Position Description:

We are seeking a highly organized and detail-oriented Full-Charge Bookkeeper to join our team. The Full-Charge Bookkeeper will be responsible for handling the day-to-day aspects of the accounting process, from recording financial transactions to supporting audit processes. The ideal candidate should have a thorough understanding of accounting principles, be well-versed in accrual and grant accounting, demonstrate a strong work ethic, and have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Accounts Payable and Receivable: handle invoice processing, ensure the accuracy of billing data, and coordinate payments. Monitor invoices and liaise with vendors and customers for timely payment and dispute resolution.
  • General Ledger Maintenance: Record financial transactions accurately, review entries for proper classification, and post journal entries as needed to adjust account balances.
  • Financial Reconciliation: Regularly reconcile all applicable accounts including bank accounts, credit card statements, and vendor accounts, and resolve discrepancies.
  • Financial Record Maintenance: Ensure accuracy of financial records, and assist with month-end and year-end closing processes, including adjusting entries and reconciliations.
  • Payroll Support: Assist with processing payroll, ensuring timely and accurate disbursement of payments to employees and contractors, and maintaining payroll records in compliance with record-keeping requirements.
  • Financial Controls & Regulatory Compliance: Assist in implementing internal controls, support preparation for internal and external audits, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in accounting or a related field
  • 3+ years of proven experience in bookkeeping or accounting roles
  • Proficiency in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and strong knowledge of accrual and grant accounting.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Excel and QuickBooks.
  • Familiarity with payroll processing systems, Salesforce, and Authorize.net is a plus.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to accuracy and integrity in financial reporting.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively within a team.
  • Great communication skills are important for interacting with colleagues, clients, vendors, and other stakeholders.

Reporting Structure:

This position reports directly to the Finance Director and collaborates closely with other Finance and Administrative Team members.

How to Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to the jobs@mei.edu email address with the title “Bookkeeper_First Name Last Name” in the subject line.

Part-time: 20 per week

Salary: $25,000 per year