Job Announcement: Bookkeeper for Pittsburgh CBO Collaborative

Announcement of Open Position

Pittsburgh CBO Collaborative Bookkeeper

Part-Time (12 hours per week), Year Round

The Community Benefit Organization (CBO) Collaborative is continuing a shared services strategy to jointly hire a part-time Bookkeeper by two of its four Member organizations: Lawrenceville United & Bloomfield Development Corporation.

The purpose of the Collaborative is to allow the participating organizations to have access to shared staff to provide a consistent and professional level of operational and financial processes and grant administration that each organization cannot afford individually.  The goal of this shared model is to develop a sustainable model of collaboration that brings increased consistent and professional administrative infrastructure to community-serving nonprofits in the City of Pittsburgh.  

This position reports to the shared Finance Manager and works closely with each Executive Director. Ultimately, the Bookkeeper’s responsibilities are to accurately record all day-to-day financial transactions of our organizations.  Work may be confidential in nature.  Specific tasks include:

    • Weekly 
      • Enter/make deposits
      • Pay vendor invoices
      • Enter credit card charges
      • Update cash accounts
      • Accounts Receivable: provide reports and research any discrepancies in invoices received or payments received.
      • Customer Invoicing: create and distribute any necessary invoices; coordinate with staff
    • Monthly
      • Process payroll according to each organization’s schedule
      • Enter payroll allocation by program
      • Enter benefits allocation by program
      • Reconcile bank accounts
      • Reconcile credit card charges, pay bill 
      • Reconcile and remit sales tax when applicable
    • Month End Close Prep Work
      • Review contributed support for restrictions and record appropriately
      • Review all invoices created in month for accuracy
      • Review A/R Aging for any old invoices; communicate info with staff
      • Review A/P Aging for any old invoices; communicate info with staff
      • Update and reconcile any prepaid expenses
      • Post depreciation and update fixed asset schedule for any purchases.



    • Annual/General
      • Provide audit support, pull documentation for auditor and other support
      • Enter and maintain budget in QuickBooks
      • Responsibility for integrity of accounting data
      • Provide support for staff questions
      • Responsible for ensuring appropriate documentation is available for all checks and deposits
      • Assist with general document retention and filing, as needed
    • Grants Administration
      • Assist the ED in tracking spending against restricted grant funding
      • Track reporting deadlines and provide the ED information required to report to the Funder



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field or minimum of 2 years of bookkeeping experience required
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks online, Google Drive, Gmail, Google Calendar, Zoom, and Trello preferred
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing
  • Ability to appropriately communicate sensitive information
  • Strong interpersonal skills including conflict resolution, consensus building, and teamwork
  • Reliable attendance and punctuality
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to manage several tasks at once, prioritize effectively, and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated record of initiative, problem solving, and adaptability
  • Knowledge of financial and HR functions of nonprofits 
  • Knowledge of community and economic development a plus



During Covid-19, the duties of this position will take place primarily in the employee’s home. The employee will need to be present in each employee’s physical work location periodically with all appropriate PPE. All organizations will adhere to the most stringent protective practices in order to keep all employees safe.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit, speak, hear and utilize close vision and focus. An employee in this position is exposed to conditions relative to a typical office environment, including ambient room temperatures, moderate noise levels, fluorescent lighting and traditional office equipment. Employee may also be asked to run errands for the organization and will be expected to be able to complete tasks in a timely fashion with use of personal transportation.



  • $21.63/hour, 12 hours/week
  • Paid sick leave
  • Simple IRA offered with up to 3% matching funds



Lawrenceville United and Bloomfield Development Corporation are equal opportunity employers. Qualified applicants who bring diverse perspectives and represent marginalized communities are especially encouraged to apply. 


*To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to by 1/13/2021.

Lawrenceville Homeowners Workshop

Workshop for Homeowners in Lawrenceville (and beyond!).

On Monday, 11/16 at 6pm, Lawrenceville United is hosting a workshop for homeowners with fantastic and knowledgeable speakers from Action Housing, Urban Redevelopment Authority, City of Bridges CLT and the Duquesne University Law Clinic.

Join us to learn about local resources available to help you with:

  • mortgage & rental payments
  • home weatherization & energy savings
  • tangled titles
  • buying and selling in a community land trust
  • estate planning & will preparation
  • and much more!

Bring your questions! All are welcome. We’ll be on zoom at or facebook live: More details below.

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Recap from Community Meeting for Renters

A resource workshop for renters was held on 10/22/2020. Check out the full video below or HERE to catch all the great information. Big thanks to all our partners: Hill District Consensus Group, Rent Help PGH, Hispanic CDC, Community Justice Project, CMU CREATE Lab, and Regional Housing Legal Services.

Community Meeting for Renters

Are you facing challenges making rent due to COVID-19? Need support to stay in your home? Come learn about local resources that can help!
Speakers will discuss applying for the PA CARES rent relief program, current status of the eviction moratorium, and accessing emergency services.

Three ways to join:
Phone: 312-626-6799 Meeting ID: 998 8620 5261
or Facebook Live at

To RSVP or with questions please email or call 412-802-7220.

This is the first of three virtual workshops focused on housing issues in Lawrenceville and beyond. The second meeting will focus on resources for homeowners and the third will focus on resources for landlords to preserve and expand affordable housing stock.


R1A Zoning Text Amendments go to City Council

In March, Mayor Peduto introduced zoning text amendments with a goal of “improving pedestrian safety, enhancing neighborhood walkability, and promoting non-vehicular mobility.” Under this proposed legislation, minimum parking requirements would be reduced from 1 to 0 in R1A (residential, single-family attached AKA rowhouse) neighborhoods like Lawrenceville. Maximum parking requirements would remain the same (4). For more information, check out this City Paper article from Ryan Deto.

Planning Commission hearing was held on 6/30/2020 on this proposed legislation. Read LU’s submitted testimony HERE. The Planning Commission recommended that Council pass the zoning text amendments and also pursue fact finding around stronger measures to limit curb cuts across the City.

The legislation then proceeded to City Council, where another public hearing was held on 9/30/2020 at 2 p.m. LU joined with 11 other community organizations in issuing a joint letter calling for City Council to immediately amend the legislation to include the curb cut design standards for the RIV (riverfront zoning) in R1A (single-family attached residential zoning, i.e. row house neighborhoods).

For any input or to get involved, please contact LU at 412-802-7220 or

Neighbors in Need Crisis Fund


With support from the Pittsburgh Foundation, Lawrenceville United and Lawrenceville Corporation are offering emergency grants up to $500 to Lawrenceville residents and small businesses to meet urgent, essential needs.






Any questions, please contact or 412-802-7220 for residents, and 412-621-1616 for businesses.

If you’d like to support the fund, you can make a donation. Make sure to email to let us know you want your donation to go to the Neighbors in Need fund.


Update: off-street parking requirements for rowhouse neighborhoods

In March, Mayor Peduto introduced zoning text amendments with a goal of “improving pedestrian safety, enhancing neighborhood walkability, and promoting non-vehicular mobility.” Under this proposed legislation, minimum parking requirements would be reduced from 1 to 0 in R1A (residential, single-family attached AKA rowhouse) neighborhoods like Lawrenceville. Maximum parking requirements would remain the same (4). For more information, check out this City Paper article from Ryan Deto.

A Planning Commission hearing was held on 6/30/2020 on this proposed legislation. LU, along with Lawrenceville Corporation and members of Lawrenceville Stakeholders, all provided testimony in support of the goals of the legislation and encouraging the City of Pittsburgh to go further by providing additional tools to communities to restrict integral garages and curb cuts on primary streets. As LU has heard repeatedly through the Lawrenceville Community Process, the continued creation of curb cuts, driveways, and front-facing off-street parking has a number of detrimental impacts to the neighborhood: removing precious public on-street parking for a single user, reducing the walkability and accessibility of our sidewalks, driving up housing prices, permanently preventing the ability to plant street trees, and demoting neighborly interaction at the street level. For all these reasons, LU is encouraging the City of Pittsburgh to restrict off-street parking for single-family homes to be accommodated from rear alleyways and not primary streets — or else make front-facing off-street parking require a variance or special exception at the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Read LU’s submitted testimony HERE.

After the hearing, the Planning Commission passed two motions: one motion recommended the proposed zoning text amendments in 2020-0198, and the second motion recommended that City Planning conduct exploratory research on additional legislation to further reduce the preponderance of curb cuts across the City.

The legislation will now move forward to City Council, where another public hearing will be scheduled. LU will keep the community informed as this gets scheduled!

For any input or to get involved, please contact LU at 412-802-7220 or

Picture shows integral garages at corner of 52nd and Keystone Streets in Upper Lawrenceville
Photo credit: Ryan Deto, City Paper


Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program voucher applications open!

2020 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program


The annual Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is available to eligible residents of Allegheny County. Eligible individuals may receive one set of checks worth $24 to be spent at participating farmers markets.


The 2020 Senior Farmers Market Program will look different this year due to COVID-19. The distribution of checks will not occur at senior centers. Instead, checks will be distributed by mail to eligible Allegheny County residents that complete an application. Applications may be downloaded from the website: Applications may also be requested by emailing or by calling (412) 350-4219. Only completed applications received by September 24, 2020 will be processed.


Completed applications may be emailed to:


Mail completed paper applications to:         Area Agency on Aging

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

2100 Wharton Street, 2nd Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15203


Check distribution begins on Tuesday, June 16th. Checks are distributed on a first come, first served basis, no exceptions.


The checks may be used through November 30th to purchase produce that is grown in Pennsylvania or purchased directly from a Pennsylvania farmer. Examples of Pennsylvania produce are apples, beans, berries, carrots, grapes, melons, spinach and tomatoes. Consumers must spend the entire $6.00 check; change will not be given. Lost or stolen checks will not be replaced.



  • Allegheny County resident
  • 60 years of age or older (by December 31, 2020)
  • Meet the income guidelines (self-reported):
    • One-person household: At or below $23,606
    • Two-person household: At or below $31,894*

*Married couples may each receive one set of checks

  • Older adults living in a residential facility that provides meals are not eligible to receive checks