Position: *Accounting Assistant - 300 Mabry Street - #062 Tallahassee Florida - #ZRType: Full TimeLocation: 300 Mabry Street Tallahassee FL 32304
Looking for a dynamic individual who has experience in the field of accounting and can perform both basic and advanced accounting entries, metrics, audits and reporting. Ideal candidate is comfortable providing training and support on accounting processes and procedures to others in the organization. This position provides support and reports to the VP of Accounting.
Under the general supervision of the VP of Accounting, the Accounting Clerk is responsible for performing accounting-related tasks, as directed.
Detail - Oriented
Computer Literacy – (Microsoft Office)
Strong Math Skills
Strong Communication Skills
(Verbal and Written)
Ability to Multitask and Problem solve
Professional Personal Presentation
- Perform account receivables, payables and/or payroll tasks, as assigned;
- Assist with bank reconciliations;
- Maintain capital assets and depreciation schedules (Accounts Payable & Staff Accountant);
- Maintain vendor list and set up new accounts as approved and necessary;
- Maintain accounting records for multiple companies & federal grants;
- Perform administrative duties (i.e., filing, recordkeeping, preparing correspondence, making telephone calls, conducting research, etc.);
- Maintain an acceptable attendance and punctuality record;
- Participate in staff meetings and training, as required;
- Cross-training in all areas (receivables, payables, payroll) required;
- Maintain strict confidentiality regarding all matters concerning the organization;
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- General knowledge of payroll accounts, payable and accounts receivable;
- Strong organizational and communication skills (verbal and written);
- Good time management skills;
- Must be detail-oriented;;
- Computer literate – experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook);
- Good work ethic;
- Able to work with minimal supervision;
- Able to follow instructions and comply with policies and procedures;
- Able to maintain good relationships with co-workers and management;
- Flexible and willing to learn.
The physical demands described here 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 the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, bend, kneel and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Typical Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Primary duties are performed in an office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
- Will possibly be working alongside others with social, mental, and emotional disabilities.
- High school diploma or equivalent;
- College Degree Preferred; 4-6 years of related training or experience in lieu of degree
- Prior accounting support experience, preferred.
- Current computerized accounting experience or equivalent additional formal training.
Dr. Helms’ vision set an early course for what today has become a $4 billion nonprofit organization. Helms described Goodwill Industries as an “industrial program as well as a social service enterprise...a provider of employment, training and rehabilitation for people of limited employability, and a source of temporary assistance for individuals whose resources were depleted.”
Times have changed, but Helms’ vision remains constant: “We have courage and are unafraid. With the prayerful cooperation of millions of our bag contributors and of our workers, we will press on till the curse of poverty and exploitation is banished from mankind.”
Goodwill’s network of 165 independent, community-based Goodwills in the United States and Canada offers customized training and services for individuals who want to find a job, pursue a credential or degree, and strengthen their finances. Each local Goodwill must be accredited, apply for membership and meet certain criteria established by Goodwill Industries International (GII).
The GII Member Services center, located in Rockville, MD, offers local Goodwills a number of benefits to enhance their programs and services, and grow their Goodwills.
Goodwill Industries – Big Bend, Inc. was founded on June 1, 1965. The first local Goodwill store was opened on Jackson Bluff Road in Tallahassee.
At that same time Goodwill collection boxes were placed in all major communities for the collection of used clothing. These donations were taken to a workshop for repair, then sold to assist disabled and disadvantaged people the area.
Over the next 35 years Goodwill Industries – Big Bend grew significantly. A Halfway House for men was established on July 1, 1972, providing temporary supervised living for Personal Work Adjustment Training clients. In 1981, Goodwill Industries – Big Bend began the Gulf Coast Division, a branch operation, with a store in Panama City, and in 1989, opened their first apartment complex for people with disabilities.
By the turn of the century, Goodwill Industries – Big Bend had retail outlets throughout the Big Bend area. The first computer training class began at the Mabry Street facility in March 2001 and Career Training Centers were added to many stores.
Now with 26 Retail Stores, 14 Attended Donation Centers, 9 Career Training Centers, 13 Residential Communities, and an Automotive Resale Lot, Goodwill Industries – Big Bend, Inc. continues to grow and offer more services to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.