Busy international professional association seeks full-time Accounting Clerk in a dynamic small office environment. The Accounting Clerk will act as point of contact for the Finance Department in activities including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and collections. They will have contact with external parties, such as vendors, customers, vendors. They will assist the Finance Department in various Ad Hoc projects such as preparing reports, research, and resolving discrepancies. The individual should be analytical, collaborative, and trustworthy.
To succeed as an Accounting Clerk at IALD, the person should possess, at minimum, a beginner’s level understanding of accounting principles. They should be ethical, have strong attention to detail, excellent verbal and written communication skills, follow through, and take ownership of processes. They should be able to handle multiple projects concurrently and be able to prioritize them based on urgency and deadlines.
Accounting Clerk Responsibilities:
Work with other staff to respond to and/resolve any Finance related questions.
Act as a point of contact between internal and external customers.
Maintain customer and vendor records ensuring they are complete and accurate.
Ensure that Accounts Payable bills are entered and paid.
Create and send Accounts receivable invoices, record incoming payments, collections.
Reconcile of corporate credit card bills.
Assist with the annual audit.
Back-up the front desk by answering incoming calls when needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Accounting Clerk Requirements:
Proficient in Microsoft Office 365.
Minimum of two years of experience in accounting.
Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, time management, problem-solving, and math skills.
Strong customer service skills required.
Beginner level understanding of accounting principles.
High level of accountability, accuracy, and efficiency.
Strong multi-tasking ability and prioritization.
Previous experience preferable in Accounting Sage 50 Software, Abila.
Experience in currency conversion preferred.
Experience working for Not-for-profit organization preferred
About International Association of Lighting Designers
The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is an international organization dedicated to setting the global standard for lighting design excellence. Members include independent professional lighting designers, educators and students of architectural lighting. The IALD welcomes professional lighting designers of all disciplines including theatrical as well as professionals in related fields. Major areas of focus for the IALD include designer referral services, recognition of outstanding lighting designs, public awareness, education, internship programs, energy policy and co-sponsorship of international lighting trade shows. (Est.1969).