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Staff Accountant

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Compass Working Capital | Boston, MA
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Compass Working Capital


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Published 15 days ago

$50,000 - $60,000

About Compass

Compass is an innovative, mission-driven organization that supports families with low incomes to save for their future and access greater economic opportunity. We believe in our clients and in their ability to achieve their goals and dreams. We operate high-quality financial coaching and savings programs, and pursue opportunities to shape the national approach to poverty through practice and policy change. Compass is also an emerging leader in a national effort to leverage housing assistance as a platform for economic mobility. We are looking for people who want to be part of taking our programs and our impact to the next level.

For more information, please visit us on our website, www.compassworkingcapital.org

About the Job

We are looking for mission-driven, results-oriented, and collaborative individuals to join our growing team. The Staff Accountant is responsible for a number of integral functions of the organization’s Finance department. The ideal candidate will have a strong attention to detail to maintain the highest levels of accuracy and completeness in their responsibilities. They will also be customer-service oriented and generate a positive work environment across the organization’s functions. 

Our Staff Accountant embodies our values, including:

Pursue Excellence: We hold ourselves to the highest professional and ethical standards in every aspect of our work, and we strive to always do better.

Focus on Impact: We pursue robust and meaningful outcomes. Face facts honestly and openly. Stay disciplined but nimble in our approach to achieving impact.

Keep Learning: We believe that ideas matter. Invest in our own learning and development, and in each other’s. Learn from successes and failures.

Primary Responsibilities

Bookkeeping

  • Process accounts payable and cash disbursement functions, including creating and depositing manual checks when necessary. Monitor aging payables.
  • Process receivables, including issuing invoices to Compass’ partner organizations, monitoring outstanding payments and reporting on A/R aging.
  • Maintain vendor files and acts as the primary liaison to vendors.
  • Compile AMEX credit card statements and process employee reimbursements via Tallie and Bill.com.
  • Monitor and maintain dedicated email account for communication related to accounting and finance.
  • Reconcile semi-monthly and bi-weekly payrolls.
  • Prepare month-end reconciliations and journal entries.
  • Assist with preparing and assembling information for external auditors for annual audit and Form 990 filing.
  • Compile and submit 1099’s to IRS and MA DOR.
  • Maintain orderly filing systems for electronic and paper documents.

 

Financial Support and Analysis

  • Support tracking of expenses against restricted grants to enable the accurate release of restricted funds.
  • Assist with annual organizational budget planning and cash flow projection.
  • Support development and refinement of Compass financial systems.

Qualifications and Skills

  • One to two years of prior experience in accounting
  • Experience with accounting software (QuickBooks online preferred)
  • Strong skills with Excel
  • Capacity to work with precision and meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of professionalism handling confidential or sensitive information
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to learn quickly, work independently, and adapt in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to pitch in however needed to support the organization
  • Demonstrated interest in serving low-income families
  • Familiarity with Salesforce, Bill.com, and Tallie a plus
  • An associate’s or bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field preferred

This job description is not intended to provide a comprehensive listing of all duties or responsibilities. Job duties and responsibilities may change at any time based on organizational needs.

Additional Information

This position is based in Boston, MA. Occasional travel to other Compass offices (Lynn, MA) and other communities may be required. Compass is an equal opportunity employer and committed to hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of the communities it serves. To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter that outlines your interest in this role.

About Compass

Compass is an innovative, mission-driven organization that supports families with low incomes to save for their future and access greater economic opportunity. We believe in our clients and in their ability to achieve…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Healthcare: medical, dental, vision

Retirement plan 401(k) & match

Life insurance & disability Insurance

Paid time off

Paid parental leave

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

Professional development & certification

Pre-tax commuter benefits

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Discounted shopping and entertainment

Voluntary pet insurance and more

Healthcare: medical, dental, vision

Retirement plan 401(k) & match

Life insurance & disability Insurance

Paid time off

Paid parental leave

Flexible Spending Account (FSA…

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter that outlines your interest in this role through our website.

To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter that outlines your interest in this role through our website.

Location

89 South Street, Suite 804, Boston, MA 02111

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