Accounting System

Community & Economic Development

By Carmen G.


Posted May 18, 2018


This project will save us $5,409 , allowing us to focus on our core values and engage in capcity building in low income community.

What We Need

  • Analysis of accounting needs and assessment of current accounting practices
  • Recommendations for process improvements and report generation
  • Recommendations for appropriate bookkeeping software and related costs (if necessary)
  • Implementation of chosen bookkeeping software (if necessary)
  • Training on data input and essential reports to generate

How This Will Help

The success of our organization depends on improving our grant based accounting and finance segements. Without your help, we cannot improve the administation of funds and be accountable.. Your skills will empower us to to improve and innovate a underserved population.

What We Have In Place

We currently have set up quickbooks account which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have created a dashboard on msproject and the ability to provide any other information you need.

  • Location: Remote (work anywhere)

Project Steps

Prep: Distribution of Prep Materials
  • Volunteer Manager communicates current accounting needs and practices to Professional
  • Volunteer Manager provides a chart of accounts or operating budget, and any financial statements currently being generated (e.g. statement of financial position, statement of activities, or statement of cash flows)
Milestone 1: Analysis and Recommendations
  • Professional analyzes current accounting system, and recommends improvements to data gathering, reporting, or implementation of new bookkeeping software
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback which Professional incorporates
Milestone 2: Implementation
  • Professional helps Volunteer Manager to implement recommendations
Milestone 3: Training
  • Professional trains Volunteer Manager on how to fully implement recommendations to ensure sustainability
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Proficiency with accounting software
  • Experience setting up a bookkeeping system from scratch
  • Ability to set up regular recording, reconciliation, and reporting practices
Prerequisites for Organization
  • Staff member responsible for your Organization’s bookkeeping committed to this project
  • A chart of accounts or an operating budget
  • Financial statements currently being generated

Our Mission

To strengthen the community through our funding resources and opportunities on an annual basis.

What We Do

The Division of Community Development works in partnership with a wide range of public agencies, non-profit organizations, and developers to provide vital community programs and develop affordable housing opportunities. The Division is responsible for administering federal grant programs funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The Division also assists in managing the City of Jersey City’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund and plays a key role in the Mayor’s Quality of Life Task Force

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