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Accounting Operations Generalist

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City Year
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Boston, MA
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Published 22 days ago

About Our Department

City Year has an annual budget of $180 million and up to 3,000+ staff and AmeriCorps members. The organization has complex and diverse funding sources, including state, federal, corporate, and foundation funding. City Year has earned Charity Navigator’s highest rating since 2003, certifying our commitment to accountability, transparency and responsible fiscal management. Only 1% of charities have received this distinction for twelve consecutive years, placing City Year among the most trustworthy nonprofits in America.


Key Position Details

  • Compensation for this position is in the range of 55-60K.
  • The anticipated start time for this position is summer 2022.
  • Hybrid office/remote role based in our Boston, MA headquarters office. The employee will be required to be in the office one to two days per week (with some flexibility on the days as needed) and periodic additional days as indicated by our overall business needs, including being able to be physically present in the office to handle timely/emergency situations.


Job Summary

The Accounting Operations Generalist (AOG) supports the Senior Accounting Operations Director and Accounting Staff in general management of fixed financial reporting processes, as well as providing flexible support and assistance to the daily operations of Accounts Payable and Payroll. This position is divided into 2 halves. Roughly 40% of the employee’s time will be spent completing regular month-end close tasks including journal entries and reconciliations. The other 60% will be spent providing floating flexible support to AP and Payroll, including triaging staff inquiries/complaints and stepping in wherever needed to participate in core AP and Payroll processes when gaps exist. The AOG will thus be fully cross-trained in AP and Payroll processes.


Responsibilities

Regular Month End Close and Financial Reporting – 40%

  • Complete monthly journal entries and reconciliations including allocated payables, prepaid expenses, accrued expenses, employee benefits, and Payroll liabilities.
  • Complete uploads into Workday to facilitate payment of monthly rents, utilities, and technology expenses.
  • Provide general support and assistance to any AP and Payroll projects and initiatives.
  • Provide training as needed to Finance Points on various AP and Payroll procedures.
  • Assist with AP- and Payroll-related audit schedules and materials as needed.
  • Perform other Accounting support duties as required.


Accounts Payable Support – 50%, variable by week

  • Able to carry out full cycle Accounts Payable including invoice review, coding, approvals, data entry, disbursements and filing. Substitute for absent/vacant AP staff wherever needed.
  • Process weekly disbursements via manual checks, wires, and ACHs.
  • Receive and process requests to fund employee health and dental plans on a weekly basis.
  • Monitor, track and advise management of critical payments due related to essential City Year operations.
  • Communicate with vendors and site staff to triage and address issues as needed.
  • Research and respond to inquiries (internal & external) regarding invoice/check status, as well as, inquiries that require additional explanation or supporting documentation.


Payroll Support – 10%, variable by week

  • Able to complete all elements of the weekly Payroll process, including collection, processing and approval of all timesheets. Substitute for absent/vacant Payroll staff wherever needed.
  • Provide support to managers and employees in the submission and approval of time.
  • Follow up with staff to resolve missing and/or incomplete timesheets for staff and corp members.


Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or comparable field of study plus 2 or more years of accounting operations experience including exposure to AP and Payroll, OR high school diploma plus 5 or more years of experience
  • Must have ERP Accounting system experience
  • Experience working within and in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Strong understanding of internal controls and procedures
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with all areas and levels of the organization
  • Execute multiple tasks and adhere to strict deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Ability to be self-directed and work independently in a hybrid remote/office-based environment
  • Superior organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously



COVID-19 Notice

Our number one priority is the health and safety of our employees and AmeriCorps members and their families; our students and school partners; and the community at large from COVID-19. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment and service – all staff members, including remote staff, and AmeriCorps members are required to be fully vaccinated* no later than their start date. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodation consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the organization pursuant to applicable law. Notwithstanding any language herein, City Year will comply with any state, local, or federal orders, statutes, or regulations that may conflict with the COVID-19 vaccination policy.


*Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) or one dose of a single-dose vaccination (Johnson & Johnson).

About Our Department

City Year has an annual budget of $180 million and up to 3,000+ staff and AmeriCorps members. The organization has complex and diverse funding sources, including state, federal, corporate, and foundation funding. City Year…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
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    Full Time Schedule
Salary
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USD $55,000 - USD $60,000
/ year

Benefits

Full-time employees will be eligible for all benefits including vacation and sick days and organization holidays. You may participate in all benefit programs that City Year establishes and makes available to eligible employees, under (and subject to all provisions of) the plan documents that govern those programs. Currently, City Year offers medical, dental and vision, life, accidental death and dismemberment and disability coverage, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), other benefits including 401(k) plan(s) pursuant to the terms and conditions of company policy and the 401(k)-plan document. 

Full-time employees will be eligible for all benefits including vacation and sick days and organization holidays. You may participate in all benefit programs that City Year…

Location

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On-site
Boston, MA, USA

How to Apply

  • Click Apply to submit your online application. Please attach a resume and thoughtful cover letter on the "My Experience" page in the "Resume/CV" field.
  • Active City Year Staff members must login to Workday to apply internally.
  • Click Apply to submit your online application. Please attach a resume and thoughtful cover letter on the "My Experience" page in the "Resume/CV" field.
  • Active City Year Staff members…

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