Overview

About Community Change and Community Change Action:

Community Change builds the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to lead powerful and dynamic social change movements. With our community-based partner groups, we bridge the grassroots and the national, supporting outsider strategies to disrupt the status quo while building pathways to influence the insider conversation.

Our vision of a better world centers the leadership of impacted people of color to move our work on immigrant rights, economic justice, and racial equity, including a focus on jobs and housing, early childhood care and education, income support, and immigration reform.

This position also supports Community Change Action, an affiliated 501(c)(4) advocacy organization. While motivated by the same core values – equity, inclusion, and justice – Community Change and Community Change Action operate independently of one another, and each organization has its own board of directors.

Position Description:

Community Change is seeking an eager and passionate Accounts Payable Manager. The Accounts Payable Manager is an integral part of the Accounting Team, responsible for managing the accurate, efficient, and timely disbursement of funds including invoice payments, staff reimbursements, and credit card reconciliations. This includes reviewing, correcting, and maintaining Accounts Payable, prepaid expenses, and expense accounts. The Accounts Payable Manager proactively works with the broader team to refine the necessary systems, procedures, and support to meet the ongoing needs of the staff, team and organization. They provide exemplary customer service while advancing day-to-day operations and responding to new issues and opportunities as they arise and act as a critical team member to the Accounting team.

A portion of time will be spent working with Community Change’s sister organization, Community Change Action.

Principle Responsibilities:

General:

  • Work within Community Change/Action’s financial accounting management system, including internal policies, processes, procedures, to promote and implement strong internal controls;
  • Continuously review work payables processes and support best practices across the organization;
  • Ensure process documentation and internal controls in compliance with GAAP, company policies and funder compliance and applicable laws and regulations;
  • Forecast cash disbursements through expected payments;
  • Prepare audit work papers during yearly audit for Accounts Payable, prepaid expenses, credit card reconciliations;
  • Communicate with staff to resolve issues with accounts payable matters;
  • Proactively maintain all payment systems to be audit-ready; and
  • Performs accounts payable training for all new staff
  • Create new vendors

Accounts Payable:

  • Review and correct daily payment reports prepared by the third party payment processor, and make certain that coding is done correctly for all disbursements and that all backup documentation is appropriately authorized and complete;
  • Minimize and resolve any returned checks and accounts payable issues;
  • Track and facilitate all payments including manual checks, ACH, and wire transfers;
  • Review and reconcile all vendor accounts in Accounts Payable, prepaid accounts, and other related payable accounts in ledger to actual on a monthly basis;
  • Collaborate with staff in the Accounting Team as well as the other teams to ensure timely and correct payment of expenses, coding, and reconciliation.
  • Provide monthly and yearly customer and accounts payable aging reports;
  • Work with accountants to verify all outstanding checks and follow up monthly to make sure that no check is outstanding for more than 30 days and all payments have cleared or have been resolved;
  • Provide support calls to staff as needed;
  • Conducts Anybill training of all new staff; and
  • Oversee the process of 1099 filings

Credit Card Management:

  • Manage all organizational credit card reconciliations (Amalgamated and American Express);
  • Prepare entries, make timely payments, reconcile all credit card accounts and enforce the policy of credit card use and disseminate required information being provided by users.
  • Coordinate with cardholders to resolve issues and update management on credit card reconciliation status.

Procurement:

  • Maintain all information for vendor payments, W-9 forms, ACH information, address changes, and direct bank deposits;
    Provide back-up processing of sub grants and contracts for the organization.

Qualifications:

  • Three to Five years of related experience required.
  • Extensive knowledge of accounts payable functions.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
  • Proficient with month-end close
  • Strong multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A proactive approach to duties, continually looking at ways to improve processes. Remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits a willingness to try new things and in new ways.
  • Commitment to Community Change mission and values

This position reports to: Controller

Classification: Community Change recognizes a staff bargaining unit affiliated with IFPTE Local 70, a union for non-profit workers. This position is included in Community Change’s bargaining unit and covered under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

Travel Requirements: Minimal travel required; 2-3 days per year.

Salary & Benefits: $70,000-$80,000 annual salary. Community Change also offers an excellent benefits package, which includes 4 weeks of annual paid vacation; additional paid holiday leave between December 24 and January 1; 8% employer contribution to retirement account after six months of employment (and 3% employer contribution for the first 6 months); and a choice of generous health insurance plans.

Position Location: Community Change/Action is based in Washington, DC. Washington, DC is the preferred location for this position.  Remote work is acceptable, however (occasional) visits to the DC office may be required upon the office reopening.

Closing Date of Position: Open Until filled

How to apply: Please click here to submit a cover letter sharing your personal interest as well as salary expectation and  a resume.

COVID-19 Requirements: Community Change requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (within six weeks after the start of employment) unless a medical or religious exemption is requested and approved. An employee will be considered fully vaccinated once (i) two weeks have elapsed since after the employee has received the final dose of a primary COVID vaccine series (e.g., two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, two doses of the Moderna vaccine, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine) and (ii) the employee has received any booster vaccine dose currently recommended by the CDC for those in the employee’s age group. Should the CDC subsequently recommend additional boosters or should an employee otherwise become newly subject to a CDC booster recommendation, an employee shall continue to be considered fully vaccinated if the employee gets the additional booster within one month of the change.

Community Change is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To apply for this job email your details to employment@communitychange.org

About Community Change

Community Change builds the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to lead powerful and dynamic movements for social change. With our community-based partner groups, we bridge the grassroots and the national, supporting outsider strategies to disrupt the status quo while also building pathways to influence the insider conversation.

Our vision of a better world centers the leadership of impacted people of color to move our work on immigrant rights, economic justice, and racial equity, including a focus on jobs and housing, early childhood care and education, income supports, and immigration reform.