We're Hiring: Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant

Posted By: Jordan Amaker General News, Job Opportunities,

Organization: Lowcountry Local First
Position: Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant
Term: Full‑time, permanent
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Salary: $40,000-$45,000

Lowcountry Local First (LLF) is an entrepreneurial nonprofit organization made up of more than 500 local businesses and community leaders working to transform and model a sustainable local economy. Provide your exceptional administrative and bookkeeping skills to support a community of innovative, local, independent businesses and entrepreneurs.

The Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant will divide their time managing the Local Works community and facility and providing accounting/administrative support for the organization. The ideal candidate will be an effective first point of contact for Local Works coworking space, adept at solving problems, and will thrive on supporting members of the coworking space and building community, while simultaneously managing financial operations with the guidance and oversight of the Executive Director. Applicants should consider themselves creative, extremely organized, and ready to be part of a lean and hard-working nonprofit team. 

Essential Responsibilities

50% Bookkeeping and Accounting:

  • Weekly accounting duties including accounts receivable, accounts payable, Quickbooks entry, and monthly financial reports to staff and Board of Directors.
  • Manage bank accounts and monthly reconciling.
  • Order office and facility supplies.
  • Provide administrative support to team members as time allows and at the discretion of Executive Director.
  • Manage administrative filing and paperwork for the organization.
  • Work closely with third-party auditors to execute annual audits and tax filing.

50% Local Works Administration:

  • Serve as the face of and main point of contact for Local Works - a friendly and welcoming community coworking space.
  • Handle day-to-day operations of the coworking space, leasing, general maintenance, and field requests from vendors and partners.
  • Maintain in-house calendar of events and communications to members regarding community happenings.
  • Provide updates to marketing on new member profiles, pricing, amenities etc.
  • Manage the usage and rental of conference and meeting rooms by outside groups.
  • Ensure membership payments and invoicing are done in a timely manner.
  • Act as point of contact for facilities management needs.

Skills & Qualifications

The ideal candidate:

  • Has great passion for the mission of Lowcountry Local First.
  • Is highly proficient in Quickbooks online preferably with nonprofit experience.
  • Has demonstrated strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Excel and database management skills.
  • Is a self-starter, pays attention to the details, has excellent problem-solving skills and can effectively manage multiple projects at a time.
  • Is willing to wear the many hats required of a small nonprofit staff.


  • Three weeks of paid time off in year one, with increases based on tenure.
  • 15 paid holidays, including Dec. 24th through Jan 1st, and your birthday.
  • 3% company matching SIMPLE-IRA retirement fund (after three [3] months of employment).
  • Generous cell phone and insurance stipends.
  • Parental leave up to [14] weeks (after one year of employment), including four [4] weeks paid leave.
  • Annual stipend provided for professional development.

How to Apply

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. Please email cover letter and resume to HR@lowcountrylocalfirst.org with “Bookkeeper/Admin” in subject heading. Open until filled. 

Equal Opportunity Employer
We’re an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to ongoing organizational improvements to create an inclusive environment for all employees. We cannot achieve a thriving local economy without racial justice, and we believe that achieving true equality requires dismantling racism and repairing the centuries of harm inflicted on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. We aim to identify candidates committed to these values of equity and justice. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Work may be performed indoors and outdoors during all but the most severe weather. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must frequently lift or move objects weighing up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of the activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.