Position Description - Full Time (40hrs/week) - Hybrid
Who we are
Literations envisions a day when all students, regardless of zip code, enter the fifth grade as proficient readers poised for academic success. Our mission is driving educational equity through experienced community volunteers empowering young readers for lifelong learning. We serve communities where opportunity gaps exist to ensure all students have the resources to become literacy proficient. Our experienced community volunteers are matched 1:1 with early elementary students from one of our 16 partners. These pairs meet weekly throughout the school year to accelerate students’ reading growth. Our highly-effective programming annually supports over 500 children to help them succeed in school and beyond. Literations is an affiliate of AARP Foundation Experience Corps, a national leader in engaging older adult volunteer coaches to improve 1-4 student literacy.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Finance is responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of all finance systems and processes. They coordinate the annual budgeting and audit processes, work closely with the development team on fundraising proposals, and forecast future financial needs of the organization to facilitate strategic planning. This position will also oversee and manage technology and IT services. This exempt, full-time (40 hrs/week) position is a member of Literations’ Leadership Team and will supervise the Bookkeeper and lead our Finance Department. While this position can be executed mostly remotely, some in person attendance is required and Literations is looking for an individual located in regions commutable to the Boston area.
The ideal candidate will have 7+ years of experience in finance and/or accounting. They will also be adept at building budgets, proficient in tracking and conveying budgeting reports to diverse audiences, and possess extensive familiarity with financial management software, preferably QuickBooks. Candidates with nonprofit financial and/or government grant management experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
Direct all aspects of general accounting policies and procedures to ensure the integrity of financial information and compliance with GAAP
Prepare monthly financials; coordinate and oversee outside audit; oversee cash flow and fund management; maintain charts of accounts; monitor all internal controls
In partnership with the Executive Director, create annual financial plans and budgets including expense and fundraising needs based on long-range plans
Manage government grant allocations and prepare grant budget templates as needed; monitor and convey grant balances and grant compliance issues to senior staff
Complete timely financial reports and requests for funds to federal and private funders
Using QuickBooks financial management software, ensure payment and allocation of all invoices; manage in-coming revenues and deposits; manage petty cash
Ensure monthly closes and bank reconciliations
Manage Bookkeeper and ensure regular processing of Accounts Payable
Staff the Finance Committee and lead bi-monthly meetings
Other duties as assigned (can include but not limited to): staff-wide gatherings, supporting fundraising events, etc.)
Manage our IT firm relationship and technology inventory for all staff, office, and program sites
Collaborate with Office Manager to maintain technology inventory
Manage the relationship and annual renewal of our organizational insurance policies
Regular maintenance of sam.gov credentials
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 to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below.
7 years progressive experience in nonprofit accounting and financial management
Experience in budget planning and long range financial planning
Highly motivated, detail-oriented individual with exemplary communications, computer, and organizational skills
Ability to work independently and on a team
Bachelor’s degree: Finance or business related degree preferred
Experience with government grant management a plus
Experience with Quickbooks or other accounting software a plus
Compensation and Benefits
This is an exempt, full-time (approx. 40 hours per week) position with an annual salary range of $110,000 - $120,000. This position is MA based with some in person required. Benefits include:
Health, dental, vision (75% employer covered)
Long-term disability (fully covered by employer);
Access to a 403b retirement plan (contributions are matched up to 2%),
Generous personal time (up to 4 weeks in year 1) and
Supportive working environment.
You can find a more complete outline of benefits here.
How to Apply
Interested candidates are encouraged to promptly submit their application through our online portal. All applicants will receive a response to their application within two weeks of submission. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for support submitting your application.
Literations is an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating and supporting a diverse work environment. Candidates of color, bilingual, bicultural, and LGBTQIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
We partner with nonprofits and socially-minded organizations that want to make a difference in people's lives. Since organizations are most impactful when there is alignment between its mission and their employee's values, and employees are most engaged when their strengths, purpose and attitude align with their role, our goal is to match qualified applicants with organizations that align with their strengths, purpose and values.
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