Job opening: Accounting Clerk (New Orleans facility)


Second Harvest Food Bank is seeking a full-time, highly-motivated Accounts Receivable Clerk with a basic understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to assist with all accounting and clerical functions. This individual will be responsible for processing cash receipts, disbursements, and other administrative duties within the Finance department.

Second Harvest Food Bank (SHFB) believes that each employee contributes significantly to the company’s success; that contribution should not be limited by the work identified, assigned tasks, and overall responsibilities. Employees are expected to offer their talents, expertise, and services whenever necessary to achieve company goals. 


  • Responsible for recording all cash receipts, “Bank Statement,” opening and sorting mail, ensuring accurate separation of receipts by program, and preparing deposits and bank drops.
  • Responsible for the monthly reconciliation of petty cash
  • Responsible for setting up and maintaining accurate electronic files on vendors and other required financial records.
  • Responsible for the accounts receivable ledgers ensuring all payments are accounted for and correctly posted.
  • Assist with month-end closing entries and make sure all entries are accurate.
  • Responsibilities will include detailing unpaid invoices and utilizing system reports to research any discrepancies and pursue collection on delinquent accounts.
  • Monthly responsibilities include assisting with preparing journal entries and monthly closing entries.
  • Annual responsibilities include assisting with annual preparation and submitting reporting and year-end audit preparation.
  • Regular responsibilities include additional duties as assigned to meet company needs.
  • Participation in meetings and committees as appropriate is required.
  • Willingness to 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 of related work experience. 

Skills and Capabilities

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 accounting activities.
  • Must be detail oriented, an independent worker with excellent problem-solving, analytical, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task with a strong sense of meeting deadlines.
  • Good organizational, communication, 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 an organizational mission to ending hunger.

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

How to Apply:

External Candidates

  1. Email your 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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