Accountant (Part-Time/Full-Time)
Detroit, MI Finance
Job Type
Full-time, Part-time

The Accountant works with the Controller, performs professional level accounting analysis, prepares, maintains, updates, and reconciles a variety of accounting records and reports. Prepares journal entries and reconciliations for monthly general ledger close. Assists in the preparation and distribution of financial statements and supporting schedules. Assists Controller with external annual financial and single audit. Assists with accounting and general ledger projects.?  



Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  

  • Maintain and oversee accuracy of general ledger records.  
  • Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within the organization.  
  • Prepare monthly complex bank reconciliations.  
  • Review and maintain accounting data related to the organization accounting system.  
  • Perform fixed asset processing and reporting.  
  • Research and reconcile discrepancies.  
  • Assists Accounting Manager in the preparation of supporting work papers for annual external audit, state and federal monitoring, and audits by other grantor/donor agencies.  
  • Participate in the development of financial policy and procedures, suggesting enhancements designed to augment the operations of the department.  
  • Collaborate on departmental initiatives and projects, performing special reviews and analyses, and providing detailed and accurate reports.  
  • Aligns with federal, state, and local government accounting standards.  
  • Collaborate with other staff throughout the system, assisting with financial related inquiries or problems.  
  • Establish and maintain electronic files?  
  • Participate as an active team member with all agency departments (i.e., attend meetings as assigned, etc.) so the agency's efforts to assist clients and maintain licensing/contract are coordinated for maximum effectiveness.  
  • Maintain strong, open communication with direct supervisor regarding services delivered, concerns or questions.  


  • Ability to promote excellent performance in self and others  
  • Ability to solve problems independently, effectively, and creatively  
  • Demonstrates attention to details  
  • Ability to conduct research, study and synthesize data, and establish priorities, strategies, policies, and procedures  
  • Highly organized with proven ability to manage multiple high priority projects  
  • Demonstrates outstanding accounting and financial management skills  

Core Competencies  

  • Analytical Thinking  
  • Attention to Detail  
  • Continuous Learning  
  • Developing Others  
  • Financial & Management Accounting  
  • Using Financial Information  
  • Using Information Technology  


  • Bachelor’s degree (Accounting is preferred) or related degree required  
  • Nonprofit or governmental experience required  
  • MIP experience a plus  
  • Minimum of three (3) years of progressive experience  

The Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC) is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within our organization. DESC actively seeks applications from women, persons of color, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups.