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Bookkeeping Associate (PT + Virtual)

Administrative | Washington, DC | Part Time

Job Description

About Us

One Common Unity (OCU) breaks cycles of violence and builds compassionate, healthy communities through the transformative power of music, arts, and peace education. Founded in 2000 following a string of school shootings in Washington, DC, OCU is a collaborative effort between educators, artists, and health practitioners dedicated to preventing violence and improving life outcomes for youth and families. Currently based in 23 schools throughout Washington, DC, we train the next generation of youth leaders in social emotional literacy, arts expression, and conflict transformation and support them to create positive social change and healing in their communities. Over the past 19 years, we have impacted over 32,500 youth and families, trained over 11,500 teachers, hosted over 81 public concerts and performances, and recently were awarded the Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence in the Humanities.

About You

You are an entry-level Bookkeeper who would love a part-time, virtual position (with occasional trips to the office) that would allow you to achieve the optimal work/life balance that you have always dreamed of supporting an organization that changes lives for the better.  You have:

  • 1+ years of Bookkeeping experience

  • Experience with Quickbooks accounting software

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task

  • Ability to work on one task until completion 

  • Deadline and detail-orientation

  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to take on new tasks and work flexible

  • Strong attention to detail and desire for feedback

  • Problem-solver and self-starter, with strong time management skills

About the Job

This position is expected to require about 20 flexible hours/week depending on the accounting cycle.  Working directly with our Director of Finance, this position entails 60% data entry, 30% scanning/filing/organizing and 10% communicating with staff/vendors for acquiring information.  A one-month in-office training period will be required before virtual work will start.  Duties will include:

  • Enter data daily into QuickBooks (up to 100 entries per day);

  • Keep track of all payments and expenditures, including multiple credit cards and statements;

  • Reconcile credit card reports by verifying entries, cataloging receipts and communicating with credit card holders to ensure monthly reports are complete;

  • Create invoices;

  • Maintain records by filing and/or scanning to internal drive;

  • Review payment requests for submission;

  • Promote the payment process with staff.

  • File documents to maintain required records;

Physical Requirement of the Job

The environmental factors and/or physical requirements of this position include the following: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have mobility sufficient to work onsite and move around the work space. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard. The employee frequently is required to be in one position for long periods of screen use, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear both in person and over devices.  The employee interacts in close spaces and frequently with other workers, vendors, and clients.  The position works in an office environment with artificial light and air.

One Common Unity is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, differently-abled, LGBTQIA, and other groups that have historically been subject to discrimination.