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Bookkeeper, Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Bookkeeper - Harriet Tubman Education Center, South Bronx

Organization Overview: Sheltering Arms (formerly Episcopal Social Services) strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community’s greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of dedicated colleagues who represent diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for our neighbors in need. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so that team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs.

 

Job Summary: Under the general supervision of Educational Director, the Bookkeeper performs the specific functions listed below.  In addition, the Bookkeeper is expected to accept training in all bookkeeping functions related to the center’s operation so that he/she may substitute for the bookkeeper when is required.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Collects and processes fees on a weekly basis
  • Monitors fee collection and reports weekly to Educational Director
  • Prepares children’s attendance reports and keeps daily staff attendance records, vacation and sick leave balances
  • Provides receptionist and clerical coverage as needed.
  • Types lists, records, absence notices, late fee notices, permanent equipment requisition, minutes and agenda for staff meetings, evaluations, menus, reports, etc.
  • Maintains permanent equipment inventory
  • Completes bank reconciliation statements
  • Places orders for supplies
  • Assists Educational Director with event planning
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED); Bachelor’s strongly preferred
  • 3 + years of experience in Bookkeeper/Assistant Bookkeeper role
  • Approved Bookkeeper’s certification preferred
  • Experience with developing and maintaining databases
  • Strong presentation and group facilitation abilities 
  • Six months experience as a payroll or figure clerk
  • Ability to do simple business computations
  • Proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • First Aid and CPR trainings required and recertified as needed
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