Cooperative Finance and Bookkeeping Intensive

Event Details

Join A Bookkeeping Cooperative (ABC) for a financial training for cooperative worker-owners.  ABC‘s newly expanded team is thrilled to unveil brand-new material from the long-awaited Financial Education Kit developed in collaboration with AORTA, TESA, and Open Bookkeeping.  Join us for a day of engaging activities where you will explore and (re)define success, financial priorities, and how your values fit into your cooperative’s financial statements. With this foundation, you will complete a budget for your cooperative, and leave the training with a solid understanding of how to use it.


The groundbreaking Financial Education Kit is still under development.  It will strengthen movements organizing for justice and the cooperative economy by increasing the financial literacy of the organizations that make up our movements. The Kit bridges the gap between financial literacy skills and justice oriented organizing by creating a free, digitally downloadable multimedia toolkit that will be available in both Spanish and English.


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Annie Sullivan-Chin

Annie has been a worker-owner, bookkeeper, and consultant at A Bookkeeping Cooperative since 2013. She began her work with ABC as an intern with the Democracy At Work Network in 2012. Annie developed her accounting expertise in the classroom at Baruch College in NYC as well as on the job at ABC over the last five years. As a certified DAWN Peer Advisor, Annie provides high-quality technical assistance to worker-owned and democratically-managed organizations throughout the country. She is also an experienced facilitator and trainer, with a passion for building capacity in the solidarity economy movement through financial literacy and the empowerment of workers everywhere.


Maria Teresa Lopez

Maria Teresa is a bookkeeper and consultant with A Bookkeeping Cooperative. She is an experienced entrepreneur bringing a powerful combination of a lifelong commitment to social justice together with hard financial, managerial, and administrative skills rooted in 40 years of experience.  She studied accounting in her native Honduras and has lived in the New York metropolitan area since 1991. Maria Teresa brings the same spirit of fearlessness, dedication and precision to all of her work, which has ranged from running her own Spanish language magazine to working as a bank loan officer to consulting with small businesses.  Maria Teresa is also a cooperative trainer in the NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives Training Collective.


Emma Yorra

Emma is a bookkeeper and consultant at A Bookkeeping Cooperative.   She brings 10 years of experience in cooperative development, management and finance as a tool for building power in low income communities at the Center for Family Life and The Working World.  She has a broad background in financial management in cooperative, non-profit and private business settings. Emma thrives on opening up new possibilities for her clients through her work as a trainer and consultant. She is passionate about building an economy that works for all and is currently completing a master’s degree in Social Economics and Cooperative Business Management at Mondragon University in Spain.  Emma is also part of the NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives Training Collective.


    • Language: English / Spanish, simultaneous interpretation
    • Food: Coffee and Lunch
    • Child Care: Limited childcare available
    • Building access: Don’t need to check at the front desk. Elevator.