Accounting & Payroll Coordinator

Position Posted:January 10, 2023                Apply Before: March 1, 2023

Job Category & Wage: Part-time Hourly, Three Days a week from 9-3 


Location: West Michigan

Relevant Work Experience: 2+ years experience

Preferred Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance 

Organization Overview 

The Lake Michigan Junior Golf Association was established in 2006 but soon shifted its focus to creating a chapter of the First Tee. First Tee – West Michigan officially became a chapter on June 23, 2011. 

First Tee – West Michigan is one of 150 First Tee chapters worldwide. First Tee was created in 1997 by the World Golf Foundation to use golf and character education to provide kids and teens of all backgrounds an opportunity to develop life-enhancing values like honesty, integrity and sportsmanship. By engaging in a combination of life skills, leadership and golf activities, First Tee’s programs will help kids and teens become valuable assets in their community and eventually,  high-character, high-integrity men and women.

At First Tee – West Michigan, we are highly focused on reaching out to at-risk and disadvantaged youth. We want kids and teens to see the beauty of the golf course, learn the skills they need to succeed in life, and build relationships with those who care for their well-being. 

Position Description

The purpose of this position is to assist the Director of Operations in all financial transactions, update and maintain financial records, manage accounts using specialized software (quickbooks), and track company income and expenditures. The ideal candidate will be someone who can work independently, have a high attention to detail, have accounting experience/education, and be able to work with high-level donors. This candidate must be outstanding in written and verbal communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, an optimistic ‘can do’ attitude, and is proactive and flexible.  This position can expect higher demand in hours in May, June, July, and August, as that is the organization’s busy season for accounting. This position will be required to be in-person at the office on a regular basis. 

Responsibilities including but not limited to:   

  • Operate online accounting software, to record financial information
  • Handle all AR/AP
  • Oversee the execution of a bi-weekly payroll of up to 75 employees 
  • Work with Office Manager to manage a team of interns for timely donor relations communications for 2,500 yearly donors
  • Check figures postings and documents for correct entry, and mathematical accuracy
  • Receive, record, and bank cash, checks and vouchers
  • Allocation of Revenue and Expenses correctly into the budget
  • Operate as a gate-keeper for all budget related expenses (overseeing Company Credit Card)
  • Seeing a story in data and communicating positive/negative trends
  • Running reports in quickbooks
  • Ensure timely payment of registration fees from programs 
  • Ability to thank donors while simultaneously collecting payment
  • Maintain a clean and professional work environment at First Tee – West Michigan


The ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, or experience bookkeeping for a small business or nonprofit organization

  • Strong use of the written English language, including grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Active listener
  • High emotional IQ
  • Computer savvy
  • Comfortable learning online database systems
    • Quickbooks, Hubspot, G-Suite, Asana, SalesForce, Slack, are used frequently

Job Benefits

  • Flexible office schedule
  • Clothing Discounts 
  • Holidays Off 


Please submit a cover letter and resume to the following email: [email protected] 

Contact: David Hondorp, HR & Talent Acquisition Specialist

Telephone: 616-287-4879

Website Address:

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