Accounting Specialist I – TN Language Center  1900000192 


Regular Full-time, Pay Grade 35
Location:  Nashville, TN. No relocation expenses covered.

The employee will perform financial and administrative duties in areas such as accounting, human resource, and programming. He/she will support the financial administration of the agency. He/she will process accounting and payroll transactions, maintain and monitor the general ledger, and assist with problem solving of financial issues.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Enter time worked and leave into payroll system for employees in program and administrative areas
• Collect, verify, and maintain new hire paperwork
• Daily preparation of credit card payment spreadsheets
• Maintain the agency purchase card; process payments
• Prepare and process invoices, reimbursements, and contractor payments
• Post transactions to the general ledger
• Pull financial information form the general ledger for analysis
• Follow up on past due invoices by sending them out, calling customers, or sending correspondence
• Assist with recording financial transactions for grants
• Assist with receiving payments and entering them into QuickBooks
• Ensure that deposits are made and recorded in accounting system
• Enter contracts in the contract processing system
• Perform and assist with account reconciliations
• Assists with budget presentation
• Serve as backup to other financial staff
• Maintain financial/administrative files and filing systems; oversee records management
• Maintains manual of how financial and administrative tasks are done
• Schedule, proctor, and submit language proficiency tests (if bilingual)
• Assist in interpretation and translation projects (if bilingual)
• Perform other specialized financial, managerial, and administrative tasks for TLC administration and program areas as assigned


Required: High school diploma or GED
Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in business, accounting, or in a related field

Required: Four years’ experience in accounts payable, accounts receivable, accounting, business, or in a related field
Preferred: UT or general university experience; SAP/IRIS accounting system experience; interpreting and translating a foreign language, if bilingual

Skills & Behaviors:

• Highly organized, detailed oriented
• Excellent verbal and written skills
• Ability to manage multiple projects
• Ability to deal with diverse populations
• Proficient computing skills in Microsoft Office, especially Excel
• Possess organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills
• Strong decision-making, problem-solving, and analytical abilities
• Ability to work independently and be self-motivated
• Follow all HIPPA and privacy laws, maintain confidentiality
• Flexible and thorough

Each employee that drives a vehicle for work-related business must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Applicants are encouraged to review all position requirements prior to applying. Salary is based on a combination of professional experience and qualifications.
For best consideration, applications should be submitted by July 19, 2019. Applicants should apply electronically at  Applicants must submit a resume with a minimum of three references. Position is open until filled.


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  Accounting/Finance Clerical 

Primary Location



  Tn Language Center 



Campus/Institute  Institute for Public Service 

Job Posting

  Jul 8, 2019, 8:24:58 PM 

Coincidence? I think not!

My family and I moved to Tennessee last August from Ohio.  I don’t usually advertise this fact, but on one particular morning, I happened to put on an Ohio shirt before heading off to work.

Recently, a Career Coach from Vanderbilt University Career Center, Danielle Bolling, had contacted me about how Vanderbilt University and the Tennessee Language Center might work together.  We set our meeting for Friday, May 31st, but little did we know…

The day of our meeting arrived, the same day that I threw on my Ohio shirt, and coincidentally, the same day that Ohio State would play Vanderbilt in the NCAA baseball tournament. During our meeting, Danielle wanted to know about the services we offer at TLC in order to pass the word on to the students she advises.

I told her about our world language and English classes as well as proficiency exams for those learning a language.  We offer Teaching English as a Second Language and Language Instructor Fellowship programs for those interested in teaching a language, and our Interpretation and Translation Services assist those needing documents or services in a secondary language.  We also offer training to become a court or medical interpreter in addition to our corporate offerings.

Throughout our meeting, Danielle thought of several other connections at Vanderbilt and opportunities to incorporate TLC and its services when advising students, especially those pursuing a World Language degree.

Unlike the baseball game, Vandy did NOT beat OSU that day; the two decided to work together!

That’s all for now.  And remember, an accent is a sign of bravery.

Legal Secretary 1 – Bilingual- Public Defender’s Office

$36,094.77 – $40,907.29 Annually
Nashville, TN
Job Type
Full-Time Non Civil Service
Public Defender
Job Number
6/17/2019 11:59 PM Central
Position Description
The Metropolitan Public Defender’s Office represents adults accused of crimes in Davidson County who cannot afford to hire a lawyer and children in Davidson County charged with being delinquent and unable to hire a lawyer. Cases range from the least serious misdemeanor to complex capital murder cases. Our mission is to defend the liberty, honor and constitutional rights of the individuals, of all ages, whose cases have been entrusted to us. Through zealous advocacy, we strive not only to deliver excellence in our representation of each and every client, but also to stand with our clients and the community in working to create a more just, fair and compassionate legal system. The guiding principle of the Office is that each client is entitled to quality representation that recognizes the client’s dignity and achieves the best possible outcome for the case.  Our attorneys, investigators, social workers and support staff take great pride in providing a high level of service.

This is a non-Civil Service announcement.  This position involves working at the reception/intake desk of the Public Defender’s OfficeThe Public Defender’s Office represents individuals accused of committing crimes in Davidson County who cannot afford to hire a lawyer.  The position involves reviewing and qualifying applicants needing a public defender, and answering a multi-line phone system in a demanding legal office.  The job requires maturity, patience and compassion, as well as the ability to multi-task and pay attention to detail.

Typical Duties

  • Greeting and assisting potential clients and other members of the public who come to or call the office
  • Screening potential clients for service eligibility, and following up appropriately
  • Answering a high volume of calls on a multi-line phone system
  • Operating various office machines and equipment
  • Compiling and maintaining electronic and paper records and files
  • Daily court run to Clerk’s Office (filing motions, picking up pleadings filed and distributing them in the office)
  • Basic secretarial duties for General Sessions’ attorneys (printing letters, managing calendars, etc.)


Minimum Qualifications
High School Diploma and three (3) years of clerical/administrative experience or two (2) years of college and one (1) year of secretarial experience in a legal field.
Bilingual – Fluent in Spanish and English

Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply.

Note: Per Metro Ordinance No. SO94-1078. All employees of the Metropolitan Government shall be residents of the State of Tennessee or become residents of the state within six (6) months of employment as a prerequisite to employment with the Metropolitan Government.

The Metropolitan Public Defender’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities.

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Computer and phone skills
  • Excellent customer service skills; experience dealing with the public in-person and on the telephone
  • Good organizational skills


Resumes and cover letters will ONLY be accepted via e-mail and should be sent to Annette Crutchfield at

Requests for ADA accommodation for the recruitment process should be directed to 615-862-6640. 

Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County
Human Resources Department
404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1000
Nashville, Tennessee, 37219
(615) 862-6640


My name is Heather. I’m new around here and I’d like to tell you a story. This story is the kind you can’t really plan, but are happy to be a part of. I have come to be the interim Director of the Foreign Languages Department here at TLC. We are a small department, Maya Campbell (the tall one) and I (curly hair).



I was sitting in my office one day attending to business as usual, when I hear a gasp, “It’s him!”

“Who?” I ask

“Nate from Españolistos!”

Maya enthusiastically jumped up from her seat to peer around the corner. At this point, I feel like I should know what’s going on but don’t. I want to share in Maya’s excitement, but cannot figure out why we’re peering around corners at the front desk. Maya took the time to explain that she recognized Nate’s voice from the podcast her class voted on.

That could probably use some explanation at this point, too. Nate and his wife, Andrea, have a business called “Spanishland School”. As a part of what they do, they produce a podcast. They have developed a brand based on thinking like a native, with Andrea as the primary and native instructor and Nate, her husband who learned conversational Spanish through the help of various Spanish teachers, language exchanges, and Spanish Podcasts.

Maya, an instructor here at TLC, was looking for a Podcast to incorporate into her curriculum. Instead of just informing her class which podcast they’d be using, she turned it into a SPANISH debate. Students picked which podcast they wanted to represent. They each made a case for their pick and defended their stance. She did this with 3 classes and “Españolistos” was the overwhelming winner!

So back to the story, we continued to peer around the corner at the front desk, not wanting to interrupt their business with TLC, but also not wanting to miss out on the opportunity to introduce ourselves and explain how helpful their podcast has been. I’m not sure what kind of impression we made, but Nate and Andrea graciously agreed to a sit-down with us.

Over some most delicious fast-food chicken, we deliberated how we could work together. Some might see us in competition until you consider that language is best acquired from multiple sources. Well-formed partnerships can foster more opportunities for students to learn, which is the ultimate goal!

We look forward to Nate and Andrea’s visits next week and hosting workshops for them, and Maya may even get to make a guest appearance on their podcast!!

Until next time and remember, an accent is a sign of bravery.

Heather Seybold

Summer Job Opportunity for Spanish Speaker

Job Description:

Seeking a full-time nanny for our two active girls, ages 2. 5 and 5 years old. The position will be Monday through Friday, 7:30am-4pm during June and July 2019. We are seeking a caring, individual who truly enjoys spending time with kids. A successful applicant will be a native or fluent Spanish speaker, willing to converse only with our children in Spanish while engaging them with fun, developmentally appropriate activities.  Included in this position would be an option to stay in our detached cottage house rent free during the two-month position (time can be bridged for out of town applicants if needed) . Compensation based upon experience.  If interested, please contact Adrienne Spraggins at