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Accounting Clerk

Common Counsel Foundation
Oakland, California
$28.85 - $33.65 per hour
Closing date
Apr 6, 2023

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Focus Areas
Philanthropy / Social Responsibility
Job Function
Accounting / Finance
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
Not willing to travel
Experience Level

Job Details

The Accounting Clerk provides administrative support to the finance and accounting team. Reporting to the CFO, the AC will work closely with the Bookkeeper and Controller to ensure that financial statements are produced in a timely manner, accounting data is adequately maintained, and departmental processes and procedures run smoothly.


Responsibilities include:

Accounts Payable (40% of time)

  • Enters accounts payable transactions in on-line bill-payment system
  • Uploads data from bill-payment system and credit card system to accounting software
  • Attaches appropriate documentation to transactions in accounting software
  • Prints checks with the Controller

Clerical Support (30% of time)

  • Compiles documents to support cash transfers and journal entries
  • Downloads monthly statements from service providers such as property manager, benefits, and software providers
  • Compiles documents to support annual audit
  • Assists with finance team correspondence as needed
  • Supports departmental scheduling needs 
  • Other data entry as needed

Accounts Receivable (10% of time)

  • Enters cash receipts from bank deposits and online bank statements
  • Attaches invoices, grant agreements, and other documentation to transactions in accounting software

Financial Reporting (10% of time)

  • Runs reports in the accounting software as needed to support monthly reporting to clients, internal departments, and the board
  • Runs weekly cash disbursement reports for the Grants department

Banking (5% of time)

  • Downloads monthly bank statements and files accordingly
  • Processes weekly bank deposits for courier pickup

CCF Staff Participation (5% of time)

  • Participates in team meetings with the full staff or subsections of the staff as needed, and will, from time to time, be asked to serve on committees or in special groups that benefit the wider organization.

Candidates for the Accounting Clerk position typically have /are:

  • Either formal accounting training and / or an accounting degree, or 2+ years of experience working in a similar role 
  • Able to demonstrate a solid understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles such as the ability to read financial statements and write journal entries
  • Knowledge of Fund/Non-profit accounting principles preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Google sheets required 
  • Knowledge of other Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite applications
  • Experience with scheduling meetings and various tools/platforms that support scheduling desirable
  • Experience with accounting software, FundEZ experience helpful
  • Knowledge of other software related to processing financial transactions, such as, Gusto, and Divvy
  • Familiarity with online banking, preferably in a business context
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong  verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently on assigned tasks
  • Commitment to Common Counsel’s mission and vision

Common Counsel Foundation offers a competitive benefits package which includes; medical, dental, vision, life and long term disability insurances, flexible spending account (FSA), commuter benefits, nonelective employer contributions to a 401 K retirement savings plan, and generous PTO. Pay Range: $28.85 - $33.65 per hour

Common Counsel provides equal employment opportunities to all employees, volunteers and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

All positions at Common Counsel involve frequent use of a computer and telephone. This position at times, may need to lift boxes and equipment. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with differing abilities to perform the essential functions of their position.



Founded in 1988, Common Counsel Foundation partners with families and individual donors to expand philanthropic resources for progressive social movements. Through our strategic philanthropic services, we prioritize support for community-based organizations building the leadership of low-income people, women, youth, people of color and others working for justice, equity, and a healthy, sustainable environment.

Find Us
(510) 834-2995
1624 Franklin St # 1022

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