Accounting & Costing Assistant

Part-Time Position Available 

Accounting & Costing Assistant



The Berkeley Student Cooperative (BSC) is an 85 year-old student-governed and operated, non-profit affordable housing cooperative near the University of California at Berkeley.  Our mission is to provide quality, low-cost, cooperative housing to students who otherwise might not be able to afford a university education.  The BSC houses 1260 students in 17 room-and-board houses and 3 apartment complexes (ranging in size from 17 to 259 students).  We provide numerous leadership opportunities to students, who perform the majority of the day-to-day functions, working alongside a professional staff of 25, to operate the organization.  To learn more about the BSC please visit our website at  



The Accounting/Costing Assistant is responsible for performing cost distributions as part of the invoice payment process.  They are responsible for receiving, reconciling, and entering data from delivery records, allocating expenses to different cost centers, reconciling invoices prior to vendor payment, and maintaining cost allocation records.  They are also responsible for helping respond to staff and house-level managers’ inquiries regarding posted expenses, assisting with the preparation of journal entries and annual audit reports, providing coverage in the Accounting Department, and other duties as assigned by the Accounting/Office Supervisor.



Applicants must have a high school diploma or G.E.D., at least 6 months bookkeeping or accounting experience, and at least 1 year of administrative or office experience.  The successful candidate will have excellent organizational and record-keeping skills; attention to detail and follow-through; the ability to acquire familiarity with BSC vendors, chart of accounts, and regularly ordered goods/services; good interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills; the ability to work independently and prioritize multiple deadlines in a fast-paced office environment; excellent problem-solving/trouble-shooting skills; intermediate computer skills, including Microsoft Office programs; the ability to type 60 wpm; and the desire and ability to work with a diverse group of employees and students.



This is a 24-hour/week job (hours can be worked as part of a three-five days/week schedule, depending on needs of applicant) with a starting wage of $19.50/hour.  Benefits and other conditions of employment are pursuant to a collective bargaining (union) agreement, which provides for annual cost-of-living pay increases, annual performance-based raises and/or bonuses, and paid holidays, vacation and sick leave for part-time employees.  



You must fill out a BSC application and submit your resume along with a list of three professional references.  An application is available at 2424 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA between 10am and 5pm, Monday - Friday and can be downloaded below.  Applications must be received by 10am on Monday, June 24th, 2019.  Applications may be submitted to the address above or submitted via email to  For more information, please contact Pat Jang, Accounting/Office Supervisor, at



Kim Benson,
Jun 7, 2019, 4:17 PM