Accounting Assistant- Part Time

The Common Market Philadelphia , PA 19134

Posted 2 weeks ago

Our Vision, Mission & Growth

The Common Market is a nonprofit local food distributor that connects food from family farms to wholesale markets. Our mission is to strengthen regional farms while making local food accessible to our communities. Currently operating in the Mid-Atlantic, the Southeast, and Texas, The Common Market is expanding to other U.S. regions to build a nation of vibrant regional food systems.

We partner with regional farmers and institutions (public and private schools, hospitals, early childcare centers, universities, senior centers, government agencies) to rebuild our local food economies, enabling rural and urban communities to thrive.

You will be joining a small, dedicated team and work side-by-side senior management in a way that encourages teamwork, cooperation, and productivity. This role embodies the entrepreneurial, can-do attitude that is core to The Common Market culture. The role is 20 hours per week, flexible hours with at least 1 day per week in our office.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Assist with completing the month-end process, including monthly allocations, inter-company
  • transactions and balance sheet reconciliations

  • Initiate and respond to finance inquiries via phone/email
  • Financial statement preparation
  • Manage incoming/outgoing mail


  • Must be an experienced user of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Accounting software systems
  • 4 years or more of progressive accounting experience, preferably in the food distribution/restaurant industry
  • Strong team player with excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with people of diverse socioeconomic, cultural,
  • disability, and ethnic backgrounds

  • Exposure (education/experience) in accounting, business administration or related field


  • $25-30 per hour
  • 20 hours per week with a flexible schedule
  • Hybrid: at least 1 day per week in office
  • SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with a 100% company match
  • Paid Sick Days
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Accounting Assistant- Part Time

The Common Market