Employment Opportunity - Part-Time Accountant

Charter Township of Washington
Part-Time Accountant

Job Summary

The employee in this position provides accurate and efficient accounting, budgeting, and other financial functions to support the operations of the Finance Department. Excellent communication skills are a must. Ideally, the candidate should be comfortable interacting with a variety of people and departments but also be capable of working independently. 

The position holds responsibility to assist the Finance Manager with various general accounting duties and reporting functions of the Township. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting in preparation of the annual budget and amendments, involvement in the annual audit process, performing reconciliation functions, upholding the integrity of the general ledger, managing fixed asset inventory, and many other special projects. The wide variety of tasks and responsibilities makes each day a unique and exciting challenge. The position holds a high level of responsibility to ensure that all processes and records are in compliance with all accounting standards, laws and regulations.

Experience, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in Accounting
  • Municipal or governmental accounting preferred
  • Intermediate to Advanced level of Microsoft Excel & Word and ability to proficiently utilize office equipment & computers is required
  • Experience using BS&A preferred
  • Strong attention to detail; highly accurate; organized  
  • Knowledge and understanding of municipal operations in order to effectively assist the accounting dept., preferred
  • Ability to work under pressure without sacrificing data accuracy or integrity
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality

The experience, skills and abilities listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities related to the position. The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards, but as general guidelines that will be considered along with other job-related selection decisions.

Starting Salary/Benefits: $24/hr. Non-Union, no benefits.

Job Classification: 15-20 hours/week; some flexibility in hours; no remote possibility

Reports to: Finance Manager

Applicable Skills Testing may be required

Equal Opportunity Employer

Position Open Until Filled

Qualified candidates can submit cover letter and resume to bergmanh@washingtontwpmi.org