Bookkeeper / Office Assistant, CEWD (PT)


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College Overview

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) is an award-winning, comprehensive urban college serving one of the most historic and ethnically diverse areas of the United States. HCCC students were born in 119 countries and speak 29 different languages. The diversity and the multitude of our community’s cultures, life experiences, skills and aspirations, are the very values and traits that empower us to be productive and caring members of our society.

HCCC embodies an unwavering commitment to student success and an intentional focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. In 2019, the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (PACDEI) was instituted to develop new levels of understanding and access and advance the College’s commitment to transparency and inclusion. We are proud of the differences we share, which are the foundation for the life changing and transformational education we offer and the social mobility we provide to the communities we serve.

HCCC has three campuses located just minutes from Manhattan: the Journal Square campus in Jersey City and North Hudson Campus in Union City are adjacent to vital transportation hubs; the Secaucus Center has abundant parking. Fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the College offers courses and classes in a wide variety of disciplines to the people and businesses of Hudson County, one of the most ethnically diverse areas of the United States. The College was recently recognized with the 2021 Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Northeast Regional Equity Award, and the 2021 INSIGHT Into Diversity’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. In 2016 the Gabert Library was one of three academic libraries in the United States to receive the Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), and in 2019 the HCCC Tutoring Center received the Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award for Two-Year Institutions. In 2019, the College joined Achieving the Dream, a network of high achieving community colleges, part of its expanding effort toward continuous improvement in student success.

HCCC has partnerships with every major four-year college and university in the greater New Jersey-New York area and beyond, accommodating seamless transfer of credits for further undergraduate and graduate education. Hudson County Community College is proud of its culture of care and invites applications from those wishing to join a community dedicated to promoting student success in all forms.


Department/Division Introduction

The Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development is an exciting and entrepreneurial office within the College, which offers a wide variety of non-credit classes, courses, seminars and training sessions for the community. These offerings are focused on revitalizing careers, upgrading skills and credentials, growing businesses and pursuing pastimes and passions. Additionally, the HCCC Center for Business and Industry (CBI) is the area leader in developing and delivering educational classes and programs for Hudson County’s businesses, organizations and individuals. Join a winning team focused on serving the educational training needs of the Hudson County business community.


Position Summary/Job Description

The Division is seeking a part-time Bookkeeper/Office Assistant with a love for numbers who is proficient with accounts payable (A/P), accounts receivable (A/R), reconciliations, invoicing, and preparing reports. Reporting to the Director of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, the Bookkeeper/Office Assistant is an integral part of the Division. They work closely with members of the CEWD team, Human Resources, and the College’s Business Office to ensure that bills are paid, invoices are generated, and new hires are processed in a timely manner. The Bookkeeper/Office Assistant also works with coordinators to record program enrollment for reporting on a monthly and annual basis. Responsibilities include:

  • Accounts Payable - coding vendor invoices and processing check requests; matching invoices with POs and packing slips; ensuring Division credit card expenses the appropriate receipts and are charged to the appropriate cost center. Research and resolve vendor invoice and payment issues. Other A/P related duties as needed.
  • Accounts Receivable - invoice clients, process incoming payments. Perform day to day A/R transactions. Resolve collection issues.
  • Reconcile Division credit card; reconcile internal chargebacks to Division cost centers.
  • Month-End Closing – Work with Business Office accountants to record and report Workforce Development revenue for month-end closing.
  • Process New Hires and Rehires - Prepare and process new hire paperwork as needed for submission to monthly Board of Trustees meeting; prepare rehire paperwork for all part-time rehires annually for submission to Board of Trustees meeting.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Position Requirements/Qualifications

  • Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • At least two years’ experience in bookkeeping, accounts payable, or accounts receivable.
  • Proficient in MS Office - Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Experience in a client-facing environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize, work quickly and use initiative.
  • Willing to learn and grow into your position.



For full consideration please your send resume, cover letter, salary expectations and a list of three professional references to cmirasolFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.


As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

HCCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment. Decisions on employment are made on the basis of the qualifications of an individual for the particular position being filled. Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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