Finance Intern

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Family Equality Council
Winter Street
Boston, MA
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Job Title: Finance Intern

Reporting to: Director of Finance and Administration (DFA)

Organizational Background:

Founded in 1979, Family Equality Council (FEC) is the national organization exclusively dedicated to securing justice and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) parents and their children by advancing social justice for all families. We work to achieve social and legal equality for LGBT families by providing direct support, educating the American public, and advancing policy reform that ensures full recognition and protection under the law.

Position Summary:

Assist with day-to-day functions of the organizations finance operations, periodic financial reporting, journal entries, and special projects as directed.



Accounting Systems & Procedures

• Identify aged receivables and payables in the general ledger; work directly with the DFA to reconcile.
• Identify expenses or revenue incorrectly categorized in the GL and work with the DFA to make credit and debit adjustments.
• Assist DFA with preparing periodic reports and graphs for the Executive Director and Board of Directors.
• Assist DFA with entry of annual operating budget into the accounting software system
• Assist DFA with creating cash flow forecasting reports for end of current fiscal year


• Compile all required policies and procedures for the IRS 990 tax filing for prior year to ensure FEC is in compliance with federal and state practice guidelines and regulations.
• Assist DFA with improving on these policies by creating, reviewing, and getting approval on a BEST PRACTICE policy Finance Operations manual.
• Assist DFA with creation and implementation of a purchasing requisitions process.

To apply, please forward letter of interest, resume and references to:
Bill Lorenz
Director of Finance and Administration
Family Equality Council
PO Box 206
Boston, MA 02133
fax: 617.502.8701


Minimum Qualifications:
All candidates must have a “can do” attitude, enjoy a fast-paced environment, be highly organized without losing sight of larger objectives, and be committed to justice and equality for LGBT families.

Our ideal candidate is: competent – major in accounting or math essential; students studying or interested in non-profit accounting and finance are encouraged to apply.

Other Qualifications Include:

• Extremely detail-oriented, well-developed organizational skills and ability to handle multiple projects at the same time.
• Computer savvy and experience using accounting software and databases, including proficiency in QuickBooks and Excel.
• Sensitive to diversity and able to work respectfully with wide array of co-workers and members of the community.

How To Apply

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