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Finance Assistant

Finance Assistant

at Rustic Pathways

FLSA status: Non-Exempt

Rustic Pathways is a student travel organization which offers the world's finest experiential education, community service, foreign language, and adventure programs. Our destinations stretch from the white-sand beaches of Fiji to the rainforest canopies of Costa Rica, the high Himalayan mountains to the Great Barrier Reef, and many places in between. We provide superior quality travel and service in some of the most welcoming countries for students around the world. Rustic Pathways demands professionalism and integrity across all of our operations, insists on quality in all aspects of our programs, and places strong emphasis on the safety and well-being of our students and staff. We empower students through innovative and responsible travel experiences to positively impact lives and communities around the world.

The Position:

The Finance Assistant supports the Finance Team in completing accounting tasks and providing clerical assistance. Based on the volume of work, this person may assist the Accounts Payable Specialist, Accounts Receivable Specialist, or both in completing day-to-day tasks. This person also supports the finance department as needed in various projects and administrative functions.

What you do:

  • Audit and process employee expense reports
  • Assist in the processing of vendor bills & vendor payments
  • Initiate outgoing domestic and international money wires
  • Input journal entries and other data entry into accounting system
  • Assist in account & credit card reconciliations
  • Communicate with company staff to answer questions & concerns
  • Functions as a backup to financial team in regards to some accounts receivables processes and administrative tasks.
  • Other duties as assigned and required.

What we look for:

  • 1-3 years of experience in an administrative position
  • Experience working with accounting software such as Quickbooks
  • High school diploma
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite - especially Excel
  • Positive attitude & strong work ethic
  • Valid driver’s license

Work and Environmental conditions:

This position is primarily based in an office setting. The work pace for this position is a continual fast pace where work is required for up to 3 hours at a time. Low supervision from managers with intermittent prompts. Social interaction with clients, vendors, and team members required frequently.

This position requires such physical abilities as sitting for long hours at a time for computer and phone work, lifting up to 20 lbs sometimes and carrying items, standing, and walking throughout the Ohio office buildings. Crouching, kneeling, twisting, handling, pulling, pushing, and stooping needed for filing and organizing. Some driving may be required for trips to the post office.

Majority of work is done in a controlled office environment. The environment in which the job is performed outside a normal office space may include exposure to extreme temperature, noise, heights, or other hazards. All remains the same for any additional requirements for training.

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