Position Title: Book Keeper

Reports to: Executive Director

Hours: Part time, Seven hours a week



The Ethiopian Community in Seattle (ECS) is a 501 (C) (3) with a mission to facilitate a seamless integration of all persons of Ethiopian origin with mainstream United States.  Additionally, ECS aims to contribute to the social, cultural and civic life of the Puget Sound Area as well as assisting Ethiopians and Ethiopian Americans to preserve and share their ancient and rich cultural heritage. 

The multilayered support provided by ECS makes community and critical connections possible for first- and second-generation Ethiopians who face all of the challenges of building a life in a new place.  After helping community members gain a foothold with housing and employment, ECS works to breakdown additional barriers of language, health care and education critical to the full circle of success in any community.

ECS seeks to hire a book keeper to take care of the day to day finances of the organization on a part time basis.


  • Review and revise chart of accounts as needed to address the growth of the organization

  • Accurately record revenue and expenses in QuickBooks accounting system and ensure integrity of accounting data

  • Oversees and monitors cash flow

  • Reconcile bank accounts monthly

  • Oversee and process payroll regularly

  • Prepare GAAP compliant financial reports on a monthly basis

  • Maintain effective systems for tracking the use of restricted funds and expenses associated with specific programs and projects in compliance with grant agreements.

  • Prepare and document timely and accurate journal entries as needed.

  • Work together with Executive Director and Program Manager to prepare and monitor cash flow projections.


  • A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience with nonprofit financial management and internal operations.

  • Software: QuickBooks (online) Enterprise Solutions, Microsoft Excel

  • Ability to work independently, plan and manage time and sort multiple priorities while exercising good judgement.

  • Ability to oversee and safeguard confidential and sensitive information

  • Ability to communicate in Amharic is highly preferred.

To apply for this position, please submit an application to ECS by September 7, 2020 by e-mailing your application to or mail it to the Ethiopian Community in Seattle, 8323 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, 98118. Only applicants chosen for interview will be contacted.


Currently unavailable 


Monday - Friday 

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Saturday - Sunday



8323 Rainier Ave S.

Seattle, WA 98118


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