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YL Military Accounting Assistant (Part Time)

Department: Young Life Military
Location: Colorado Springs, CO

This detail oriented, analytical person with strong financial operations skills and initiative supports the US and International accounting function of MCYM in a manner that is compatible with Young Life.


Essential Duties:

  • Record all accounts receivable.

  • Record all accounts payable.

  • Prepare and enter journal entries, including standard transfers.

  • Review cash/check deposits for US and International on a weekly basis.

  • Prepare and distribute receipt and acknowledgement letters on a weekly basis.

  • Reconcile payments made to partner agencies.

  • Prepare monthly AP reconciliations.

  • Prepare and enter check run for US and International. Process checks and distribute weekly.

  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations.

  • Complete complex monthly reconciliations of ministry locations and partner funds.

  • Complete monthly accounting system to donor database reconciliations.

  • Prepare and maintain state charitable registration and renewals.

  • Prepare and distribute monthly community donation reports.

  • Update and distribute exchange rate sheet monthly.

  • POC for US and International finance transactions.

  • Assist in analysis and recording of accounting transactions (income, expense, receivable, payable, etc.).

  • Communicate with field staff regarding Community Event Fundraising and donation processing.

  • Communicate with authorized staff regarding Headquarter Event Fundraising and donation processing.

  • Prepare and distribute camp payment and donation reports as needed.

  • Assist in producing financial information and reports.

  • Assist the Director of Finance with the completion of the annual audit and other projects as needed.


Working Conditions:

  • Office environment.

  • Candidate should have a strong computer aptitude, appropriate dress and professional demeanor, and a desire to work in a friendly environment.

  • Approximately 25 hours per week with flexible working schedule and the possibilitiy of going full-time.



  • Accounting degree is preferred.

  • Minimum of three years bookkeeping experience for a business/organization.

  • At least two years of accounting and bookkeeping experience with an emphasis in intermediate accounting or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Experience Required for the Job:

  • Knowledge of the applications of established bookkeeping and accounting principles and techniques. Proficiency exam is part of the interview process.

  • Understand and apply laws, regulations and policies to maintain financial records.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in Excel, Word and Microsoft Office Suite. Proficiency exam is part of the interview process.

  • Sales Force experience desired.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Strong organizational skills and integrity.

  • Working knowledge of financial and audit procedures.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

  • Must be willing to accept direction, solve problems, and complete projects within the designated time-frame.

  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task while maintaining a high level of accuracy in a fluid environment are essential.

  • Enjoys working in a small-office environment, with a dynamic team in which everyone makes a difference.


This description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the principal job elements essential for making compensation decisions.

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