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.


Fall 2020 LU Membership Meeting

Join us for LU’s fall membership meeting on Wednesday, October 7th, at 6:30 p.m. There are three ways to participate (no RSVP or password necessary!):

We’ll share some questions (and invite your own!) on how we can plan together to address the longer-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the meeting we’ll be breaking out into smaller discussion groups based on your main topics of interest, which could include things like food access, transportation, housing, small business support, development, equity, care for our elder wisdom keepers, etc. We invite your ideas! Please send us your suggestions for breakout room discussion topics to!

We will also be discussing how we as Lawrenceville residents and LU members can most effectively participate in Pittsburgh’s city-wide planning process, now being carried out through online processes and platforms such as EngagePGH – we want to make sure our neighborhood’s voice is heard.

Please let us know if you need any accommodations to help make participating easier by contacting us at 412-802-7220 or!

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

2020 Back 2 School Bash

You’re invited to our annual Back 2 School Bash! This free #sociallydistant supply giveaway will be held on August 29th 2020 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Goodwill of SWPA (118 52nd Street Pgh PA 15201) located in #Lawrenceville. Our team of staff and volunteers will be distributing 10lb produces boxes from 412 Food Rescue and book bags filled with school supplies, craft kits, and essential items.
Our Back 2 School Bash will happen at the Goodwill of SWPA parking lot, closest to the flagpole. All attendees must wear masks to the event. The Back 2 School Bash will distribute supplies in a drive-thru manner. Attendees arriving in vehicles are instructed to enter the Goodwill Parking lot and drive to the flagpole to receive supplies. The Back 2 School Bash team will load attendees trunk or back seat with items. The event can accommodate “walk-ups” through a socially distanced exchange. All “walk-up” attendees must be prepared to carry 15-20lbs of items.
This FREE family event is supported by Enterprise, Bloomfield Garfield Corporation, Reading is Fundametal, ASSEMBLE, Local 412, and BOOM Concepts. 100 backpacks and 100 produce boxes will be distributed during the event.