Seeking Responsible, Detail-Oriented Part-Time Bookkeeper for Small Cambridge Foundation

Job Type

Part Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



449 Broadway
United States


The Cambridge Public Library Foundation seeks a PART-TIME BOOKKEEPER. Primary responsibilities include accounts payable, bank deposits, reconciliations and other finance-related duties. This position reports to the Foundation Director, and will be overseen by a Comptroller. This position will need to be present in the Foundation office every two weeks, for between 1-3 hours, with increased hours around the annual audit.

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

·        Maintaining records according to generally accepted accounting principles including the recording of general journal entries, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management and reconciliation of bank statements

·        Applying strong accounting skills including A/P, A/R, purchasing backup, journal entries, and all bookkeeping through financial statement preparation

·        Producing reports, upon request, for the Director, Finance Committee and Board of Directors

·        Preparing for the annual audit as needed

·        Attending to duties, as assigned, in the office on a set schedule (in the office every 2 weeks, at minimum)

·        Performing other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills and abilities)

·        Attention to detail with an exceptional level of accuracy is absolutely required, as well as a track record or reliability, confidentiality and conscientious work habits

·        One or more years of bookkeeping experience

·        Payroll skills and use of common bookkeeping software is required; previous experience in accounting and QuickBooks or related programs

·        Strong knowledge of bookkeeping practices and procedures

·        Able to work independently with limited supervision

Level of Language Proficiency

Excellent English skills required

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Send email/cover letter and resume to We appreciate your interest in the Cambridge Public Library Foundation and this position, but only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.