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Accountant

Department: Finance
Location: Independence, WI
Shift: Monday - Friday (8 am - 4:30 pm)
Starting Wage: $18.34 - $21.50

Job Description:

WDEOC is a non-profit Community Action Agency dedicated to alleviating poverty-related conditions in western Wisconsin. Founded in 1966, we operate more than 20 unique programs for low-income families and individuals, including:

  • Head Start & Early Head Start
  • Homeless Services (Housing First, Homeless Shelters, Rapid Rehousing)
  • Child Care Partnership (Resource & Referral, YoungStar, Food Program)
  • WHEAP Energy Assistance
  • Weatherization & Home Rehab
  • Fresh Start (Youth Development)
  • Business Development (Women's Business Center)
  • RSVP Volunteer Program (Volunteer Caregivers, Birthday Boxes, Weekend Food 4 Kids)
  • Transportation Programs (Work-n-Wheels, Paratransit Certification)

Job Description:

We're hiring an Accountant to help assist the organization’s Finance Department in supporting Western Dairyland’s programs. This position will be responsible for implementing and maintaining accurate accounts of agency fiscal operations utilizing knowledge of double-entry bookkeeping, GAAP, funding source requirements, and agency procedures. In addition, the candidate will utilize computerized accounting procedures to facilitate precise financial data tracking as required by funding sources and programs including extensive year-end information for financial audits. The candidate will also provide technical assistance to finance and program directors along with maintaining and reconciling accurate inventory records regularly in compliance with funding source regulations.

This is a full-time position located in Independence, WI. Hours are Monday through Friday.  There is flexibility with remote work, 50% of your weekly hours.  Starting wage is $18.34 to $21.50 per hour based on experience. An associate degree in Accounting or Business and 3 years of experience in a financial position are required. We offer a complete benefits package including:

  • Health, dental, and life insurance
  • 401(k) plan with up to a 6% match 
  • Vacation 
  • Personal leave 
  • Paid holidays 
  • Sick leave 
  • Flexible work schedule with generous accommodations for family, school, and volunteer commitments
  • Opportunities for continuing education, conferences, and classes
  • WDEOC is a qualified employer under the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

Required Skills:

  • Be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Possess great attention to detail to perform with accuracy
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of double-entry accounting procedures, cash disbursements journal, general journal, general ledger, payroll procedures, budgets, and In-Kind
  • Have excellent multi-tasking ability
  • Have excellent listening skills
  • Show ability using Microsoft 365, including Word and Excel
  • Maintain the ability to deal with multiple grants, work with detail, adapt to new ideas, and work with varying programs

How to Apply

The application is open until filled. To apply for this position:

This agency is an equal opportunity employer. WDEOC provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type: race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

 

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Why Western Dairyland?

Do you want to make a difference? At Western Dairyland E.O.C. Inc., we believe that life is too short to be stuck in a job you don't like. One that doesn't provide satisfaction. One that doesn't allow you to make a difference in the lives of others.

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