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Job Title:  Bookkeeper

Job Description/ Duties:

The position is part time (15 -25 hours per week) for a bookkeeper for a chemical manufacturing company. 

Main responsibilities for this position are as follows:

  • General Business Accounting: Complete accounting tasks related to accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash, hard copy/digital filing, and sending out specialized product quotes.  These tasks are completed for both domestic and international customers.
  • Inventory: Work with production staff to track chemical inventory for raw materials, finished products, office, and packaging supplies.
  • Support Year End Duties: Help with completing year-end duties related to trial balance reconciliations, tax preparation, data compilation and new-year set up.
  • Prepare Data Reports for Decision Making: Print key reports from QuickBooks and other accounting related files to support decision making by the management and marketing and sales teams.
  • Office Administration: Record travel reports in QuickBooks, route phone calls, handle tradeshow registrations, set up hotel reservations, book travel arrangements, set up arrangements for visitors, schedule meetings and update the customer data base.
  • General Office Duties: Coordinate access and clean secure areas, open and answer mail, support      building administration duties.

Preferred Experience:

  • An Associate’s degree with an accounting major or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 years previous experience in the accounting field.
  • Working knowledge with QuickBooks, or equivalent, billing procedures, and order fulfillment is preferred.
  • Experience working with a manufacturing company is preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook), above that of the average computer user.

Pay & Benefits:

Pay range $17.00 – $20.00 per hour (commensurate with experience)

Sick Time – prorated per part-time position


How to Apply:  

Please read this entire posting before applying.  We are looking for candidates who can specifically address the requirements we have outlined here.

Qualified applicants must submit their cover letter and resume (in PDF format) via e-mail to recruiting@amsainc.com.  Candidates are expected to submit resumes as attached files (no links) along with an email explaining how their qualifications meet our requirements.

No phone calls please.  Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.


Company Description:


AMSA, Inc. was established in 1996 in Midland, MI and is today headquartered in Auburn, MI, with facilities at Valley Industrial Park.  AMSA customers are industrial cooling water treatment service companies, chemical blenders/formulators, and geothermal electric power producers. AMSA serves domestic and international customers.  AMSA Inc. is a small, privately owned specialty chemical manufacturer viewed in the marketplace as an R&D driven chemical technology company.  AMSA Inc. is a highly matrixed, inter-disciplinary work environment, so this position will be required to fit into a diverse, multi-cultural setting.

Skill Sets Required:

The job is data oriented.  The candidate must have:


  • Ability to create and manipulate Excel spreadsheets with multiple sheet linking and formulas is essential.
  • Ability to problem solve and work in a team setting.
  • Ability to communicate with vendors and customers via e-mail and telephone.
  • Possess above average written and verbal communication skills.
  • Comprehensive grasp of bookkeeping and accounting rules.
  • Complete mastery of, and use experience with QuickBooks, or equivalent, accounting software.

Qualified applicants will be confident, well organized, detail oriented, and able to present data in a clear succinct fashion.

Candidacy Requirements:

  • A high degree of personal accountability
  • Self-disciplined
  • A high level of personal maturity is expected
  • Flexible and willing/able to learn independently
  • Highly self-motivated to learn new areas


  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Effective listener
  • Able to work well under pressure and multi-task efficiently
  • Able to take direction, but also be able to be self-directed at times
  • Able to follow procedures closely, pay close attention to detail and double-check work regularly


  • Have a personal vehicle and valid drivers license
  • Conform to a non-smoking environment in the office and on associated properties
  • Able to work paid overtime (if necessary)
  • Mandatory random drug testing. AMSA has zero tolerance for substance abuse

Note: This is a highly confidential position.  A full background check including a credit check will be performed before a candidate is hired.  Once employed, this position will be subject to a high level of checks and balances and spot audits.


Hiring Process: 

  1. Resume & cover letter submission attached to an introductory e-mail
  2. Phone Interview
  3. Initial Face-to-Face HR Panel Interview – conducted via Internet conferencing
  4. Follow up Interview with Hiring Team
  5. Testing Phase
  6. Tentative Job Offer
  7. Probationary Period
  8. Final Job Offer


Skill Testing:

Tests will focus on software knowledge (such as Microsoft Word and Excel), and standard bookkeeping/ accounting skills, etc.  Candidates who progress to the testing phase will also be given some real world problem testing.

 Note: We expect candidates to know something about us as per our website (www.amsainc.com) description and to be familiar with our business interests prior to a phone interview.