Office Assistant
The Lucas Howard Group
Traverse City, MI US
Posted ago
The Lucas Howard Group

Office Assistant / Bookkeeper needed in Traverse City. If you love leadership, helping others, accounting, processing, and operations, this position is for you. We are looking for an exceptional candidate who is willing to go above and beyond. Candidates should exhibit natural leadership ability, strong relationship-building skills, and be flexible team players. They must thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment and have an eye for detail. This position is a vital member of the leadership team and they contribute to the growth, culture, productivity, and profitability of the business. With the help of this individual, the agents are hoping to focus more on selling Real Estate and much less on the back-end/daily administrative tasks.

This individual will have a substantial background in accounting (understands and has processed in the full accounting cycle, GAAP). They must be independent decision-makers, self-sufficient, and self-motivated in their activities. It will also be important that this person uses a combination of persuasion/consultation, focused on forming a strong relationship in tandem with regard to problem-solving, and, when dealing with issues, is focused on problem-solving and assessment of specific needs for that individual.

Responsibilities

  • General office management and purchasing
  • Assist executives in managing staff
  • Maintains relationships with agents and outside vendors
  • Computerized bookkeeping and general computer experience
  • Monthly transmittal
  • Computer input
  • Bookkeeping (A/R and A/P)
  • Finance/Budget management
  • Data Analysis
  • Systems implementation
  • Maintain office equipment and technology
  • Create agendas and record meeting minutes
  • Introduction of new products/services to existing agent associates
  • Maintaining database management system(s)
  • Assisting staff and helping them to have an extraordinary experience
  • Managing office employees

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess a background of a minimum of 2 years in Accounting and have at least 2 years of work experience in a challenging and fast-paced environment. Accounting functions include double-entry bookkeeping, bank reconciliations, payroll (via 3rd party), month-end closing, and analyzing financial reports. The candidate will also need to pass an accounting assessment. The right person will be passionate about leading the organization to meet higher growth goals.

Key skills:

  • Precise bookkeeping and accounting, advanced
  • Microsoft skills in Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word, and Google Docs, advanced
  • Ability to use back-office management software
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills and urgency to be proactive
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Passionate about leading the organization to meet higher growth goals
  • Tech-savvy
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Possess a “can-do,” no excuses attitude
  • Resourceful, team player
  • Valid Driver’s License, vehicle preferred

Compensation
$38,000-$42,000
About The Lucas Howard Group

We’re #1. Holding the top spot in client count, units, and sales volume, our sales force is one to be reckoned with. Home to the Tech-Enabled client, our business model equips clients with a technological edge and the ability to offer customers whatever they wish.

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