Position: Bookkeeper – Full Time

Reports to: Finance Manager

Coordinates with: All Departments

Summary of Responsibilities:

The Bookkeeper performs work of a skilled nature under the direction of the Finance Manager.  Assignments and duties include, but are not limited to, data entry of accounts payable/receivable, preparing bank deposits, handling cash, invoicing and other related task designated by the Finance Manager and/or CFO. This position is fast paced and requires strong communication skills with Zoo staff and occasionally with vendors. This highly organized, self-motivated person will also be tech savvy, as software is ever changing. Accuracy with a strong attention to detail is required. 

  • Assist the Zoo in fostering an appreciation of wildlife and the environment that will inspire active participation in conservation
  • Assist Management in ensuring safety, cleanliness, and efficiency in all areas of the operation of the Zoo
  • Follow and adhere to all policies and procedures
  • Manage accounts payable/receivable processes
  • Utilize QuickBooks, Excel and other accounting software to track financial transactions
  • Record day-to-day financial transactions and ensure entries are timely and precise
  • Process and record vendor invoices, ensuring proper documentation and adherence to payment terms
  • Maintain complete and accurate financial records by reconciliation of vendor accounts, bank accounts, QuickBooks accounts & spreadsheets
  • Accurate preparation of bank deposits and check payments
  • Maintain accurate filing systems for all payables, receivables and other property documents 
  • Assist with a variety of office support, clerical duties and activities of a general and specialized nature in support of the Finance Manager and CFO 
  • Assist with processing monthly tax payments
  • Assist in HR related duties such as processing employee paperwork, processing payroll, employee benefits, orientation 
  • Exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality in handling critical and sensitive information, records, and reports
  • Understand, interpret, and apply general administrative and departmental policies and procedures 
  • Read, understand, and review documents for accuracy and relevant information 
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships 
  • Learn new software programs as implemented
  • College graduate preferred or 2 years’ experience in a related field
  • Knowledge accounting principles & practices, QuickBooks or other accounting software, and Microsoft products
  • Willingness to work occasional fundraisers/special events
  • Must be a team supporter, extremely organized and self-motivated
  • Must be detailed oriented, organized and accurate
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with the ability to meet deadlines 
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Effective problem-solving

Identification: Two forms of official valid identification are required, must be able to pass background and child abuse clearances

Benefits: Medical & dental insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, retirement plan

Compensation: $45,000 – $49,000

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