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Accounts Payable and Receivable Specialist

Job Description

The Accounts Payable and Receivable Specialist will work with the Finance Manager and other AFC staff to manage all aspects of the organization’s financial transactions related to accounts payable and receivable. This position plays a crucial role in ensuring accurate and timely processing of payments and receipts, maintaining financial records, and supporting the overall financial health of American Federation for Children, Inc. and its affiliated non-profit organization. The Accounts Payable and Receivable Specialist reports to AFC’s Chief Financial Officer.


Accounts Payable:

  • Review and verify invoices and expense reports for accuracy and completeness.
  • Process and record invoices, ensuring adherence to organizational policies and procedures; includes working with staff on proper assignment of cost centers. • Prepare and process payment batches, including checks, electronic funds transfers, and online payments.
  • Maintain vendor records, reconcile statements, resolve any discrepancies or payment issues, verify payment against contractual agreements.
  • Respond to vendor or staff inquiries about payments.
  • Assist in month-end and year-end closing activities related to accounts payable.
  • Prepare and issue year-end IRS tax forms for vendors.
Accounts Receivable:

  • Record and reconcile incoming receipts, including checks, credit card gifts, online payments, and wire transfers.
  • Notify appropriate departments of receipts.
  • Update log sheet for quality control and monthly reconciliations with donor database.
  • Provide support during audits and assist with month-end and year-end closing activities related to accounts receivable.
Financial and General:

  • Prepare regular reports on open payables and aging status for cash flow analysis. • Assist in preparing detailed records and support for re-allocation of costs under compliance approval for events and meetings.
  • Assist in budgeting process by providing accurate financial data.
  • Assist in maintaining financial processes to ensure audit compliance.
  • Maintain organized and accurate financial records and documentation. • Collaborate with finance department in cross-functional training.
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field preferred.
  • Proven experience in similar role.
  • Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and practices.
  • Proficiency in accounting software and MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook)
Employment type: Full time
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package

Equal Opportunity Employer

About the organization: The American Federation for Children is the largest national advocacy organization promoting educational choice. We are a 501(c)(4) organization. We are affiliated with the American Federation for Children Action Fund, a 527 political organization, and we also work closely with our educational partner, the American Federation for Children Growth Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, to promote the benefits of—and the need for—educational choice.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Brenda Hondorp at

Deputy Political Director

Job Description

Our mission at the American Federation for Children is to empower families with the freedom to choose the best education for their children. The Deputy Political Director will contribute to this mission by helping to achieve the political environment necessary to enact broad-based school choice programs. The Deputy Political Director will report to the Director of Political Strategy.

The ideal candidate will have experience in multiple election cycles at the federal, state, or local levels. The candidate must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment and able to handle multiple states’ elections at once. The candidate should have experience in devising voter contact strategies, developing political advertisement creative, overseeing vendors, and managing data sets. 


  • Assist the Director of Political Strategy in the creation and execution of state level electoral plans, including district analysis, race selection, and voter contact.
  • Work with the Director of Political Strategy to track election results, and assist in the preparation of after-action reports for AFC leadership, donors, and allies. 
  • Help manage AFC’s political data and list management to pull target audiences for voter contact and political advertisements.
  • Manage the tracking system for all political engagement and expenditures by AFC and its affiliated entities that breaks down by key performance indicators.
  • Work with the Director of Political Strategy on tracking and managing the budgets of AFC Action Fund and its affiliated state PACs.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Political Strategy and state directors/leads to create a database of elected officials in all AFC priority states and their position/voting record on school choice policies to inform and plan for future electoral decisions.
  • Work with the Director of Political Strategy and AFC General Counsel office to esure AFC and its affiliated entities’ advertisements, including both issue advocacy and express advocacy, follow the internal approval process.
  • Assist in the selection process and contract management of vendors, pollsters, opposition research firms, mail/digital firms, and general consultants. 
  • Work alongside the Director of Political Strategy and AFC General Counsel office to ensure strict compliance with all state campaign finance laws.
  • Work alongside AFC’s Communications team on election-related press releases and statements. 

Application Instructions:

Please email your resume to Gillum Ferguson,

AFC is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. AFC makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.


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