The Institute is currently seeking applicants for the position of part-time bookkeeper (15-20 hours per week). The bookkeeper is responsible for maintaining day-to-day accounting and finance requirements. There is some flexibility with regard to work hours.

Job Responsibilities

  • Prepare invoices and liaison with partners to ensure payments on contracts are made in a timely manner.

  • Pay vendor invoices and track bank account balances.

  • Ensure timely processing of payroll and tax statements.

  • Reconcile credit card expenses and record in the general ledger.

  • Prepare and make bank deposits.

  • Maintain and keep track of the HR information for employees and contractors.

  • Basic benefits coordination as needed.

  • Other project-based work that may be assigned from time to time.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting/finance and at least 5 years’ experience Additional experience may be substituted for education.

  • Advanced knowledge of QuickBooks Online and Google Drive. Knowledge of Expensify an added benefit.

  • Ability to communicate across a team is an absolute must.

  • Maintain confidentiality in all aspects and be flexible according to the needs of the organization.

This is a part-time position based at the Institute’s office in Bethesda, MD.

The Harwood Institute has a strong commitment to building a culturally diverse and inclusive team. We encourage women and minorities to apply. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

About The Harwood Institute

The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that equips people, organizations, communities and networks with the tools to bridge divides, build capacity and tackle shared challenges. The Harwood Institute's work is rooted in a philosophy of Civic Faith and the practice of Turning Outward. Founded in 1988, the Institute partners with some of the world's largest nonprofits, and its approach has spread to all 50 states across the US and 40 countries around the world.

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