Accountant

  • 2300 Lapeer Rd, Flint, MI 48503, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan serves as a common solicitor, storehouse and distributor of food on behalf of its Partner Agencies which are non-profit, charitable organizations serving those in need.

Today the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan provides over 25 million pounds of food each year to those in need through more than 415 partner agencies. Partner Agencies consist of local soup kitchens, shelters, and food pantries who strive to feed the more than 300,000 people in eastern Michigan who are food insecure. The excellent relationships established within the Food Bank’s 22 county service area and throughout the state has allowed for numerous programs and initiatives to help fight hunger.

Job Description

Analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets,liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain all general ledger accounts and accurately process financial transactions in CERES 4.5 and other applicable software using generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Contract and grant administration and review.
  • Maintain adequate paper records for all financial transactions.
  • Maintain reconciliations of grants/accounts receivable and accounts payable.
  • Prepare, organize and compile information as requested for multiple purposes, such as month end or audits.
  • Develop, maintain, and analyze budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs.
  • Preparing and monitoring bi-weekly payroll working closely with our third party payroll administrators.
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Prepare and maintain a record of real property and equipment, recording information such as the description, value, and location of property.
  • Report to Director of Finance, and upper management/board members upon request of the director, regarding the finances of establishment.
  • Assist the Director of Finance and the Food Bank’s auditing firm with the annual audit and preparation of any state and federal filings.
  • Prepare, examine, or analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Finance.

Qualifications

Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s in Accounting, Finance,  or related field
  • At least 1-2 years' experience in an accounting role
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Desire to grow and take on new responsibilities

Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Highly developed oral, written and advanced
    computer skills
  • Understanding of G/L transactions
  • Ability to create professional presentations and present when required
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office including Work, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and work independently
  • Ability to work in partnership with other staff members
  • Must have attention to detail, excellent interpersonal skills
  • Genuine appreciation of FBEM’s mission and the ability to communicate it
  • Sensitivity, tact, diplomacy and the ability to honor confidentiality

Additional Information

The employee will carry out the job duties from a standard office environment.

Physical Demands:

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, stand, walk, and sit for long periods.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.