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Staff Accountant, Restricted Funds: Open until filled 

Ministry Team Financial Services  
Reports To Controller  
FLSA Status Exempt  
Salary Grade 8  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Category National and Global Ministries, Cleveland, Ohio  
Starting Salary  


The Restricted Funds Accountant is responsible for all accounting activities related to the organization’s permanent and temporarily-restricted endowment funds, including periodic financial reporting. 

The National Ministries United Church of Christ embraces telework and allows employees to work a hybrid schedule as reviewed and approved by their supervisor. 


  • Records monthly investment activity including the preparation of journal entries
  • Analyzes and reconciles investment accounts to the general ledger
  • Performs quarterly allocation of investment income and fees for over 800 permanent endowment funds
  • Reconciles permanent endowment funds to the general ledger
  • Calculates annual distributable income from permanent endowment funds
  • Prepares correspondence and check requests for endowment income distributions to outside Organizations
  • Prepares periodic financial reports of endowment fund activity for internal and external users
  • Prepares year-end schedules and footnote disclosures related to endowment funds for external audit
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required to perform successfully in this position.

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in accounting
  • At least 3 years work experience in accounting positions
  • Knowledge of general ledger accounting software (Blackbaud Financial Edge is preferred)
  • Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Knowledge and experience working with non-profit organizations and fund accounting
  • Familiarity with contributed income: unrestricted, temporarily restricted, and permanently restricted and their unique recognition requirements
  • Working knowledge in creating and using complex spreadsheets
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to read and interpret accounting reports, write reports and business correspondence
  • Able to organize work, engage in a variety of tasks simultaneously and consistently meet deadlines
  • High degree of initiative and independent judgment
  • High degree of confidence with technology and experience with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Excel
  • High attention to detail, follow-up, self-motivated, proactive and solution focused
  • Ability to express self effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to function in a high volume, performance-oriented environment
  • Ability to tactfully and effectively deal with colleagues and the general public in a personable and professional manner
  • Desire and sensitivity to work in diverse racial, ethnic, cultural and religious settings with commitment to pluralism in the workplace as well as in one’s understanding of mission.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially as well as independently.

COVID-19 Update: Protecting the health and safety of our employees is a top priority. Full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment (proof of record will be required as part of the screening process). 

This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for the position and is subject to review and change at any time in accordance with the needs of the ministry. Since no job description can detail all duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a position, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a position shall also be considered part of the position holder’s responsibility.

It is expected that the person who holds this position will conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the policies of the UCC and in a manner that will reflect positively on the organization. All staff are encouraged to nurture safety within the work performed on behalf of the UCC by being attentive to self-care, education, maintaining appropriate boundaries, and the importance of referring those in need to supportive and helpful resources.

Comprehensive Benefits Package Employer paid Medical, Dental, Life and Pension Benefits  
Application Deadline Open until filled  
About the Organization The United Church of Christ

Our faith is 2000 years old. Our thinking is not.

We believe in God's Continuing Testament.

We believe in Extravagant Welcome

We believe the church's mission is to Change Lives

EOE Statement The United Church of Christ, National celebrates diversity and an inclusive environment for all employees. We are committed to a workforce that is representative of the broad spectrum of our diverse society. We endeavor to recruit employees from backgrounds that vary by race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status. The UCC is a multicultural, multiracial, open and affirming, accessible to all, Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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