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Bookkeeper

Washington D.C., DC, USA
Full-time
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How to Apply

Please complete our online application form. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls, please. 

https://namati.org/who-we-are/work-with-us/#op-461308-bookkeeper

 

An early career numbers whiz who can build strong staff relationships as well as spreadsheets

About the Position

Namati’s team of more than 150 big-hearted advocates is spread across six country offices and remote locations around the world, representing different languages, customs, legal systems, and operating environments. And yet we are united—through our unyielding commitment to our mission and through a core of deeply held common values (see our cultural principles here.) 

The Global Finance Team supports Namati’s programmatic mission by serving as a steward of our financial resources, ensuring they are well-managed and deployed for maximum effectiveness.  

As we’ve continued to grow in both size and impact, we’re seeking a Bookkeeper to help strengthen our financial processes and ensure our staff are empowered to effectively complete them. 

This entry-level position will be the first point of contact for financial process inquiries from our US-based staff. The Bookkeeper will support staff in completing financial processes, proactively reaching out to make sure that they are completed thoroughly and on time. The Bookkeeper will also help the Global Finance team ensure that day-to-day financial transactions are completed and posted accurately.

This role is a great opportunity for a detail-oriented and collaborative person to join a well-functioning, friendly team and learn the ropes of nonprofit accounting, even if you don’t have previous bookkeeping experience. 

The Bookkeeper will report to the  Accounting Manager and will work in close coordination with our Senior Accountant. Overall, the Bookkeeper will:  

  • Record day-to-day financial transactions and complete the posting process; support the global finance team to ensure that payments are sent on time 
  • Process expenses by conducting an initial review and following up with staff as necessary 
  • Serve as the primary  point of staff contact for financial process-related questions in the US  
  • Support payroll by ensuring timesheets are completed on time and accurately   
  • Help improve our procurement processes and tracking; 

Here’s what you might have tackled last week --

  • Entered financial transactions into Intaact
  • Sent a reminder email to staff about completing expense reports 
  • Helped a co-worker complete and file expense reports; reviewed expense reports and followed up with staff on outstanding questions or issues
  • Followed up with a newer staff member about their outstanding timesheets and helped them code their hours correctly 
  • Supported the finance team to ensure that payments went out on time based on payment schedule and timelines
  • Mapped out the essential functions of a database of vendors and brainstormed with the Accounting team on methods to evaluate future vendors, as the first steps to overhauling our procurement systems
  • Worked with global finance team and staff to evaluate a current vendor to determine whether or not to extend the contract 

Must-haves

  • Collaborative and service-oriented: You greet everyone you encounter with a collaborative spirit, kindness, and empathy. You are known as a team-player who brings an “all hands on deck” mindset to all projects -- you’re happy to contribute however you can to advance Namati’s mission.
  • Detail-oriented and precise: You genuinely enjoy completing detail-oriented tasks. You are dedicated to letting no ball drop, and deftly juggle multiple tasks. As a basic practice, you check and double check your work to ensure it is free of errors, and feel a sense of deep satisfaction upon successful completion of every task you tackle.
  • Resourceful problem-solver: You know how to find answers and can figure out how to solve problems when they arise. You possess the personal initiative needed to improve processes without prompting. You feel comfortable working independently.
  • Sharp and professional communication skills: Your written and verbal communications demonstrate clarity of thought and analysis.
  • Sound judgment and integrity: You are well-regarded for your judgment and are known for making reasoned, well-thought out decisions, even in the face of limited or conflicting information. Your ability to manage and respond appropriately to sensitive information has earned you a reputation as a trustworthy colleague/peer.
  • Growth mindset: You’re always seeking to better yourself and your work, and you will push yourself to the peak of performance to help fulfill our mission. In service of that growth, you welcome and delight in feedback from supervisors, peers, reports, and anyone else

Nice to Haves 

  • Global NGO Experience: You’ve worked at a global NGO such as ours, and understand how a role such as this affects our mission. With that, you have an understanding and all of the unique challenges (and best practices) that come along with working in the sector.
  • Process Orientation: You have a track record for building and improving processes. You can pinpoint where the gaps are and provide solutions that optimize organizational practices and get results. 
  • Ease with technology: You’re a technophile, and when given the opportunity to work with a new program or application, you quickly become fluent. You preferably already have experience with Nexonia and Sage Intaact.

 

Location 

This position will be based in Namati’s Washington, DC office. Please note candidates must already be legally eligible to work in the United States to be considered for the position. 


Compensation & benefits

This is a nonexempt position. With overtime, the salary range for this position is roughly $47,000-$53,000, commensurate with experience.

Namati offers an excellent benefits package, including:

  • Health insurance- Namati pays 80% of the base plan premium for individuals, and 50% for dependents
  • 3 weeks' paid vacation, 12 sick days, 11 federal holidays (plus the week between Christmas and New Years), 3 personal days, 6 weeks' parental leave
  • 401(k)- Namati contributes 5% of your salary plus matches your contribution up to an additional 5%
  • Pre-tax withholding for transportation and parking (Washington DC metro area)
  • Access to professional development opportunities

To Apply

Please complete our online application form. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls, please. 

Namati is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Areas of Responsibility: 

The Bookkeeper will report to the  Accounting Manager and will work in close coordination with our Senior Accountant. Overall, the Bookkeeper will:  

  • Record day-to-day financial transactions and complete the posting process; support the global finance team to ensure that payments are sent on time 
  • Process expenses by conducting an initial review and following up with staff as necessary 
  • Serve as the primary  point of staff contact for financial process-related questions in the US  
  • Support payroll by ensuring timesheets are completed on time and accurately   
  • Help improve our procurement processes and tracking
Skills/Experience: 

Must-haves

  • Collaborative and service-oriented: You greet everyone you encounter with a collaborative spirit, kindness, and empathy. You are known as a team-player who brings an “all hands on deck” mindset to all projects -- you’re happy to contribute however you can to advance Namati’s mission.
  • Detail-oriented and precise: You genuinely enjoy completing detail-oriented tasks. You are dedicated to letting no ball drop, and deftly juggle multiple tasks. As a basic practice, you check and double check your work to ensure it is free of errors, and feel a sense of deep satisfaction upon successful completion of every task you tackle.
  • Resourceful problem-solver: You know how to find answers and can figure out how to solve problems when they arise. You possess the personal initiative needed to improve processes without prompting. You feel comfortable working independently.
  • Sharp and professional communication skills: Your written and verbal communications demonstrate clarity of thought and analysis.
  • Sound judgment and integrity: You are well-regarded for your judgment and are known for making reasoned, well-thought out decisions, even in the face of limited or conflicting information. Your ability to manage and respond appropriately to sensitive information has earned you a reputation as a trustworthy colleague/peer.
  • Growth mindset: You’re always seeking to better yourself and your work, and you will push yourself to the peak of performance to help fulfill our mission. In service of that growth, you welcome and delight in feedback from supervisors, peers, reports, and anyone else

Nice to Haves 

  • Global NGO Experience: You’ve worked at a global NGO such as ours, and understand how a role such as this affects our mission. With that, you have an understanding and all of the unique challenges (and best practices) that come along with working in the sector.
  • Process Orientation: You have a track record for building and improving processes. You can pinpoint where the gaps are and provide solutions that optimize organizational practices and get results. 
  • Ease with technology: You’re a technophile, and when given the opportunity to work with a new program or application, you quickly become fluent. You preferably already have experience with Nexonia and Sage Intaact.
Compensation/Benefits: 

This is a nonexempt position. With overtime, the salary range for this position is roughly $47,000-$53,000, commensurate with experience.

Namati offers an excellent benefits package, including:

  • Health insurance- Namati pays 80% of the base plan premium for individuals, and 50% for dependents
  • 3 weeks' paid vacation, 12 sick days, 11 federal holidays (plus the week between Christmas and New Years), 3 personal days, 6 weeks' parental leave
  • 401(k)- Namati contributes 5% of your salary plus matches your contribution up to an additional 5%
  • Pre-tax withholding for transportation and parking (Washington DC metro area)
  • Access to professional development opportunities
How to Apply: 

Please complete our online application form. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls, please. 

https://namati.org/who-we-are/work-with-us/#op-461308-bookkeeper

 

Additional Information: 

Namati is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Job Function: 

Organization Info

Namati

Overview
Headquarters: 
Washington D.C., DC, USA
Size: 
51-200 employees
Founded: 
2012
About Us
Mission: 

We advance social and environmental justice by building a movement of people
who know, use, and shape the law.

Programs: 

Grassroots Legal Empowerment

- Citizenship Justice

- Land & Environmental Justice

- Health Justice

Legal Empowerment Network

Why Work For Us?: 

Namati is dedicated to placing the power of law in the hands of people.

For billions of people around the world, the law is broken. It’s an abstraction—or worse, a threat—but not something they can use to exercise their basic rights.

Namati advances social and environmental justice by building a movement of people to know, use, and shape the law.

Namati works in partnership with community paralegals — sometimes known as “grassroots advocates” or “barefoot lawyers” — in six countries. The paralegals support their communities to protect common lands, enforce environmental law, and secure basic rights to healthcare and citizenship. Together with the communities we serve, we strive to translate the lessons from this grassroots experience into positive, large-scale changes to laws and systems.

Globally, Namati convenes the Legal Empowerment Network, more than 2,400 groups from 160 countries who are learning from one another and collaborating on common challenges. This community successfully advocated for the incorporation of justice into the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

As we move into our next phase, we’re growing our global team of passionate, results-oriented, big-hearted advocates, united by a common mission and a strong culture:

  • Our mission is our North Star. It’s why we all wake up every day. We pour our hearts into this work.
  • We’re innovators and changemakers. We are a young, energetic social enterprise and we know that our work is urgent. We believe in being nimble and doing what works.
  • Our work makes real, tangible, measurable progress in people’s lives. We take abstract concepts – rule of law and human rights – and make them concrete, helping people find solutions that improve their lives every day.
  • We walk our talk. Our movement is about legal empowerment and we bring this spirit of empowerment and collaboration to all our partnerships. We hold humility as a core value: we lead when necessary and follow when necessary.
  • We are a truly global organization. Our offices are located in Delhi, Freetown, Maputo, Nairobi, Washington DC, and Yangon, and our staff come from all corners of the world. We are united by our common mission.
  • We see our people as our most valuable resource. We bring on individuals of the highest caliber and character and we mentor, train, and support our staff.
  • We hold one another in the highest esteem. Our work relationships are built on deep abiding respect and love.

For more about what it’s like to work at Namati, please see our Cultural Principles.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Sep 8 2021
Active Until: 
Oct 7 2021
Hiring Organization: 
Namati
industry: 
Nonprofit