procedures and confirm financial compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), not-for-profit accounting and auditing standards.
  • Execute financial reporting Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), not-for-profit accounting and auditing standards.
  • Implement new and maintain existing financial systems, including planning, collaboration with team members, testing, documenting procedures, report development, and staff training.
  • Maintain compensation recordkeeping with accuracy and ensure compliance with tax regulations, accounting standards, and MFH policies.


  • Review and produce weekly disbursements and reimbursement requests promptly, ensuring the accuracy of grantee, contractor, and administrative vendor payments, to maintain positive working relationships with each.
  • Manage multiple modules of the HRIS system including payroll processing, timekeeping, expense management, workflows, report development, security, training of staff, and troubleshooting.
  • Process bank & general ledger account reconciliations, execute the monthly closing process in a timely & accurate manner, and produce monthly financial statements including maintaining the accuracy of the general ledger.
  • Maintain the asset inventory per MFH procedures.
  • Support contract management, in collaboration with program administration and strategic initiative staff, to review and approve contractual obligations.
  • Manage MFH benefit administration, including ensuring the accuracy of reporting and EDI transmissions, collaboration with staff, and compliance with MFH policies.
  • Assist with annual audit schedules and various tax filings for multiple entities as needed.


  • Participates in team activities and completes diverse assignments in support of team goals.
  • Performs general Foundation support activities and carries out special projects as required.
  • Adheres to the Foundation’s core and staff values.

Minimum levels of education and experience.

  • Education: Minimum bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field with emphasis in accounting/finances.
  • Experience: Two to three years of experience in a related position plus knowledge of principles, methods, and practices of accounting required. Experience in a non-profit or foundation setting, payroll experience, and knowledge of accounting software systems preferred.

The starting salary range for this position is $62,000 to $69,300 per year.

How to Apply

The Foundation offers competitive compensation and benefits. Send questions about the application process to

Who We Are

Missouri Foundation for Health is building a more equitable future through collaboration, convening, knowledge sharing, and strategic investment. Working in partnership with communities and nonprofits, MFH is transforming systems to eliminate inequities within all aspects of health and addressing the social and economic factors that shape health outcomes.

Statement of Diversity

MFH is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and strives for authentic inclusion. We seek to build a team that reflects diversity of race, socioeconomic status, national origin, color, disability, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.  MFH is committed to salary equity, and compensation will be determined based upon an independent assessment of qualifications relative to the position’s responsibilities. The Foundation’s compensation philosophy can be viewed here.

Physical and Work Environment Demands

The physical and work environment demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the responsibilities of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with a disability to perform the position responsibilities. Physical demands, such as the ability to walk, sit, etc., are those of a typical office environment.