Bookkeeper Associate

Washington, DC /
Finance – DC Finance Team /
Full Time
/ Remote
Position: Bookkeeper Associate
Job Location: REMOTE (Washington, DC)
Position Type: Full Time/Exempt
Position Classification: Not Union Eligible
Compensation: $51,000 to $56,000
Position Travel Percentage: 15%
Driving Percentage: 0%
Reports to: National Budget Manager

About For Our Future
Founded in 2016, For Our Future Action Fund and For Our Future run the largest, permanent progressive field program across key states. Our vision is to expand the progressive infrastructure and advance economic prosperity for all, strong community schools, climate justice, and racial and social justice. Along with community partners and volunteers, we consistently engage with people in face-to-face conversations around what issues matter most to them. By organizing people in lasting relationships, we win elections, drive local progress, make a community’s collective voice heard, and help build the transformative power needed to improve people’s lives.

For Our Future recognizes a staff bargaining unit, affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 2304, a labor union. This position is NOT included in the For Our Future bargaining unit. 

About the Role
For Our Future is looking for an organized and motivated Bookkeeper/Budget Associate who will be responsible for recording financial transactions and adjustments, maintaining accounts payable files, track disbursements and other general financial support related to the organization's budget. This role involves working closely with the operations team, compliance team and various directors to ensure FOF meets its deadlines for all essential budget documentation and processes. We are looking for a team member with good communication skills, detailed oriented, comfortable with google sheets and daily software usage.

Essential Functions

    • Perform account receivable functions, which includes invoicing, deposits, and revenue recognition.
    • Perform activities related to accounts payable, which includes reviewing, coding/scoring, and processing payments.
    • Collaborate with Human Resources to timely and accurately record biweekly payroll. 
    • Maintain accurate records of all financial transactions affecting the Organization. 
    • Conduct reconciliation of all accounts, as needed.
    • Interpret and apply accounting policies, rules, and regulations to all work, in order to ensure compliance with applicable standards.
    • Assist with the review of all invoices and expenditure requests for budget approval, and ensure they are accounted for with proper back-up documentation.
    • Collaborate with Operations and vendors on payment requests & verifying banking information.
    • Ensures correct W-9 Vendor set up and maintenance, reconcile vendor statements, update/maintain accounts payable master files, and research and correct discrepancies.
    • Assist Legal and accountants with tax filings, and state registrations, as needed.
    • Meet all required time schedules and deadlines.
    • Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Skills and Qualifications

    • At least 2-3 years of bookkeeping experience, required, preferably in a political, nonprofit or campaign environment.
    • Knowledge and understanding of GAAP. 
    • Experience with intercompany transactions.
    • Proficient in QuickBooks and/or QuickBooks Online. 
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Proficient in Google Suite or similar software.
    • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures.

The compensation for this position may be based on experience and comes with a comprehensive benefits package.

    • Health Insurance Coverage - 95% Employer Paid and 5% Employee
    • Paid parental leave
    • Retirement Savings Plan with matching contributions up to the first 5%
    • $150 Monthly Cell Phone and Internet Reimbursement
    • 13 days paid time off every calendar year, as well as other paid holidays

Expected Hours of Work

    • Normal hours of business are from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time Monday thru Friday, however employees may be required to work outside of normal business hours including weekends and nights.
    • Employees are required to abide by certain blackout dates during a campaign cycle or other key deadlines, and generally not allowed to take off during blackout periods. Emergencies are not affected by this policy.

$51,000 - $56,000 a year
Work Environment
This position is based in our Washington, DC headquarters, which is currently remote and will have a remote option until further notice. Employees will therefore work and interact primarily in a virtual environment for the duration of this position, unless extended. Employees may be required to periodically travel to and/or work out of office locations in Washington, DC or at state offices.

Health and Safety
For Our Future Action Fund ("FOF") is fully committed to the health and safety of our colleagues, candidates and the communities we serve. We encourage all employees to stay “up to date” with their COVID-19 vaccines and once eligible, to get COVID-19 boosters; however, this is not a requirement for employment at FOF.

All employees are required to adhere to the health and safety policies and procedures, when appropriate as implemented by the organization. Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Applicants may request a reasonable accommodation form by emailing FOF Human Resources at: 

Be advised that health and safety policies and procedures may change in the future to stay in compliance with public health guidance and applicable laws.

EEO Statement
For Our Future is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Opportunities are provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), marital or parental status, creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, personal appearance, family responsibilities, genetic information, ancestry, matriculation, political affiliation, arrest record, conviction record, ancestry, military service, or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or ordinances. Equal opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation and training.

We are also committed to the full inclusion of every qualified individual. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact