Finance Assistant

Euclid, OH | Contract

Post Date: 04/24/2018 Job ID: EUI001-02 Industry: Financial Pay Rate: $17/hr

Our client in Euclid, OH is in search of a Finance Assistant to join their team.

The Finance Assistant is responsible for preparing and processing checks for vendors and will also play a role assisting with other department duties.



  • Assists Fiscal Officer with balancing monthly reports
  • Assists with bank reconciliations and payroll data, as needed
  • Attends meeting and serves on internal committees, as requested
  • Balances account journals monthly and notifies Fiscal Officer of any discrepancies
  • Balances cash drawers and prepares daily bank deposits in the absence of the Deputy Fiscal Officer
  • Maintains and increases knowledge and skills through attendance at meetings, conferences, training seminars and in-service training sessions
  • Participates in strategic planning process
  • Posts expenses to appropriate account journals
  • Posts journal data to general ledger and submits to Fiscal Officer
  • Prepares and maintains records and reports
  • Prepares and sends checks to vendors
  • Prepares correspondence, as needed
  • Prepares purchase orders
  • Sends checks to vendors
  • Updates status of accounts daily
  • Performs additional duties and assignments, as needed or requested



  • Tracks benefit information for employees
  • Assist with audit preparation each year
  • Assists Fiscal Officer and Director in the records retention process
  • Maintains electronic human resources databases for employees
  • Assists with the preparation of Board packets in the absence of the Executive Assistant



Education, Training and/or Experience

  • High school diploma
  • Minimum of one (1) year of bookkeeping experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use appropriate judgment in handling information and records
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and assignments, meet deadlines, and anticipate needs of the Director
  • Ability to work independently with general direction
  • Ability to write business correspondence using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Accurately copy and record figures
  • Ability to tactfully and effectively communicate and work with customers and staff in a personable and professional manner
  • Ability to interact with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds for the purpose of providing professional, courteous, and prompt service.
  • Proficient with online resources; including e-mail and online operating systems*
  • Experience with strategic planning process
  • Knowledge of the American Library Association Bill of Rights
  • Knowledge of Core Competencies required for position*
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety requirements*
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers; calculate fractions and percentages
  • Department policies and procedures*
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with the supervisor and co-workers
  • Maintain accurate and complete accounts
  • Operate office machines (e.g. calculator, photocopier, FAX, postage meter, shredder)
  • Prepare accurate and concise reports
  • Prepare final copy from draft or dictation
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
  • Understanding of patron confidentiality requirements and ethics responsibilities under Ohio law*


       *May be acquired after hire


Mindy Chandler
Business Development Account Manager

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