Accounting Specialist- Payables


A Full-time position with excellent benefits is available.
Basic work schedule is Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm.

Join a dedicated team supporting the programs and services of our dynamic human services agency!

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Accounting Specialist is responsible for daily accounting functions for payables, bank reconciliation and posting transactions to general ledgers. He/she has duties that fall into six broad categories as it relates to agency accounting functions: data/statistics, communication, organization, coordination, resource management and record maintenance. Within these categories, the Accounting Specialist will perform a variety of tasks, as assigned. The Accounting Specialist must have thorough knowledge of all applicable office practices, policies and procedures.

The Accounting Specialist must be familiar with all duties and responsibilities for the specific component to which assigned. He/she will perform tasks, which primarily involve detailed data entry and fundamental mathematical calculations. The tasks may be performed manually or with calculators and/or computers. Duties may include computation and calculation of fiscal data/statistics, accounting, invoicing, auditing and general clerical procedures.


• Compiles, processes, reviews and records all aspects of agency payables and receivables.

• Compiles, posts, and reconciles daily cash receipts.

• Review and balance monthly general ledger accounts.

• Prepares bank reconciliations of multiple bank accounts.

• Prepares and posts monthly journal entries.

• Performs data entry of pertinent information into excel spreadsheets.

• Assists with the compilation of necessary data to complete the Consolidated Fiscal Report.

• Prepares, processes, reviews and records client and/or accounting information.

• Completes and/or reviews client or vendor financial information.

• Verifies client insurance or certification coverage and limitations.

• Reviews documents to verify the accuracy and validity of figures, calculations and adherence to prescribed criteria.

• Answers applicable questions about accounting activities, transactions, and procedures.

• Processes necessary paperwork within required timeframes.

• Adheres to appropriate procedures for reimbursements.

• Maintains self in a professional manner at all times and adheres to the Neighborhood Center policy, procedures and the Agency Mission Statement.

• Performs other duties as assigned.


• Ability and experience in positively interacting with the general public and appropriately communicating information in writing or other media to agency personnel or the general public.

• Ability and experience in performing account analysis and reporting activities in detail.

• Ability and experience in the use of office record keeping and filing systems and procedures.

• Ability and experience in complying with regulations and procedures.

• A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a closely related field with one (1) year of related accounting experience in a public agency or private business required.


An Associate’s Degree in Accounting or closely related field with two (2) years related accounting experience in a public agency or private business required.


• A High School Diploma/Equivalency Diploma and four (4) years of related accounting experience in a public agency or private business required. EOE

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