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65750 Eighth St.Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240


What do non-profit accountants do? (see below for bookeeping requirements)

Not-for-profit accountants work with donors, vendors, agency staff, management and board members. Their responsibilities include monthly reconciliations like accounts payable and receivable, bank and investment accounts and expense accounts. They also oversee incoming donations, asset management and depreciation, grant management and reporting tasks. Not-for-profit accountants may participate in development of financial policies and control.

Required Education

Preferred bachelor's degree in accounting or finance or CPA (Certified Public Accountant) credentials, or years of related experience. Not-for-profit accountants may earn Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional credentials through the Not-for-Profit Services Association. Not-for-profit accountants must study financial management and reporting, internal controls, IRS rules and regulations for nonprofit organizations, fiscal systems, budgeting and how to use accounting software.

Skills Required

Not-for-profit accountants must demonstrate attention to detail and good record-keeping skills to meet state and federal tax and nonprofit regulations. Not-for-profit accountants also need outstanding communication skills for working with front-line staff, management and board members, plus vendors, community donors and others.


Basic Function: The bookkeeper position creates financial transactions and creates financial reports from that information. The creation of financial transactions includes posting information to accounting journals or accounting software from such source documents as invoices to customers, cash receipts, and supplier invoices. The bookkeeper also reconciles accounts to ensure their accuracy.

Principal Accountabilities:

  1. Purchase supplies and equipment as authorized by management
  2. Monitor office supply levels and reorder as necessary
  3. Tag and monitor fixed assets
  4. Pay supplier invoices in a timely manner
  5. Take all reasonable discounts on supplier invoices
  6. Pay any debt as it comes due for payment
  7. Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants
  8. Issue invoices to customers
  9. Collect sales taxes from customers and remit them to the government
  10. Ensure that receivables are collected promptly
  11. Record cash receipts and make bank deposits
  12. Conduct a monthly reconciliation of every bank account
  13. Conduct periodic reconciliations of all accounts to ensure their accuracy
  14. Maintain the petty cash fund
  15. Issue financial statements
  16. Provide information to the external accountant who creates the company’s financial statements
  17. Assemble information for external auditors for the annual audit
  18. Calculate and issue financial analysis of the financial statements
  19. Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
  20. Maintain the chart of accounts
  21. Maintain the annual budget
  22. Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management
  23. Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements
  24. Process payroll in a timely manner
  25. Provide clerical and administrative support to management as requested

Desired Qualifications: The bookkeeper candidate should have an Associate's degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience, as well as a knowledge of bookkeeping and generally accepted accounting principles. Preference will be given to candidates with a working knowledge of the _____ accounting software package.


  • Financial Auditing
  • Budgeting
  • Donor Management
  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Microsoft Office Suite

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18

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