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Project Return, Inc.


Project Return, Inc.


Job Summary

Agency Overview 

Project Return helps people who are coming back to the community from prison.  Our mission is to provide services and connect people with resources needed to return successfully to work and community after incarceration.  For nearly four decades, Project Return has been doing the work of prisoner reentry in Nashville: facilitating job search, job placement, and job retention, as well as providing wraparound intensive case management and a broad array of assistance and support, for people who come to Project Return with the determination to make a new beginning after incarceration. They face nearly insurmountable barriers. Our days are filled with triumph and hard work!  

Position Description

Ensure financial records are organized and up-to-date; perform data entry including but not limited to recording accounts payable transactions, recording accounts receivable transactions, and creating client invoices; perform financial processes including but not limited to running financial reports, cutting checks, and maintaining backup documentation; assist as needed with other fiscal operations.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with Senior Accountant to account for financial transactions and maintain and organize financial records
  • Manage accounts receivable and accounts payable while maintaining accurate records and resolving issues as needed
  • Process weekly and semi-monthly payroll
  • Organize and maintain paper and electronic files
  • Retrieve data and generate reports as requested
  • Collect and enter bills, charges, and internal payment requests into Quickbooks and run checks twice weekly
  • Enter cash deposits, ACH deposits (including grant payments, credit card donations, and transitional employment partner [TEP] payments), and bank transfers into Quickbooks
  • Manage client invoicing for work performed by transitional employees (create and send invoices to clients based on timesheets received from the Transitional Employment manager and  record in Quickbooks; also advise Transitional Employment Manager when TEP payments are late and assess finance charges as needed)
  • Reconcile participant assistance charges across Quickbooks and Salesforce
  • Run summary reports from Salesforce as supporting documentation for client assistance charged to grants
  • Collect necessary supporting documentation for grant invoice remittance for Senior Accountant
  • Assist with compiling reports to inform the annual budget process
  • Assist with Fiscal Month End Close and Year End Close processes
  • Work with program staff and database records to project client assistance spending (by grant)
  • Assist as needed with preparation for the annual audit, 990 filings, and other related tax payments as needed
  • Perform special projects as assigned by the Senior Accountant and CFO



Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting preferred. Minimum 3 years bookkeeping experience or related accounting experience required.

Experience, skills, and interests preferred:  Proficient at research, data entry, Excel, and bookkeeping; superior keyboarding skills; self-starter; sensitivity to cultural and individual differences; self-motivated, team-spirited, creative, and highly organized; strong attention to detail; strong desire to work for an organization helping people make a new beginning, and an understanding of how this work benefits both the individual and the community.

Additional Information


Project Return partners with the state of TN for our benefits package which includes full coverage of vision, dental, and medical for the Project Return

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to working@projectreturninc.org 


  • Date Posted: November 13, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Salary Range: $36,000-$45,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8:00am - 4:30pm