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The National Multiple Sclerosis Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. We partner with volunteers to accomplish our work. Staff members engage volunteers through effective and timely communications, facilitating meaningful opportunities, and continually seeking and providing feedback for reciprocal growth and learning.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our national Finance team as an Accounts Receivable Specialist.

The Accounts Receivable Specialist is responsible for the account receivable function for the Society, which includes responsibility for the receipt and accounting of funds being paid to the Society. This role is also responsible for ensuring invoices are accurate and that proper accounting procedures are followed to account for the receipt of payment to the Society.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

1. Accounts Receivable Processing 

  • Receive daily deposit batches from chapter to confirm deposit total to bank deposit amount.
  • Review contributions received to identify revenue source by using tools such as Society's Data Warehouse and/or Convio system to identify donor contribution.
  • Allocate to appropriate revenue code according to Society Chart of accounts.
  • Allocate restricted contributions to appropriate revenue code and maintain copies of restricted contributions in secure electronic file per Chapter.
  • Submit Daily Deposit batch to Constituent Information Center (CIC) for further contribution entry into Data Warehouse/Convio.
  • Receive "Day of Event' deposit batches from chapter to confirm deposit total and bank deposit amount.
  • Submit "Day of Event" deposit batch to Constituent Information Center (CIC) for further contribution entry into Data Warehouse/Convio.
  • Maintain log of batches with deposit date, date received, total amount and date of posting in GL and Data Warehouse as communicated from CIC.
  • Reconcile accounts receivable to ensure all contributions are accounted for and properly posted to correct Revenue account per Society's standard Chart of Accounts.
  • Researches, verifies, and resolves discrepancies
  • Follow established procedures for processing Matching Gift contributions.
  • Makes adjustments to accounts as needed.
  • Prepares reports
  • Generate financial statements and reports detailing accounts receivable status
  • Prepares analysis of accounts, as required

2. Customer Services 

  • Provide general accounting customer service to Society staff
  • Courteously and promptly respond to all requests and inquiries from staff and vendors
  • Provide general accounting customer service to vendors

3. Volunteer Engagement 

  • Increase the number of Society volunteers, recognizing and recruiting talent (Managing Relationships, Being Open and Receptive)
  • Engage volunteers, effectively communicating and facilitating meaningful opportunities across all functions. (Communication)
  • Partner with volunteers to accomplish our work. (Getting Work Done through Others, Getting Organized, Managing Work Processes, and Overcoming Obstacles)
  • Cultivate volunteers, seeking and providing feedback and sharing opportunities for reciprocal growth and learning. We recognize the contributions of all volunteers. (Communication, Inspiring Others, People Management, Learning, Being Open and Receptive)

Minimum Education:

  • High School Diploma

Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum of three years progressive accounts receivable and customer service experience.
  • Solid understanding of basic accounting principles.
  • Proven ability to calculate, post and manage accounting figures and financial records
  • Data entry skills along with a knack for numbers
  • Hands-on experience in operating spreadsheets and accounting software
  • Customer service orientation and negotiation skills
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Problem solving skills in accounting transactions; the ability to analyze and reconcile figures monthly.
  • High level of confidentiality
  • Strong attention to detail, organization skills & excellent time management
  • Solid analytical skills for investigating/correcting problems
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, cultural values, and expectations of the National MS Society


  • Proficiency in MS Office with high level of ability in Excel
  • Strong typing and 10-key calculator speed
  • This position will be required to drive/travel on Society business. Candidate must possess a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, and reliable transportation. The Society does run motor vehicle checks for all positions which require driving and the applicant must meet the Society guidelines.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society provides a highly competitive, comprehensive benefit package to employees. These benefits include a considerable Paid Time Off Plan; Paid Holidays; 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Society match; Educational Reimbursement Plan; Professional Development Assistance; Commuter Benefit Plan; Flexible Work Arrangement Options; Comprehensive Health & Welfare benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending Accounts, Life Insurance, Disability Coverage, Life Assistance Plan as well as additional voluntary benefit offerings.


Please submit your resume and cover letter by applying directly to the job posting located on our company website: 

  Metro Area Houston TX
  Job Location City Houston
  Job Location State Texas
  Job Location Zip 77054
  Job Location Country United States
  Compensation Hourly From: $0.00 To: $0.00
  Job Category Accounting and Finance, Activism and Organizing, Administration, Advocacy, Clerical and Data-entry, Communications, Computing and Internet, Customer service, Database management, Development and Fundraising, Fundraising and Development, Health and Medical
  Prefered Experience 3 year(s)
  Job Type Full time
  Language 1 English ( Speak Read Write )  
  Job Posting Date Nov. 20, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name National MS Society
  Organizational Focus Foundations, Fundraising, and Philanthropy
  Contact Person Silvia Ramos
  Contact Phone none posted
  Contact Fax none posted
  Contact Email
  Web Address

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