Accounting Associate

United Neighborhood Center NEPA

Company Intro: United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA (UNC) is one of the largest, and longest operating, nonprofit organizations in the region. The agency’s purpose is to meet the needs of local low-income families, seniors, youth, and new immigrants, while also empowering them to attain self-sufficiency. UNC’s wide array of programs is continuously adjusted to fill the gaps that exist in local services.

UNC services include childcare centers with transportation, pre-school programs, youth programs, older adult programs, community health education, free screenings, community services, community education (free adult literacy, English as a Second Language, and citizenship classes), community revitalization, and community development (affordable housing).

This position is located in our administrative office in Scranton, PA.

Hours: Full time Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm.

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Accounting Associate will work with the Finance department team members at UNC NEPA headquarters in Scranton, PA to prepare and maintain financial records and other financial activities.

The Accounting Associate will be responsible for a variety of accounting tasks, including but not limited to accounts payable processing, accounts receivable processing, account reconciliations, document organization, payroll back-up assistance, and preparing financial reports.


  • Accounts Payable Processing:
    • Verify and approve requisitions for processing through Accounts Payable.
    • Process vendor invoices by verifying expenditures and coding them to the appropriate GL accounts in the accounting software.
    • Prepare checks and outgoing ACH disbursements for payment of accounts payable invoices on a weekly basis.
    • Reconcile the accounts payable sub-ledger to ensure that all bills and payments are accounted for and properly posted; ensure that accounts payable sub-ledger value matches general ledger accounts payable control account value.
    • Verify and investigate discrepancies, if any, by reconciling vendor accounts and monthly vendor statements.
    • Organize those AP documents used for AR invoicing to our local agencies in an electronic file system for easy access.
    • Manage corporate credit card payables; reconcile all receipts against monthly statements.
    • Maintain vendor database; understand and manage vendor compliance issues (W-9’s, 1099’s, etc).
  • Accounts Receivable Processing
    • Prepare monthly accounts receivable invoices for local agencies.
    • Organize and compile all necessary backup to include with invoice submissions.
    • Enter prepared invoices in the accounting system.
    • Reconcile the accounts receivable sub-ledger to the general ledger accounts receivable control account.
  • Aging Reports:
    • Prepare weekly aging reports for both accounts payable and accounts receivable, for weekly finance meetings.
  • Bank Reconciliations:
    • Complete monthly bank account reconciliations to ensure accuracy of financial records.
  • Merchant Account Management:
    • Verify and categorize credit card receipt payments daily.
    • Reconcile credit card receipt payments between the merchant account statement and the bank account statement monthly.
  • Understand general ledger accounting (debits and credits) in order to record general journal entries when necessary.
  • Year-End Processing:
    • Run reports and complete year-end processing of 1099 forms.
  • Payroll Processing:
    • Serve as a back up to process bi-weekly payroll when necessary.


  • Bachelors or Associate degree in Accounting preferred.
  • Minimum two years of relevant experience in accounting is required.
  • Knowledge of accounts receivable, accounts payable, and general accounting is required.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel is required.
  • Knowledge of AccuFund accounting software platform is a plus.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills are required.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team is required.
  • Detail-oriented with a commitment to accuracy and completeness is required.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are required.


Vacation, Sick , and Personal Time Off
Holidays (11)
Health Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
401(k) Salary Deferral
401(k) 5% Company Contribution
Group Term Life Insurance
Free Child Care Services
Employee Assistance Program
LifeMart Employee Discounts
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

UNC of NEPA is equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.