Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Accounting Assistant

    Job Locations US-CA-SAN DIEGO
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
  • About our Program and Organization

    Mental Health Systems is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to delivering innovative mental health, substance abuse, supportive housing, veteran, and recovery services. MHS provides over 75 broad-ranging programs that offer safety-net services and employs over 800 dedicated individuals across 6 California counties; Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, San Bernardino, and San Diego.   Since 1978, Mental Health System’s client-centered, strengths-based solutions have been designed to offer comprehensive, culturally competent programs that embody our core values of Excellence, Hope, Action, Innovation, Integrity, and Dignity. MHS has a commitment toward reducing stigma and improving access to care using the principle of “whatever it takes”. MHS offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, company sponsored retirement plan, employee assistance program, generous holidays, vacation, and sick for eligible employees.

    Job Summary and Responsibilities

    This position provides accounts payable support to the Accounting Department. The position consists of

    duties and responsibilities primarily supporting AP to include data entry, maintaining filing system, scanning, filing, preparing reports, and attending to other accounting related duties.

    • Maintain electronic and hard copy filing system.
    • Provide general administrative and clerical support including mailing, scanning, faxing and copying.
    • Provide backup to accounts payable personnel as required.
    • Provide audit support for finance and accounting teams including document retrieval.
    • Aid in general operation of department including running errands, maintaining offices supplies inventory, ordering items, and assuming responsibility for maintenance of office equipment.
    • Perform word processing, spreadsheet operations, and data entry.
    • Prepare correspondence from written or oral communication.
    • Schedule and coordinate meetings.
    • Develop and generate reports to meet management requests and needs for AP-related information.
    • Comply with all MHS, policies and procedures including HIPAA standards.


    • High School Diploma required; BA/BS or AA preferred.
    • Minimum of one to two years of similar work experience performing administrative tasks.
    • Experience working in an accounting department is preferred.
    • Must be able to maintain confidential information.
    • Must be adept at problem-solving, including being able to identify issues and solve problems in a timely manner.
    • Must be able to communicate clearly, both in writing and orally, with employees, management and co-workers.
    • Ability to create reports and spreadsheets.
    • Highly organized, thorough and able to self-monitor work for quality.
    • Must be dependable, able to follow instructions, timely respond to management, and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment.
    • Must be a proficient user of Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe PDF Software and accounting software.
    • Enjoy working in an office environment and as part of a team.


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