ACCOUNTANT

JOB PURPOSE:

The full-charge Accountant is responsible for the day to day operation and maintenance of the
financial records (general ledger) for foundation. This part-time position is a ‘hands-on’ position
for someone with bookkeeping and accounting experience to maintain our books of account using
QuickBooks and to support accounting for the foundation’s operations. The full-charge Accountant
will work in cooperation with and with support from the Operations Director. This position will
work 20 to 25 hours a week.

JOB DUTIES:

  • General accounting (including but not limited to coding and posting invoices, preparing
    deposits, journal entries, scheduling depreciation of assets, monitoring cash expenditures
    from credit cards)
  • Prepares and Issues checks for bills and employee reimbursements in an accurate and
    timely manner; ensures that all expenditures are appropriately categorized.
  • Prepares payroll at the close of pay periods (bi-weekly); prepares, records and distributes
    paychecks. Processes state and federal payroll tax deposits and reports in a timely manner.
  • Complete monthly reconciliations for all general ledger accounts
  • Reconciles bank accounts and provides reports to administrative and finance directors each
    monthly
  • Track restricted money through Fund Balance Account
  • Prepares monthly financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account
    information and trends: Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet, Overdue Accounts, and others as
    needed.
  • Reviews, investigates, and corrects errors and inconsistencies in financial entries,
    documents, and reports.
  • Track non-cash donations in QuickBooks and include them on monthly reports
  • Maintain the Accounts Payable and Receivable records and accounts
  • Prepare invoices in a timely manner for contracts for services from various partners
  • Maintain year-end working papers in preparation for annual audit
  • Exert care and control over assets and records and establish procedures for safeguarding of
    assets and records, including security and computer back-up
  • Proactively maintains highly organized and systematic filing system; files invoices, payroll
    paperwork, reimbursements, insurance information and other financial records.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying requirements;
    enforcing adherence to requirements; filing reports; advising management on needed
    actions.
  • Assist in updating and maintaining financial policy and procedure documentation.
  • Help prepare annual budget with the Operations Director.
  • Performs special projects and additional duties as assigned by Operations Director or
    Executive Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Accounting degree (or an equivalent degree) with at least three (3) years accounting
    experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Nonprofit experience required
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
  • Must possess a keen attention to detail and a commitment to high quality work
  • Track record delivering superior results, commanding respect, and assuming leadership
    roles
  • Success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple
    priorities
  • Proficiency in multiple software, web-based systems including QuickBooks, Excel, Power
    Point and Salesforce.
  • Proven ability to work with efficiency, flexibility, and good humor
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide array of people –
    junior and senior, for-profit and nonprofit, and from diverse backgrounds
  • Operates with excellence in mind in all matters, with the confidence to defend/debate ideas
    without ego interfering
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills are essential
  • Passionate about the organization’s mission and impact
  • Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in organizational settings
  • Fully able to write and communicate in business setting with professionalism and accuracy
  • Self-starter, self disciplined
  • Remain focused in the face of pressure, delivers against timelines, not intimidated by
    tasks/time limitations
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred

ABOUT MAESTRO CARES FOUNDATION

The Maestro Cares Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting and
creating healthy and safe environments for disadvantaged children throughout Latin
America. Founded in 2012 by international pop icon, Marc Anthony and renowned
entrepreneur, Henry Cárdenas the foundation has provided housing, classrooms, health
clinics, dining, and recreational activities. Our mission is to help shape tomorrow’s leaders
by instilling the confidence, enthusiasm and discipline necessary through our programs,
guiding children to become hard working and socially conscious adults that can make a
positive impact in the world through their own unique contributions.
The Foundation inaugurated its first project in April, 2014, an orphanage that is home to
over 50 boys in the Dominican Republic. The Foundation since has opened orphanages in
Colombia, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Collaborated on an innovative educational project in
Peru. The foundation also has projects in progress in Mexico, Bolivia, Guatemala and the
USA.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Equal Opportunity Employer

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@maestrocares.org (No phone calls please)