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Are you interested in helping others build a better world? Would you like to bring your skills and experience to a growing nonprofit that is dedicated to boosting the capacity of nonprofits across Washington state? Does challenging and rewarding work in a supportive, flexible work environment with colleagues passionate about service sound like something you’d enjoy? Then, consider becoming a member of our team!

At 501 Commons, we strive to provide nonprofits with exceptional programs and managed services that support their organizational mission and needs so that they can go out and make a difference in our local community and the world. It takes every member of our committed staff to make this happen!

In return for our staff’s expertise and commitment, we offer a supportive, friendly and team-oriented environment as reflected in our Team Charter. Our benefits include:

Flexible work schedule

Ability to work remotely (dependent upon position)

Competitive health benefits that include medical, dental, vision and life insurance options

401(k) retirement plan

Generous paid time off (PTO)

Inclusiveness Statement

501 Commons is an equal-opportunity employer who seeks to recruit persons of diverse backgrounds and to support the retention and advancement of diverse persons within the organization. We believe that having a board, staff, and volunteer corps with diverse personal and professional backgrounds enhances our ability to meet our mission.

501 Commons is committed to providing an inclusive workplace that includes people of diverse backgrounds and fully utilizes their talents to achieve its mission. We are committed to fostering and supporting a workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs or any other non-merit fact, so that all employees feel included, equal valued and supported.

To apply for any of the below openings, please email a cover letter and resume, with the position title in the subject line, to: info@501commons.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Current Openings (see descriptions below)

    Position Description

    Financial Services

    501 Commons provides bookkeeping, accounting, 990 preparation, and payroll services to more than 85 nonprofits in Washington.  Having high quality financial services available helps these organizations succeed in their missions to build a better world. By becoming a member of the Financial Services Team, you will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of organizations. Your role includes helping organizations better understand financial processes and ensuring that they have the financial systems in place to successfully carry out their missions.

    The positions listed below give you the satisfaction of knowing you have contributed to their success, a dynamic and interesting work environment, the chance to enhance your nonprofit finance skills, and the opportunity to be a part of a committed group of nonprofit finance experts.

    The Senior Financial Services Associate assigns Bookkeepers and Financial Services Associates to clients, monitors performance, and provides support and expertise.  All Bookkeepers and Financial Services Associates will have regular access to the 501 Commons' Director of Finance who is an experienced CPA/EA and can assist with challenging problems or answer difficult questions.  Services are provided both virtually from your home office and at the clients' offices.  Travel costs if you serve clients at their offices are reimbursed.

    Bookkeeper

    501 Commons is looking for a highly motivated, talented, professional individual for our ever growing financial services team.  This position serves as an entry level accountant. The Bookkeeper will be responsible for providing bookkeeping and basic accounting services to small and medium sized nonprofits in the Puget Sound area.

    Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each responsibility satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Evidence of the individual's ability to be successful in this position would include the following:

    • 2-3 years bookkeeping experience with nonprofit organizations
    • Expert knowledge of QuickBooks 2012 or later, and Excel 2010 or later
    • Experience managing and processing payroll including tax withholding and reporting
    • Basic knowledge of accounting concepts; AA or BA degree in accounting highly desirable
    • Ability to work independently
    • Excellent interpersonal communications, decision making and problem solving skills
    • A history of stable employment, low absenteeism, and achievement in personal endeavors as well as in the workplace
    • Access to reliable transportation

    Full position description: Bookkeeper

    Send resume and a cover letter to jobs@501commons.org with "Bookkeeper" in the subject line.  Applications without a cover letter will not be accepted.