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Staff Accountant

Year Up

Year Up

Accounting & Finance
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023


The Staff Accountant will report directly to the Director of General Accounting and will serve as a primary organizational resource for accounting and reporting. The Staff Accountant will play an integral role in the overall work of the Finance team by driving the execution of accounting operations with a central focus on daily transactions and month-end reconciliations.

To be successful in this role, you’ll thrive in a fast-paced environment and will have a working knowledge of accounting and financial reporting. Excel and other system skills are vital to success in this role. As a successful candidate, you will be customer-service minded, exhibiting a positive attitude and using judgment to prioritize competing deadlines and tasks.

In keeping with Year Up’s values, the Staff Accountant will also have the opportunity to interact with students as a mentor, group facilitator, and advocate, participating in building a positive educational environment.


Financial Operations

  • Record daily development cash receipts and supplemental cash disbursements
  • Prepare journal entries and supporting documentations for the accounting period close process
  • Perform general month-end reconciliations for various balance sheet accounts
  • Reconcile donations and grants with Development and General Ledger monthly
  • Work with Development, IT and other departments to research and resolve data and system discrepancies
  • Respond to helpdesk tickets, regarding accounting and financial questions, by collaborating with cross functional teams and members of Controllership and Finance
  • Provide detailed analysis and explanations on transactions and accounts as needed
  • Support process improvement initiatives and system updates
  • Participate in annual audits. Prepare requested documents to auditors, and respond to questions timely
  • Assist in preparation of monthly forecasts and annual budgets
  • Provide additional support on special projects, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Site/National Support

  • Work with internal stakeholders across the company, particularly local Operations Directors, to support daily operations by fielding Accounts Payable, reimbursement and payroll-related questions, and resolving miscoded entries
  • Assist with the National Office budgeting process as needed

Site Team/Learning Community Member

  • Serve as an advisor/mentor for a small number of current students
  • Join and sometimes facilitate weekly group sessions with students
  • Participate in staff meetings and trainings

Salary Range: $60,000-$67,000


  • 2 years’ experience in the accounting and finance field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, advanced proficiency in Excel required
  • Experience with Salesforce and NetSuite or other general ledger software strongly preferred
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Aptitude for balancing multiple tasks and taking creative initiative
  • Sound judgment, a high degree of professionalism, and the ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
  • A passion for working with young adults, an unshakable belief in their potential and a strong commitment to the mission of Year Up
  • Understanding of the Opportunity Divide and its drivers
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion



  • Year Up has established salary ranges for each of our sites, which allows us to pay employees competitively, equitably and consistently in different geographic markets. For roles in which the location is listed as flexible, the range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Salary offers take into account a candidate’s skills, experience, and location. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your location during the hiring process.

  • Benefits: Comprehensive healthcare options and dental coverage; 401(k) match for eligible participants.

  • Vacation: Earn three weeks paid vacation in first year of employment; four weeks after initial year.

  • Professional Development: Funds available to support staff in achieving career objectives ($2,500 per year)

** This is an exempt role (paid on a salaried basis). **


Year Up is a national 501(c)3 workforce development organization committed to ensuring equitable access to economic opportunity, education, and justice for all young adults—no matter their background, income, or zip code. Employers face a growing need for talent while millions of talented young adults lack access to meaningful careers. These inequities only further perpetuate the opportunity gap that exists in our country—a gap that Year Up is determined and positioned to close through three interconnected strategies: providing targeted skills training and connections to livable-wage employment for students and alumni; empowering others to serve and support young adults, and changing systems that perpetuate the opportunity gap. Year Up’s intensive training program utilizes a high expectations, high support model where students learn in-demand technical and professional skills and apply them during a corporate internship. Year Up has directly served more than 40,000 young adults since its founding in 2000. Year Up's nationwide presence includes Arizona, Austin, Bay Area, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Greater Atlanta, Greater Boston, Greater Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, the National Capital Region, New York City/Jersey City, Pittsburgh, Puget Sound, Rhode Island, South Florida, Tampa Bay, and Wilmington.

Voted one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For in the country by The NonProfit Times, Year Up is a rewarding and impactful place to work. Our staff is passionate, supportive, mission-driven, and committed to positive change and continuous learning. We set high standards for both ourselves and our students and live by a set of core values that reflect an unshakable belief in the talent and potential of our young people. The work we do is life-changing, and we know that our team is the greatest asset in achieving our mission.


Year Up embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. All aspects of employment, including the decision to hire, promote, discharge, or discipline, are based on meritocracy. We do not permit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws. Learn more about our commitment to diversity:

Year Up is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Your recruiter can provide details regarding the expected work environment and any physical requirements. Please let our hiring team know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.


Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume through our website.

Note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered. We respectfully request no phone calls.