Accounting Assistant

Company: Cinnaire Corporation

Locations: Lansing, MI; Detroit, MI; Grand Rapids, MI; Chicago, IL; Indianapolis, IN; Madison, WI; Wilmington, DE

Job Function: Accounting


Who we are
Cinnaire is a mission-driven organization. Our team of more than 150 individuals are united by our core purpose. As dedicated problem solvers, we start each day thinking ‘what kind of difference can we make in people’s lives today?’ and then go about revitalizing communities, empowering individuals and creating economic opportunities.

What we do
We get involved. We spend time on the ground in the communities we serve, getting to know the people, understanding their challenges, and devising out-of-the-box solutions. Ours is a people-first approach to advancing communities. As a community development financial organization, we provide creative capital solutions to projects with high social value that may not otherwise receive support from traditional financial institutions. Our toolkit of services includes programs that lend funds, finance development and manage and build all the components of strong, vibrant communities.

How we do it
We help community development organizations, lending partners and socially motivated investors accomplish goals in underserved communities. We fill gaps in community development funding by leveraging capital from public and private sector organizations and bringing expertise to communities that need it most.

Where we serve
Since 1993, Cinnaire has funded affordable housing developments and community development initiatives throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states. Headquartered in Lansing Michigan, we have offices in Detroit and Grand Rapids, MI:, Milwaukee and Madison, WI; Chicago, IL; Indianapolis, IN; and Wilmington, DE, while providing financial and development support across our nine-state footprint including Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.


The Accounting Assistant is responsible for the daily accounting of all cash transactions throughout the organization.  The Accounting Assistant initiates wire transfers, ACH transfers and occasionally prepares company checks.  The Accounting Assistant also monitors bank balances online and prepares intercompany fund transfers.


  1. Responsible for tracking, maintaining, and overseeing the daily movement of money in and out of a business’ banking accounts.
  2. Maintain all financial records, logs, spreadsheets, and registers.
  3. Reconcile bank statements against the General Ledger, and clears accounts assigned. Prepare customer / intercompany invoices.
  4. Settle intercompany payables and receivables.
  5. Transfers funds for escrow transactions.
  6. Ensure Cinnaire’s banking operations; make certain all funds are banked and confirm efficiency and returns.
  7. Monitor cash accounts daily to ensure available funds with the bank are reflected in the general ledger to maintain real-time reporting for operating accounts.
  8. Maintain general ledger account numbers assigned to each investor for capital calls.
  9. Evaluate the effectiveness of operational procedures and controls surrounding treasury function to maximize productivity and minimize error potential.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Associate Degree in Accounting
  • Experience with double entry accounting methodology.
  • 2 years in a previous bookkeeping or treasury role.
  • Proficient in Excel tables) and several Microsoft Office Suite applications (e.g., Teams, Power Automate, Word, PowerPoint, Planner, etc.).

Key Competencies:

  • Diversity Awareness: Identifies the benefits and advantages of harnessing the collective insights from various individuals in the organization.
  • Analysis to Synthesis: Interpret data and information from multiple sources and translate it into coherent messages that inform decisions.
  • Perseverance: Accept uncertainty by remaining focused and engaged on assignments; look for plausible solutions to difficult problems.
  • Intellectual Agility: Flex and adapt thinking skills to meet the needs of different situations and circumstances.

Reporting Relationship: Reports to Assistant Controller

Supervisory Relationship: None

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time.

Travel Required: Minimal

Compensation and Benefits

Cinnaire offers a competitive compensation package.

Benefits Offered:  Medical, Health Reimbursement Account, Flexible Spending Accounts (medical and dependent care), Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Long-Term Disability, Employee Assistance Plan, Pet Insurance, Identity Theft Protection, Paid Mobile Phone Service, Unlimited PTO, Incentive Compensation, 403(b) Plan, and Profit-Sharing Plan.

How to Apply

Cinnaire provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, status as a Vietnam-era or disabled veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Cinnaire complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations and ordinances prohibiting employment discrimination. Cinnaire is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As a part of this commitment, Cinnaire is dedicated to providing access, and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, recruitment and employment for qualified individuals with disabilities