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Job Posting at Mission for Area People, Muskegon Heights, MI 49444
Salary: $18.00 to $23.00 /hour

Mission for Area People is a faith-based organization providing Muskegon County residents with resources to meet basic needs, promote self-sufficiency, and improve quality of life. We are looking for an Accountant to manage all financial transactions, from fixed payments and variable expenses to bank deposits and budgets. Accountant responsibilities include auditing financial documents and procedures, reconciling bank statements and calculating tax payments and returns. To be successful in this role, you should have previous experience with bookkeeping and a flair for spotting numerical mistakes. Ultimately, you will provide us with accurate quantitative information on financial position, liquidity and cash flows of our nonprofit organization, while ensuring we’re compliant with all tax regulations.


  • Manage all accounting transactions
  • Process donations/contributions received including those made online
  • Process payroll
  • Prepare budget forecasts
  • Publish financial statements in time
  • Handle monthly, quarterly and annual closings
  • Reconcile accounts payable and receivable
  • Reconcile bank statements and balance sheet
  • Ensure timely bank payments
  • Compute taxes and prepare tax returns
  • Manage balance sheets and profit/loss statements
  • Maintain fixed asset inventory
  • Report on the organization's financial health and liquidity
  • Audit financial transactions and documents
  • Reinforce financial data confidentiality and conduct database backups when necessary
  • Comply with financial policies and regulations
  • Monitor internal controls
  • Assist independent CPA in review/audit of financials


  • Work experience as an Accountant
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting regulations and procedures, including the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Knowledge of accounting practices relevant to non-profit accounting a plus.
  • Hands-on experience with accounting software like QuickBooks
  • Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables
  • Experience with general ledger functions
  • Strong attention to detail and good analytical skills
  • BSc in Accounting, Finance or relevant degree
  • Additional certification (CPA or CMA) is a plus
  • EEO employer

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Attention Bargain Hunters - let's go shopping! Mission for Area People will be holding a Community Yard Sale Fundraiser on Saturday, August 22 from 9 am to 2 pm in the parking lot of Central United Methodist Church, 1011 2nd Street, Downtown Muskegon. Come browse our gently used items and unique treasures. Your purchases benefit MAP's Medical Support Fund. Call our office for more information at 231-733-9672.

Are you interested in donating items? All items should be cleaned and price marked ready to sell. Contact us to make arrangements. Together, we take care of our neighbors in need.  #bargainhunters #shoppingdeals #yardsaleheaven

It's been a long five months since COVID-19 has hit our community and we've been busy. Mission for Area People has continued to operate during the shut-down helping those in need. Diana Wright-Stubbs, Executive Director of MAP, would like to share an update on those we have served during the pandemic. As of July 27, 2020, MAP has assisted the following:

  • Aided 118 individuals with lodging, (this includes the homeless, quarantined, and COVID-19 positive.
  • 55 rooms of lodging were paid for, many are still in lodging.
  • Approximately $29,000 spent in lodging.
  • Bedding, linens, towels, personal care, food, medicine, and transportation have been given to those displaced or homeless.

All of us at MAP would like to thank the community donors including United Way of the Lakeshore, the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, Meijers, and many generous individuals for giving to us. We wouldn't be able to continue our work without this support.

The pandemic is not over, but we promise that MAP will be there to help every step of the way. Stay home. Stay safe.