Part-Time Bookkeeper/Office Manager at Japanese American nonprofit (San Francisco Japantown)

Employment type: part-time (may be combined with another position for more hours)

The Nichi Bei Foundation, a nonprofit educational and charitable foundation serving the Japanese American community, is seeking a part-time Bookkeeper/Office Manager, between 15-20 hours a week. The Nichi Bei Foundation publishes the Nichi Bei Weekly, a nonprofit Japanese American community newspaper, and presents educational programs.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who seeks part-time work, flexible hours and meets the following requirements:


• Past Bookkeeping/Accounting experience

• Person must be proficient in Quickbooks and Excel and CRM (customer relations management) software (DonorView preferred)

• Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills

• Self-motivated, efficient and shows initiative

• Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

• Ability to work in a small office environment

• Produce accurate work

• Ability to manage multiple tasks

• Knowledge/familiarity of Japanese American community preferred


• Maintain an orderly accounting filing system 

• Maintain the chart of accounts 

• Process accounts payable and accounts receivable

• Preparation of reports (P&L, balance sheet, expense reports) 

• Manage project budget to actual reports 

• Assist accountants with tax return preparation 

• Assist with special projects as needed and time permits

• Purchase office supplies as needed

• Assist in event coordination as needed

About the Organization

With the impending closure of the historic Nichi Bei Times in September of 2009 — the oldest Japanese American community newspaper in Northern California — some Nichi Bei Times staff and contributing writers, media professionals and community leaders formed the Nichi Bei Foundation to launch the first nonprofit ethnic newspaper of its kind in the country, the Nichi Bei Weekly. 

This pioneering nonprofit organization has launched a Digital Edition, educational programs such as a Films of Remembrance series and pilgrimages to the historic former Angel Island Immigration Station and Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony sites, as well as community events such as the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival designed to help fulfill its mission of keeping the Japanese American and Asian American community connected, informed and empowered.

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Salary: depending on experience

Please send resume and cover letter to References required.