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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 an Accountant 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.

We are looking for an Accountant to join our team! You will be responsible for preparing and analyzing financial records for our company.

Responsibilities:

  • 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;
  • Help manage day-to-day accounting operations
  • Prepare and examine accounting records, financial statements, taxes, and other financial reports
  • Develop and analyze reporting for business operations and budgets
  • Perform audits, ensuring adherence to standard requirements
  • Create new processes to improve financial efficiency
  • Report analysis and findings to management team
  • 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
  • Work with Director of Finance to create reports for leadership team, Board of Directors, and philanthropic and municipal funders to drive informed financial decisions

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required with preferred emphasis in Accounting and Finance
  • 2+ years of accounting experience, non-profit experience preferred
  • 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
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Detail and deadline-oriented
  • 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
  • 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 unlimited time off.

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our philosophy

We believe in the power of positivity, and that people deserve to be happy both at home and at work.  That's why we focus on three key components to find the right match for each of our current openings: aligning your individual strengths with the requirements of the role, finding work you feel passionate about, and ensuring your values match those of the organization.

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