Samaritas Fiscal Data Specialist / Bookkeeper $12.50/hr. in Grand Rapids, Michigan

hr / Samaritas, one of the state's largest faith-based nonprofits, has been sending ripples of positive change into Michigan communities since 1934. Prior to 2016, Samaritas operated as Lutheran Social Services of Michigan. Samaritas provides a continuum of care to all in need with approximately 70 different programs in 40 different locations in Michigan. We believe in diversity and inclusion, for the people we serve and the people we employ. Employing nearly 2,000 employees in opportunities ranging from direct service to management in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, we hope that you will consider joining the Samaritas team and help work in making a difference in communities across Michigan. We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in us. hr / Job Summary Performs various basic accounting, statistical and clerical support duties. Duties and Responsibilities liCreate and maintain filing systems relevant to office functions and program./li liPrepare, maintain, and distribute various reports, letters, correspondence, and mailings for assigned staff./li liPerform data entry into program relevant databases./li liGenerate billing; perform account receivables functions including reconciliation of accounts, cash receipts, and bank deposits./li liPerform accounts payable as program needs require, such as completing vouchers, writing checks, reconciling of accounts, and coding expense reports./li liIdentify, document, and resolve all discrepancies between program records and funding source records./li liWork with staff to identify information and data processing needs; facilitate timely submission of data and generation of associated reports./li liIdentify and convey to staff the schedule of dates and frequency of report runs, ensuring proper dissemination of reports to appropriate staff./li liPrepare and process documents for employees, included but not limited to: new hire paperwork, salary changes, and terminations under direction of the center director in accordance with personnel policies, human resource development procedures and timelines, as needed./li /ul hr / Job Qualifications Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification liAssociate's degree in business, accounting or related field preferred./li /ul Experience liTwo years' experience in billing and/or bookkeeping preferred./li liExperience with administrative support functions is preferred./li liExperience in a human services setting preferred./li /ul Knowledge Skills and Abilities liAbility to read, speak and write English with proper use of punctuation, grammar and spelling, to prepare business letters, summaries and reports./li liAbility to communicate effectively and work constructively with supervisor, staff, clients, outside organizations and general public./li liAbility to understand and apply various accounting, data processing applications and general office principles./li liAbility to perform basic arithmetic operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to compute rates and percents./li liAbility to utilize various computer software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel and Access and database management./li