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Bookkeeper – Part-time (24hrs / week)

Salary: $28 – $30 / hour 

MHLS seeks an experienced and well-organized professional for the position for the Part-time Bookkeeper. Essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following and other duties may be assigned. Detailed job description is available on request.

The Bookkeeper:

  • Provides support and assistance to and acts in the absence of the Finance Manager through all stages of the accounting cycle, along with overall budget support.
  • Applies principles of accounting in compiling, preparing, and processing financial data.
  • Prepares and processes bi-weekly payroll.
  • Processes purchases and ensure that invoices are accurate for payment.
  • Provides support to MHLS staff, Correctional Facility Librarians, and Member Library staff.
  • Performs general office and other duties.

Requirement:

·         At a minimum, an Associate degree in accounting or related field and at least two years of accounting and payroll experience

·         Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily

·         Be able to work independently

·         Be detailed oriented

·         Knowledge of municipal accounting.

In addition, the ideal candidate must have the following:

·         Computer Skills: Working knowledge of Nvision Accounting software; Microsoft Excel and Word Processing software.

·         Cost Consciousness: Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; conserves organizational resources.

·          Customer Service: Responds promptly to staff and member libraries’ needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

·         Ethics: Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

·         Interpersonal Skills: Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.

·         Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, and other complicated calculations.

·         Planning/Organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Develops realistic action plans.

·         Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

MHLS offers a strong benefits package including PTO, paid holidays, 403B plan, professional development opportunities, access to the NYS Local Retirement System and an Employee Assistance Program.

MHLS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

MHLS offers a strong benefits package including PTO, paid holidays, 403B plan, professional development opportunities, access to the NYS Local Retirement System and an Employee Assistance Program.

To apply: Please email your résumé and a cover letter specific to the position you are applying for to the MHLS Finance Manager & Personnel Officer, Saran Camara at jobs@midhudson.org.

 

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