Accounting Assistant (Part-time, Temporary)

The Accounting Assistant for California Forward (CA FWD) will be responsible for providing ongoing support across multiple accounting functions. This is a temporary position for ten hours per week from June 1 to August 30, 2023, with the potential for extension.

The Accounting Assistant reports directly to the Controller. The successful candidate may be based anywhere in California with the ability to work remotely.

CA FWD is a multi-partisan cross-sector steward leadership group committed to ensuring the California Dream is accessible to everyone in all of the state’s regions. Our staff reflects the diversity of California’s population and works from a variety of locations throughout the state. Our workplace is virtual.

CA FWD team members are excited by the mission of the organization and are thorough, articulate, responsive and knowledgeable. Individuals enjoy working as part of a group, and have excellent time-management and communication skills, as well as the ability to work multiple projects concurrently and meet deadlines. CA FWD team members approach their work together with care and compassion for one another.

Ideally, the successful candidate will start immediately.

Specifically, the Accounting Assistant will:

  • Reconcile bank, credit card and other balance sheet accounts
  • Record check deposits, wire, ACH and ETF transactions
  • Prepare and maintain sub ledgers, as required
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts for monthly close
  • Assist in the creation, tracking and maintenance of contractor agreements
  • Set up and maintain vendor accounts
  • Review accuracy of staff and vendor expense reimbursement reports and other payables documents
  • Assist in coding and documentation of payment authorizations
  • Communicate with staff and vendors as needed
  • Assist in the preparation of sponsor, program service and event attendee billing
  • Maintain ledgers and receivables report to staff
  • Create and review contracts, as needed
  • Assist staff with collections, reconciliations and travel budgets 


  • Minimum of three years of accounting work experience required
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting or equivalent, preferred
  • Prior nonprofit experience and knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and fund accounting
  • Advanced and demonstrable skills with Excel, QuickBooks online, Expensify and cloud storage systems. Access to a remote work station with internet access to online systems
  • The ability to develop and document processes and communicate across teams while working remotely and independently is essential

Hourly rate is $28-40, with placement in that range based on experience. Please send cover letter, resume and three references to Controller Selina Williams at