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About Mass Insight

Mass Insight is growing and looking to add a Senior Program Accountant to its Accounting & Finance team. Under the direct supervision of the Accounting & Finance Senior Manager, the Senior Program Accountant will be responsible for supporting the overall financial cycle of the Advance Placement (AP) STEM & English program, currently the Organization’s largest program. Mass Insight Education & Research is a Boston-based nonprofit serving schools and districts nationwide. We partner with states, districts, schools, and other stakeholders across the U.S. to create equitable K-12 education systems and programs, so that each student is prepared to fulfill their academic potential and life ambitions.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We strive to be an organization that lives into its beliefs around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). We welcome and expect our current and future team members to join us on this collective journey. You can find our DEI Belief Statements here.

Position Overview

The Senior Program Accountant will develop a broad perspective about the inner workings of Mi and will work with folks from across the Organization to contribute to timely, accurate financial reporting to internal and external stakeholders. The Senior Program Accountant will provide timely, collaborative, service-oriented support to program staff on all financial matters relevant to AP STEM & English program. The work that our program staff is like that of a consulting or professional service firm, providing various kinds of support for over 80 high schools across the state. Some high schools pay for services at a fixed amount for the school year while others pay for services used, from an ala carte menu of service. Responsibilities of the Senior Program Accountant will include billing and collections, processing of payables, reconciling program revenue, and communicating with both internal and external program stakeholders. Other non-AP STEM & English program finance and accounting projects may be assigned.

Within 12 months in the role, a new Senior Program Accountant on the Mi team will be executing on the responsibilities listed below:

  • Ensure program billings for school participation fees and teacher professional development programs are issued timely and accurately and recorded properly in QuickBooks Online. 
  • Monitor program accounts receivable and coordinate collection efforts with the program operations team.
  • Reconcile program revenue to budget monthly.
  • Post AP program payables, including instructor fees, annual stipends, classroom equipment, and exam fee subsidies, to bill.com for processing ensuring accuracy of expense account classification and program activity coding. Nearly all our payables are released electronically through bill.com rather than via internally produced check. The volume of AP STEM & English program vendors exceeds 400 with multiple payments to vendors over the course of the year.  
  • Ensure the completeness of the AP program W-9 files

Mass Insight operatives a paperless operation, in nearly all departments. As such, the Senior Program Accountant will interact daily with the following software platforms (almost entirely cloud-based):

  • QuickBooks Online
  • Bill.com
  • Outlook
  • Excel
  • Box (knowledge management/file sharing platform)

Other software with which the Senior Program Accountant will engage include

  • Expensify
  • Online banking portal

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

●     Experience –

○     Either a minimum of six years of experience in bookkeeping and accounting, including experience processing both accounts receivable and accounts payable transactions

○     OR a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minimum of two years of experience

●     Experience working on a cloud-based general ledger/trial balance platforms

●     Proficiency using Excel, including experience using pivot table and formula functions

●     Strong organization and prioritization skills

●     Acute attention to detail

●     Effective communication skills, with the ability to receive information from and convey information to colleagues, clients and vendors in a concise, effective, and timely manner

Preferred Qualifications:

●     Bachelor’s degree in accounting

●     Experience preparing prepaid and accrued expense journal entries and unbilled or deferred revenue journal entries

●     Experience working in a nonprofit

Mass Insight has identified a set of Core Competencies that it expects to see in all staff members. Candidates for the Sr. Program Accountant position will have multiple opportunities to showcase their skills and mindsets and how they align with the expectations for someone in this role. We commit to using what we learn during the interview process to co-create an onboarding and development plan with our new team members.


Core Competencies

Senior Program Accountant Level Skills and Mindsets

Champions our theory of action

●       Has a general understanding of the elements of our theory of action

●       Provides support for program staff’s efforts to advance the TofA

Believes in and grows people

●       Understands their own strengths and areas for growth

●       Recognizes the unique strengths of team members 

Promotes Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness

●       Recognizes and respects the beliefs and values of others

●       Demonstrates an awareness of the impact of their own beliefs and values

●       Demonstrates willingness to understanding of the history, context and cultures of the regions in which we work

Establishes partner trust

●       Consistently delivers on-time, high-quality work  

●       Builds relationships that help get the work done

Manages projects to impact in spite of ambiguity

●       Ensures that own work is aligned with and supporting project goals

●       Able to adjust work in response to changing expectations and circumstances

Effectively Works as a Team Player

●       Understands role on the team and delivers expected results

●       Willing to pitch in to help others when needed to meet team goals

●       Is an active participant in solving team challenges

Solves Complex Problems Systematically

●       Collects, organizes and presents information to define problems and serve as a basis for team problem solving

●       Creative thinker for process improvement

Continuously Builds Both Education & Specific Subject Matter Expertise

●       Demonstrates a willingness to research, learn and develop new skills and deepening understand of program areas supported

●       Demonstrates a growing understanding of education reform and Mi’s role

Communicates Effectively

●       Prepares accurate and thorough materials

●       Effectively contributes to team meeting

Facilitates Effectively

●       Assists with facilitation of meetings using multiple facilitation tools and protocols

●       Learns about various facilitation techniques

Compensation and Benefits

We’re proud to offer comprehensive benefits to staff. Please go here for additional information​​www.massinsight.org/benefits

To Apply

​​​​​​Mass Insight strives to build a staff and board that reflect the cultural diversity of the schools and districts that we partner with. Mass Insight is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, ability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. BIPOC and other individuals from historically marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.

About Mass Insight

Mass Insight is growing and looking to add a Senior Program Accountant to its Accounting & Finance team. Under the direct supervision of the Accounting & Finance Senior Manager, the Senior Program Accountant…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 9, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$57,000 - $80,000

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Boston, MA
Associated Location
Boston, MA, USA

How to Apply

To Apply

​​​​​​Mass Insight strives to build a staff and board that reflect the cultural diversity of the schools and districts that we partner with. Mass Insight is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, ability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. BIPOC and other individuals from historically marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.

Please submit application and resume here: http://j.brt.mv/CompanyPortal.do?companyGK=29932&portalGK=17931

To Apply

​​​​​​Mass Insight strives to build a staff and board that reflect the cultural diversity of the schools and districts that we partner with. Mass Insight is an Equal Opportunity…

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