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Open Position: Accounting Assistant

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) has the following open position. For more information about EMO please visit our website www.emoregon.org.
Accounting Assistant (SW Portland)
PURPOSE: To provide for the integrity of the fiscal system and the timeliness, reliability and relevance of the financial and accounting functions, financial reporting, audit preparation.

TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected] no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8.
You may also fax to (503) 223-7007 or mail to EMO, 0245 SW Bancroft St., Suite B, Portland, OR 97239. No phone calls please.

ACCOUNTABILITY: To the Mission and Goals of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) as determined by the Board of Directors and as administered by the Executive and Deputy Directors.

REPORTS TO: Director of Finance and Administrative Services/Executive Director.


Manage operation of Central Fiscal systems of the agency:
Maintain accounts payable.
Enter monthly recurring accruals and journal entries as needed.
Prepare reports from accounting system as requested including bank reconciliation and other reports or statements.
Provide coverage for other finance and administrative staff during their scheduled and unscheduled absences and performs other business office duties as assigned.
Assure accurate and timely submission of records and reports related to the position.
Insure that EMO books and records are prepared for the annual audit in an accurate and timely manner. Liaison with and assist external auditors.
Assure that EMO is in compliance with standard internal control policies.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Ability to work within the mission, vision and ethics of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.
Willingness and ability to work with people of diverse ethnicity, socio-economic circumstance, religion, culture and sexual orientation.
Minimum 2 years bookkeeping experience at levels commensurate with the job responsibilities.
Demonstrated experience in a high-level accounting position within an automated and manual-processing environment.
Experience in reviewing monthly and annual financial reports and budgets.
Exposure to non-profit accounting and knowledge of project costing methods and overhead rates for use in grants and contracts.
Evidence of skill in anticipating and communicating priorities in a dynamic, multi-level environment.
High-level organization and prioritization skills and ability to maintain a calm, professional demeanor.
High tolerance for ambiguity and change.
Skills/abilities and/or education/experience necessary to perform the duties of the position.

HOURS: Part-time position, approximately 20 hours per week.

EMO is an equal opportunity employer.

a.. Location: SW Portland
b.. Compensation: $12-$15 per hour.
c.. This is a part-time job.
d.. This is at a non-profit organization.
e.. Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
f.. Please, no phone calls about this job!
g.. Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.


Thank you,
Krystal Sharinghousen, Office Assistant
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
[email protected]