Exempt (Y/N): No
Salary Level: Hourly
An Accounting Assistant I applies principles of accounting to prepare check requests, purchase orders, monthly cash needs requests, payroll reports and record transactions as directed by the Controller for the organization by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Compiles and analyzes financial information to record entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions.
- Perform daily accounting processes including journal entries, account reconciliations, and general ledger transactions
- Performs general accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll Functions
- With assistance of the Controller analyzes financial information detailing assets, liabilities, and capital, and prepares balance sheet, revenue and expense statement, and other reports to summarize current and projected company financial position.
- Reviews contracts, orders, and vouchers, and prepares reports to the Controller to substantiate individual transactions prior to settlement.
- Implements accounting and accounting control procedures as established by the Controller.
- Implements the system for general accounting as established by the Controller.
- Maintains and reconciles journals, accounts and petty cash accounts for review by Controller.
- Works with staff and administration to ensure that budget processes assist in meeting the mission and obligations of the agency.
- Makes timely recommendations to administration and/or the board on revisions to budgets, procedures, and all aspects of financial planning.
- Provides Individual and Systems Advocacy on issues that will promote the independence, integration, and full community participation of persons with disabilities.
- Support the efforts of all people to learn and apply self-advocacy skills.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Four-year college or university program certificate; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. A very high level of accuracy in all matters related to working with numbers.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
College course work/or post high school work in accounting and bookkeeping.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
The ability to travel throughout service region independently on an irregular basis and to travel state and nationwide when requested. Aptitude for using computer tools reliably is required.