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Senior Accountant

College Bound Dorchester (CBD) is looking for highly motivated, resourceful and talented individuals to join our growing team. College Bound is a Boston-based nonprofit leader in gang-intervention, equipping gang-involved young people (Core Influencers) with the attitude, skills and experience to graduate from college and become positive leaders in their community. CBD is a $5.4M organization poised to be a national model to use education to redirect the entrepreneurial, networking and leadership skills of gang-members from violence (and recidivism) to drive positive change that shifts social norms in our neighborhoods – empowering Core Influencers to become the solution to the chronic cycles of violence and poverty they have helped drive.

The Opportunity

College Bound Dorchester is looking for a Senior Accountant candidate to ensure the integrity of accounting and company records. This position performs various accounting and financial duties with a focus on General Ledger entries and reconciliations; Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable postings; fixed asset tracking; and assisting with financial statement preparation, tax forms, budgets, and forecasts. The Senior Accountant reports to the Director of Finance. 

Responsibilities

Financial Management

  • Drive accurate and on-time processing of all College Bound Dorchester’s accounting functions including: general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and monthly, quarterly and year-end close processes
  • Perform monthly, quarterly and annual accounting activities including reconciliations of bank and credit card accounts, and reviewing financial reports/support as necessary;
  • Assist with coordination and completion of the annual financial audit, A-133, and all required state and federal filing and reporting.  
  • Help manage day-to-day accounting operations 

Financial Reporting

  • Ensuring College Bound Dorchester meets its tax obligations and reporting requirements
  • Analyze and report on financial status including income statement variances, communicating financial results to management, budget preparation and analysis
  • Improve systems and procedures and initiate corrective action
  • Implement and monitor the month, quarter and year-end closeout accounting schedules
  • Develop monthly and quarterly accounting reports for the management and executive teams
  • Work with Director of Finance to create reports for leadership team, Board of Directors, and philanthropic and municipal funders to drive informed financial decisions

Financial Controls & Compliance

  • Assist with the creation of new internal accounting policies and maintenance of existing policies
  • Enforce procedures for authorization and approval, as well as proper documentation and physical security of assets
  • Monitor emerging technology to determine ways to automate the accounting process without sacrificing accuracy and accountability
  • Help oversee taxes and compliance with State and Federal regulations

Qualifications & Experience

There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring the work. We are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below. 

  • Bachelor’s degree required with preferred emphasis in Accounting and Finance
  • 5+ years of accounting experience with demonstrated progressive work responsibility, non-profit experience preferred
  • Demonstrated skill with month-end and year-end closing, budgeting, and forecasting 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and with electronic accounting systems (Blackbaud and ADP experience preferred)
  • Solid experience managing year-end audit processes, financial reporting, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, and payroll
  • Superior analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills to drive data-to-action analysis and seek continuous improvement systems and processes
  • Ability to work independently in a self-directed manner and in collaboration with others
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent follow through and ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience and desire to work in a mission driven organization undergoing change and growth

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

College Bound Dorchester is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental and vision plans, and generous paid time off.

 

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