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Company: New Haven Ecology Project Inc
Location: New Haven
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

The New Haven Ecology Project/Common GroundBookkeeper - Full TimeAbout Common Ground Common Ground is a center for environmental learning in New Haven, Connecticut. Farm meets forest meets city on Common Ground's 20 acre campus at the base of West Rock Ridge. The site abuts the 1800 acre West Rock State Park, sharing hiking trails, wildlife, and diverse natural habitats with the surrounding forests. Common Ground's urban farm produces sustainably grown food for programs and our community and is home to our friendly farm animals. Common Ground's Charter High School uses the site as an organizing principle of its curriculum which is guided by an ecological framework highlighting the connection and interdependence of all living and non-living things. Each year, more than 10,000 community members participate in festivals, field trips, after-school programs, and other educational opportunities on site. For more information visit Description:Common Ground is seeking a detail oriented and efficient Bookkeeper to support the work of the Business Office. The Business Office oversees the finances for New Haven Ecology Project Inc. and Common Ground High School. Reporting directly to the Director of Business and Administration, the Bookkeeper's role will include responsibility for:Maintaining Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable on behalf of Common Ground High School and New Haven Ecology Project Inc.Using ADP Workforce Now to prepare and distribute Semi-Monthly payroll for both Common Ground High School and New Haven Ecology Project Inc. Tracking and overseeing purchases for the organization. Reconciling monthly bank statementsSupporting the Business Director in providing timely and accurate financial reports to Department Managers and the Common Ground Board of Directors.Supporting Hiring Managers with publishing and distributing recruitment notices through ADP and other hiring forums.Onboarding new staff and maintaining existing staff records in ADP Workforce NowThe Ideal candidate will possess the following skills:Experience using Quickbooks Bookkeeping Software: Desktop or OnlineExperience using ADP for Payroll Services Intermediate to Advanced Google Sheets and/or Excel skills3-5 years experience or a Bookkeeping Certification is preferred; candidates with a strong passion and enthusiasm to learn with relevant on-the-job experience will also be considered.Prior knowledge of 501c3 Non-Profit or Charter School bookkeeping is preferred but not mandatory Extremely organized with a keen attention to detailWillingness to learn new things and to adapt to new technologies The ability to problem solve creatively and think outside the boxMust have excellent communication skills and the ability to support others who are less familiar with financial systems.Time management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines is essentialWork Schedule and Compensation Common Ground's Business Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm, this department functions year round. Common Ground offers full time employees a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 25 days of Paid Time off Per Year and 13 paid holidays. This role is categorized as "confidential" and will not be represented by Common Ground's Staff Union.The salary for this position is in the AC Salary Band on Common Ground's FY 22 Pay Bands. Placement within that band will be aligned to prior experience.To ApplyApplications and Cover Letters are accepted through our ADP Recruitment portal. Cover Letters and Resumes will also be accepted via email at Please be sure to name the position in the subject of your email. Equal Opportunity EmployerCommon Ground is particularly eager for candidates who can help us to fulfill our commitment to building a racially and culturally diverse faculty and staff. Common Ground has a commitment to examining the intersection of social, environmental, and food justice issues; how systems of oppression, including white privilege, impact the organization's work; and how resistance to those systems can offer windows into a more sustainable society.Common Ground is committed to the recruitment and retention of staff that is reflective of the communities we work with. We strongly encourage applicants from people of color, immigrants, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, people whose native language is something other than English, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.It has been the policy and will continue to be the strong commitment of the Common Ground and all contractors and subcontractors who do business with Common Ground to provide equal opportunities in employment to all qualified persons solely on the basis of job-related skills, ability and merit. Common Ground will continue to take Affirmative Action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, mental disorder (present or past history thereof) age, physical disability (but not limited to blindness), marital status, intellectual disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and criminal record. Such action includes, but is not limited to, employment, promotion, demotion or transfer; recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation, and selection for training, professional development, attendance at conferences or other opportunities for advancement. Common Ground, its contractors and subcontractors will continue to make good faith efforts to comply with all federal and state laws and policies which speak to equal employment opportunity. The principles of Affirmative Action are addressed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments of the United States Constitution, Civil Rights Act of 1866, 1870, 1871, Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title VI and VII of the 1964 United States Civil Rights Act, Presidential Executive Order 11246, amended by 11375, (Non-discrimination under federal contracts)Discrimination against Criminal Offenders (46a-80), definition of Blind (46a-51(1)), definition of Physically Disabled (46a-51(15)), definition of Intellectual Disability (46a51(13)), cooperation with the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (46a-77), Sexual Harassment (46a-60(a)-8), Connecticut Credit Discrimination Law (360436 through 439), Title I of the State and Local Fiscal Assistance Act of 1972. This Affirmative Action Policy Statement re-affirms Common Ground's commitment to equity in the workplace and the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity PI32862869-25660-f339d9294c40

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