Accounting Assistant #202031

Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency
Salem, Oregon, United States
USD 180,018.00
16 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
MWVCAA is committed to promoting and achieving diversity, equity and inclusion with employees and with those we serve. The agency strives to be an employer of choice with a visionfor all people to be respected for their infinite worth, and supported to envision and reach a positive future.

*COVID-19 Alert: This position includes performing essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic and potential exposure to others who may be infected with the virus.I understand that if I am feeling unwell or have knowledge that I have had contact with an individual with a positive COVID-19 test, I will report it to my supervisor and self-isolate according to agency policies. I also understand that I must use available PPE and practice social distancing whenever possible according to agency policies.


The Accounting Assistant maintains the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable function assuring that expenses, revenues and receivables are coded to correct grant and line item budget(s) for COVID-related grants. This position may perform coding and data entry tasks for A/P, A/R or Payroll.



High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED); and a 2 year certificate from college or technical school and 3-4 years related experience and/or training in bookkeeping, accounts payable and accounts receivable, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Valid Oregon driver's license, satisfactory driving record, current liability insurance and automobile available for use on the job.
  • Registration with the Child Care Division in the Central Background Registry.

  • Prepares monthly rent documentation for payment; tracks associated contracts and forms.
  • Prepares reversals for accounts payable voided checks.
  • Sets up and reconciles supply and agency administration invoices.
  • Assists in reconciling all general ledger accounts related to COVID-19 grants on a monthly basis, notifying the CFO or Accounting Manager of any concerns.
  • Accurately inputs journal entries into accounting software.
  • Ensures all journal entry numbers are accounted for and the computer data entry transaction report is attached to each journal entry.
  • Assists with monthly general ledger financial report delivery to all Programs Directors with COVID-19 grants.
  • Reviews any payroll allocation information entered into general ledger for accuracy.
  • Performs any other tasks as necessary.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity for handling office equipment.

  • Indoor, office work environment with frequent interruptions and demands.
  • Working with coworkers/clients over the phone and in-person.
  • Occasional noise and distractions in work spaces.
  • Occasional remote work.

MWVCAA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, veterans, and people with disabilities or any other protected category. We welcome all people to join us in achieving our Mission. If you require any assistance in the application process, or reasonable accommodations to perform the essential duties of the position, please notify a member of our team at (503) 585-6232.