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Part-Time Accounting Assistant Job Opportunity

Washington County Free Library (WCFL) invites qualified applicants to apply. Located in Western Maryland, in the tri-state area where Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania meet, WCFL is a rapidly developing system. By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, learn, and transform, WCFL connects people to ideas and resources and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth.

 POSITION: Accounting Assistant (PT)

 LOCATION: Fletcher Branch, Hagerstown, MD.

 SALARY: $21.06/hour (with Bachelor’s degree) or $19.50/hour (with Associate degree)

 HOURS: 24 hours/week, flexible schedule available within normal business hours.

 Overall Position Purpose: This position will aid and assist the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in all aspects of library finances as assigned. Possible assignments include entering payables, processing outgoing payments, reviewing financial accounts for accuracy, and maintaining accounting files. This position focuses heavily on data entry of financial information. All tasks will be performed under the direction and guidance of the CFO.

 Minimum Qualifications • Associate degree in accounting or business management. • Strong understanding of accounting principles encompassing GAAP and GASB standards and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, evolving environment, managing multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously. • Valid driver’s license required. • Must complete Certified Maryland Retirement Coordinator training within six months. 

Preferred Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business management. • Minimum of two years’ experience within public library or non-profit environments. • Proficiency in grant management, including processing and tracking. • Familiarity with fund balance accounting. • Experience using Sage accounting software. • Basic knowledge of benefits and state retirement systems.

Total Compensation Package: WCFL offers an extensive compensation package to reflect how much we value our employees. The following is what you can expect as a part-time, benefited Washington County Free Library employee: • Prorated Vacation Leave, based on number of hours worked per week and years of service. • Prorated paid Personal Days, based on number of hours worked per week. • Prorated Sick Leave (unlimited annual carryover), based on number of hours worked per week. • 14 paid holidays. • State and Employee funded Defined Benefit Pension Plan (Maryland Teachers Retirement System). ▪ Vested after 10 years of service. ▪ Credit for prior active military service and unused paid Sick Days. • Eligible to participate in 457b Deferred Compensation Program. • Eligible for paid training for library and industry specific workshops and courses. • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer. • Work/Life balance programs through the Employee Assistance Program. • Ability to purchase books and media for personal use at a discounted rate.

 To apply: Email completed employment application to Application can be downloaded at First consideration will be given to applications received by 5:00 pm on January 26, 2024.

 Position will be open until filled.

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Degree Requirement

Degree Requirement
AA or BA