Bridges To Independence
Bridges to Independence seeks a volunteer with demonstrated expertise in general non-profit accounting. The individuals(s) must understand and accurately implement accounting policies and procedures to safeguard the organization’s assets; and promote an environment of compliance with government and grantor regulations. The Accountant should be detail oriented, analytical and well organized, demonstrate strong technological and communication skills, and enjoy working in a team environment.
- Work with the CFO to clean-up accounting to align with programs and funding sources.
- Develop internal control procedures for critical financial functions (e.g. billing, requisitions, travel management).
- Management of processing and monitoring of transactions into Quickbooks.
- Administer and classify grants, including expenditure analysis and approval.
- Analyze program budgets (grant expenses, revenues, and receivables) to ensure accuracy and compliance with grant requirements.
- Deal with revenue-based grants and capital-based grants.
- Ensure that government grants be recognized for accounting purposes when conditions of grant have been met.
- Forecast grant financial performance.
- Close out grants.
- Prepare journal entries into the general ledger (revenues and expenses) by classifying appropriate category to
- Participate in month and quarterly closes
- Prepare expense reports.
- Submit reimbursement claims for grant-funded programs.
- Ensure compliance with grant compliance reviews and audits from external agencies.
- Other ad hoc, small projects.
About Bridges To Independence
3103 9th Road North, Arlington, VA 22201, US
Bridges to Independence leads individuals and families out of homelessness and into stable, independent futures. We offer a continuum of aid and support for all family members, helping them attain financial security and move forward into self-sufficiency. A private, nonprofit organization, Bridges has been working with and for families experiencing homelessness since 1985, when we were founded as the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless.
In a nutshell, "what we do" is build bridges to independence for homeless families and families at risk of becoming homeless. Our bridges - our services - strengthen these families and provide them with the stability, skills, knowledge, and community networks to become self-sufficient. We offer supports for every family member - adults and children alike. Our short-term goal is to help individual clients right now. Long-term, we aim to break the inter-generational cycle of poverty by preparing today’s struggling kids to be tomorrow’s successful adults. From housing to financial literacy, from tutoring to youth development, from life skills to career counseling, we tailor a continuum of services. Some activities are required, some are optional, and some are just plain fun.