Accounting Associate

Congregation Shaare Emeth
Published
December 26, 2018
Location
St. Louis, Missouri
Category
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Job Type

Description

Background
Established in 1867, Congregation Shaare Emeth is a compassionate and inclusive community that makes Judaism relevant, meaningful and joyful. We accomplish this vision through:

Living in Community
Lifelong Jewish Learning
Acting as Agents of Social Justice and Change
Living with an Awareness of the Sacred in our Lives
The Land and People of Israel,
Acknowledging our Community
Managing our Resources

Congregation Shaare Emeth seeks an Accounting Department Associate to support its fundraising initiatives. This position is full time, 40 hours per week, non-exempt employee.

Accounting Department Associate will be responsible for many aspects of financial record keeping at Congregation Shaare Emeth, a religious not-for-profit organization. Congregation Shaare Emeth maintains a general ledger and utilizes multiple accounting programs. The associate will perform a variety of clerical accounting duties according to established policies and procedures, reporting to both the Director of Accounting, as well as the Executive Director.

Essential Functions
• Utilize computerized accounting and Microsoft Office software programs (MM 2000, CYMA, Excel and Word).
• Prepare daily deposits (cash, checks, lockbox and credit cards).
• Run monthly statements.
• Control automated deposits (ACH).
• Maintain contact with Congregation members.
• Reconcile monthly credit card statements and import necessary information.
• Maintain Accounts Payable files.
• Analyze Accounts Receivable aging reports for overdue payments.
• Research invoices that are in dispute and reconcile invoices issues.
• Research and reconcile receivable discrepancies and coordinate with other accounting staff to record corrections in accounting system.
• Answer telephone calls related to Accounting department.
Education and Experience
Education:
• Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent required
• College level accounting classes a plus

Experience
• 2-3 years accounting department experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with a variety of individuals within Congregation Shaare Emeth.
• Ability to observe confidentiality of member accounts.
• Ability to multi-task, organize, prioritize and work efficiently.
• Ability to work independently; self-starter, energetic.
• Ability to anticipate work needs and follow through with minimal direction.

Physical Demand and Work Environment
• While performing the duties described above, the employee is regularly required to sit or stand for long periods of time.
• Accounting Department Associate is required to use a computer for extended periods of time, resulting in frequent and repetitive hand/arm movement.

Send resume to Rosalie Stein rstein@sestl.org.