NELP is a national nonprofit advocacy organization with offices in New York, Washington D.C., and Berkeley, with the core goals of building worker power, dismantling structural racism, and addressing economic inequality. We promote federal, state, and local policies to create good jobs, strengthen workers’ upward mobility, enforce worker rights, and improve benefits and services for unemployed workers. In collaboration with national and grassroots partners, NELP advances its work through research, advocacy, litigation support, and technical assistance designed to raise wages, end wage theft and workplace violations, strengthen unemployment insurance, ensure employer accountability for workers in contract employment, encourage fair chance employment practices, and promote a comprehensive policy framework to build a good jobs economy. For more information, see www.nelp.org.
The National Employment Law Project (NELP) seeks an experienced Accounts Receivable Associate to join our finance team on a part time basis. This individual will assist with the day-to-day accounting and administrative functions and will support NELP’s fundraising operations.By designing this position to be a part time role, this position offers tremendous flexibility for individuals who are seeking rewarding and challenging work but are not seeking a full-time position. This position is a part time, 14 hours per week (equivalent to two days/week). Currently, NELP is working 100% remotely. Because relationships among members of the operations team, our fund-raising team and NELP’s program staff are critical to the success of this position, when NELP returns to the office, we expect the individual in this role to work from one of NELP’s offices at least one day a week. We strongly prefer to fill this position in New York City or Washington, DC.What You Will DoAs our Accounts Receivable Associate, you will play a central role in ensuring the efficiency and accuracy of our finance and administrative operations.While certainly not an exhaustive list of responsibilities, your job will include:
- Working with our COO and the other members of NELP’s finance team to produce analysis, forecasts and supporting schedules for our annual budget.
- Preparing and making bank deposits using a remote deposit system and record deposits in the accounting system and into Salesforce. You will work with our fundraising staff to ensure that donation tracking in the accounting system reconciles with tracking in our Salesforce database.
- Providing regular reporting to our fundraising team on grant expenditures and spending analysis.
- Preparing and tracking invoices and payments.
- Producing reports and trend analysis as required by management.
- Ensuring that NELP maintains complete financial records and an organized filing system.
- As part of the finance team, you will help prepare for and support the annual audit.
- You may be called upon, from time to time, to help with various office administration functions such as assisting with meeting logistics.
Who You Are
- You have 2 to 5 years of accounting and financial reporting experience. Ideally, you have experience working in a nonprofit environment.
- You enjoy working as part of a team and working with people from different parts of the organization to help them access and understand organizational financial information. You are comfortable working with different levels of employees and with external vendors.
- You count organization and attention to detail among your strengths.
- You enjoy using analytical skills and analytical tools, such as Excel, to better understand financial data and trending information and to problem solve as needed.
- You are comfortable working with monthly, quarterly and annual deadlines and are able to prioritize effectively.
- You have advanced Excel skills and have experience working in accounting software (FundEZ or similar system). Ideally you have had the opportunity to work with a relational database, such as Salesforce.
- You have a bachelor’s degree (or associate degree and equivalent work experience) with a concentration in Business, Finance, or Accounting.
- You are interested in nonprofit financial management.
- Ideally, you have an interest in labor law and policy, labor unions, or workers’ rights.
- You are interested in expanding your analysis and knowledge about the role that structural racism plays in our society and institutions are committed to NELP’s priority of centering racial equity.
- You are committed to contributing to a positive working environment by engaging collaboratively and respectfully.
Start Date, Location, Compensation and Benefits: In response to the pandemic, all staff are currently working remotely and are not traveling. Candidates must be able to work from NELP’s New York City or DC office at the point that we return to working in the office. The start date will be as soon as possible. This position is in NELP’s bargaining unit, represented by National Organization of Legal Service Workers, UAW Local 2320. Classification and compensation for NELP bargaining unit positions are commensurate with relevant experience and education and based on NELP’s collectively bargained scales. Based on our union scale, the hourly rate for a part time Accounts Receivable Associate with a bachelor’s degree and 2 years of relevant experience is $34.60-$39.50, depending upon education and/or degree.To apply: Through our online database, submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to http://bit.ly/WorkWithNelp, choosing the “A/R Associate” option under position. If you have questions regarding this announcement, please forward those to nelp [at] nelp.org, noting “A/R Associate” in the subject line. No phone calls or other email inquiries please. We will consider applications on a rolling basis. Applications due by April 16th.NELP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and an equal opportunity, fair chance, affirmative action employer, committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, current employment status, or caregiver status.