General Accountant

SER Metro-Detroit

About the organization

Since 1971, SER Metro-Detroit has consistently maintained a high-performance record in the skills training and placement of consumers into unsubsidized employment in the private sector and in providing employers with a diverse, qualified workforce. The means by which our mission of cultivating a qualified, skilled and adaptable workforce for metropolitan Detroit and the global economy is reflected in our name: Service, Employment, and Redevelopment. SER Metro-Detroit works to give each consumer of services the resources needed to create a life of self-sufficiency and self-fulfillment. SER program mix includes: literacy and education, job readiness skills training, occupational skills training, vocational skills training, job seeker and employer services, welfare reform programming, economic and community development, employment, and extensive youth programming. The services delivery system includes the active participation of the public and private sectors, education, and government.


dheres to the mission of SER Metro-Detroit and Subsidiaries.
Coordinates with outside auditors and support three annual audits (corporate, charter school, and 401k). Prepare and gather supporting documentation and schedules as directed.
Manages audits and monitors for contracts and funding sources, providing requested supporting documentation, responding to inquiries, and resolving issues to ensure timely completion.
Prepare special financial reports as requested by various funding sources and government agencies.
Supports Texas accounting operations including: preparing or assisting with monthly invoices, reviewing payroll journal entries, reviewing and preparing JE’s for non-cash client services.
Maintains the automated general ledger system; prepares the month-end and year-end closing of the general ledger.
Supervise and assist in preparing budgets and budget revisions; analyze actual financial performance compared to budget.
In coordination with the Budget/AR unit, responsible for the development and strict adherence to the cost allocation plan in accordance with corporate policies and government regulations.
Review balance sheet account reconciliations including bank account reconciliations; conducts necessary research to resolve discrepancies.
Generates financial reports and statements; conducts research necessary to resolve discrepancies and distributes information to appropriate individuals.


Bachelor’s degree from a four year accredited university or college with a degree in accounting, business administration, or related field required. CPA or Master’s Degree preferred.
Four (4) years of experience in general accounting, audit, fiscal management, charter school accounting, and/or government accounting, preferably in the non-profit sector. TWC/Workforce Board experience preferred.
Knowledge of WIOA, TANF, SNAP, E&T, Michigan Department of Education, and other pertinent regulations and procedures.
Knowledge of GAAP and other applicable accounting procedures.
Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate and build professional relationships with employees and auditors.
Ability to multi-task. Quickly and accurately, shift attention among multiple tasks under distracting conditions without loss of accuracy or appearance of frustration.
Ability to work independently to handle pressures related to meeting deadlines and completing tasks requiring concentration.
Comfortably and confidently, use a computer and specialized software to maintain accounting records. Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) as well as accounting software; knowledge of MIP and Quickbooks preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, evening and/or weekend hours when required.


$55,000 - $65,000 per year

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