Venture for America is currently searching for a highly organized self-starter to assist in the day-to-day of VFA’s Finance department as an independent contractor for 10 to 20 hours per week.

Venture for America:

Venture for America is a two year fellowship that recruits, selects, and trains highly talented recent college grads, places them at startups in emerging US cities, and provides them with access to the network and resources to become company builders and job creators. The Fellowship is highly selective, as is our team, and we’re looking for people who can jump in and make an impact. 

The Finance Team:

The Finance Team at VFA helps drive growth and maintain stability at Venture for America. We build processes, strategy, and ensure compliance throughout the organization. On a monthly basis, we provide financial clarity to department heads, executives, and the board of directors. We work cross functionally with all of the other departments at Venture For America so that the organization can operate efficiently.

The Finance/Accounting Contractor:

We are hiring one contractor to dedicate an average of 20 hours per week. This position is great for candidates who have some accounting experience and want to experience the ins and outs of nonprofit finance. The Finance/Accounting Contractor will support the finance team with tasks that may include routine closing processes, developing and disseminating financial reports, and 2021 budget preparation.


  • Have worked in an accounting role previously and are comfortable with basic accounting entries

  • Are extremely organized and detail-oriented, and get excited by analytical projects

  • Have QuickBooks Online experience or equivalent experience with a similar accounting system

  • Are comfortable with changing priorities and thrive in unexpected situations.

  • Demonstrate a willingness to do the little things and go the extra mile to accommodate your colleagues, customers, advisors, and whoever else you interact with on a daily basis

  • Understand how startup finances work and you’re eager to learn more

What You’ll Do

  • Support our Finance Manager in completing routine financial tasks including daily booking of entries and bank reconciliations.

  • Assist the Finance Team with the monthly closing package including compiling organized reports

  • Review expense reports and work closely with VFA employees to ensure accuracy and compliance

  • Update various budgets in order to provide accurate data to department heads and City Leads

  • Assist with other projects as they arise, such as grant funds expenditure documentation

The Good Stuff

  • This position is for an independent contractor. You’ll earn a competitive hourly rate, commensurate with experience.

  • VFA is a dynamic startup environment with varied responsibilities and a different challenge each day (we mean it – always plenty of interesting problems to work on!).

  • You’ll work alongside a team of crazy motivated, high-caliber people.