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Accountant I


Is flexibility and a positive work environment important to you?  We are seeking a highly organized and technologically savvy Accountant I to provide comprehensive accounting and administrative support for our Chief Financial Officer and Agency. The ideal candidate will possess excellent attention to detail and be adept at utilizing various technologies.  Responsibilities include data entry, processing invoices, payroll assistance, reconciliations, reporting, digital record keeping of financial documents, and general clerical duties as needed.  The successful candidate should be able to work independently on assigned tasks. JFS is committed to providing services to the community regardless of their faith, race, national origin, gender identification, sexual orientation, or financial situation.

Salary Range: $19.00-$22.00/hour or base on experience.
Part-time or Full-time. Generous benefits.


    • Perform a range of accounting and clerical functions. 
    • Handle accounts payable tasks, including opening, sorting, and recording invoices. 
    • Collaborate with other staff to obtain clarification regarding data distribution over programs and agency accounts.
    • Review expenses for reasonableness and ensure that accounting documents have proper support for transactions.
    • Record business transactions and input data into general ledger system on a daily basis.
    • Assist with month-end and year-end closing procedures and reconciliations as required.
    • Handle posting of deposits, assist with banking needs.
    • Attend all staff meetings and participate in staff development as appropriate.
    • Collaborate with other administrative staff and provide coverage as requested.
    • Fulfill additional duties as assigned by supervisor and leadership.

    Education & Experience:

    Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree plus 2-3 years’ experience in an administrative support position or related experience. Previous experience in accounting, finance, or other related fields preferred. Must have excellent organizational and technological skills.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Office, Outlook.  Experience in Donor Perfect and Abila/MIP a plus.  Must be comfortable with general office equipment such as  printer, copier, and office phone system.

    The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive. Employees are required to follow appropriate supervisory direction and perform other related duties as required.

    Physical Demands/Work Environment:  The physical demands/work environment 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.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear, stand, walk, use hands to type and/or perform light lifting.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

    Compliance:  Adheres to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations including, but not limited to, those governing confidentiality, privacy, and documentation standards.  All duties must be performed in accordance with JFS corporate compliance & HIPAA program.

    Jewish Family Services is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. EOE/AA Disability/Vet

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    JFS is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment.

    This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

    A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.

    This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

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