Bookkeeper (Brooklyn, NY - Cover Letter Required)

  • 81 Prospect St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Equal Justice USA (EJUSA) is a rapidly growing national organization working to transform the justice system by promoting responses to violence that break cycles of trauma. We work at the intersection of criminal justice, public health, and racial justice to elevate healing and safety over retribution, advance racial equity, and meet the needs of survivors. Our programs work to end the death penalty, limit and transform policing, expand community-based healing and violence prevention programs in impacted communities, and change the national narrative on violence and accountability.

Job Description

We seek an energetic, self-starting and skilled Bookkeeper with strong A/P, A/R, reconciliation, accounting software, Excel and communication skills to support our Administrative department. This is an excellent opportunity to hone your accounting and financial management skills as part of a dynamic team at a leading grassroots advocacy organization. The ideal candidate will be passionate about social justice and all things numbers! As one of four dedicated administrative staff for the organization, you will gain insight into every aspect of the department. Reporting to the Director of Finance & Administration, the Bookkeeper will have ownership of QuickBooks, monitor all staff financial transactions, and will play a supporting role in managing day-to-day accounting activities.

EJUSA has 22 staff members spread throughout the country and a small national office in Brooklyn. We’re a diverse team that loves working together to deliver real change.


  • Managing the complete Accounts Payables and Accounts Receivables functions, including entering receipt and disbursement transactions into QuickBooks, and tracking and managing A/P and A/R balances
  • Processing staff purchase and reimbursement requests
  • Enter and translate staff financial transactions into accounting software using adequate accounting terminology
  • Tracking and processing staff credit card transactions
  • Entering bi-weekly payroll data into QuickBooks
  • Tracking information for 1099 vendors and processing 1099 forms at year end
  • Entry and reconciliation of development department data into QuickBooks
  • Preparing monthly invoices/expense reimbursements for grant funders
  • Preparing financial reports, as needed/directed
  • Creating documentation for the external accountants and assisting with preparation of annual 990 filings and audit
  • Monitoring and enforcing fiscal policies, procedures, and internal controls
  • Managing the organization’s chart of accounts
  • Participating in the creation of annual operating and program budgets
  • Maintaining orderly accounting records and files (electronic and paper)
  • Assisting with other clerical/administrative duties as needed



  • 3-5 years experience working in non-profit accounting/bookkeeping
  • Meticulous attention to accuracy and detail
  • Strong ability to "jump right in" and be a strong team player 
  • Experience tracking and reporting on restricted grants
  • Proficiency with QuickBooks and Microsoft Office suite- especially Microsoft Excel; familiarity with DonorPro a plus
  • Comfort working in a Mac environment
  • A positive attitude, resourceful, diligent, flexible, friendly personality, sense of humor, and the ability to get along with many types of people
  • Commitment to the mission and core values of Equal Justice USA
  • Commitment to racial equity


Additional Information

Compensation: $50,000 - $55,000 commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits including employer-paid medical, vision and dental care, retirement plan, 20 days paid vacation, 12 paid sick days, 11 paid holidays, 2 personal days, long-term disability insurance, and professional development allowance.

To Apply: Visit to apply online. Upload a cover letter and resume in PDF format ONLY by clicking "I'm interested" on the top right of the page. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No calls please

EJUSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage a diverse pool of candidates to apply, including those impacted by the issues we work on. We consider all applicants on the basis of their ability to perform the job, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, physical appearance, age, mental or physical disability, credit history, veteran status, uniform service member status, justice system involvement, victims of domestic violence, stalking, or other crimes, political affiliation, or any other legally protected class. EJUSA does not tolerate discrimination or harassment against any of the above listed classes.