Location:
EMI United States
Commitment: 
Minimum 1 year
Position: 
Resident Staff
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LOCATION:                        EMI USA Office – Colorado Springs, CO

REPORTS TO:                    Accounting Manager

STATUS & CLASS:            This is a full-time, non-exempt staff position (centrally-funded)

HOURS & PAY:                 40 hours per week; $3,100 – 3,800/month DOE  (with option to raise support to supplement salary)

INSTRUCTIONS:              If interested, please submit a resume to: HR@emiworld.org  Also, please visit our website to learn about EMI and read our Statement of Faith, which all staff accept and adhere to:  https://emiworld.org/about/vision

PURPOSE:                           Support ministry objectives by supporting the finance department in the USA Office and the finance staff in the overseas offices of EMI (Engineering Ministries International)

Qualifications: 
  • Interest in developing nonprofit accounting skills encouraged
  • Solid knowledge of double-entry general ledger accounting; familiarity with nonprofit accounting helpful
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; timely responses to requests
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently while handling multiple tasks
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Expected to maintain an extremely high degree of accuracy
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of financial records
  • Desire to understand the reasons underlying a process or procedure in order to build conceptual knowledge of accounting best practices
  • High degree of motivation, adaptability and flexibility
  • Ability to communicate in non-English language such as Spanish or French a plus

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Associate’s degree in Accounting with 2+ years’ experience in bookkeeping tasks (accounts payable, account reconciliations, financial reporting, etc.)
  • Bookkeeping experience and/or accounting internship preferred; other work experience demonstrating a strong work ethic will be considered
  • Ability to utilize QuickBooks easily including entering transactions and creating journal entries and reports
  • Experience working with standard office equipment such as computer, copier, fax, phones, software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
Responsibilities: 
  • Review and post approved employee business expense reimbursements into accounting software, coding transactions to proper expense category and fund account
  • Post credit card transactions to accounting software and reconcile to monthly statement; confirm automatic payment of statement balance by due date with interim payments as needed to assure adequate available credit
  • Prepare payments to vendors by verifying documentation and preparing disbursements (wire, check, EFT); collect Forms W-9 from vendors as appropriate and prepare Forms 1099-MISC in January; resolve payment discrepancies and adequately document contacts
  • Maintain electronic and hard-copy filing systems for financial transactions
  • Enter or upload income to accounting software, working closely with the Administrative Assistant or other staff to resolve concerns from donors and updating the transaction in the accounting software as appropriate; reconcile to donor database and the electronic processor reports (credit cards and EFTs)
  • Participate in month-end closing tasks as assigned including but not limited to standard journal entries, calculation of admin fees, reviewing fund accounts for accuracy and reasonableness, receiving and posting overseas and/or partner office reports, wiring funds, reconciling account balances
  • Prepare monthly financial reports as assigned by collecting, analyzing and summarizing account information
  • Prepare payroll and work with HR to make benefit payments and other related payroll tasks
  • Participate in annual audit preparation and gathering information for annual Form 990
  • Special projects and process improvement projects as identified (e.g., assist with developing internal policies and procedures, training staff, preparing projections)
  • Other duties as assigned