Accounting Clerk

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Maximum: $36,000

Published

08/03/2018

Address

Tucson
Arizona
United States

Description

THE ORGANIZATION


The Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project (FIRRP) is the only organization in Arizona that provides free legal and social services to detained immigrants. Immigrants facing deportation do not have the right to a public defender. Without representation, many will lose their case and be sent back to the conditions they are fleeing. For some, this is a death sentence. We strive to address this injustice by increasing representation and pro bono placement for individuals, and creating pro se empowerment initiatives to assist individuals representing themselves in court. We are nationally known for our legal service delivery systems and materials. Our vision is to ensure that all immigrants facing removal have access to counsel, understand their rights under the law, and are treated fairly and humanely. 


We are looking for a skilled Accounting Clerk to perform a variety of accounting, bookkeeping, and financial tasks. Accounting Clerk responsibilities include processing transactions such as accounts payable and receivable, disbursements, and receipts. A successful Accounting Clerk will be familiar with all accounting procedures, have a flair for numbers, be easy to work with, and a team player. Ultimately, a successful Accounting Clerk will work with the team to ensure that the organization’s daily accounting functions run accurately and effectively. Primary responsibilities include:


  • Provide accounting and clerical support to the accounting department
  • Type accurately, and accurately prepare and maintain accounting documents and records
  • Prepare bank deposits
  • Enter donations and invoices on a daily basis to databases (including QuickBooks and our donor database)
  • Function in accordance with established standards, procedures, and applicable laws
  • File expenses and checks
  • Assist with records management, including scanning, file maintenance, and cataloguing and boxing files for offsite storage
  • Provide administrative and clerical support to the Accounts Manager via making copies, filing, sorting, and distributing mail for the department
  • Provide assistance and support to staff as needed


This position is based in our Tucson office, with occasional travel to our Florence and Phoenix offices.


QUALIFICATIONS


We are seeking applicants who have a commitment to immigrant rights, social justice, or human rights issues, and who are hard-working team players who enjoy working in a collaborative, fast-paced, and high volume nonprofit setting. Prior experience in a nonprofit or legal services setting is a plus. The applicant must have:


  • Prior experience with QuickBooks, Excel, Word, and database programs
  • Familiarity with bookkeeping and basic accounting procedures
  • Proven accounting experience, preferably as an accounts receivable clerk or accounts payable clerk, is a plus
  • Hands-on experience with spreadsheets and financial reports
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Aptitude for numbers
  • Ability to perform filing and record keeping tasks
  • Data entry and word processing skills
  • Well organized, proven ability to manage tasks with competing priorities and deadlines
  • Self-starter with a proven ability to take initiative and be a problem solver
  • Team-oriented with strong integrity and professionalism
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • High school degree; associate’s degree or relevant certification is a plus

Benefits

This is a full-time, salaried non-exempt position. Starting salary is $36,000. The Florence Project strives to create and uphold a positive, supportive, and inclusive work environment for staff. We offer excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, with full premiums paid by the Florence Project. We also provide mileage reimbursement for travel between offices and places of work. After two years of employment, staff members are eligible for the employer matching retirement plan. Paid time off includes one personal day each month in addition to fifteen days of vacation and twelve days of sick/medical leave annually, six weeks paid maternity-paternity leave (up to twelve weeks total, with option to use personal, vacation, and sick paid time off for unpaid portion), and bereavement leave. The Florence Project observes all federal holidays. After three consecutive years of employment with the Florence project, staff members are eligible for an eight week paid sabbatical.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

This is an immediate opening. To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume, and 3 professional references to jobs@firrp.org with “Accounting Clerk” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and we encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible. The Florence Project values diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from people of color, LGBTQ individuals, individuals with disabilities, and members of under-represented communities. Only applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.


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