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Accounting Clerk Wanted for p/t Position at AAVSO HQ

The American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) is looking for a part-time accounting clerk with immediate availability. The ideal candidate will work well in a team environment, but demonstrate initiative and perseverance. The AAVSO is a small non-profit in the Fresh Pond area of Cambridge, serving a membership of amateur astronomers across the world who wish to contribute scientific observations of stars that vary in brightness. We recently celebrated our 100th year of service in Cambridge. More about our organization can be found at our web site: http://www.aavso.org/

 Because of the small staff, the accounting clerk will need to be flexible: while the primary duty is to enter bill payments and receipts into Quickbooks and write appropriate checks, they will also be handling travel reimbursements, handling job costing for multiple grants, working with membership records for annual dues and donations, and interfacing with both a monthly external accounting review plus an annual external audit. As part of a small office environment, there may occasionally be non-accounting duties such as answering telephones, help with meeting setup, etc.

 Qualifications: - Excellent Microsoft Office skills, especially with Excel - thorough knowledge of modern accounting
 practices - high proficiency with Quickbooks - B.A. degree and office experience preferred - superior organizational and task management skills. We provide a competitive salary and opportunities for improving your job skills. The position is part-time, 20hrs/week but the hours are flexible. Please send a cover letter and resume/C.V. to our email address: aavso@aavso.org . No recruiters or firms please.

AAVSO 49 Bay State Rd. Cambridge, MA 02138 aavso@aavso.org 617-354-0484