REPORTS TO: Finance Director


Peers Engaging and Envisioning in Recovery Services (PEERS) is a nonprofit organization that was developed to serve clients, communities and systems of care committed to the wellness and recovery vision.  This vision recognizes that recovery and system change is better achieved by collaborating and partnership between consumers, providers, family members, and the community at large. PEERS’ mission is to offer new solutions for wellness and lead by example that mental health recovery is possible.


The Accounting and Payroll Specialist will be responsible for leading the day-to-day fiscal operations including maintenance and analysis of accounting records, prepares journal entries and reconciles ledger accounts; ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and the organization’s policies, procedures, and contracts. The candidate will also perform payroll tasks such as processing online semi-monthly payrolls, entering payroll data into QB, verifying the accuracy of figures and computations, and balancing and reconciling accounts

  • Oversee accounts ledgers and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements
  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets, and actual expenditures
  • Perform accounting duties such as accounts payable, print checks, bank and credit card reconciliations, 1099/1096, W9s, and contracts/MOUs management
  • Process semi-monthly payroll and track vacation and sick time, accrual reconciliation, knowledge of payroll practice and labor laws
  • Manage medical, and dental, vision  – enrolling and terminating employees
  • Consultants contracts tracking, and Purchase Order assignment
  • Support with audit preparation and maintains finance department files  


A successful candidate has: 

  • Three to four years of accounting and payroll experience
  • Three years of QuickBooks experience
  • Great attention to detail
  • Strong written communications skills, 
  • Proficiency in Excel is required.  
  • The candidate can effectively communicate and relate well with others in difficult situations and have the ability to resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Have the ability to work independently and collaboratively.  

Other Qualifications:

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to PEERS’ mission
  • Minimum of BA is preferred
  • Experience as a mental health consumer or a family member is strongly preferred 
  • Proficiency in Google Docs, Gmail, and Adobe Acrobat is preferred


  • Program headquarters is a standard office setting on the second floor of a multi-story building, requiring the use of an elevator for access.
  • Innovative, mental health consumer-driven organization with strong ties to the community.
  • Business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, with some weekends and evenings.

CompensationThis is a full-time position with a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision, 401(k), and vacation. The annual compensation range is $55,000 – 60,000 a year.


To Apply: Please complete ALL application steps to be considered for this position. This position will close on July 1,  2021.  

  • Submit a resume, cover letter, and supplemental questionnaire by e-mail to Human Resources at Please include Accounting and Payroll Specialist as the subject line in the email.
  • Supplemental questionnaire:
  1. Briefly describe the skills and tools you use to ensure that your tasks, reports are completed precisely with complete attention to detail.
  2. Describe a time when you worked with a team to revise or improve an accounting process.  What role did you take and how did the teamwork together to get the job done?
  3. Which accounting and payroll software are you most familiar with?
  4. Do you identify as having lived mental health experience or do you have a family member with lived experience?

DisclaimerThe above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performance by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.