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Workers’ Compensation Accounting Assistant Job

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Workers’ Compensation Accounting Assistant
Job# 2772
Location:  Des Moines, IA
Education Requirements:  Minimum of two-year college degree in accounting.
Other Requirements:  Include:

  • Ideal candidate will be experienced in the full range of bookkeeping and accounting functions.
  • Two years of experience in accounting and bookkeeping preferred.
  • Working knowledge of software including accounting, specifically GP Dynamics, and Microsoft products.
  • Formal training should be supplemented with continuing education.
  • Knowledge of government accounting and insurance industry preferred.
  • Person should be reliable, organized, and have excellent attention to detail.
  • Customer service skills are highly desirable.
  • Periodic out of town and overnight travel may be required.
  • Knowledge and Abilities:
    • Knowledge:
      • Working knowledge of organization’s products and services.
      • Working knowledge of accounting theories and practices and accepted office procedures and practices.
    • Abilities:
      • Ability to handle daily routine with moderate freedom to interpret and act upon various situations.
      • Ability to perform a volume of numerical detail work with speed and accuracy.
      • Ability to make difficult mathematical computations with and without mechanical assistance.
      • Ability to interact with more than one department daily.
      • Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions and technical terminology.
      • Ability to prepare financial and other records in a systematic, neat, legible manner.
      • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, a variety of governmental employees and officials, and the public.
      • Ability to operate a computer and learn various software programs.

Salary Range:  $40k to $50k
Description:  Under the direction of the controller, the accounting assistant monitors and performs accounting/fiscal activities for our Client’s Workers’ Compensation Association and its members applying generally accepted accounting practices in areas including, but not limited to financial reporting, accounts payable and receivable maintenance, account maintenance and general bookkeeping.  No supervisory responsibilities are assigned to this job.  Job duties and responsibilities include:

  • Financial Reporting:
    • Responsible for most standard journal entries necessary to close monthly books.
    • Follow applicable accounting reporting standards.
    • Follow applicable internal control procedures.
  • Financial Analysis:
    • Prepare financial reports as requested.
    • Preparation of all finance related requests for proposal.
  • Annual Budget:
    • Help with preparation of annual budget and track expenditures.
    • Enter budget into accounting software.
  • Investments:
    • Preparation and evaluation of bid requests.
  • Accounts Payable and Receivable Management:
    • Maintains accounts receivable which includes processing invoices and statements, verification of cash receipts and posting to proper accounts.
    • Maintains accounts payable including verifying accuracy of vendor invoices, maintaining W9 forms for all vendors, matching purchase orders, coding vendor invoices with our Client’s account numbers, obtaining appropriate approvals and preparing payments.
  • 1099 Processing:
    • Assist with preparation and verification of 1099 and related tax forms.
  • Account Maintenance and Reconciliation:
    • Assist with tracking and reconciling balances in checking and investment accounts.
  • Other Duties:
    • Verify accuracy of telephonic reporting invoices.
    • Verify accuracy of bill review invoices.
    • Assist controller as needed.
    • Completes filing as necessary.
    • Scanning payables invoices and receivables cash receipts to network.
  • General Bookkeeping:
    • Handle miscellaneous bank accounts, bookkeeping and reports.
    • Maintains capital assets records and related depreciation schedule.
    • Requires ability to handle sensitive materials while maintaining appropriate confidentiality.

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