Accountant in Detroit, MI at Hire Road

Date Posted: 6/17/2019

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Job Description

Detroit, MI

Our client is a growing, multifaceted, full-service philanthropic organization who is looking to add a professional Accountant to their team. The Accountant will report directly to the Controller and will be responsible for preparing journal entries, reconciling monthly bank accounts and investment statements, and preparing IRS and tax forms.

Accountant must have 6+ years of professional accounting experience

Accountant Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 6+ years of relevant experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel (pivot tables and v-lookups)
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks including prioritizing, organizing and meeting deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Non-profit fund accounting experience and/or public accounting experience
  • Experience with accounting for federal funds preferred
  • Tax experience preferred
  • CPA license or certification preferred

Accountant Description:

  • The Accountant will support the finance team in performing and reviewing various accounting and financial activities of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and its supporting organizations
  • This position will also assist in developing written documentation for accounting processes
  • The position’s responsibilities are intended to grow and evolve in content and complexity over time
  • Assist with various finance processes, including but not limited to, journal entries, investment account reconciliations, accounts payable, grants payable and gift reconciliations
  • Assist in the recordkeeping and reporting for federal grants
  • Assist in reviewing internal financial statements and narratives and performing actual vs. budget variance analyses
  • Prepare various reports including budget vs. actual reports for departments and special projects, financial dashboards and other reports as needed
  • Develop, review and update written policies and procedures
  • Assist with the annual financial audit and single audit, including preparing schedules, gathering information, drafting and/or reviewing draft audited financial statements and footnote disclosures, and reconciling amounts and information to financial records and supporting schedules
  • Assist with the annual preparation and filing of IRS Form 990 and other federal, state and local tax and information returns, including preparing schedules, gathering information, drafting and/or reviewing the returns, and reconciling amounts and information to financial records and supporting schedules
  • Assist in preparing and administering the annual budget
  • Assist with future financial systems conversion
  • Complete various financial surveys and requests for information
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Choosing the Hire Road is about shared success, active and committed partnerships and relationships that last.  Hire Road is solely focused on connecting highly skilled professionals with leading organizations. We are a solutions-based, results-oriented staffing company specializing in a wide range of industry specific practices. To put it simply, we recruit, screen and hire talented people for temporary and full-time positions. 

This classification description is intended to indicate the general kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that are required of positions given this title and should not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be.  It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of the employees under her/his supervision.  The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind or level of difficulty.

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