English in Action: The English-Speaking Union

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Full Charge Bookkeeper: The English-Speaking Union of the United States seeks a congenial outgoing individual for the position of Full Charge Bookkeeper to work closely with the organization's Operations Manager to administer finances of the organization and its LLC subsidiaries.  The successful candidate must be an articulate, well-organized motivated self-starter with exceptional attention to detail, organizational skills and fluency in QuickBooks.


  • Record cash receipts and make bank deposits;
  • Code and Input Accounts Payable;
  • Conduct monthly reconciliation of all bank and investment accounts;
  • Conduct periodic reconciliations of program funds to ensure accuracy;
  • Tag and monitor fixed assets;
  • Maintain cash flow;
  • Calculate, prepare, and issue bills, invoices and account statements according to established procedures.
  • Calculate and issue financial analysis of the financial statements;
  • Assemble information for external auditors for the annual audit;
  • Organize and administer the annual branch audit and 990 tax return preparation
  • Assists accountants on the annual 990 tax return preparation;
  • Generate 1099s for clients;
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system;
  • Maintain the chart of accounts;
  • Maintain and monitor the annual budget.  Calculate variances and report significant issues to management;
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and
  • Manage and maintain subsidiary accounting books.


  • Associate's degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience;
  • Minimum of two years responsible accounting or bookkeeping experience including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, general ledger and financial reports;
  • Desire to expand knowledge base and grow in the position. 
  • Ability to perform several tasks concurrently with ease and professionalism;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, present financial materials both verbally and in writing to staff and board members
  • Must be able to keep client matters strictly confidential;
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and customer service skills.

Preference will be given to candidates with a working knowledge of the Quickbooks accounting software package.  The ESU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits.  To be considered an applicant, please send a cover letter expressing your interest, explaining your credentials for the position and providing your salary requirements; your resume  to: Hiring Officer, Dept GAH, The English-Speaking Union, 144 East 39th Street, New York, NY  10016. Email: ghamel@esuus.org. Fax: 212.867.4177.  Please no calls.  No recruiters.


Current Volunteer Positions

English in Action (EiA) Tutor:

EiA, a program of the English-Speaking Union of the United States, matches non-native speakers with American volunteers for one-to-one conversation practice. English in Action is always looking for friendly new tutors. As an EiA Volunteer you will make a difference in your community, meet new people, share your culture and experiences, and learn about other cultures. English in Action may mean the beginning of a lifelong interest in a particular area of the world, or even a deeper understanding of one's own culture.

Qualifications:  Volunteers need no formal training, just an interest in other languages and cultures and the willingness to befriend a newcomer.

Time commitment: 2 hours per week. Volunteer leadership positions available. Currently we are looking for tutors for Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

How to Apply:  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor in New York City, please contact English in Action at eia@esuus.org to schedule an appointment. We encourage all prospective tutors to reserve a place at one of our weekly orientation sessions.