Accounting Assistant

Southern Community Services - Columbia, SC3.7

30+ days agoFull-time

Job Summary: This non-exempt position is responsible for assisting in the daily functions of the accounting operations of the company. This role will partner with team members from accounting and other departments to drive continuous improvement across the Company. The right candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate high energy and a positive attitude.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with the daily operations in Accounting, Accounts Payables and Accounts Receivables.
  • Maintain and strengthen internal controls over financial operations and reporting.
  • Responsible for assisting in the preparation of 1099’s.
  • Provide Management updates on key issues.
  • Utilizing on-line systems (Star-to-Star, Paylease, Union Bank) as well as PC-based computer systems (Jenark, Microsoft Office) essential for day-to-day tasks of operations staff.
  • Additional duties as needed and assigned.
  • Answer all phone calls, emails and inquiries in a timely and efficient manner
  • Document all customer correspondence for access by manager and other staff
  • Streamline inquiries to community association managers as well as upper level management when necessary
  • Protect the confidential nature of the work as appropriate
  • Stay informed of new trends and innovations in community management through professional organizations, such as CAI trade shows, seminars, webinars, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Management Team


  • Previous experience in similar accounting positions is required.
  • Excellent communication and human relations skills
  • Ability to organize complex issues and complete follow up tasks efficiently
  • Ability to keep upper level management and community association managers thoroughly informed regarding matters of interest in our client associations
  • Ability to perform as a team member in the completion of a variety of administrative tasks aimed at keeping our Association clients informed in a timely and accurate manner

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

Job Type: Full-time