Accounting Assistant
Job Details
Corporate and Mailing - Orlando, FL
Full Time
Associates Degree - 2 years
Basic Functions

Lighthouse Central Florida is a mission-driven, values based organization providing optimal blend of rehabilitation training services and real world application to help individuals of all ages, who live with any degree of vision loss to adjust to their reality with grace and confidence so that can remain active, productive members of our community.

We are seeking an Accounting Assistant who is responsible for providing accounting support to accounting supervisors and others within the department; handles accounts payable duties, account receivable duties; and ensures files are complete and maintained as needed. The Accounting Assistant will model and champion all organizational core values.


Essential Job Requirements:

  • Check invoices and other requests for payment for accuracy, completeness, and proper authorizations
  • Enter accounts payable invoices and prepares checks
  • Complete vendor setups and vendor communication
  • Participates in physical inventory counts
  • Completes customer setups and maintains customer data
  • Posts cash receipts and deposits into bank
  • Maintains and reconciles all credit card accounts
  • Assists and performs various billing activities
  • Data organizing, filing, archiving and other administrative responsibility for the finance department
  • Maintains Postage meter and Employee Lynx Tickets
  • Maintains accounts receivable and follows up on past due balances
  • Assist in month-end activities
  • Participates in meetings, company activities and events as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as required


This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties



  • Associate Degree in the field of business or equivalent work experience


License and/or Certification:

None required



One plus year of experience and knowledge of basic accounting procedures. Hands-on experience with spreadsheets and data entry.


Demonstrated Knowledge and Skills:             

  • Competency using Microsoft products Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Ability to meet all assigned deadlines.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Detail oriented, organized and self-starter and capable of effectively balancing multiple priorities.
  • Strong professional communication skills with all contacts.


Physical Demands:

  • Prolonged sitting at work station; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling.
  • Repetitive hand motion and movements; frequent keyboarding and use of mouse.
  • Work with frequent interruptions.
  • Moderate ability to move and lift items usually ranging up to 15 lbs.



  • Must pass Level II background check


All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.


Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.