Position Title: Bookkeeper/Accountant

Reports to: Director of Finance

Hours: Part time (16 hours per week)

Primary Function

The Bookkeeper/Accountant is responsible for supporting the Accounting department and Administrative offices through various clerical duties.  He/She must provide timely and accurate help relevant to the daily activities of the offices, and be flexible and willing to help with a variety of tasks.  He/She will provide support and work independently to perform daily tasks with minimum supervision.


B.A. or equivalent with a progressive responsibility in accounting functions.  Previous office experience and excellent typing, computer and time management skills. Organized and detail oriented with exceptional clerical skills.  Working knowledge of PCs and word processing software (preferably Microsoft Word and Excel).  Demonstrate responsibility in administrative functions. Should possess strong interpersonal skills, be self-motivated, and graceful in attitude and spirit.  Needs to be professional in appearance and manner; present a model of loyalty and confidentiality; possess maturity; have a good memory and strong detail orientation; have a sense of love and care for the needy.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Accounting Responsibilities:

  • Record accounts payable and prepare checks and bill payments

  • Reconcile Petty Cash

  • Keep A/P and A/R files up to date and organized

  • Perform communications and correspondence as directed by the Director of Finance; maintain confidentiality in all executive matters


Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Keep files up to date and organized, including inspections, registrations, insurance etc.

  • Order office and printing supplies as needed

  • Drop off & pick up mail


Benefits Administration Responsibilities:

  • File timesheets; making sure they are all signed


Development Responsibilities:

  • Process Credit Card gifts given over the phone


Human Resources Responsibilities:

  • Keep job descriptions current and post job openings as directed

  • Provide new hire paperwork

  • Keep personnel files up to date


Daily Duties/Other:

  • Perform general clerical work as needed and assist with other duties as assigned



For more information or to apply for this position send your resume and cover letter to Allison Kinyua, Director of Finance at

For your convenience, feel free to apply with our Word or PDF job applications. and return them via email, fax, or U.S. Mail.


39 Kingston St, Boston, MA 02111

Tel: (617) 338-9000

Fax: (617) 482-6623

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