Accounting Assistant

Accounting Assistant

Position: Accounting Assistant
Posting Date: May 21, 2024
Closing Date: June 4, 2024
Assignment: Lansing Office
Salary Range: $35,943.42 - $52,577.49

The Accounting Assistant position is responsible for maintaining accurate financial records on accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and daily financial entries and reconciliations.


  • Maintain accurate records of financial transactions by accurately entering data into accounting software.
  • Process per capita tax revenue and payments.
  • File and retrieve confidential documents, records, and prepare reports as needed.
  • Preparation of journal entries.
  • Balancing and analyzing general ledger accounts.
  • Reconciliation of entries into the accounting system.
  • Develop spreadsheets and record-keeping methods.
  • Reconcile bank accounts.
  • Prepare and process invoices and payments.
  • Prepare and process payroll.
  • Monitor accounts receivable and accounts payable.
  • Assist with audits.
  • Assist with month-end and year-end closing.
  • Sort and distribute incoming mail and prepare outgoing mail and faxes.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Associates degree in Accounting, or equivalent of 3-5 years of accounting experience.
  • Effective organizational and time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Positive attitude and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Professional, courteous, and tactful.
  • Ability to work independently with little-to-no supervision.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent data entry skills.
  • Excellent problem resolution skills.
  • Commitment to confidentiality and discretion.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Google.

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Must be able to work at desk/computer for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to have repetitive wrist/hand/finger movement to work on computer and/or related office equipment.
  • Position requires continual mental concentration and specific attention to detail.
  • May be required to reach, bend, stoop, and handle objects with hands and/or fingers, talk and/or hear, and see.
  • Position requires light to moderate work with 20 (twenty) pounds maximum weight to lift and carry.

TO APPLY: Submit Cover letter and Resume to:
[email protected]
AFSCME Michigan 925
ATTN: Kimberly Floyd, Human Resources
1034 N. Washington Ave.
Lansing, Michigan 48906