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Part Time Accountant/Bookkeeper

Job Description:

A Better Balance is a not for profit legal advocacy organization that works through legislation, litigation, coalition building and media strategy to improve the American workplace to address the needs of today’s families.  We are seeking an Accountant/Bookkeeper to oversee financial management of ABB.  The Accountant/Bookkeeper will report to the Co-Presidents of A Better Balance and will also work with the Board of Directors. The position is based in New York City and is for two days a week.  Responsibilities will include:

  • Preparation of annual budget for board approval
  • Prepare Budget v. Actual reports, Balance Sheet on monthly basis
  • Review cash needs and cash flow on monthly basis
  • Weekly review of credit card accounts; review of accounts payable, for approval, appropriate coding
  • Preparation and disbursement of checks to pay obligations and create back up;
  • Reconcile Bank Statement on monthly basis
  • Prepare draft payroll for Co-President approval on monthly basis; Process payroll using Paychex online system on monthly basis; Print reports and reconcile to draft payroll; Prepare journal entry and enter into QuickBooks on monthly basis
  • Process 403(b) payment through MetLife on line system and review and file all necessary documents related to the 403(b) including 5500 tax form
  • Oversight of all financial matters necessary for proposals or reports to foundations funding ABB
  • Support preparation of Form 990’s and liaison with outside auditor for annual audit;
  • Partner with the leadership team to ensure programmatic success through cost analysis support, and compliance with all contractual and programmatic requirements;
  • Attend Board meetings, as requested.
  • Human resources:  Prepare new hire letters and materials for new staff members; prepare letters to staff regarding salary twice annually; monitor accrual of vacation time for staff and send annual notice of accrued vacation time; prepare 1090’s for contract workers

 Essential Attributes and Experience:  

 BS/BA degree in finance, accounting, business administration, economics or a related field;
 Knowledge of not-for-profit accounting;
Demonstrated experience successfully managing finance, accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting;
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment;
Experience preparing materials for and/or presenting to a non-profit board preferred; Highly organized; Self starter and ability to function effectively without extensive supervision 

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, references and salary requirements to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ABB is an equal opportunity employer.


 

 

A Better Balance Summer Internship 2015—NYC Office 

Current 2L law students with their own funding are invited to apply for a 2015 summer internship at A Better Balance: The Work and Family Legal Center (“ABB”) in our New York City office.

Organization Description:

ABB is a national legal advocacy organization that is a leader in the movement to reshape laws and policies to fit the needs of today’s workforce.  ABB’s mission is to promote equality and expand choices for men and women at all income levels so they may care for their families without sacrificing their economic security.  ABB works on the national and local level employing a wide range of strategies — legislative advocacy, litigation, direct services, grassroots organizing, research and public education — to promote flexible workplace policies, end discrimination against caregivers, and support family caregiving.

Since its founding in 2005, ABB has been at the forefront of a movement to fight for family-friendly laws and policies.  We focus on a variety of issues, such as: family leave insurance, paid sick leave, and fairness for working families. We support paid sick leave campaigns at the state and local level around the country, and are at the center of efforts for family leave insurance in New York State.  Our program to end discrimination against pregnant women and those with caregiving responsibilities focuses on national and local advocacy as well as individual representation.   We run a free legal advice and counseling hotline for low-income New Yorkers who face employment law issues because of their caregiving responsibilities or because of a violation of New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act.

Finally, ABB pushes for public policy reform on a range of issues, such as parity for part-time workers, predictable scheduling, workplace flexibility for employees across the economic spectrum, and valuing the work of all family caregivers, whether they care for a newborn, a sick child, an aging relative, or a family member with a disability.

Intern Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to work/family law and policy, reproductive justice, women’s rights, civil rights, or advocacy for low-income individuals.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, advocacy, research, and analytic skills.
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated problem solving, prioritizing, time management, team-building and organizational skills.

How to Apply:

Please e-mail a resume and cover letter to: Jake McDonald, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by November 7th, 2014. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

ABB is an equal opportunity employer.

 

A Better Balance Summer Internship 2015—Southern Office 

Current 2L law students with their own funding are invited to apply for a 2015 summer internship at A Better Balance: The Work and Family Legal Center (“ABB”) in our Southern office, based in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Organization Description:

ABB is a national legal advocacy organization that is a leader in the movement to reshape laws and policies to fit the needs of today’s workforce.  ABB’s mission is to promote equality and expand choices for men and women at all income levels so they may care for their families without sacrificing their economic security.  ABB works on the national and local level employing a wide range of strategies — legislative advocacy, litigation, direct services, grassroots organizing, research and public education — to promote flexible workplace policies, end discrimination against caregivers, and support family caregiving.

Since its founding in 2005, ABB has been at the forefront of a movement to fight for family-friendly laws and policies.  We focus on a variety of issues, such as: family leave insurance, paid sick leave, and fairness for working families. We support paid sick leave campaigns at the state and local level around the country, and are at the center of efforts for family leave insurance in New York State.  Our program to end discrimination against pregnant women and those with caregiving responsibilities focuses on national and local advocacy as well as individual representation.  We run a free legal hotline for low-income workers who face employment law issues because of their caregiving responsibilities.  ABB also conducts trainings for low-income workers and their advocates.  Finally, ABB pushes for public policy reform on a range of issues, such as parity for part-time workers, predictable scheduling, workplace flexibility for employees across the economic spectrum, and valuing the work of all family caregivers, whether they care for a newborn, a sick child, an aging relative, or a family member with a disability.

The ABB Southern Office opened in 2014 and focuses on the plight of working families in the Southeastern United States, where poverty rates are some of the highest in the country and progressive legal protections are scarce. The Southern Office has a particular focus on fairness for pregnant workers and breastfeeding mothers, as well as other uniquely Southern issues affecting families in the workplace.

Intern Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to work/family law and policy, reproductive justice, women’s rights, civil rights, or advocacy for low-income individuals.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, advocacy, research, and analytic skills.
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated problem solving, prioritizing, time management, team-building and organizational skills.

How to Apply:

Please e-mail a resume and cover letter to: Elizabeth Gedmark, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by November 7th, 2014. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

ABB is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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