• Fiscal Data Specialist - Full-Time, Clerical, Medical Billing, Data Entry, Bookkeeper

    Posted Date 1 week ago(5/14/2018 8:10 AM)
    Requisition Number
    Employee Type
    Hours Per Pay Period
    Work Hours
    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Weekends and/or Holidays Required
    On Call Required
    Position Location
    US-MI-Battle Creek
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    Samaritas, one of the state's largest faith-based nonprofits, has been sending ripples of positive change into Michigan communities since 1934. Prior to 2016, Samaritas operated as Lutheran Social Services of Michigan.


    Samaritas provides a continuum of care to all in need with approximately 70 different programs in 40 different locations in Michigan. We believe in diversity and inclusion, for the people we serve and the people we employ. Employing nearly 2,000 employees in opportunities ranging from direct service to management in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, we hope that you will consider joining the Samaritas team and help work in making a difference in communities across Michigan.


    We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in us.


    Job Summary


    Performs various basic accounting, statistical and clerical support duties.


    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Create and maintain filing systems relevant to office functions and program.
    2. Prepare, maintain, and distribute various reports, letters, correspondence, and mailings for assigned staff.
    3. Perform data entry into program relevant databases.
    4. Generate billing; perform account receivables functions including reconciliation of accounts, cash receipts, and bank deposits.
    5. Perform accounts payable as program needs require, such as completing vouchers, writing checks, reconciling of accounts, and coding expense reports.
    6. Identify, document, and resolve all discrepancies between program records and funding source records.
    7. Work with staff to identify information and data processing needs; facilitate timely submission of data and generation of associated reports.
    8. Identify and convey to staff the schedule of dates and frequency of report runs, ensuring proper dissemination of reports to appropriate staff.
    9. Prepare and process documents for employees, included but not limited to: new hire paperwork, salary changes, and terminations under direction of the center director in accordance with personnel policies, human resource development procedures and timelines, as needed.


    Job Qualifications


    Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

    • Associate's degree in business, accounting or related field preferred.



    • Two years' experience in billing and/or bookkeeping preferred.
    • Experience with administrative support functions is preferred.
    • Experience in a human services setting preferred.


    Knowledge Skills and Abilities

    • Ability to read, speak and write English with proper use of punctuation, grammar and spelling, to prepare business letters, summaries and reports.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and work constructively with supervisor, staff, clients, outside organizations and general public.
    • Ability to understand and apply various accounting, data processing applications and general office principles.
    • Ability to perform basic arithmetic operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to compute rates and percents.
    • Ability to utilize various computer software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel and Access and database management.
    • Ability to work independently and cooperatively, while prioritizing work and assignments.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality with client, employee and organization information.
    • Strong organizational skills.


    Additional Work Requirements

    • N/A


    Physical and Mental Requirements

    • Near visual acuity.
    • Hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills for word processing and data entry.
    • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.
    • Ability to move freely about the office.
    • Ability to stoop, bend and lift arms over head.


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