Staff Accountant - Non-Profit

  • Job posted by North Shore Community Health

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Full Time



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United States




We are passionate about our mission here at North Shore Community Health! Our mission is to build healthy communities by providing exceptional care to all. If you are someone that shares our mission and believes that first impressions are lasting impressions, you are a great candidate for us.

We currently have a full-time opening for a Staff Accountant at NSCH in the Salem, MA administrative office. Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Staff Accountant performs a variety of accounting functions related to Accounts Receivable, cash and banking, month-end closing activities and financial and management reporting. You will be an integral part of a dynamic, fast paced team which is committed to creating a world-class financial capability within NSCH.

As a team member you will work with staff who are racially, ethnically and culturally diverse, so being culturally competent is required. A sense of humor is also very important!  


  • Deposits, manages and tracks all cash, checks, and credit card advice each day and maintains the daily cash availability schedule, ensures accuracy and timeliness of transactions.
  • Identifies cash receipts by payer source and provides monthly reporting to the CFO and Accounting Manager.
  • Works closely with the billing team to insure billing, AR and payments are posted correctly and reconciled to the accounting database.
  • Actively participates in the month-end closing process: Closing AR, AP, cash, performing account reconciliations, posting month-end journal entries, and assisting the CFO and Accounting Manager with financial and operational report preparation.
  • Tracks and manages federal, state and private grants; insures funding sources are accurately attributed to staff and resources, and insures that time and effort records are accurately maintained.Serve as a backup to the Accounts Payable and Payroll Processor.
  • Assist with the review of coding of invoices, check requests and wires.



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 1-3 years of experience in accounting. An Associate's degree with 5+ years' experience will be considered.
  • Experience in a not-for-profit environment required.
  • Experience in a healthcare environment a plus.
  • Proficiency with Excel (pivot tables, lookups) as well as accounting software (Intacct a plus).
  • Solid analytical skills; ability to think and act independently in a fast paced ever changing environment.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Experience with payroll processing.
  • Ability to travel to all NSCH sites is required.

The Organization

North Shore Community Health (NSCH) offers comprehensive primary care, dental services, behavioral health care, care management, pharmacy, medication-assisted treatment and enrollment services. In 2016, NSCH provided services to 13,157 patients through 54,460 visits. NSCH has 10 services sites: Salem Family Health Center, the largest and highest volume site, the school-based health centers at Salem High School and Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, Gloucester Family Health Center, Peabody Family Health Center, and behavioral health services only at the Bentley Academy, Collins Middle School, Nathaniel Hawthorne School, Bates Elementary School, and the Peabody Learning Academy. NSCH offers competitive benefit plans. NSCH is an equal opportunity employer.  Visit for more information.

Workplace Anti-Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The policy of NSCH is to provide equal employment opportunities by recruiting, hiring, training and promoting applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, gender identity or expression, disability, handicap, military obligations, veteran status or any other category protected by law ("protected class status"). We affirm that the above policy reflects NSCH's attitude and its intention to do the following:

  • Recruit, hire and promote for all job classifications without regard to protected  class status;
  • Base decisions on employment so as to further the prin­ciples of equal employment opportunity;
  • Make promotion decisions are in accord with principals of equal employment opportunity;
  • Administer personnel actions such as compen­sation, benefits, transfers, determinations and Center-sponsored training without regard to protected class status;
  • Make equal employment opportunities available to qualified disabled or handicapped persons;
  • Provide equal employment opportunities to those who are Veterans.


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Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


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