Director of Accounting and Administration – Full Time (40 hours per week)

Literacy Achieves
April 13, 2022
Dallas, TX
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Organization: Literacy Achieves, founded as Vickery Meadow Learning Center, is dedicated to improving English literacy levels among non-English speaking adults and their young children by providing programs in communication and life skills to promote self-sufficiency and the overall well-being of our students, their families and the greater community. Literacy Achieves serves approximately 700 adults and 200 children annually at its three Dallas locations and via online classes. Approximately 200 volunteers teach all adult classes, work in the computer lab, assist in the office and support the children’s program. For more information, please visit:

Overview: Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Accounting and Administration will oversee all accounting functions and manage facility and administrative projects.


Financial Management

  • Supervise FT Accounting Assistant; serve as backup when needed
  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets
  • Ensure compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit and 990 process with outside CPA firm
  • Prepare and/or review appropriate journal entries (JE) and reconciliations, including semimonthly payroll JE
  • Serve as backup for preparing semimonthly payroll as needed
  • Prepare and analyze financial reports in an accurate and timely manner
  • Support CEO in engaging the board’s finance committee

Administrative/Facility Management

  • Manage infrastructure, physical plant, and system maintenance with support from campus staff and Accounting Assistant
  • Maintain and reconcile fixed assets schedules
  • Manage RFP process for capital improvement projects
  • Maintain vendor and insurance contracts; manage deadlines and renewals
  • Partner with senior leadership, development staff, human resources (HR) and information technology (IT) providers to enhance and better integrate accounting, HR, and IT functions



  • Demonstrated commitment to mission and core values of changing lives through literacy; cultural competence and ability to thrive in diverse, fast-paced work environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • At least 3+ years of accounting and/or bookkeeping experience in the non-profit sector
  • At least 3+ years of small business operations management experience including experience managing a variety of vendors particularly payroll, IT and facility management
  • Excellent knowledge of non-profit financial terminology, and experience with nonprofit financial report preparation and presentation
  • Advanced skills in Excel, with strong abilities in all MS Office products
  • Experience with QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to complete routine tasks with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders

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