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Accounting Assistant

LifeWorks NW Portland, OR
  • Expired: August 23, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Accounting Assistant

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  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
  • Finance/Billing

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At LifeWorks NW we support people who are working towards a better life. From keeping children safe and building stronger families to our integrated approach that combines behavioral and primary healthcare, we provide essential services that make our community healthier.
Purpose: The Accounting Assistant will assist with daily financial and administrative duties and provide overall support to the Finance department.
Days/Hours:This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week. Daytime hours, Monday through Friday.
Pay/Benefits:$18.93 to $20.59 per hour.Full benefits.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Prepare vendor check run; Input check requests into accounting system. Print and mail checks. File checks in electronic vendor files.
  • Verify completeness and accuracy of check requests/invoices including coding, required back-up documentation, and proper authorization.
  • Track and reconcile credit card and vendor statements/accounts. Ensure timely payment of balances due.
  • Update and maintain general ledger accounts. Input, upload, and post journal entries.
  • Prepare bank reconciliations, post cash receipts, and reconcile site deposits.
  • Conduct periodic cash receipt and disbursement audits
  • Assist in month/year-end closings and fiscal year-end audit.
  • Monitor and respond to department email inbox. Check and respond to individual email and voicemail throughout workday.
  • Assist with overseeing finance clerks and interns. Back-up duties as needed.
  • Compile data and prepare a variety of reports.
  • Other various accounting projects as needed.
  • Continually increases level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency.
  • Completes tasks accurately within defined timeframes with minimal supervision.
  • Consistently helps cover for co-workers when needed and willingly accepts and follows through with other tasks as needed.
  • Meets standards for attendance following the department's call-in policy for any unscheduled absences.
  • Participate in regular individual and team meetings with supervisor. Attend informational and clinical meetings which may include all staff and team meetings, consultation with other staff and required trainings.

  • High School diploma or equivalent and knowledge of basic accounting principles demonstrated by one year of college level education and/or prior work experience in related field.
  • Flexibility to adapt to situations and work varied hours; possibly working weekends or evenings.
  • Strong attention to detail and highly organized.
  • Good mathematical background.
  • Ability to sort, check, count, and verify numbers.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work efficiently.
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced ever-changing work environment.
  • Good computer skills including a working knowledge of Excel and functional knowledge of Outlook and Word. Ability to master proprietary software. Ability to use 10-key.
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills (written and verbal) and maintains a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Ability to perform essential functions of job without creating a direct threat to the safety of self or others.


LifeWorks NW believes that diversity strengthens our workforce and empowers our community. LifeWorks NW is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status in accordance with law. Drug Free/Tobacco Free Site 01/09

LifeWorks NW


Portland, OR
97240 USA