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Accounting Assistant in Farmington Hills, MI at Hire Road

Date Posted: 12/3/2018

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Accounting Assistant

Farmington Hills, MI


Our client is a growing company who is looking to add an experienced and professional Accounting Assistant to the team. As part of the team, the Accounting Assistant will assist the Controller with financial records, prepare reports, and update financial information

Accounting Assistant must have 1+ year experience with Accounting – preferred AR/AP

Accounting Assistant Requirements:

  • Understanding of Accounting/Finances
  • Self-starter – motivated and detail oriented
  • Able to analyze financial records and transfer information
  • Data entry and word processing skills
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Accurate and precise attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills; able to prioritize
  • Assists team members when needed to accomplish team goals
  • Strong aptitude for numbers, spreadsheets, and financial reports
  • Able to use 10-key by touch, with accurate data-entry, and handle high volumes of daily data/information
  • Two to three years of proven accounting/bookkeeping experience
  • Experience with QuickBooks preferred
  • Excellent computer skills; experience in accounting software, Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting best practices, laws, standards, and state/national regulations and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Pays strict attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task

Accounting Assistant Description:

  • Keeping financial records up-to-date
  • Processing business transactions
  • Handling bookkeeping and following accounting best practices
  • Fact-checking invoices for payment and processing
  • Maintaining sales ledger and general ledger
  • Preparing, fulfilling, and distributing checks
  • Preparing and approving AR Invoices
  • Monitoring vendor statements, and other transactions
  • Assisting Controller with audits, forecasts, and other fiscal planning
  • Posting customer checks, vendor payments, and ACH payments
  • Correcting and modifying inaccurate files and records
  • Assisting in account analysis and account coding
  • Reconciling account balances (i.e. credit cards)
  • Processing billing adjustments and refunds
  • Collection phone calls and e-mails as needed
  • Assisting financial department, other assistants, and Controller as needed
  • Filing, mailing, and other duties as needed


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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