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Volunteer Accountant

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ORGANIZATION: Community Literature Initiative

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Job purpose

The Community Literature Initiative (CLI) is seeking an Accountant / Accounts Manager to join our Accounting team. In this role, you will oversee, review, and adhere to the budgets for each branch of CLI, produce financial reports, and develop strategies and plans for the long-term financial goals of our organization.

You will play a key role in the overall financial health of our organization. Reporting to the Executive Director, you will ensure the financials accurately reflect the operations of CLI. Come aboard to help clean up our books, develop accounting policy, and keep us a going concern!

Duties and responsibilities

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Extract, input, or scan information into Quickbooks on a biweekly basis
  • Match transactions into Quickbooks
  • Reviewing and/or analyzing financial reports, journal vouchers, and accounting transactions
  • Processing invoices/payments - managing the A/R & A/P cycles
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Development of accounting policies and procedures


The ideal candidate possesses the following:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite, Quickbooks, G Suite, Asana, and ability to learn additional software programs
  • Experience with accounting policy, nonprofit accounting, and business
  • Excellent command over analytical, organizational, and research skills
  • Highly organized, self-motivated, team player mentality
  • Bonus: interest in poetry, creative writing, and community building!

Working conditions

The Volunteer Accountant will work mostly remotely but is required to report to the Executive Director at a minimum of one day every two weeks.

1 Shift

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  • Wed Sep 21, 2022 - morning / 09:00 AM to 11:45 AM

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About Community Literature Initiative


2702 W. Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90047, US

Mission Statement

Create an accessible, inclusive, and encouraging space for writers, poets, and artists alike.


The Community Literature Initiative is a Los Angeles based nonprofit organization focused on teaching writers in the city how to create poetry and fiction of a publishable quality. The CLI course is a 10-month (September to June) training program to refine works-in-progress into finalized manuscripts ready for publication. At the conclusion of the 10-month program, all participants are guaranteed a first-book publishing contract with one of our partnering Los Angeles Small Presses. At the conclusion of our program, all students emerge knowledgeable published authors! In addition to offering these courses, CLI staff & students teach free creative writing courses in local high schools.


Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Community, Education & Literacy


Thu Sep 15, 2022 - Wed Dec 14, 2022
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
This opportunity has 1 shift


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Financial Auditing
  • Financial Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial Service Assistance




  • Minimum 5 – 10 hours per week for 10 - 12 weeks. Hours must be scheduled during normal business hours (Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.).
  • Applicants must currently be majoring in Accounting or Finance and have completed several accounting courses with an accredited college/university. Recent graduates of Accounting or Finance degrees gladly welcome.

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