JEWISH FAMILY & CHILD SERVICE

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Bookkeeper

Classification: Full-Time (37.5 hours)  Hourly – Non-Exempt

Program/Department: Accounting

Supervisor: Finance Manager

Purpose of the Position:  The purpose of this position is to serve as the bookkeeper for the agency and serve as back-up for the front office team. 

Qualifications:

  1. Vocational Certificate or Associates Degree from an accredited business school, college or university is preferred. A minimum of one year administrative and client support experience is required preferably in non-profit organizations.  Two years of experience may substitute for Associates Degree.
  2. Excellent telephone, verbal and written communication skills.
  3. Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, Outlook), and QuickBooks are preferred. Other database familiarity is helpful.
  4. Experience processing Accounts Payable, Payroll processing and Accounts Receivable is required.
  5. Knowledge of accounting and mental health insurance billing procedures preferred.
  6. Two years of related work experience (Not-for-profit experience is helpful, but not required).

 

Core Competencies:

Strong communication skills, accuracy, professionalism, initiative, organizational skills, detail oriented, collaborative, adaptable, excellent problem-solving skills, cultural competency, discretion, confidentiality and dependability, ability to manage multiple priorities, customer service skills, ability to communicate complex information to a variety of individuals.

Job Responsibilities:

The Bookkeeper will be responsible for day to day transactional accounting and provide support in the following ways:

  1. Promote the mission of Jewish Family & Child Service and adhere to the NASW code of ethics. 
  2. Process the agency billings and invoices through the agency’s EHR, prepare client data statistics for accounting, post cash receipts, prepare and mail invoices, perform accounts receivable functions accurately and in a timely manner.  
  3. Responsible for all accounts payable invoices, payments and cash disbursements in QuickBooks.  
  4. Be available to assist clients with any questions about billed services or account balances.
  5. Responsible for all insurance billings and providing information to/from insurance companies.
  6. Remain proficient in a variety of computer applications. 
  7. Follow organizational policy and legal requirements, reporting statistical information in a timely manner, communicating client and program needs to supervisor.
  8. Assist with Payroll on a bi-weekly schedule.
  9. Act as backup to other front office positions as necessary.
  10. Other duties as assigned.   

Cover Letter & Resume to Lori Martin: lmartin@jfcs-portland.org