Accountant, The Michigan Works Association
Employment Status: Part-Time or Full-Time
Under the supervision of the Director of Employment and Training, responsible for development, implementation, and oversight of the centralized accounting system. The Accountant is responsible for developing internal control policies, guidelines, and procedures for all accounting activities including, but not limited to, budget administration and cash management. These duties
must be accomplished while ensuring compliance with all Federal, State, and local regulations and guidelines, as well as generally accepted accounting principles regarding fiscal procedures and audit trails. Directs all staff working in fiscal. Oversees functional duties to develop and maintain accounting procedures, departmental budgets, requests for proposals, purchasing, inventory, and monitoring.
- Education: Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or finance.
- Experience: Two or more years of professional accounting experience in a fund accounting system, which included experience with grant preparation, budget preparation, payroll, and accounts payable. Use in database applications including office suite of software for MS Excel and Word required. Data processing experience required. Experience with Federal and State grant-funded programs is a plus.
- Licenses and Certifications: Valid Driver’s License. C.P.A. is a plus, but not required.
- Accounting principles as they relate to the administration of Federal and State grantfunded programs including, but not limited to, budgeting, procurement, allowable accounting, contracting, and purchasing policies and activities.
- Analysis and reporting of financial data.
- Accounting principles, statistical techniques, practices, and procedures.
- Administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, use of computers and computer software (MS Word/MS Excel, database management, and payroll and financial systems), managing files and records.
- Principles and process for providing customer and personal service.
- Handling interruptions without losing on-the-job effectiveness.
- Handle multiple funding streams, program year start and end dates, state and federal regulations, and continual change in reporting expectations.
- Using sound, independent judgment within established policy and procedural guidelines.
- Using technology appropriate to the position held.
- Motivating, developing and directing people as they work.
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
- Talking/listening to others to convey information effectively.
- Take personal responsibility for achieving objectives and meeting expectations of the organization; effectively manage time and priorities with minimal supervision.
- Demonstrate flexibility and adapts to changing needs and direction.
- Communicate effectively with all customers, internal and external, and listens and responds to their needs.
- Work effectively with others. Look for and takes advantage of opportunities to help others serve our customers or meet their objectives.
- Work well under pressure, prioritizing critical needs to routine ones.
- Recognize and respect the confidential nature of the information exposed at the Monroe Service Center.
- Maintain a positive professional image through actions, appearance, timeliness, meeting commitments and deadlines, and daily demonstration of a positive and supportive attitude.
- Comprehend, process, and apply verbal and written skills
- Multi-task and thorough review of work product
- Uses creative approaches to solve problems, eliminate root causes, and prevent their recurrence.
- Identifies opportunities to simplify processes, add value, reduce costs and improve productivity.