Urban Strategies Inc.
  • 06-Nov-2018 to 15-Dec-2019 (CST)
  • St. Louis
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Part Time

TITLEAccounting Assistant Part time

REPORTS TOSenior Staff Accountant

LOCATION:  St. Louis, MO


Urban Strategies, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 corporation founded in 1978.  The mission of Urban Strategies is to empower residents in distressed urban core neighborhoods to lead healthy, prosperous lives in thriving, self-sustaining communities.  Urban Strategies plans and implements Human Capital building strategies designed to end the physical, social and economic isolation of obsolete and distressed communities by: 1) creating an attractive mixed income community and 2) supporting low-income residents in progressing toward self-sufficiency.  Urban Strategies uses innovative approaches to provide families with a broad and integrated set of supports as they make the transition to new housing and to economic self-sufficiency.  Urban Strategies also collaborates with other community organizations to increase the human capital-building assets in the community.


The Accounting Assistant will be responsible for supporting the accounting department in areas such as Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and General Ledger, data analysis, weekly reporting and budget maintenance. Specific job duties will include:

  1. Assist with billing invoices for AR function using excel and Acrobat
  2. Prepare monthly grant reconciliations using excel
  3. Review General Ledger accounts for data entry accuracy
  4. Assist with reconciling income accounts to expense accounts
  5. Maintain biweekly and monthly timesheets
  6. Operate office machinery such as fax machines, copy machines, scanners and printers
  7. Perform other accounting, financial or administrative tasks as may be required from time to time quite often on short notice by the Senior Accountant


  1. Bachelor's degree in Accounting
  2. At least three years of work experience in Accounting is required; not-for-profit experience strongly preferred
  3. General Ledger and Trial Balance experience with data analysis and strong understanding of how accounts are correlated


  1. Strong analytical skills in dealing with financial and numeric data
  2. Ability to follow instructions
  3. Ability to maintain accurate records and pay close attention to details
  4. Strong Acrobat skills
  5. Strong Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word skills
  6. Timberline accounting software, preferred
  7. Strong verbal and written communication skills
  8. Ability to plan, prioritize and organize work
  9. Ability to meet frequent and shifting deadlines
  10. Ability to keep sensitive information confidential


Urban Strategies is an equal opportunity employer.

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