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Accounting Assistant

Springfield, Illinois
USD17.50 to USD20.00 Per Hour
Job Type
19 May 2023
Job Title: Accounting Assistant

Job Type: Full-Time

Salary Range: $17.50 - $20.00/hr

Location: 1625 W Washington St. Springfield, IL 62702

Job Summary:

An Accounting Department support position responsible for performing recurring cyclical financial functions to include: assist the Controller and/or the supervisory Accountant with the preparation of audit workpapers, maintain computer spreadsheets and reports, perform manual and computerized data entry, perform data verification functions, filing, photocopying, provide telephone/receptionist support as well as other related Accounting and Administrative duties.


Recruit and maintain a positive relationship with new and existing churches.
Recruit an appropriate and sufficient number of volunteers to staff requests of care receivers.
Assure that all volunteers are interviewed and screened to comply with program procedures and agency policies and provide orientation.
Develop a continuing education program for volunteers.
Develop strong working relationships with key contacts by meeting regularly for communication, assessment and support and to assure that volunteer needs are met.
Conduct in-home assessments on potentially new care receivers, write and implement a Service Plan. Re-assessments should be done yearly.
Assign and monitor duties provided by FIA Assistant.
Demonstrate community leadership by representing the organization at community functions and through involvement in professional volunteer groups and organizations.
Assist Administration with securing funding for FIA program.
Hold quarterly Key Contact meetings.
Organize volunteer recognition program.
Conduct annual client and volunteer surveys.
Prepare statistical reports and documentation as required. Maintain and update program manual as needed.
Maintain files according to Agency and COA standards.
Attend necessary training to maintain and implement current knowledge of senior issues.
Coordinate, recruit volunteers and clients and market Faith in Action and A Matter of Balance.
Conduct Matter of Balance and Bingocize classes.
Maintain data entry of all clients to ECIAAA database.
Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities, Education and Experience:

Associate degree in Accounting (preferred) or equivalent accounting/bookkeeping experience, substitutable on a two-year for one-year formal education basis.
Demonstrated conversancy and competency with accounting and windows-based software, preference given for experience with MIPS and the Microsoft Office Suite of Applications, specifically to include Excel, Word and Access.
Demonstrate an ability to work efficiently, accurately and accomplish designated tasks with a minimum of supervision.

Catholic Charities offers a robust benefits package including:

Health, Dental, Vision, Life
403(b) & Pension Plan
Vacation, Sick, Personal Time, & 14.5 Holidays
Employee Referral Program
Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSFL) Eligible Employer

Catholic Charities is proud of its 90-plus year history of providing vital social services in our Diocese. Today, we maintain a substantial presence in ten communities throughout the twenty-eight counties of central Illinois. Our services include, but are not limited to counseling, independent living, family preservation services, food/clothing distribution, and crisis assistance. Every year, thousands of children and families are positively impacted by our efforts.

Please visit to learn more about our history, mission, and our vast array of "Continuum of Care".

Although being a member of the Catholic faith is not a requirement to be employed by Catholic Charities, it is expected and required of all employees to respect, support, and uphold the mission of Catholic Charities which is "to extend to all the healing and empowering presence of Jesus".
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  • Job Reference: 1010170402-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Location: Springfield, Illinois
  • Salary: USD17.50 to USD20.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent