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Accountant, Michigan Municipal League

Published Jun 13, 2024

Do you care about where you live and want to be a part of a passionate team who cares as well? The Michigan Municipal League believes our communities play a critical role in all our lives. We believe in vibrant downtowns, great parks, strong local services, and creating the places we all want to live and work in. We believe strong communities have the power to support economic and social opportunities for all residents, including traditionally marginalized groups. If this sounds like something you believe in too, then our association might be the place for you.

The Michigan Municipal League (the League) is seeking an experienced non-profit Accountant to assist our Finance team in providing a variety of accounting functions. The approximate starting salary range for this position is $75,000 - $80,000 depending on qualifications. The selected candidate will perform a variety of non-profit accounting work for multiple entities, including general ledger maintenance, financial reporting, GASB/FASB research, and implementation, grants financial management, budgeting, and other related activities. We’re looking for a self-starter who can quickly learn new skills and deliver prompt and outstanding work. Our ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment, is willing to take on new challenges, and can effectively and accurately juggle multiple tasks within deadlines. Incredible organization and attention to detail is a must, along with a positive attitude and a willingness to jump in to do what’s needed to get the job done.

If you were working for us, here are just some things you would do:

  • Perform day-to-day non-profit accounting work of the League and its affiliate organizations.
  • Prepare journal entries, various reconciliations, financial statements, and narratives.
  • Participate in providing internal controls and oversight of financial operations including accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash functions, and other related activities.
  • Provide direction and guidance to other department staff and remain cross-trained to serve as backup to other departmental functions as needed.
  • Take a leadership role in special projects and initiatives and provides subject matter expertise within areas of specialty.
  • Assist with budget and audit activities and other year-end reporting.
  • Accounting for the MML Foundation, a 501c3 public charity.
  • Prepare required grant reports in collaboration with project manager and applicable stakeholders.

About You - Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Education or technical training equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field is required.
  • Previous experience in an accounting position, including computer work, is required.
  • Strong knowledge and expertise in accounting are required.
  • Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Knowledge of GASB and FASB accounting standards.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Superior organizational skills and close attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Ability to work independently and amidst constant change.
  • Skill in the use of standard office equipment.
  • Intermediate skill with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, database software, and finance and accounting systems and programs.
  • Ability to live and work in Michigan to support the state the League represents.

About Us:

The Michigan Municipal League is a non-profit association and member organization of 500+ cities, villages and urban townships dedicated to making Michigan’s communities better by thoughtfully innovating programs, energetically connecting ideas and people, actively serving members with resources and services, and passionately inspiring positive change for Michigan’s communities. Through advocacy at the state and federal level, we proactively represent municipalities to help them sustain highly livable, desirable, and unique places within the state. We create and offer services and events to our members in order to help educate and inspire them to remain focused on their passion for the areas they represent. To learn more about the League, visit:

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

The League is an equal opportunity employer that cares deeply about diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to creating a welcoming workplace for all.

Our commitment to DEI is born out of respect and admiration for the rich and vibrant composition of our members, the family of communities in Michigan. As the association representing these communities with one voice, we know that voice is strong because of the unique gifts and perspectives each possess. That is why we celebrate differences and work to create systems and practices that ensure inclusivity and equity while rejecting and dismantling those that propagate discord and division. This is a duty we proudly accept. We will continue to resource our efforts by shaping our organization and culture to reflect our DEI commitment and values, something we believe is a mindset first and milestone second.

Here's What We Have to Offer:

We are looking for people who believe in our mission to help communities around the state. In return, we offer a stable, energetic, and fun atmosphere to support your work and career growth. In fact, we’ve received awards for our people-first culture!

In addition to being such a great place to work, the League also offers a flexible work environment, including remote work options and a generous approach to paid time off. We also offer a competitive benefits package, including platinum-level health insurance plans, retirement savings plans with a generous employer match, and a variety of other benefit offerings.

Interested in Joining our Team?

Please fill out our quick application to get started. All finalists will be subject to a background examination. Michigan law requires applicants to request confidentiality if desired.