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Accounting Technician

Michigan Municipal League
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States (hybrid)
12 days ago


Do you care about where you live and want to be a part of a passionate team that does as well? The Michigan Municipal League believes our communities play a critical role in all our lives. We believe in vibrant downtowns, great parks, strong local services, and creating the places we all want to live and work in. We believe strong communities have the power to support economic and social opportunities for all residents, including traditionally marginalized groups. If this sounds like something you believe in too, then our association might be the place for you.

The Michigan Municipal League (the League) is seeking an Accounting Technician to provide a variety basic accounting functions to support our insurance programs. The approximate salary range for this position is $44,000 - $50,000. The selected candidate will assist with and complete a variety of basic accounting tasks for assigned insurance funds (such as Worker’s Compensation, Liability & Property Pool, Group Unemployment Program) including journal entries, bank reconciliations, accounts payable/receivable, audit and budget assistance, and other related tasks. We’re looking for a self-starter who can quickly learn new skills and deliver prompt and outstanding work. Our ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment, is willing to take on new challenges, and can effectively and accurately juggle multiple tasks within deadlines with superior attention to detail. A sense of humor will come in handy as will a willingness to jump in to do what’s needed (we all do).

If you were working for us, here are just some things you would do (with or without a reasonable accommodation):

  • Provide exemplary internal & external bookkeeping and accounting support for assigned insurance funds. This includes preparing journal entries, performing bank reconciliations, and other related activities.
  • Process accounts payable for assigned insurance programs. Maintain vendor records and complete annual reporting requirements.
  • Process cash receipts for assigned funds. Generate invoices as needed and follows up on delinquent accounts.
  • Perform account reconciliations and analyze accounts for accuracy, investigating and resolving any discrepancies or variances discovered.
  • Assist with and participate in various budget and audit processes.
  • Research and resolve billing issues with members and third-party providers.

About You: Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A high school diploma is required. Additional education or technical experience is preferred.
  • Previous experience in a bookkeeping, accounting support, or similar role is required. Previous experience in insurance accounting is preferred.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles and practices, including accounting software programs is required. Prior experience working with Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains (GP) is a plus.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of financial statements and narratives.
  • Intermediate skill working with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word).
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Superior organizational skills and close attention to detail.
  • Ability to learn new skillsets and master new technologies.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Ability to exercise excellent judgement with a strong work ethic, while maintaining a flexible mindset.
  • Ability to live in Michigan to support the state we represent.

About Us:

The Michigan Municipal League is a non-profit association and member organization of 500+ cities, villages and urban townships dedicated to making Michigan’s communities better by thoughtfully innovating programs, energetically connecting ideas and people, actively serving members with resources and services, and passionately inspiring positive change for Michigan’s communities. Through advocacy at the state and federal level, we proactively represent municipalities to help them sustain highly livable, desirable, and unique places within the state. We create and offer services and events to our members in order to help educate and inspire them to remain focused on their passion for the areas they represent. To learn more about the League, visit: https://www.mml.org/site/home.html

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

The League is an equal opportunity employer that cares deeply about diversity, equity, and inclusion and are committed to creating a welcoming workplace for all.

Our commitment to DEI is born out of respect and admiration for the rich and vibrant composition of our members, the family of communities in Michigan. As the association representing these communities with one voice, we know that voice is strong because of the unique gifts and perspectives each possess. That is why we celebrate differences and work to create systems and practices that ensure inclusivity and equity while rejecting and dismantling those that propagate discord and division. This is a duty we proudly accept. We will continue to resource our efforts by shaping our organization and culture to reflect our DEI commitment and values, something we believe is a mindset first and milestone second.

Here's What We Have to Offer:

We are looking for people who believe in our mission to help communities around the state. In return, we offer a stable, energetic, and fun atmosphere to support your work and career growth.

In addition to being such a great place to work, the League also offers a flexible work environment, including remote work options and a generous approach to paid time off. We also offer a competitive benefits package, including platinum-level health insurance plans, retirement savings plans with a generous employer match, and a variety of other benefit offerings.

Interested in Joining our Team?

Please fill out our quick application to get started at https://mml.isolvedhire.com/jobs/787586-258355.html. All finalists will be subject to a background examination. Michigan law requires applicants to request confidentiality if desired.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67745421
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Michigan Municipal League
  • Position Title: Accounting Technician
  • Job Function: Accounting
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary: $44,000.00 - $50,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
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