The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington, a leader in lactation education and promotion, is looking to hire a part-time accountant (less than 5 hours a week). Our mission is to advance breastfeeding and successful parenting throughout the DC metro area by providing free and low cost professional instruction to families in a supportive community space. We strive to fulfill our mission by providing expert-led free and low-cost classes, and private consultations with Board Certified Lactation Consultants. We also offer a variety of other services including a breastfeeding boutique, off-site classes for low income populations, a nursing lounge and a milk depot.
This position requires financial statement preparation, audit experience, supervisory skills and the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Their are many different aspects to the organization, so our accountant must be able to grasp multiple different concepts and ideas quickly in order to learn all the different moving parts. This individual should be results-oriented, and be able to work quickly and complete tasks in a timely manner without excessive guidance.
•Provide nonprofit financial expertise and analysis to internal staff, including reviewing and analyzing program revenue and expenses and preparing forecasts
•Prepare, review and advise on financial deliverables for projects; Develop financial reporting strategies to meet project needs
•Review and help prepare financial component of proposals and reports to funders
•Conduct trainings to internal staff on processes and best practices in nonprofit financial management
•Support the preparation of the 990 and audits as needed
•Design and implement new finance processes, including identifying opportunities for efficiency and streamlining whenever possible
Skills and Experience:
•Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required in accounting, finance, or related field
•At least three years of financial management experience, preferably in a nonprofit setting
•Knowledge of finance and accounting best practices, procedures and administrative practices, including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
•Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written, including the ability to write clear and concise correspondence to staff
•Ability to simplify and explain complex financial concepts
•Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
•Organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects
•Proficiency with Excel and Quickbooks
Other Preferred Skills and Experience:
•Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation
Volunteers preferred, but salary is negotiable. If you think you would be a good fit for this position, please email Gina at firstname.lastname@example.org with a short cover letter and resume.