ACORN Admits Project Vote is Part of ACORN

ACORN doesn’t seem to have learned that if you’re going to lie, at least lie consistently.

The radical left-wing group, which has been arguing strenuously that Project Vote is a separate entity, posted a job listing at idealist.org for Project Vote. This demonstrates that the two organizations are virtually one and the same. In case the ad magically disappears, here is a screen grab of the top of it:

 

The job requirements section (not shown in above screen grab) reads (SKIP TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST IF YOU’RE IN A HURRY):

Description:
Project Vote is seeking a Finance Director to join a dynamic management team leading the country’s premier nonpartisan civic engagement organization. Project Vote is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit corporation dedicated to expanding the electorate, particularly in low income and minority communities, and protecting Americans’ voting rights. Working closely with its community partner, ACORN, Project Vote has helped to register over 2.5 million voters since 2004.

Responsibilities:

1. Prepare organization’s annual budget, which includes four distinct program budgets and budgets for administrative, communications and development expenses.

2. Prepare project and other specific budgets as directed.

3. Complete budget forms as requested by prospective grantors.

4. Prepare monthly financial and budget variance reports for managers.

5. Assist accounting firm with the preparation of quarterly financial and budget variance reports for board of directors.

6. Prepare financial reports for organization’s funders as required by grant agreements.

7. Assist accounting firm with the proper allocation of administrative, development and communications costs across programs.

8. Prepare cash flow projections for the organization and its largest programs using multiple scenarios defined by program directors.

9. Work with the executive director to manage the organization’s cash flow.

10. Works with program staff and accounting firm to ensure deposits and expenditures are assigned proper general ledger and project codes.

11. Manage relationships with external accounting services vendor including proposing and approving modifications to systems.

12. Serve as staff to audit committee and assure that auditors are provided with needed information. Prepare management’s response to auditor comments, if necessary.

13. Provide oversight of payroll processing and manage vendor relationships.

14. Provide oversight of staff responsible for preparing invoices for submittal to accounting services firm.

15. Works with accounts payable to address delinquent invoices.

16. Work with the development director to reconcile deposit entries with fundraising records.

17. Review invoices by contractors, consultants and other vendors to ensure contracts requirements are fulfilled and costs are consistent with projections.

18. Serve as controller for the organization’s voter registration program.

Qualifications

1. Bachelors and/or Masters Degree in Finance or Business preferred. CPA is desirable but not required.

2. 3-4 years experience in financial planning and analysis including developing line-item program budgets, cash flow projections, and monitoring contractor expenses.

3. Experience in nonprofit accounting and management preferred.

4. 1-2 years experience in managing an accounting operation, including payroll, A/P, A/R, G/L, financial statement preparation, special analyses.

5. Proficient in MS Office applications, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

6. Excellent analytical skills.

7. The ability to present financial information to financial and non-financial people.

8. The ability to work independently towards mutually-agreed upon goals.

9. The willingness to produce reports and analysis on deadline.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include employer-paid health care and retirement. The position reports to the executive director.

Project Vote is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital, family, or veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by applicable state or federal laws. Project Vote is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified individuals without regard to protected status and encourages minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply for open positions.

739 8th Street SE, Suite 202 • Washington, DC 20003

1-800-546-8683 • www.projectvote.org

It looks like they left out an important job requirement: extensive knowledge of forensic accounting. Hey, if you can’t think like a criminal, you can’t be a successful criminal.

We got into an argument recently with the Huffington Post over the relationship between ACORN and Project Vote in 1992. ACORN and Project Vote officials had argued that Barack Obama, who worked for Project Vote in 1992, never worked for ACORN because the two allegedly separate organizations weren’t close until 1994. We demonstrated that the two organizations have worked closely together since at least 1992.

We now know that the two entities today are inextricably linked and that Obama did perform work –albeit unpaid, apparently– for ACORN itself quite apart from the work he performed for ACORN’s Project Vote.

Le jeux son fait.

(Hat tip to tefis)

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