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Contract Bookkeeper

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Mass Poetry
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Boston, MA

Mass Poetry


New
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Published 5 months ago

Recurring
Weekdays
A few hours per week

Mass Poetry, a nonprofit poetry organization headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, seeks an experienced, contract bookkeeper. This role will require approximately 2 – 4 hours per week.

Mass Poetry believes that words matter. We support poets and poetry in Massachusetts, help to broaden the audience of poetry readers, bring poetry to readers of all ages, and transform people’s lives through inspiring verse. From hosting the Massachusetts Poetry Festival to delivering poets into schools for residencies and workshops across the Commonwealth, Mass Poetry reaches thousands of people, young and old, with our innovative poetry programs.

In 2020, Mass Poetry will become an arts-partner-in-residence at the new Narrative Arts Center, founded by GrubStreet at 50 Liberty in Boston’s Seaport District. This pioneering initiative will transform 13,000-square feet of retail space into a bookstore, literary stage, workshop space, podcasting studio, and a literary hub for all voices. Mass Poetry is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a multicultural organization. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


General Expectations:

The bookkeeper will report to Mass Poetry’s executive director and work primarily from home, though periodic visits to our shared office space in the Midway Artists Building in Fort Point, Boston, will be required.


Primary responsibilities:

  • Oversee bookkeeping for the nonprofit, as needed. Functions include:
  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable; pledge tracking and collection
  • Tracking use of restricted funds (grants received for special use)
  • Monthly closing and reporting to the board of directors
  • Statement/report prep for our outside Auditor
  • Inventory and capital asset tracking
  • Bank account balancing/management
  • Annual budget process with board
  • Petty cash and expense reimbursements
  • Processing donations (working with office coordinator and web site manager)
  • Working with accounting, legal, and insurance professionals as needed
  • Ensuring that all licensing and reporting requirements are met
  • HR Management
  • New employee paperwork
  • Payroll administration
  • Benefits administration

The ideal candidate possesses:

  • Minimum 2 years experience including bookkeeping, financial reporting, payroll, etc.
  • Experience with arts administration and/or nonprofit management helpful.
  • Minimum 2 years general management experience
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work effectively with computers using Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, and
  • other software appropriate to position
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to communicate information and organizational needs effectively with Mass Poetry staff and board
  • Enthusiastic belief in Mass Poetry’s mission and programs.


Interested parties can upload a resume and cover letter at https://tinyurl.com/yca4du9f. The application deadline is June 30, 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Mass Poetry, a nonprofit poetry organization headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, seeks an experienced, contract bookkeeper. This role will require approximately 2 – 4 hours per week.

Mass Poetry believes that words matter. We support…

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Location

Boston, MA

How to Apply

Interested parties can upload a resume and cover letter at https://tinyurl.com/yca4du9f. The application deadline is June 30, 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Interested parties can upload a resume and cover letter at https://tinyurl.com/yca4du9f. The application deadline is June 30, 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis…

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