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:

  • Prepare, examine, or analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.

  • Report to Finance Director, and upper management/board members upon request of the director, regarding the finances of establishment.

  • Oversee table of accounts and assign entries to proper accounts.

  • Develop, implement, modify, and document recordkeeping and accounting systems, making
    use of current computer technology.

  • Maintain or examine the records of government agencies.

  • Advise in areas such as compensation, employee health care benefits, the design of accounting or data processing systems, and any other long-range plans effecting finance.

  • Develop, maintain,and analyze budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs.

  • Provide internal and external auditing services for the business.

  • Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations to project future revenues and expenses.

  • Advise management about issues such as resource utilization, and the assumptions underlying budget forecasts.

  • Prepare forms and manuals for accounting and bookkeeping personnel and assist with directing their work activities.

  • Appraise, evaluate, and inventory real property and equipment, recording information such as the description, value, and location of property.

  • Survey operations to ascertain accounting needs and to recommend, develop, or maintain solutions to business and financial problems.

Qualifications

 

Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s in Accounting, Finance,  or related field with 1-2 years' experience in an accounting role
    • Sensitivity, tact, diplomacy and the ability to honor confidentiality

    • Genuine appreciation of FBEM’s mission and the ability to communicate it

    • Outstanding phone and customer service skills that incorporate a cooperative  and friendly attitude

    • Must have attention to detail, excellent interpersonal skills

    • Ability to work in partnership with other staff members

    • Ability to handle multiple priorities and work independently

    • Excellent planning and organizational skills

    • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office including Work, Excel and Outlook

    • Highly developed oral, written and advanced computer skills

 

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.