Senior Accountant
Requisition Number:2023-CA/FI-002
Employee Type:Regular
Hours Per Week:35


Action for Boston Community Development is a nonprofit human services organization that each year provides more than 100,000 low income residents in the Greater Boston region with the tools and resources needed to transition from poverty to stability and from stability to success.

Duties Include:

  • Responsible for assisting in the overall fiscal control of the organization, including, but not limited to, accounts receivable, general ledger reconciliations, cash receipts, disbursements, auditing, grant billings and reconciliations,  and maintaining fixed assets.
  • Support the Controller during the month end and year end close. 
  • Responsible for preparing standard journal entries and maintaining accounting records.
  • Prepare and review Daily Cash Report. 
  • Prepare monthly fixed asset journal entries and reconcile balance sheet accounts.
  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts, including, but not limited to cash, accounts receivable, prepaid expenses, fixed asset, deferred revenue, and accrual accounts monthly. 
  • Maintain schedules for monthly and quarterly review in preparation for the annual audit.
  • Research and resolve reconciliation discrepancies. 
  • Various A/R functions including grant billing and reconciliation.
  • Research and resolve department head expense questions and prepare general ledger journal entries as needed.
  • Interact directly with auditors and provide supporting documentation as needed. 
  • Review trial balance with Controller for unusual fluctuations. 
  • Adhere to standard practice internal control procedures for all aspects of accounting.
  • Periodic review of Finance procedures to help implement improvements to maintain efficient and effective controls. 
  • Responsible for generating the state Uniform Financial Report (UFR), the Schedule of Federal Awards and the Schedule of Direct and Indirect Costs by Category, annually.
  • Provide training to staff on financial processes, updates, and compliance matters.
  • Work collaboratively with and provide assistance to fellow team members to encourage cooperation and ensure performance goals are met.
  • Ensure high level of satisfaction, trust, and reliability for leadership, staff, and funders.
  • Perform additional duties from time to time.

Job Qualifications:
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and 3 to 5 years of experience in accounting is required.
  • In depth knowledge of GAAP is required.
  • Experience in non-profit accounting is preferred.
  • Knowledge of general accounting principles including reporting requirements and procedures related to federal/state contracts and grants, cost accounting and Uniform Guidelines.
  • Extensive knowledge of nonprofit revenue recognition, statement production and compliance.
  • Proficiency with nonprofit fund accounting systems; Financial Edge a plus.
    Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Intermediate/Advanced Excel is a requirement).
  • Ability to troubleshoot, design, implement, and manage systems that contribute to an efficient working environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as strong detail oriented, organizational, planning, problem solving and time management skills.
  • Flexibility, initiative, and ability to work in a team required. 
  • Ability to deal sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse economic and cultural backgrounds.


  • Make an impact on the community
  • Free professional development opportunities and trainings
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 403B Retirement Plan with employer match and vesting
  • Paid Time Off
  • 13 Observed Holidays