Accounting Associate

Bright Hope:
To bring Hope to the extreme poor (those living on less than $2 a day).

Our Vision:
Bright Hope envisions a world where churches transform their communities by bringing Hope for
today, tomorrow and eternity to the extreme, while becoming self-sustainable.
We have been engaging the local church in the fight against global poverty in slums and rural
communities for over 50 years. Each community 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 infrastructure that, when engaged and carefully resourced, can transform the community with
changed lives, hopeful people, and self-sustainability. 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 people regardless of religion, poverty level, ethnicity, gender, or tribe.
Job Summary: The Accounting Associate is a part time position (20-25 hours/week) and 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 processing
payroll and provides accounting and finance support to the CFO.  The role has a dual reporting
structure, reporting to the Vice President of Programs and CFO.  Administrative duties will help
round out the hours when not focused on the accounting functions.

First, the ideal candidate demonstrates an active, growing relationship with Jesus; this being a
critical component to the mission and the integrity of the Bright Hope team. The candidate is strong
in GAAP accounting skills; has excellent QuickBooks Online (QBO) experience (including payroll
processing – Bright Hope utilizes Intuit), experience with accounts payable, budgets, auditing, and
tax documents, enjoys clerical and administrative tasks, thinks analytically, can work independently
and collaboratively, problem solving, and has exceptional attention to detail.


Job Responsibilities:

 Supports CFO in various financial and accounting responsibilities.
 Accurately maintains QuickBooks Online, transfers funds, and runs relevant 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 and accurately generates weekly payroll including tracking 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.
 Initiates process improvements routinely
 Administrative functions as time permits.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
 Knowledge of standard accounting practices.
 Knowledge of administrative operations procedures, word processing, managing files and records.
 Knowledge of mathematics and economic principles.
 Exceptional problem-solving, analytical, and organizational skills.
 Skilled in the use of computers and online platforms including QBO and Intuit.
 Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
 Ability to solve mathematical problems with ease.
 Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
 Ability to improve processes.

Education and Experience: 
 Associates degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred
 Four years of accounting experience with 2+ preferred in nonprofit accounting.
 Solid experience with QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks reporting
 Solid technical accounting skills (GAAP)
 Experience in payroll processing, budget preparation and auditing techniques.

Special Position Requirements:
 Affirms Bright Hope’s Belief Statement and models the Christian faith, as described here:
 Passion for helping the extreme poor around the world.

This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.  It is intended to
be an accurate reflection of the job's principal elements.

Interested, qualified applicants may submit a resume, cover letter, and brief statement of
faith to

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