• Accountant, Accounts Payable, Full Time - Detroit, MI

    Posted Date 4 days ago(10/11/2018 4:42 PM)
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    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Weekends and/or Holidays Required
    On Call Required
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    At Samaritas, we ask you to join us - to “Be The Rock That Starts The Ripple”. A ripple of transformation in the individual lives of the 15,000 people we help each year, and a ripple of positive change throughout our community. Our team is growing at Samaritas! We are seeking more Rocks to join our team. We are always looking for additional employees who want to make a big impact and have a lot of fun doing so as part of an enthusiastic, collaborative team. We want you to be our rock!


    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


    Analyzes accounts payable invoices, expense reports and credit card expense entered by program staff into electronic systems. Completes payments and controls expenses by receiving, processing, verifying and reconciling invoices and receipts.


    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Maintain current knowledge of applicable accounts payable and general ledger systems and procedures, chart of accounts and organizational policies.
    2. Analyze and verify incoming invoices and receipts thoroughly. Review invoices and receipts for completeness and accuracy, assure appropriated documentation is included with voucher or expense report, validate proper institution, department and account numbers and assure proper approvals. 
    3. Reconcile processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances.
    4. Assist program staff with and respond to staff, system and vendor inquiries.
    5. Reconcile vendor statements, research and correct discrepancies.
    6. Match checks with invoice/voucher, assure required remittances are placed in envelopes and distribute checks accordingly.
    7. Maintain and update master vendor files.
    8. Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately in accordance with organization policies and accepted accounting practices.
    9. Prepare manual checks and vouchers as needed.
    10. Assist in month-end closing including accruing invoices.
    11. Run, review and maintain all A/P computerized reports including purchase and check journals, check register, open items, aging reports and distribute accordingly.
    12. Assist supervisor with various projects.


    Job Qualifications


    Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

    • High school diploma or equivalency preferred.
    • College accounting classes, preferred.



    • Minimum one year accounts payable experience, preferred.


    Knowledge Skills and Abilities

    • Ability to apply commonsense and understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagrammatic forms.
    • Ability to work constructively with supervisor and staff.
    • Ability to understand and apply various accounting, data processing and general office principles.
    • Ability to perform basic arithmetic operations, including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
    • Ability to compute rates and percentages.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality with client, employee and organization information.
    • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team in achieving common goals. Ability to work constructively with staff and other stakeholders.
    • Ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural context.
    • Ability to speak, read and write fluent English. Strong oral and written communication skills with ability to prepare letters, summaries and reports using prescribed format and conforming to rules of punctuation, grammar, diction and style.
    • Ability to manage multiple functions of a complex organization. Strong organizational skills.


    Physical and Mental Requirements

    • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
    • Hand-eye coordination.
    • Hand and finger dexterity.
    • Near visual acuity.


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