Accounting Assistant - Bookkeeper

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Orange County/Irvine, CA

Job Description:

Stanbridge University is seeking a dynamic candidate with excellent organizational skills to join our Accounting Department as a Bookkeeper. The right candidate must be a highly motivated and organized individual, who can handle a variety of sensitive matters in a professional, mature, and discrete manner. This position offers an excellent opportunity to join a well-established and growing college.

Employment Status:

hourly, non-exempt

Date Posted:

February 1st, 2019

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain Purchase Order processing system
  • Ensure proper recording of new purchases and disposals
  • Manage employee credit card charges
  • Process Accounts Payable
  • Enter A/R Items
  • Assist with payroll system and payroll related items
  • Assist with 401(k) system management
  • Data Entry
  • Perform clerical duties such as mailings and filing
  • Perform such other accounting, financial, or administrative tasks as may be required.


  • Must possess an Associates degree in accounting or related field
  • Must be highly skilled in dealing with financial and numeric data
  • Must be highly skilled in use of QuickBooks, MS Excel and MS Word
  • Must have very good verbal and written skills
  • Must have excellent work habits especially when important deadlines cause greater than normal departmental pressures.

Conditions of Employment:

  • The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required of an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and be physically present in the office.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

  • Standard office setting.
  • Typically, duties are performed in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer workstation.
  • An incumbent is subject to contact with others, frequent interruptions, noise from talking or office equipment and demanding timelines.

Physical Demands:

  • The incumbent regularly sits for long periods, walks short distances on a regular basis
  • Uses hands and fingers to operate an electronic keyboard or other office machines; reaches with hands and arms; speaks clearly and distinctly to answer telephones and to provide information; sees to read fine print and operate computer; hears and understands voices over telephone and in person; and lifts, carries, and/or moves objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

We Offer:

  • Professional opportunities in a growing organization.
  • An organization that values and appreciates its employees.
  • A highly competitive pay and benefits package
  • A strong community service culture.

Stanbridge University is an equal opportunity employer with values and appreciation for its employees.