Staff Accountant

    • Job Tracking ID: 512848-587381
    • Job Location: Columbia, MO
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: 2 year degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: August 15, 2017
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Reports to: Tammy White
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Job Description:

The Missouri State Teachers Association has an immediate opening for an accounting professional with excellent people skills and attention to detail. The Staff Accountant is responsible for several accounting functions including reconciling and generating various reports, preparing journal entries, maintaining and reconciling various general ledger accounts and participating in monthly and year-end accounting processes.

A membership organization of over 46,000, MSTA’s accounting department has a staff of five full-time employees and is critical in processing and maintaining an accurate membership database. The Staff Accountant also works with two related 501(c)(3) organizations and a political action committee.

Candidates should complete the online application including a resume and cover letter.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and apply dues to the proper fiscal year
  • Process membership packets, new memberships and payments related to memberships
  • Evaluate NimbleAMS database to identify missing records and update new information, research refunds and cancellations, etc
  • Work with school district payroll departments and local chapters to ensure timely and accurate payments
  • Generate necessary reports from Nimble
  • Responsible for ensuring rosters for local chapters are accurate and work with local chapters to ensure accuracy
  • Audit membership payments for accuracy
  • Enter receivables in Intacct including sending invoices and statements
  • Balance various accounts in Intacct on a monthly basis, including preparing necessary journal entries
  • Enter deposits for Friends of Bunker Hill from reservation tickets
  • Assist with preparing deposits for MSTA, Friends of Bunker Hill and MSTF
  • Assist with annual audit preparations
  • Assist with preparation of financial statements
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Cooperates with all MSTA staff and encourages them to effectively serve association members.

Experience and Skills:

Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge is qualifying. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:


  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in Accounting
  • Previous accounting experience preferred

Skills and Abilities:

  • Skilled in the use of computer/electronic file management including MS Windows, word processing, spreadsheet, and e-mail computer applications.
  • Good general knowledge of accounting principles and practices
  • Basic skills in the use of Excel
  • Proficient in the use of MSTA’s accounting software
  • Respond to common inquiries or complaints from association members, state agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Read and comprehend complex instructions, correspondence, and memos.
  • Write simple correspondence.
  • Effectively present information in one-on-one situations to association members, vendors and other employees of the organization.
  • Listen and speak in person on the phone with association members and other MSTA employees.
  • Read, write, speak and comprehend English fluently.
  • Add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.
  • Work with little or no supervision.
  • Use diplomacy and tact when dealing with problems.
  • Identify problems and determine the best course of action for their resolution.
  • Critically evaluate information for accuracy and usefulness in solving problems.
  • Apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Deal with problems involving several concrete variables in a variety of situations.
  • Apply knowledge and experience to solve new problems.
  • Understand and apply advanced accounting principles.
  • Friendly presence and helpful attitude; ability to work well with others


This is a full-time benefits eligible position. Employees enjoy 100% employer-paid health and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave plus a generous 401(k).