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Accounting Assistant

Non-exempt, 30 hours per week

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School seeks an experienced accountant as Accounting Assistant. Established in 1944, the non-profit has redefined the arts organization of the 21st Century, combining the finest regional orchestra in the nation with the most comprehensive education and community engagement programs of any professional orchestra, including one of the largest community music schools in the United States.

The Accounting Assistant reports to the Director of Finance and performs regular accounting functions that are key to our success. All clerical accounting and bookkeeping duties follow detailed and established procedures and protocols. Advice and leadership are available from the Director of Finance, the leadership team and colleagues.

Essential duties and responsibilites:

  • Enter invoices and payables into accounting software and investigate discrepancies.
  • Obtain appropriate approval of accounts payable invoices.
  • Enter deposits daily and sort and process daily mail.
  • Create journal entries. Prepare monthly account analysis for various balance sheet accounts.
  • Reconcile Development receipts to ensure appropriate classifications.
  • Maintain and update Inventory Log.
  • Other related projects as requested by the Director of Finance and/or Executive Director.

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