Job Opening – Bookkeeping Associate

Bookkeeping Associate
$24.00 – $26.00 Hourly
Location:   Morris Area Public Library
604 Liberty St – Morris IL 60450
(815) 942-6880

Job Type:  Part time, 15 hours

We are growing, changing and looking to add support and empowerment to our staff.  Do you like an environment of engagement and sharing, away from the noise of a big city? We are looking for a part-time Bookkeeper, someone who knows budgets and Quickbooks.

We are looking for a positive engaging leader to work with our staff and board members through budgeting, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.  We are a growing team dedicated to serving our community and need a bookkeeper  to be responsible for the organization and administration of the finances for our library related to the budgeting, planning and financial operations. 


  • Paid Sick Time 
  • Paid PTO  
  • Continuing education opportunities 
  • Paid holidays throughout the year
  • No weekend work


The following duties and responsibilities are not all inclusive.  Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Process invoices and maintain bookkeeping records, compile monthly statistics and reports
  • Public board agenda and minutes in accordance with the Open Meetings Act.  Compile, post and distribute monthly board packets.  Attend monthly board meetings (evening hours) 
  • Oversee Accounts Payable, be responsible for the payment of invoices and work with vendors for clarity and accuracy
  • Ability to prioritize the use of time and resources to meet the goals and needs of the library and community
  • Integrity in working with employees and handling confidential information


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

 Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum of two years experience with Accounting or Business Management
  • Familiarity with Quickbook resources and best practices
  • Computer skills and working knowledge of Google and Google suite
  • Ability to exercise initiative with focused attention to detail
  • Understanding of all audit information and filing procedures
  • Understanding fund accounting systems
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local employment law 
  • Ability to sit and work on computer for prolonged periods
  • Light to moderate lifting (up to 20 lbs)
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly 

Call, email or stop by we are happy to answer any questions.  Then send your resume, cover letter and references to Resa Mai, Library Director