• Supervisor, Disbursements

    Posted Date 2 days ago(11/16/2018 3:53 PM)
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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


    Supervises and coordinate the activities of accounts payable and payroll in the Finance department.


    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Supervise and review the work of the accounts payable accountants.
    2. Maintain the vendor master file.
    3. Coordinate accounts payable check runs, including foster care, refugee, and managed facilities.
    4. Reconcile accounts payable details to the general ledger monthly.
    5. Process, maintain and review all payroll data and reports.
    6. File quarterly and annual payroll tax returns and other related regulatory items.
    7. Reconcile payroll accounts, including accruals, monthly.
    8. Maintain current knowledge of and implement Samaritas personnel policies and supervisory handbook.
    9. Ensure compliance with written operational and financial policies and procedures to assure continuous quality improvement, internal control, and that the department standards are met.
    10. Lead, motivates, mentor and hold accountable staff. Provide guidance and training to staff to ensure that they understand goals, staffing plans and job responsibilities.
    11. Maintain confidentiality of all recipient, staff and agency information.
    12. Assist the Director, Finance and Manager, Financial Reporting with various projects.


    Job Qualifications


    Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, preferred.



    • 4+ years of accounting experience.
    • Supervisory experience, preferred.
    • Non-profit experience, preferred.


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • 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 to identify issues, propose alternatives and implement corrective actions.
    • Advanced proficiency in utilizing various computer applications, including and not limited to Word and Excel.
    • Ability to utilize and evaluate various accounting software programs.
    • Ability to maximize technology and perform work in a paperless environment.
    • 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 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 manage multiple functions of a complex Organization. Strong organizational skills.


    Additional Work Requirements

    • N/A


    Physical and Mental Requirements

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


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