Charitable Allies, Inc – Indianapolis, IN 46268

Join our fast-growing organization and help charities accomplish their missions!

About the Organization

Charitable Allies assists nonprofits across the country to get started and operate well. We also regularly litigate on their behalf. We’re organized and operated as a “low bono” 501(c)(3) legal aid law firm for nonprofits, which basically means we’re a law firm for small businesses that happen to be nonprofits.

We have a huge work ethic that not only invests strongly in our people and their professional growth, but that also still takes time out to have fun on occasion.

About the Position

Working from our office in Indianapolis, IN, the Junior Staff Accountant ensures accurate completion of all accounting functions for Charitable Allies, as well as overseeing our fiscal sponsorship program. Ideal candidate will be a detailed, organized professional looking to gain experience in accounting, while maintaining friendly relationships with clients.

Responsibilities of the Position

Staff Accountant

  • Ensures accurate completion of all accounting functions for Charitable Allies
  • Processes payroll and expense reimbursements through Paycom, and tracks 401b and QSE-HRA benefits.
  • Spearheads AP/AR.
  • Performs collections activities for the organization.
  • Responds to all client financial inquiries.
  • Assists CEO with annual budgeting for the organizations.
  • Manages client trust accounts.
  • Deposits checks and performs banking transactions with the support of CEO (2-touch system).
  • Manages company credit card payments and monthly reconciliation.
  • Completes or ensures completion of all annual business filings and renewals, including Business Entity Reports, attorney license renewals, membership renewals, insurance renewals, Form 990, Form NP-20A, etc.
  • Manages vendor performance against contractual agreements.
  • Stays current on best practices and continually educates internal team members and clients on trends and regulatory or compliance changes.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.

Fiscal Sponsorship Program – (Accounting and Relationship Management)

  • Disperses funds monthly to participating organizations in a timely manner.
  • Reviews quarterly reports from participating organizations for compliance with nonprofit standards.
  • Manages relationships with clients participating in fiscal sponsorship program by communicating via email, phone, and Zoom.
  • Sends monthly donation reports to clients in a timely manner.
  • Maintaining accurate financial records of donations received via Stripe, check, e-check, etc.

Qualifications & Education

  • 0-2 years of experience in accounting
  • BA/BS Degree (BS in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or similar preferred), no CPA license required
  • Experience with nonprofit accounting is a plus, but not required.
  • Familiarity with various operating systems
  • Proficiency with Quickbooks Online
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Eager to learn technology we use to make processes efficient such as Paycom and Salesforce (Training provided)
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work within established procedures and processes
  • Desire to achieve goals consistently and efficiently
  • Ability to communicate in a friendly and professional manner
  • Positive attitude with a desire to be part of a cooperative team
  • Expert organization and time management skills

Compensation and Benefits

Pay is excellent for the sector! This full-time position pays $45,000-$55,000 depending on experience and qualifications, with opportunity for bonuses each month. Additional benefits include options such as our 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan with a 5% employer match, a QSE-HRA ($5,300/individual or $10,700/family), paid vacation and sick time, paid opportunities for professional development and continuing education, and other personal and professional benefits.

Work Location:

  • Charitable Allies is located next to the Pyramids on the northwest side of Indianapolis, at 9100 Purdue Road, Suite 115, Indianapolis, IN 46268. Hybrid work option available depending on performance. 1-2 work-from-home days are permitted, based on performance. However, during training more office time will be required. Office hours are 8:30 – 5:00 M-F.

Supervisor(s): Zac Kester, CEO & Managing Attorney

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of references to Zac Kester at