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Accounting Assistant

October 26, 2012 - December 15, 2012
Location:Portland, OR
Salary Range:$13-$16/hr
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Benefits:Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription, FSA, Life & Short-term Disability, 401(k), PTO, EAP, Educational Assistance
Employment Type:Other
Department:UEA, Inc.
Description:Small Health and Welfare Plan Administrator (United Employers Association affiliate) seeks Accounting Assistant. Part-time position to start (3-4 days a week) with the potential for full-time later. Successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility and the ability and willingness to cross-train for other positions in a small office/team environment.

If you value . . .

  • Work/life balance
  • Flexibility
  • Office potlucks
  • Families and pets
  • Stability
  • Collaborative decision-making
  • Quirky, relaxed work environment
we want to talk to you.

Duties:
  • Manage payables and receivables
  • Perform bank reconciliations
  • Prepare invoices and audit billings
  • Provide phone support/customer service in small office environment
  • Act as back-up to Benefits Administrator as needed
  • Communicate detailed Plan information accurately and effectively
  • Meet strict monthly deadlines
  • Perform various accounting and administrative tasks as needed
Qualifications:
  • Associate or Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years hands-on experience in accounting, preferrably with Quickbooks
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, solid phone and presentation skills a must
  • Knowledge of health and welfare plans/ERISA/COBRA a plus
  • Candidate must also possess enthusiasm, initiative and curiosity
  • Patience and sense of humor are equally essential


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