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Project Return


Project Return


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; provide other data entry for the agency, as needed; coordinate agency financial processes, such as entering charges, running reports, and cutting client assistance checks, through Quickbooks; assist as needed with other fiscal operations.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with Accountant to account for financial transactions and maintain and organize financial records
  • Keep track of accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • Process weekly and semi-monthly payroll
  • Maintain organization of paper and electronic files
  • Retrieve data and generate reports as requested, for review by Project Return leadership
  • Enter bills and charges into Quickbooks and produce checks twice weekly
  • Enter deposits and bank transfers into Quickbooks
  • Enter ACH deposits (grant payments, credit card donations, transitional employment partner [TEP] payments)
  • For transitional employees, enter payroll checks and journal entry in Quickbooks
  • Enter invoices for PROe (our transitional employment program) in Quickbooks and send to PROe Manager for remittance to TEPs, and advise PROe Manager when TEP payments are late and assess finance charges as needed
  • Reconcile participant assistance charges in Quickbooks and Salesforce
  • Run summary reports from Salesforce supporting client assistance charged to grants
  • Make copies of necessary documentation for remittance with grant invoices
  • Assist with compiling reports to inform annual budget process
  • Complete Fiscal Close of Month process
  • Work with program staff and database records to project client assistance spending (by grant)
  • Assist as needed with preparation for annual audit and 990



Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in a related field preferred.

Experience, skills, and interests preferred:  Experience with research, data entry, and bookkeeping; superior keyboarding skills; 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


Competitive, after 90 days

How to Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to working@projectreturninc.org, addressed to Nicole Lallatin, and indicate “Bookkeeper” in the subject line. No phone calls, please!


  • Date Posted: May 4, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Working Hours: 8-4:30 pm M-F