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Accounting Associate


Columbus, OH

Job Type


Posted On

February 20, 2023





Location / Chapter

Central Ohio Area




Position Summary

Job Title: Accounting Associate

Supervisor: Finance Director

FLSA Status: Non-exempt


GOAL: To advance the mission and vision of Central Ohio Youth for Christ by assisting the Finance Director in day-to-day financial operations of COYFC, subsidiaries and affiliates.


  • Assist in ongoing accounting functions as required
  • Support Finance Director with annual financial audits for COYFC, Gracehaven cost reporting and other financial compliance activities
  • Assist in generating monthly reports and financial analysis for the Management Team and Board of COYFC
  • Responsible to maintain accurate data entry across multiple databases
  • Responsible to fulfill bookkeeping duties as needed
  • Responsible to complete training under supervision of COYFC Finance Director


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:


Accounting & Finance

  • As needed, help with data entry into QuickBooks, and help with bank transactions
  • Learn outside systems like payroll and time-tracking systems as needed
  • Review, approve, and enter expense logs
  • Assist with both monthly and annual fiscal year end closing process as needed
  • Assists in seasonal activities such as annual audits, budgeting process, reporting to external entities as required
  • Assist Finance Director with processing payroll


Learn Internal Software and Systems

  • Learn proficiency in QuickBooks (QB) and other financial tools at COYFC as needed
  • Learn and implement guidelines for regular reporting to COYFC and Gracehaven
  • Understand and abide by compliance regulations from banks and other financial institutions
  • Learn and comply with internal controls, policies and procedures


General Duties

  • Support organizational projects with accounting related tasks as needed
  • Provide reports for different departments as requested.
  • Complete each task assigned in compliance with the organization’s accounting, HR and payroll policies, procedures, and internal controls
  • Carry out any task/responsibility assigned by the supervisor and/or Executive Director.
  • Assist in chapter-wide fundraising efforts by inviting minimum of 2 guests to See the Story tours and/or Be the Story annual luncheon event annually


 Spiritual Responsibilities

Because the overriding religious purpose and mission of Youth for Christ USA is to communicate and introduce the Gospel of Jesus Christ to young people and their families, and in that regard to make, educate and encourage life-long disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, it is very important that you as an employee in the movement of Youth for Christ be recognized as an associate minister of the Gospel. As an employee of Youth for Christ and a minister of the Gospel, COYFC expects all employees to:

  • Seek God’s guidance and wisdom, through prayer and meditation, for financial management of the organization as a whole as well as for specific ministry initiatives.
  • Live a life in compliance with the YFC Standards of Conduct and agreement with the Statement of Faith
  • Explain the mission and vision of COYFC to stakeholders or partnering organizations who may inquire

Position Requirements

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Associate or Bachelor degree in accounting, business, finance, or related field
  • Preferred knowledge and practical experience of HR/payroll policies and tax laws
  • Experience in QuickBooks is preferable
  • Administrative/organizational orientation and gifting
  • Strong time management and ability to solve problems
  • Experience and skill with computer software, particularly Microsoft Excel, databases, internet/email
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Reliable and responsible
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Ability to diligently carry out routine tasks and additional projects as needed
  • Possess and maintain a personal burden for our mission


EOE Statement

YFC is classified as an Association of Churches and as such our hiring practices reflect that designation. As a religious nonprofit organization, Youth For Christ incorporates within each leader role, the requirement to model, teach, share and live the faith. The relationship between YFC’s mission and each of its leaders is its lifeblood and as such does at all times and in all instances reserve the right to make employment decisions based upon a person’s religious beliefs, personal character and lifestyle consistent with our understanding of the Bible or with our overall goals and requirements for Christian ministry.

We seek to create a workplace that is intentional about Kingdom Inspired Diversity. Our commitment to our employees extends to their opportunities for growth, development, promotion, training and compensation.

We will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the organization.