Accounting Clerk

The Accounting Clerk is a key member of the Mote Marine Laboratory staff. 
A positive attitude, reliability and trustworthiness are critical.
Previous experience with MS Word/Excel and accounting software is preferred. Strong communication skills, experience in money handling and related record-keeping, experience using basic math and accounting concepts are essential.  Attention to detail and initiative to learn are paramount. 

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare, distribute and collect daily money bags for Aquarium Admissions, Membership, and other areas as needed.
  • Run daily reports to reconcile money bags to count sheets and prepare related journal entries for review.
  • Prepare daily cash deposits as assigned.
  • Count various donation box funds and prepare for deposit.
  • Keep and balance bank funds in Business Office safe.
  • Open daily fund-raising envelopes for CFO/Vice President’s review and Accounting Associate’s bank deposit.
  • Assist with updating inventory and fixed asset records.
  • Assist Business Services staff with various tasks, including scanning, filing, invoice coding and data entry, report compilation and other duties as assigned.
  • Duties may change/evolve with the needs of the organization.
  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED Equivalent; post-secondary education preferable.
  • Prior cash handling experience.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Trustworthiness and discretion with confidential materials.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Self-motivated with proactive desire to learn and perform as a member of a team
  • Experience using basic math and accounting concepts and record-keeping functions.
  • Experience using MS Word/Excel software.
Physical Requirements
  • Occasionally move or transport objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to work in a stationary position for long periods of time.
  • Occasionally position self to reach under shelves and desks and higher shelves in supply closets.
  • Ability to work in warm or humid temperature conditions while performing certain duties.
Work Environment:
The work environment is an open office concept to promote teamwork and as such, the noise and activity level may occasionally be elevated from staff discussions, use of cash counting machinery, and/or interruptions due to internal/external requests or submissions of information. Regular working hours are somewhat flexible between 8am and 5pm weekdays.
Interested applicants should apply on line by choosing “2022 Accounting Clerk”  at or mail a single package including cover letter, resume or c.v. and the contact information for three references to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236 before 5pm August 26, 2022.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status or other protected category. Mote participates in E-Verify.

Position Type: Full-time

Salary Range: $21,000 - $40,000/year

Employer Type: Private Company

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