Do you love numbers and accuracy? Do you dream of rows and columns on an excel spreadsheet? Are you sensing a call to help bring Hope to those living in extreme poverty? If yes, read on...
Bright Hope’s Mission and Vision: Bright Hope is a Christian international relief and development organization dedicated to bringing Hope to those who live on less than $2 a day. We seek to provide for the physical, economic, and spiritual needs of the Extreme Poor through holistic partnerships with indigenous churches in some of the poorest countries around the world.
Job Summary: The Accounting Associate is a part time role (18-20 hours/week). The role acts as the hub for all accounting and financial activity at Bright Hope, which drives our team’s ability to bring Hope to the extreme poor. It is responsible for basic accounting and bookkeeping and provides accounting and finance support to the CFO. This role is also responsible for running payroll, so is much loved by the Bright Hope staff.
The ideal candidate has an active, growing relationship with Jesus; is strong in GAAP accounting skills; has outstanding Quickbooks experience (including payroll processing); enjoys clerical and administrative tasks and thinks analytically; can work independently and collaboratively; solves problems; has attention to detail; and smiles often. And if someone has ever transitioned an accounting department from paper to electronic filing, that’s icing on the cake.
Supports CFO in various financial and accounting responsibilities
Accurately maintains QuickBooks, transfers funds, and runs reports
Records daily cash receipts
Monitors online bank activity
Prepares month end close by preparing journal entries and managing various asset and liability reconciliations
Reconciles credit card bank deposit activity to internal accounting records
Records all A/P transactions and ensures timely payment of all invoices; maintains vendor documentation files
Handles financial processing for wires/ACH transfers
Runs profit/loss statements, provides class balance reports and adjusts deficits if applicable
Prepares and presents reports to CFO or leadership team, such as cash flow and performance to budget
Supports CFO and leadership team during annual budget process with QuickBooks updates and reporting
Manages W-2 and 1099 documentation; Generates week payroll on time and accurately and tracks vacation balances
Represents Bright Hope to financial auditors; prepares accounting and financial documentation for annual audit
Provides documentation for the 990 and ensures it is filed on time
Manages annual renewals for various financial associations
Responds to staff inquiries regarding accounting activities
Exercises independent judgment and thought over resolution of non-routine accounting problems
Four years of accounting experience; at least 2 in nonprofit accounting
Solid experience with QuickBooks and QuickBooks reporting
Solid technical accounting skills (GAAP)
Experience in payroll processing
Experience transitioning accounting documentation from paper to an electronic system preferred
Key Knowledge and Skills:
Attention to detail
Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
Written and verbal communication skills in English
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Ability to improve processes
QuickBooks data entry, reporting, and querying
About Bright Hope
Bright Hope's mission is to bring Hope to those living on less than $2 a day. We envision a world where under-resourced, local, in-country churches transform their communities and bring Hope to the extreme poor.We have been engaging the local church around the world for 50 years in the global fight against extreme poverty in their communities. Each community within the five countries we serve has its own unique needs. Yet, the one thing they all have in common is an established group of Christ followers. These churches provide an already existing infrastructure within rural areas and slum communities that has an established reputation, reach and influence. When properly engaged and carefully resourced, they become a well-run, accountable entity for holistic transformation. Through our years of experience we have seen the church be courageous in loving those considered unlovable, be generous in times of crisis, and willing to help all peoples regardless of religion. We have found building into an already existing unit like the church is more effective in life transformation and helping lift the extreme poor out of their situation than trying to establish something new. At Bright Hop...e we believe in the power of a holistic approach and have a three-tiered development model centered around HOPE for today, HOPE for tomorrow, HOPE for eternity.