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Accounting Clerk — Des Moines Branch

Mission: We provide food for Iowa children, families, and seniors to lead full and active lives, strengthening the communities where they live.

Vision: A hunger free Iowa.

Core Values: Collaboration; commitment; compassion; courage; creativity.

Job Purpose
The Accounting Clerk position is responsible for providing general accounting support for Food Bank of Iowa. The position is responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable and general ledger, using Peachtree and Primarius.This position serves as backup to the Operations Coordinator as needed.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Be accountable, yet foster collaboration.  Provide feedback with compassion and accept feedback with courageCreatively problem-solve and innovate.  Commit to the success of all team members.

  • Performs tasks necessary to produce accurate monthly financial statements.
  • Enters accounts payable, accounts receivable, reconciles bank statements, journal entries, expense reclassifications, and general ledger account reconcilations.
  • Summarizes current financial status by collecting information, preparing balance sheets, and other reports.
  • Audits inventory and financial statements.
  • Assists in providing information for annual external audit and tax filings.
  • Establish and maintain standard operating procedures and appropriate internal control safeguards which are relevant to your work responsibilities.
  • Incorporate trained volunteers where applicable and beneficial.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Critical Working Relationships
The Accounting Clerk will work in a collaborative manner with Vice President of Business Administration, and others as needed to drive toward meeting FBOI strategic objectives, completion of important projects, and fulfillment of the organization’s mission.

Decision Making Examples
SITUATION: An agency inquires about their balance due, or sends payment less than needed amount.

DECISION: The Accounting clerk makes the decision how to apply payments sent in by agency’s. If the payment simply does not match any outstanding invoices, the Accounting clerk contacts the agency to determine what they intended to pay.

SITUATION: An invoice is submitted to the Accounting Clerk for payment and the General Ledger account number that is indicated on the invoice does not match the service that the vendor provided.

DECISION: The Accounting clerk would contact the individual that approved the invoice and notify that person that the General Ledger is wrong. The Accounting clerk would then discuss the correct account that would match that service provided on the invoice.

Qualifications
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE, ESSENTIAL SKILLS

  • Degree in accounting or related field required.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in general accounting required.
  • Solid understanding of accounting principles and practices and ability to provide accurate reports.
  • Must have high level of proficiency in MS Office programs.
  • Proficiency using accounting software required: proficiency with Peachtree preferred.
  • Excellent communication, organization and telephone skills are mandatory.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Commitment to Food Bank of Iowa’s vision, mission and values.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Possess professional maturity, good judgment, integrity and honesty.
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, perceive depth.

Conditions may include working inside, working with computers, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, and airplane.
Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing the essential functions may include computer and related equipment, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone and automobile.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The skills & duties listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To Apply

Send resume or CV and cover letter to Steve Laudick, Vice President of Business Administration, at slaudick@foodbankiowa.org. Please, no phone calls.


Warehouse Worker (non-exempt/hourly) — Des Moines Branch

Mission: We provide food for Iowa children, families, and seniors to lead full and active lives, strengthening the communities where they live.

Vision: A hunger free Iowa.

Core Values: Collaboration; commitment; compassion; courage; creativity.

Job Purpose
This position is responsible for maintaining food safety, keeping the facility orderly and clean, pulling orders, and assisting with agency order pick-ups.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Be accountable, yet foster collaboration.  Provide feedback with compassion and accept feedback with courageCreatively problem-solve and innovate.  Commit to the success of all team members.

  • Offload food deliveries and place accurately into assigned racking slot
  • Accurately pull agency orders
  • Assist with monthly inventory
  • Assist in maintaining a clean, safe and orderly warehouse
  • Operate all warehouse equipment and perform duties in a safe, efficient manner
  • Complete required documentation accurately and timely
  • Complete food safety tracking logs and report non-compliant findings immediately
  • Comply with standard operating procedures and appropriate internal control safeguards which are relevant to work responsibilities
  • Incorporate trained volunteers where applicable and beneficial
  • Other duties as assigned

Critical Working Relationships
The Warehouse Worker will work in a collaborative manner to drive toward meeting FBOI strategic objectives, completion of important projects, and fulfillment of the organization’s mission.

Decision Making Examples
SITUATION: The order that the warehouse worker is pulling has a total weight of 2,500 pounds. The worker has to decide if he should leave the order on 1 pallet or split the heavy order onto 2 pallets.

DECISION: The warehouse worker first identifies if the order is a pick up or delivery. If it is a pick up then they ask the team member working at the agency door if they know the vehicle of the agency that placed the order and if it can handle a heavy pallet or if it needs to be placed on 2 pallets or possibly hand loaded. If it is a delivery they ask either the Warehouse Manager or a truck driver if available if a 2,500 pound pallet is acceptable on 1 pallet for delivery.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to Food Bank of Iowa’s vision, mission and values
  • Professional maturity, good judgment, integrity and honesty
  • Knowledge of and compliance with warehouse procedures and common standards
  • Proven ability to work steadily and independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to lift items up to 60 pounds consistently and up to 80 – 100 pounds occasionally
  • Motorized forklift certified or aptitude to learn
  • Ability to work inside freezers and coolers with temperatures of -10 to 38 degrees
  • Must be drug free and will periodically submit to a third party random drug test

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize and perceive depth. Conditions may include working inside, working with computers, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van and bus.

Equipment used in performing the essential functions include computer and related equipment, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, automobile and fork lift. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The skills & duties listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To Apply

Send resume or CV and cover letter to Steve Laudick, Vice President of Business Administration, at slaudick@foodbankiowa.org. Please, no phone calls.


Warehouse Worker (non-exempt/hourly) — Ottumwa Branch

Mission: We provide food for Iowa children, families, and seniors to lead full and active lives, strengthening the communities where they live.

Vision: A hunger free Iowa.

Core Values: Collaboration; commitment; compassion; courage; creativity.

Job Purpose
This position is responsible for maintaining food safety, keeping the facility orderly and clean, pulling orders, and assisting with agency order pick-ups.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Be accountable, yet foster collaboration.  Provide feedback with compassion and accept feedback with courageCreatively problem-solve and innovate.  Commit to the success of all team members.

  • Offload food deliveries and place accurately into assigned racking slot
  • Accurately pull agency orders
  • Assist with monthly inventory
  • Assist in maintaining a clean, safe and orderly warehouse
  • Operate all warehouse equipment and perform duties in a safe, efficient manner
  • Complete required documentation accurately and timely
  • Complete food safety tracking logs and report non-compliant findings immediately
  • Comply with standard operating procedures and appropriate internal control safeguards which are relevant to work responsibilities
  • Incorporate trained volunteers where applicable and beneficial
  • Other duties as assigned

Critical Working Relationships
The Warehouse Worker will work in a collaborative manner to drive toward meeting FBOI strategic objectives, completion of important projects, and fulfillment of the organization’s mission.

Decision Making Examples
SITUATION: The order that the warehouse worker is pulling has a total weight of 2,500 pounds. The worker has to decide if he should leave the order on 1 pallet or split the heavy order onto 2 pallets.

DECISION: The warehouse worker first identifies if the order is a pick up or delivery. If it is a pick up then they ask the team member working at the agency door if they know the vehicle of the agency that placed the order and if it can handle a heavy pallet or if it needs to be placed on 2 pallets or possibly hand loaded. If it is a delivery they ask either the Warehouse Manager or a truck driver if available if a 2,500 pound pallet is acceptable on 1 pallet for delivery.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to Food Bank of Iowa’s vision, mission and values
  • Professional maturity, good judgment, integrity and honesty
  • Knowledge of and compliance with warehouse procedures and common standards
  • Proven ability to work steadily and independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to lift items up to 60 pounds consistently and up to 80 – 100 pounds occasionally
  • Motorized forklift certified or aptitude to learn
  • Ability to work inside freezers and coolers with temperatures of -10 to 38 degrees
  • Must be drug free and will periodically submit to a third party random drug test

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize and perceive depth. Conditions may include working inside, working with computers, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van and bus.

Equipment used in performing the essential functions include computer and related equipment, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, automobile and fork lift. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The skills & duties listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To Apply

Send resume or CV and cover letter to Steve Laudick, Vice President of Business Administration, at slaudick@foodbankiowa.org. Please, no phone calls.