AMP is Hiring Two (2!) Accountants

 
AMP is excited to be growing our accounting team! Allied Media Projects’ Sponsored Projects Program has grown to more than 100 projects. As we manage more and more funds for our fiscally sponsored projects, we need to grow our accounting capacity to meet this growing need.

Our accounting team works with an emphasis on collaboration, creative problem solving, and excellent service to our fiscally sponsored projects. Because of their fierce and fiery passion for controlled and accurate accounting, the AMP accounting team is known around our office as the “Cash Money Dragons.”

Did you know that a group of wild dragons is called a thunder? Are you ready to thunder with us? Read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity at Allied Media Projects! Please help us spread the word to well qualified people!

a red dragon at a desk looking at paperwork

About the Accountant Role

We are hiring two full time Accountants. We are seeking candidates with a passion for bookkeeping and budget management. This is an exciting opportunity for business, bookkeeping, and accounting professionals who wish to apply their skills to manage money for an inspiring and diverse range of media projects working for social change.

The Accountants will assist the Finance Director and COO in recording financial transactions, reconciling account balances, and producing reports in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles.

The Accountant positions are based out of the offices of Allied Media Projects in Detroit, MI.

If you believe this opportunity is for you, then we encourage you to apply! Details about the specific responsibilities and qualifications of the jobs are listed below.

The salary range for these full-time positions are between $45,000 - $63,000 commensurate with experience. AMP employees enjoy a generous benefits package that includes full medical benefits with dental and vision insurance, an employer-matching retirement plan, and technology stipend. The ideal start date is April 1, 2019.

How to Apply
In​ ​lieu​ ​of​ ​a​ ​cover​ ​letter,​ ​please​ ​respond​ ​to​ ​these​ ​short-answer​ ​questions:
1. Why are you excited about working at Allied Media Projects?
2. What​ ​experience​ do you have with nonprofit accounting?
3. What​ ​strengths​ ​and​ ​ideas would you ​bring​ ​to​ ​the Cash Money Dragons?
4. Is​ ​there​ ​anything​ ​else​ ​you’d​ ​like​ ​to​ ​share​ ​with​ ​us?​ ​(not​ ​required)

Please​ ​send​ ​your​ ​responses​ ​and​ ​your​ ​resume​ ​to​ work@alliedmedia.org​​ ​with​ ​your​ ​last name​ ​followed​ ​by​ ​“Accountant Application”​ ​in​ ​the​ ​subject​ ​line​ ​(example:​ ​“Andrews​ ​Accountant Application”).​ ​Priority​ ​will be​ ​given​ ​to​ ​applications​ ​received​ ​by​ ​March 29,​ ​2019.​ ​​
*Please note: Submissions received without the required submission format will not be reviewed.

Purpose

The network of AMP Sponsored Projects is growing, with over 100 active projects. The Allied Media Conference has grown as well, with over 3,500 attendees at the last conference, leading to a year-long “chrysalis” redesign process. We are also in the process of launching a Speakers Bureau as a stand-alone program of AMP.

AMP accountants help ensure that program staff and leaders of our fiscally sponsored projects have timely and accurate reports on the financial position of their programs and projects, as well as managing day-to-day transactions. AMP Accountants produce reports for funders, for AMP’s board of directors, executive staff, and they assist with our annual certified audit.

Responsibilities

The general responsibilities of the Accountant positions are described below. Specifically delineated responsibilities will be designated to each of the two new Accountants once they have been selected. AMP accountants:

  • Perform regular accounting tasks:
    • Enter data for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Cash transactions. This includes entry and allocation of payable bills, creating receivable invoices, recording payments, and filing receipts.
    • Print and collate checks, or process e-payments.
    • Prepare bank deposits.
    • Process employee payroll along with filing all federal, state and local reports.
    • Download transactions into accounting software from bank accounts, payment processors, and credit card accounts.
    • Conduct monthly bank account reconciliation and monthly credit card account reconciliation process.
    • Follow-up on overdue, unpaid invoices (accounts receivables) to collect on payments.
  • Record donor contributions and assist with management of donor and sponsorship correspondence
  • Maintain electronic vendor files, creating new entries, updating existing information, and properly registering 1099 vendors.
  • Perform routine clerical duties, such as maintaining past and current payroll files, correspondence with banks and financial institutions, and other business documents.
  • Produce monthly financial reports, including program and project reports.
  • Assist the Director of Finance as needed with the production of reports needed for the board of directors.
  • Generate financial reports for grant reporting.
  • Compile and prepare information for the annual audit.
  • Contribute to a culture of excellent service in interactions with colleagues and clients
  • Contribute ideas for improvements for process workflows
  • Supervise additional assistants, interns, or other support staff who may assist with the above.
  • Fulfill other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications

  • We are open to hiring candidates with any combination of education and experience that allows for the successful performance of job responsibilities. Candidates should have:
  • Minimally, a bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business Administration, or ideally, a masters degree in Accounting or Business Administration.
  • At least 3 years of professional bookkeeping, business management, or accounting experience, ideally including the production of reconciliation reports, variance reports, and knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
  • High proficiency with Quickbooks and/or other professional accounting software, Microsoft Excel, and Google Sheets.
  • Experience creating and managing project budgets.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for managing work and interactions with colleagues and clients.
  • Ability to manage professional correspondence with professional contacts such as banking and financial institutions.

About Allied Media Projects

What’s it like to work at Allied Media Projects?

[Working at] Allied Media Projects is an adventure that is equal parts hard work, big ideas, and loving execution
– Mo Willis, Associate Director

I’ve worked here for more than 10 years and have never been bored for a single day.
– Jenny Lee, Executive Director

AMP is a place where you can bring your whole self. Everyone has a lot of things that they’re passionate about and you don’t have to leave them behind to work here.
– Muna Danish, former Communications Manager

What does Allied Media Projects do?

We produce the annual Allied Media Conference, and through our Sponsored Projects Program we provide fiscal sponsorship and other support services to more than 100 media, art, and technology-based social justice projects in Detroit and nationally.

To learn about AMP, check out the following links:
AMP Mission
History of the AMC
Profiles of our Sponsored Projects
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Allied Media Projects is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, religion, HIV serostatus, disability, height, weight, veteran status or marital status.

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