Senior Accountant (Apply by: Monday July 8, 2024)

Employment typeFull-Time

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  • Job Description

      Req#: 7325477002

      About JFF

      Jobs for the Future (JFF) drives transformation of the U.S. education and workforce systems to achieve equitable economic advancement for all. Seeing that millions of people are unfairly shut out of quality jobs and the chance for a better life, our goal is to align education, workforce, and employment changemakers toward a shared North Star: In 10 years, 75 million people facing systemic barriers to advancement will work in quality jobs.

      To achieve that goal, we design solutions, scale best practices, influence policy and action, and invest in innovation. With a staff of more than 300 people across the country working remotely and in offices in Boston (headquarters), Washington, DC, and Oakland, California, we operate at the national, state, and local levels, forging deep partnerships with employers, investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and education and workforce development providers to break down barriers and reimagine what’s possible.

      We’re on a path of ongoing growth and expanding impact. We have an operating budget of $105 million, and we’re funded by dozens of leading government agencies, foundations, and corporations. Learn more about JFF and join us as we build a future that works—for everyone.

      DEIBW at JFF

      Diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and well-being (DEIBW ) are core to JFF’s North Star and mission. We employ and build diverse teams across race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity and expression, age, and lived experiences and are constantly working toward ensuring these differences are celebrated and included. We aim to cultivate a culture that centers the overall care, well-being, and success of the employee through flexible work hours, balanced workloads, professional development, and equitable career advancement opportunities. Learn more about what DEIBW looks like in practice at JFF.

      We seek to invest in and learn from those who represent the communities we serve, particularly individuals from populations who have been explicitly or implicitly excluded from the workforce. Knowing its importance to the success of our work and the engagement of our staff members, we aspire to attract and retain a diverse team and welcome people of all backgrounds to apply to our open roles. JFF is a fair chance employer and in alignment to our North Star , we strongly encourage individuals whose highest level of education attained is less than a 4-year degree; People of Color; and people with records to apply.

      About the Position:

      Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Senior Accountant is a key player in the the accounting function on the Finance team. As part of a team of seven accounting professionals, the Senior Accountant will meticulously manage a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger reconciliations, bank reconciliations, revenue recognition, cost allocations and reclasses, financial reporting, month-end close and year-end audit preparation.

      This position presents an exciting opportunity for an aspiring accounting professional to broaden their expertise across all facets of finance within a growing, mission-driven organization. This person will play a key role in supporting elements around numerous accounting functions, and partner cross functionally across the entire Finance team to ensure best practices to support the audit and month end components for the team.

      The ideal candidate for this role is a dynamic individual who has experience with bank account reconciliation and general ledger account reconciliation to support different accounting functions for the team. This is a great opportunity for an individual who thrives in an environment of change, approaches tasks with unwavering attention to detail, and exemplifies a strong customer service around financial and stakeholder engagement.

      What you'll do:

      Oversee the daily accounting functions and support key pieces of the monthly and annual close

      • Oversee and support the reconciliation of multiple bank and investment accounts,
      • Process bi-weekly payroll allocation entries and accruals, prepare reconciliation for balance sheet accounts and audit schedules.
      • Monitor and ensure compliance with internal financial and accounting controls over procurement, payroll, receipts, disbursements, and other processes.
      • Maintain the fixed asset and associated depreciation schedules; prepare monthly journal entries; ensure proper recording and tracking of new purchases and disposals.
      • Prepare journal entries and collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information for monthly and year-end closing including prepaid entries, accruals, reclasses and others
      • Oversee and maintain lease schedules ensuring proper amortization of right of use assets.
      • Perform indirect cost recovery and process other cost allocations across the organization.
      • Prepare the federal drawdowns, reconciling federal revenue and expenses and assisting in preparation of SEFA (Schedule of Expenditures for Federal Awards).

      Collaborate with key stakeholders across the Finance team to support and impact team goals and objectives.

      • Respond to inquiries from the VP Finance, Finance Business Partners, grants steward staff, financial planning and analysis staff and other program managers regarding financial results, and special reporting requests
      • Assist with preparation of financial reporting to donors and other statutory financial reports.
      • Assist with annual audit and preparation of PBC list, resource-gathering, and recommended follow-through.
      • Provide accounting support and collaborate closely with grants stewards team on grants reports and analysis.
      • Partner with grants steward team to review and prepare reclassification entries to ensure proper reporting of expenses to individual awards ensuring proper documentation is received

      Analyze and implement best practices around efficient procedures and resources to help support the Finance team

      • Partner with the Senior Director of Accounting and the Accounting Manager on updates to processes and policies.
      • Support maintenance and enhancements of integrated financial management system, NetSuite.
      • Monitor and help support compliance around different accounting functions including payroll, accounts payable, federal award expenditure and accounts receivables in alignment with organizational policies, procedures and federal regulations to meet our North Star goals
      • Analyze and reconcile general ledger balance sheet accounts and P&L accounts (Prepaid, accruals, accounts payables, deferred revenue etc) monthly.

      Who you are:

      • You bring experience with accounting and reconciliations preferably within a fast-paced nonprofit environment, (New hires at the Manager level at JFF typically bring 5 - 10 years of prior professional experience through a combination of full-time, part-time, internship, and/or freelance positions)
      • You have 3+ years of experience using NetSuite or a similar accounting system with expertise using Microsoft Excel or other reporting systems.
      • You bring a knowledge and understanding of GAAP and not for profit/fund accounting or cost accounting.
      • You thrive at multi-tasking, working under pressure, and meeting deadlines.in order to accomplish key financial goals
      • You have experience supporting and analyzing best practices to ensure compliance and other accounting functions
      • You bring experience in helping prepare journal entries and collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information for monthly and year-end closing.
      • You know how to develop collaborative partnerships across the organization in order to achieve results; you continually leverage your communication skills and customer service approach when working alongside staff members and external stakeholders, especially when handling confidential matters.
      • You have a track record of success functioning both independently and as a member of a cross-functional team.
      • You possess high energy and passion for JFF’s mission and North Star, and the ability to apply JFF’s core values to all areas of your work .
      • You are energized by stewarding JFF’s DEIBW values and practices within your day-to-day work, including embracing the differences and celebrating the diversity that each individual brings to JFF .
      • You demonstrate awareness of your performance, impact, and of those around you with respect to the cultural context of your organization.
      • You are an active listener who communicates clearly, openly, and respectfully, whether verbally, in writing (reports, memos, briefs, etc.), and/or when facilitating
      • You value building positive and collaborative relationships with others, including people whose identities and backgrounds differ from your own
      • You take ownership of work by keeping yourself and others focused and accountable to the work.
      • You leverage professional development and other learning opportunities to stay current with advances in your field and grow your subject matter expertise.

      What We Offer

      At JFF, we’re fueled by the desire to create a world where everyone has equal opportunity for economic advancement. Our team works hard to push the boundaries of what is possible, and in return, we provide a gratifying work experience, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits program that includes flexibility and choice as core values in order to support people wherever they are in their lives and careers.

      JFF has offices in Boston, Oakland, and Washington, DC; employees are welcome to use JFF office space to work in-person or hybrid, or completely remote. To improve the employee experience and promote productivity while working remotely, JFF offers an annual home office stipend to all regular full-time and part-time employees. In addition, new employees receive office equipment as needed .

      The hiring range for this role is $ 80,000 - $ 100,000 annually, in alignment to JFF’s Senior Manager salary band and our compensation philosophy. Starting salaries for new hires will be determined based on a combination of the new hire’s relevant experience and market demands.

      To Apply

      As part of your application, please include your resume and a thoughtful cover letter, addressed to Accounting Manager, Michael Boglarski, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.

      We are accepting applications through July 8, 2024 . Applications submitted by that date will be reviewed and candidates will receive updates on their candidacy by the week of July 8 th .

      At JFF, we’re also committed to accessibility and want to ensure that everyone, including people with disabilities, can fully access and engage with our application and hiring process. If you are unable to complete this application due to a disability and/or have specific access/accommodation needs in order to fully participate in our hiring process, please contact us at hiringaccommodations@jff.org .

      Positions at JFF are not eligible for employer-visa sponsorship or open to F-1 student visa holders.

  • About the company

      JFF is a national nonprofit that drives change in the American workforce and education systems to achieve economic advancement for all.