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Accountant, Shared Services

Ada Developers Academy

Ada Developers Academy

Accounting & Finance
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Accountant, Shared Services

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/15/2024 8:59 AM)
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Capacity Building
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TSNE (tsne.org) is working to build to a more just, equitable society. We do this by providing capacity building services, consulting and training services, and operational support for hundreds of nonprofits, foundations, community-based groups, and others working for social change. We are partners and colleagues working collaboratively to support areas critical for organizations, including property management, leadership development and support, finance and accounting, human resources, and organizational development. We live by our values as an organization, and are committed to identifying, including, and valuing the unique skills, perspectives and knowledge of each member of our team.

About our Values:

  • Justice - A just society is one in which all people have the dignity, resources, power, and self-determination to fully thrive. We seek to create a more just world in all of our work.
  • Progress - We commit out resources, expertise, and energy to delivering high quality support and services that make movement toward a more just world possible.
  • Impact - We work collaboratively with others to build the capacity and sustainability of organizations who work toward social good.


As TSNE’s newest initiative, Shared Services provides a one-stop solution for nonprofits, particularly BIPOC-led and -serving, seeking a trusted, mission-aligned partner to help manage “back-office” organizational finances and operations, and “front-office” consulting in organizational development, strategy, and operations. In the second phase, Shared Services will expand with the development of cooperatively owned solution-based services, encompassing finance, HR, communications, evaluation and other services. The Accounting team is responsible for all accounting functions, handling related administrative tasks, and responding to client inquiries. Our Accountants need to be flexible and skilled at multi-tasking to be successful with the varied and changing demands of the work and client needs. The Accountant is responsible for proactively researching and resolving accounting inconsistencies.

Essential Functions

Accounts Receivable - 50%

  • Prepare invoices for review by NPO executive director;
  • Submit invoices to customers for payment;
  • Post invoices in accounting system according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for NPOs;
  • Record cash receipts received on behalf of NPOs;
  • Maintain reconciliation systems to ensure invoices are submitted in a timely fashion and coded correctly in the accounting system;
  • Contact customers about outstanding receivable balances;
  • Work with Assistant Controller to write off bad debt;
  • Prepare journal entries related to AR transactions.

Accounts Payable – 40%

  • Audit invoice submissions;
  • Audit expense report submissions;
  • Manually enter payment request to Concur on behalf of clients as needed;
  • Manually enter emergency payment requests;
  • Monitor accounts to ensure timely payments;
  • Respond to issues related to invoices and payments;
  • Send reminder to projects for unsubmitted invoices;
  • Create new vendors including banking information for ACH payments as needed;
  • Provide Concur Invoice training and assist with Concur related issues;
  • Respond to disbursement inquiries;
  • Process monthly stipend payments via upload as needed;
  • Prepare journal entries related to AP transactions;
  • Prepare credit memos as needed.

Department Resource and Support – 5%

  • Act as departmental resource on AR and AP processes;
  • Provide operational support to accounting staff on processes, systems, and software.

General Accounting – 5%

  • Provide back up for all accounting functions;
  • Ability to proactively research and resolve accounting inconsistencies;
  • Participate in annual audits – prepare and review schedules, pull documentation, etc.;
  • Provide direct project services as needed;
  • Stay abreast of changes in GAAP and other regulatory requirements including Federal Cost Allowability (Cost Principles).

Complete other tasks and projects related to the job, as needed.


Many folks who are impacted by biased professionalism standards, such as women, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and individuals with disabilities, tend to only submit an application if they meet every requirement listed. At TSNE, we are always looking for enthusiastic candidates who are the best fit for the role, both culturally and through experience. If you believe you’d be a good addition to our team, we look forward to your application!

  • Minimum of three years’ experience performing accounts payable, accounts receivable and billing functions;
  • BA/BS degree in accounting or business or equivalent experience required;
  • Nonprofit accounting, federal fund, and Concur experience desired;
  • Experience working in a BIPOC-led and -serving nonprofit;
  • Strong analytical, research and troubleshooting skills;
  • Experience with performing accounts receivable and billing functions;
  • Proficiency using accounting software and spreadsheets;
  • Ability to pay close and accurate attention to details;
  • Ability to adhere to standard and organizational accounting protocols;
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Commitment to the work of social and economic justice organizations;
  • Ability to work effectively with people of different cultural backgrounds.

You also believe in and embody our organizational values and the below core competencies:

  • Communication – The ability to effectively exchange ideas, concepts, facts, and data with diverse audiences.
  • High standard of integrity, ethics, and professionalism – The highest standards of integrity, ethical practices and professionalism are demonstrated in all aspects of work, including interactions with others, decision-making, and the development and delivery of work product. The ability to integrate core values, equity, integrity and accountability throughout all organizational practices.
  • Relationship management – The ability to develop and nurture positive, productive relationships with others.
  • Collaboration – The ability to collaborate vertically and horizontally throughout the organization and with others.
  • Technologically and organizationally functional – Computer skills and demonstrates willingness to learn additional, specific platforms. Also understands and follows the policies and procedures applicable to all staff.

And a strong combination of the following qualifications:

  • Soft Skills including exceptional discretion and judgment. Effective verbal and written communication skills with a wide audience. Ability to build productive and successful range of relationships and effectively serve in roles ranging from trusted advisor, teammate, subject matter expert and to coach.
  • Demonstrate cultural awareness and some understanding of fostering an inclusive, culturally sensitive, environment. Willing to ask questions, learn, and constructively share and accept feedback. Must be adaptable to a range of audiences and dynamics.
  • Just do good work by providing high quality work in fast-paced environment. Strong analytical skills are necessary. Must be flexible and able to manage multiple changing priorities and projects, and be organized and detail oriented. Provide excellent customer service by being on-time and accurate.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

The physical demands described for this position are that of a typical office environment. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time in front of a computer screen is an essential aspect of the position. There may be a need to lift and/or move materials or equipment.

Location: Work will be performed between our office located at the NonProfit Center at 89 South Street, Suite 700, Boston, MA 02111 and your home office. This position is required to be on-site at least once per month (on average) and may require flexibility.

Schedule: This position is full-time at 37.5 hours per week and hours are flexible within reason.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation: The salary for this position is $37.65/hour.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): twelve paid holidays, three weeks of vacation, one week of personal holiday, and ability to accrue up to 487.5 hours of health leave time for benefited staff.
  • 80% Employer-paid, offering some $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim along with several low-deductible plans;
  • Low-cost Guardian Dental and Vision.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care.
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance.
  • Employer-paid Pension and Employee-paid 403b plan through TIAA.
  • Up to $1,080.00 in annual commuter subsidy
  • No meetings after noon on Fridays.
  • ...and more!

TSNE strives to achieve excellence through a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that embraces all of our individual and collective differences. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We value and honor the unique talents, learning styles, and lived experiences of each individual that enrich and strengthen our workplace culture, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

All employment conditions are based on an individual’s performance and job qualifications. TSNE prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed, color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law. Regardless of any class’ protection under the law or lack thereof, TSNE celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our workplace culture, and it is who we are.

TSNE's EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients.


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