Accounting Systems Review

Posted by
Mary F.

Executive Director

Posted Date
Jun 17, 2019
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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Impact statement
This project will save us $8,564 , allowing us to direct funds toward providing technical assistance to our DC based volunteer education reform groups in C4DC (the Coalition for DC Public Schools and Communities).

Project Details

What We Need
  • Analysis of accounting needs and assessment of Organization’s current accounting practices
  • Recommendations for process improvements for enhanced reporting
  • Recommendations on appropriate bookkeeping system such as a spreadsheet or Quickbooks and related costs (if necessary)
  • Note: This does not include accounting systems set up or implementation
What We Have In Place
  • We currently have Akua Filardo assigned to this project, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have online access to our accounting and related files, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

The 21st Century School Fund has not had an audit in 2 years, because we have not been required to and our funding has been directed to starting a national coalition for school facilities at the national level; and at the DC level working to support C4DC. We know we have some holes in our accounting, but think we can make quick work of it with a little expertise.

Project may require a short interview with the organization.

Project Plan

Prep: Distribution of Prep Materials
  • Proficiency with spreadsheet and/or software accounting
  • Understanding of any local regulations or laws that would affect Organization's accounting needs
Milestone 1: Analysis and Recommendations
  • 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), outlining current operational constraints with existing system
  • Volunteer Manager conveys any budget and capacity considerations that might apply to ongoing bookkeeping management
  • Note:: If necessary, Volunteer Manager should have Volunteer sign a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) prior to sharing and discussing Organization’s financial information.
Milestone 2: Final Deliverable
  • Professional provides revised list of recommendations, along with cost estimates and preferred vendors to use for implementation
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About The Org

Our Mission

Build public will and governmental capacity for modern and equitable PK-12 public school facilities that support high quality education and community revitalization.

What We Do

* Listen to stakeholders
* Collect and analyze data
* Research PK12 public school facilities & their impacts
* Develop model policies
* Test new practices
* Invent technology tools
* Provide technical assistance
* Share data, analysis & insights
* Advocate for reforms
* Share funding

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