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Assistant Controller, Shared Services

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Closing date
Feb 15, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time
OverviewTSNE () is working to build to a more just, equitable society. We do this by providing capacity building services, consulting and training services, and operational support for hundreds of nonprofits, foundations, community-based groups, and others working for social change. We are partners and colleagues working collaboratively to support areas critical for organizations, including property management, leadership development and support, finance and accounting, human resources, and organizational development. We live by our values as an organization, and are committed to identifying, including, and valuing the unique skills, perspectives and knowledge of each member of our team. About our Values:
  • Justice - A just society is one in which all people have the dignity, resources, power, and self-determination to fully thrive. We seek to create a more just world in all of our work.
  • Progress - We commit out resources, expertise, and energy to delivering high quality support and services that make movement toward a more just world possible.
  • Impact - We work collaboratively with others to build the capacity and sustainability of organizations who work toward social good.ResponsibilitiesAs TSNE's newest initiative, Shared Services provides a one-stop solution for nonprofits seeking a trusted, mission-aligned partner to help manage "back-office" organizational finances and operations, and "front-office" consulting in organizational development, strategy, and operations. As a new initiative, Shared Services will be developed and rolled out in phases, with an initial focus on "back-office" finance related services, including payroll and accounting services. Subsequent phases may include a range of services such as Human Resources, organizational development, fund development, evaluation, communication, and other areas as identified. Additionally, TSNE will explore the development of a cooperative ownership model whereby nonprofits can participate in a collectively owned collaborative for these services.The Assistant Controller will work closely with the Senior Director of Shared Services, helping to set up a new Shared Services program at TSNE. The new service line will provide accounting services to incorporated nonprofit organizations. During the setup process this position will help to write up the new accounting practices for the service line. The individual will also help to manage the general accounting operations of approximately 55 Fiscally Sponsored Organizations in collaboration with the accounting team. This position reviews, analyzes and audits accounting transactions, reports, and forecasts for validity, as well as troubleshooting. Essential FunctionsResearch & Education - 35%
    • Assist in drafting the procedure and financial policy for shared services;
    • Act as a resource to staff on technical accounting issues;
    • Research and present accounting topics to staff;
    • Help to create and maintain training materials.Compliance - 30%
      • Review and approve adjusting entries proposed by staff, ensure proper documentation and the validity of entry;
      • Complete account reconciliation on the general ledger;
      • Perform monthly, quarterly, and annual review on various balance sheet and income statement accounts.General Accounting - 20%
        • Coordinate with the Shared Services Director, Grants Manager, and Accountant to deliver high quality customer focused accounting services to clients;
        • Take the lead on researching and preparing unusual Shared Services journal entries;
        • Coordinate financial audits with the Controller;
        • Help prepare documentation and back up for the annual audit.Reporting - 15%
          • Work with Shared Services Grants Manager to ensure that automatic monthly reports are sent to shared service clients;
          • Assist with state registration reporting;
          • Assist with the creation and maintenance of financial reports.Complete other tasks and projects related to the job, as needed.QualificationsMany folks who are impacted by biased professionalism standards, such as women, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and individuals with disabilities, tend to only submit an application if they meet every requirement listed. At TSNE, we are always looking for enthusiastic candidates who are the best fit for the role, both culturally and through experience. If you believe you'd be a good addition to our team, we look forward to your application!
            • Minimum six years of progressive accounting experience with an understanding of all types of accounting transactions;
            • BA/BS degree in accounting or business, or equivalent experience required;
            • Strong knowledge of all nonprofit functional accounting areas required;
            • Experience writing policies and procedures a plus;
            • Strong analytical skills;
            • Ability to research and troubleshoot problems;
            • Experience creating financial reports, Intacct experience desired;
            • Federal Uniform Guidance knowledge desired;
            • Demonstrated track record proactively researching and resolving accounting inconsistencies;
            • Proficiency with accounting software and Microsoft Office;
            • Strong attention to detail;
            • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
            • Ability to function independently and work as part of a team;
            • Commitment to the work of social and economic justice organizations;
            • Ability to work effectively with people of different cultural backgrounds;
            • Experience with training a plus. You also believe in and embody our organizational values and the below core competencies:
              • Communication - The ability to effectively exchange ideas, concepts, facts, and data with diverse audiences.
              • High standard of integrity, ethics, and professionalism - The highest standards of integrity, ethical practices and professionalism are demonstrated in all aspects of work, including interactions with others, decision-making, and the development and delivery of work product. The ability to integrate core values, equity, integrity and accountability throughout all organizational practices.
              • Relationship management - The ability to develop and nurture positive, productive relationships with others.
              • Collaboration - The ability to collaborate vertically and horizontally throughout the organization and with others.
              • Technologically and organizationally functional - Computer skills and demonstrates willingness to learn additional, specific platforms. Also understands and follows the policies and procedures applicable to all staff.And a strong combination of the following qualifications:
                • Soft Skills including exceptional discretion and judgment. Effective verbal and written communication skills with a wide audience. Ability to build productive and successful range of relationships and effectively serve in roles ranging from trusted advisor, teammate, subject matter expert and to coach.
                • Demonstrate cultural awareness and some understanding of fostering an inclusive, culturally sensitive, environment. Willing to ask questions, learn, and constructively share and accept feedback. Must be adaptable to a range of audiences and dynamics.
                • Just do good work by providing high quality work in fast-paced environment. Strong analytical skills are necessary. Must be flexible and able to manage multiple changing priorities and projects, and be organized and detail oriented. Provide excellent customer service by being on-time and accurate.Physical Demands/Work Environment The physical demands described for this position are that of a typical office environment. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time in front of a computer screen is an essential aspect of the position. There may be a need to lift and/or move materials or equipment. Location: Work will be performed between our office located at the NonProfit Center at 89 South Street, Suite 700, Boston, MA 02111 and your home office. This position is required to be on-site for in-person client engagements and some meetings with TSNE staff, funders, and program participants, which may take place outside of the TSNE office and may require you to be on-site more regularly with advanced notice.Schedule: This position is full-time at 37.5 hours per week and hours are flexible within reason. Compensation and Benefits Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $130,150.00 annually, paid bi-weekly at $5,005.76.Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:
                  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): twelve paid holidays, three weeks of vacation, one week of personal holiday, and up to 487.5 hours of accrued health leave time for benefited staff annually.
                  • 80% Employer-paid, offering some $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim along with several low-deductible plans;
                  • Low-cost Guardian Dental and Vision.
                  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care.
                  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance.
                  • Employer-paid Pension and Employee-paid Tax-Deffered Annuity through TIAA.
                  • Up to $1,080.00 in annual commuter subsidy
                  • No meetings after noon on Fridays.
                  • ...and more!TSNE strives to achieve excellence through a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that embraces all of our individual and collective differences. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We value and honor the unique talents, learning styles, and lived experiences of each individual that enrich and strengthen our workplace culture, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment conditions are based on an individual's performance and job qualifications. TSNE prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed, color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law. Regardless of any class' protection under the law or lack thereof, TSNE celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our workplace culture, and it is who we are. TSNE's EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients. Compensation details: 130150 Yearly SalaryPI49ffe176d58c-31181-33688032

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