Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

Maine Philanthropy Center seeks Contract Bookkeeper

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Organizational overview

The Maine Philanthropy Center (MPC) is an association of grantmakers with the mission to provide opportunity, leadership, and support to advance the effectiveness of philanthropy in Maine. MPC promotes shared learning and collaborative action among a network of 70+ grantmaker members. Central to our work is the belief that the integration of diversity, equity, and inclusivity practices is imperative to success. Since its inception, MPC has also served as a bridge between the grantmaking community and the nonprofit sector, through interactive programs, informational resources such as the Directory of Maine Grantmakers, workshops on foundation research, and the popular biennial Philanthropy Partners Conference. MPC provides additional support for over 300 associate members, including nonprofit organizations and consultants and advisors to the field of philanthropy.

Purpose of the role

Maine Philanthropy Center is seeking part-time bookkeeping support to support our small organization (annual budget between $350-$500k). The bookkeeper plays a critical role in ensuring MPC’s financials are well managed and that our organization has a solid foundation and works in partnership with the President & CEO.

Key duties

  • Manage record keeping, including recording day to day financial transactions and complete posting process
  • Complete tax forms (excluding MPC’s annual IRS tax filing Form 990 and payroll filings provided by 3rd party advisors)
  • Enter data, maintain records, and create reports & financial statements
  • Process accounts receivable/payable and payroll in a timely manner
  • Reconciling reports to third-party records such as bank statements and payroll reports

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in a similar role and experience/understanding of nonprofit accounting nuances
  • Strong working knowledge of QuickBooks; experience with other tax preparation and accounting software
  • Strong working knowledge of accounting principles, financial statements, and accounting systems

Time commitment

Time expectation 2-3 hours a week, there may be more during onboarding and as special projects arise.

Our commitment to equity

We believe that diverse perspectives and backgrounds create a rich work environment and enhance our ability to pursue our vision. We hope you will join us as we continue to build a workplace that collaborates to create a vibrant, just, and equitable Maine. We work to foster a work environment where people from all backgrounds are welcomed and valued.

How to apply

Please send an email to careers@mainephilanthropy.org with your resume, included in your email please share your interest in filling this role and hourly and annual costs associated with this contract. MPC budgets annually between $5,000 - $7,000 for these expenses.

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