Posting #: 
419
Location: 
Corporate Office
Typical Work Schedule: 
M-F 40 hours a week
Base Salary: 
TBD
Non-Bargaining Unit Position
Job Description: 

SUMMARY:  Reporting to the President & Chief Finance and Grants Officer, the Senior Accountant will be responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities. The Senior Accountant will provide the fiscal data for supporting presentations to the board finance and audit committee and will work closely with the senior leadership team.

The Senior Accountant will lead all day-to-day finance operations of a budget of $9 million and supervise a team of 4 staff members including functional responsibility over accounting, billing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and grants administration. The Senior Accountant will ensure that Square One has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct flawless audits. The Senior Accountant will work closely with program leaders and their staffs, not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures but also to explore how the finance function can support program operations.
In addition, s/he will partner with the Chief Finance and Grants Officer, senior leadership, human resources (HR) and information technology (IT) staff to enhance and better integrate finance, HR, and IT functions.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ DUTIES:
Finance and Accounting Leadership
• Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
• Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures.
• Coordinate all audit activity.
• Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of Square One’s financial status;
• Assist Square One’s leadership in the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
• Support the Chief Finance and Grants Officer in engaging the board’s audit and finance committees around issues and trends in financial operating models and delivery.
• Oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period; collate financial reporting materials for government, corporate, and foundation grants;
• Manage organizational cash flow forecasting by working in partnership with the program vice presidents; continuously collaborate with program vice presidents to assess the financial efficiency of program operations and establish finance and administrative systems to support program operations.
• Manage and track the performance of invested assets in keeping with policies and investment guidelines.
 

Team Leadership
Leverage strengths of the current finance team members, help to clarify roles and responsibilities and develop and implement training programs in order to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals;
• Build a continued environment of teamwork amongst all staff.
• Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.

Qualifications
This is an extraordinary opportunity for a mature leader with seven to ten years of accounting and finance experience, ideally beginning in accounting and audit, followed by experience gathering, evaluating, presenting and reporting financial information to executive teams and external stakeholders. S/he will have experience in a complex nonprofit that has multiple programs and locations
Other qualifications include:
• Leverage strengths of the current finance team members, help to clarify roles and responsibilities and develop and implement training programs in order to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals;
• Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.
• Experience with multiple allocation methodologies.
• Proficiency with Blackbaud accounting software
• Experience with Early Education and Care accounting and billing processes.
• Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to Square One’s Nonprofit’s mission; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the Chief Finance and Grants Officer, the
responsibility for finance
• Minimum of a BA preferred but can be offset by direct experience
• Solid hands on experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments
• A track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, corporate and foundation grants is essential
• Advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software
• Commitment to recruiting, mentoring, training, and retaining a diverse team; the foresight and ability to delegate accordingly
• Keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus. simple reporting
• Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board or other outside partners
• Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers

Please apply in person or by mailing in your resume and cover letter to Square One, 1095 Main Street 2nd Floor; Springfield, MA  01105. 

You may also e-mail your resume or cover letter to llopez@startatsquareone.org

Square One is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Employer.