Job opening: Accounting clerk (New Orleans facility) 

POSITION SUMMARY: Second Harvest Food Bank is seeking a part-time, highly-motivated Accounting Clerk to provide assistance with all accounting and clerical functions. This individual will assist with processing cash receipts and disbursements and other administrative duties within the Finance department.

• Assist with the cash receipts, opening and sorting of mail, ensuring accurate separation of receipts by program, and preparation of deposits.
• Assist with accounts payable functions, timely, and accurate processing of invoices, and purchase requisitions using a purchase order system.
• Verifying the validity of invoices, purchase request, and ensure proper authorization and coding.
• Maintain accurate electronic files on vendors, fixed assets and other required financial records.
• Monitor the accounts receivable ledgers to ensure all payments are accounted for and properly posted.
• Generate necessary reports, detailing unpaid invoices. Utilize reports to research any discrepancies and pursue collection on delinquent accounts.
• Assist with annual preparation and submission of 1099 reporting.
• Assist with the preparation of journal entries and monthly closing entries.
• Assist with year-end audit preparation.
• Perform other duties as assigned to meet company needs.
• Participate in meetings and committees as appropriate.
• Comply with all SHFB policies and procedures and maintain a professional, positive, and courteous demeanor.


Education: An associate degree in accounting or equivalent education/experience.

Experience: 1-2 years related work experience.

The ideal candidate will possess many of these professional and personal abilities and attributes:
• Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
• A working knowledge of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable and the ability to perform complex clerical and entry level accounting activities.
• Must be detail-oriented, an independent worker with excellent problem solving, analytical, and organizational and communication skills.
• Ability to multi-task with a strong sense of meeting deadlines.
• Good organizational and time management skills.
• Must exercise strong customer service and diplomacy skills.
• High degree of professionalism, flexibility and initiative.
• Intermediate-level knowledge of MS Office applications, particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook
• Committed to organizational mission to ending hunger.

Allowable Substitutions: Combination of education, experience, and/or training that provides the required knowledge and skills for the position may be may be considered in lieu of education and/or experience at the company’s discretion.

How to Apply: 
1. Email resume and cover letter (with salary requirements) to
2. Type “Accounting Clerk” as the only content in the subject line of your email.

Second Harvest Food Bank is an equal opportunity employer.

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