Accounting Specialist

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organization:Green Empowerment
position summary:

For 13 years, Green Empowerment has partnered with rural communities and in-country organizations in the developing world to develop and build renewable energy and water systems to alleviate poverty and improve the environment. Although we work in and have completed projects in a number of other countries, our current core countries are Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru, the Philippines and on the Thailand/Burma border. We have a fundraising strategy and an increasing funding base. We have six paid staff and a team of dedicated volunteers.

About This Position

The Accounting Specialist works with the Executive Director to maintain Green Empowerment’s financial records and ensure the organization’s smooth and efficient operation. Aspects of this work include but are not limited to the financial records, individual donor database, and office support.

Salary / Pay Rate:$13/hr 15-20hrs/wk
Required Skills and Abilities:Responsibility 1: Financial Records Management Tasks: • Ensure that financial transactions are recorded in both the donor database (Salesforce) and QuickBooks on a timely basis; • Enter and pay invoices/bills in QuickBooks; Ensure adequate funds balances are maintained in different bank accounts. • Track employees’ time and indirect and admin cost allocation, providing an accurate accounting of GE’s Fundraising and Administrative costs v. programmatic costs; • Prepare useful financial reports for Executive Director, Staff and Board; • Assist with organization’s annual and project budgeting; • Update cash flow spreadsheet on a monthly basis and review with Executive Director; • Help prepare financial information for independent auditor on an annual basis; • Update financial manual as needed; • Responsible for CD-RW backup of QuickBooks and donor database stored off-site. • Process credit card donations as needed. • Prepare documentation for disbursement of funds through wire transfer to our foreign partners. Responsibility 2: Administration Tasks: • Handle daily donation income, including entering donation in database, preparation of receipts and thank you letters; • Help maintain organization’s general and administrative files; • Perform general office tasks as needed (answer phones, order supplies, etc.); • Handle the organization’s contacts with vendors (phone, internet, printers, etc.)
Qualifications:Skills and Knowledge Experience: Required: Intermediate financial records entry, preferably with QuickBooks. Understanding of non-profit accounting with restricted funds. Desired: Previous experience working with a non-profit organization Technical Skills: Required: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Internet savvy; QuickBooks, Peachtree or other major accounting program Desired: Salesforce or commensurate donor database, basic computer troubleshooting abilities
Education Required:High School or equiv.
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer