URJ Camp Coleman Bookkeeper
The role of Bookkeeper has primary responsibility for all accounting, bookkeeping and financial management tasks for Camp Coleman in its business office (September-May) and camp office (June-August). This portfolio includes oversight of accounts payable, accounts receivable (in coordination with our Camp Registrar/Business Manager, budgeting and budget-tracking, Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) financial policies and practice, reporting and other related tasks. As both an internal (with our Professional Staff and partners at the URJ) and external (vendors and camp families) resource, the Bookkeeper must combine acute and efficient talent in the key operational areas with effective skills in communication and customer service.
1) Accounting, Bookkeeping & Financial Management (Business Office & Camp Office)
2) Office Management & Support (Business Office & Camp Office)
Trust & Character
The camp’s Bookkeeper is a member of the professional leadership, and thus is counted on to be a role model and respected by our staff and clients. But it is the unique nature of the Bookkeeper’s areas of oversight that requires this person to be especially trustworthy and representative of the highest personal and professional ethics. Camp Coleman seeks an individual with exceptional character.
Time Management & Flexibility
The ability to focus time on tasks that are more likely to meet goals and are deemed priorities will be a key. The Bookkeeper must be able to assess the needs and opportunities for success, and must be highly organized and able to assist others with those administrative needs that they may have to support the camp’s fiscal management.
The Bookkeeper will be interfacing with important constituents and clients via telephone, e-mail and even face-to-face communication and must always be an effective representative for the camp and able to confidently share the vision for the camp and its program. The Bookkeeper must do all possible – at all times – to provide a positive experience for those connected to Camp Coleman.
The camp community (including parents of campers, vendors, staff members, alumni, lay leaders and other stakeholders) is comprised of a diverse set of individuals, thus the Bookkeeper must feel comfortable speaking with various constituencies. Strong communication skills and a relatable and professional manner will be essential.
A “Can Do” Attitude
The position of Bookkeeper is well-suited for someone with an outlook that is positive, assertive and professional. While this person will be supported as a member of the Professional Staff team, a successful Bookkeeper will be a person who is highly motivated, prepared to learn quickly, and able to take on challenges with a sense that “I can do it”!
During working hours, must be able to be present in off-season business office (from September through May) and able to reside and work at the summer campsite for the camp season (June through August). Off-season and summer hours to be discussed more specifically. Residential and selected accommodations to be provided at camp for the bookkeeper and their family (as needed).
Undergraduate degree required, graduate or secondary degree (in a related field) preferred.
Job Type: Full-time