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Accounting Manager

Big Sister Boston is seeking aexperienced accounting professional to join our dynamic teamThe Accounting Manager is responsible for managing all general accounting duties including accounts payable, general ledger entries, monthly and year-end reconciliation, budget preparation and reporting, and working with the auditors. The Accounting Manager will collaborate with the development team on accounts receivables, revenue reconciliation and funder budgets and reporting.  


The successful Accounting Manager is someone who has the functional knowledge and ability to work independently while delivering quality outcomes and is excited about closely collaborating with their Big Sister colleagues as a member of the staff community. Strong candidates understand how quality, back-office operations are essential in supporting a values-aligned community in advance of a nonprofit mission. 


  • Prepare and post general ledger entriesin QuickBooks 
  • Lead monthly reconciliationand reporting 
  • Prepare weekly payables for processing
  • Ensure timely deposits of employee 403b contributions 
  • Process bi-weekly payrolland enter activity in QuickBooks 
  • Monitor accounts receivable schedule and coordinatewith development department 
  • Record received revenue; sell stock donationsas needed 
  • Prepare cash forecast
  • Liaise with departments for payablesreceivablesand reporting; ensure departments receive monthly financial reports 
  • Maintain depreciation schedule
  • Reconcile bankoperating and investment accounts  
  • Prepare monthly budget versus actual reporting
  • Support the annual financial statement audit process bypreparing schedules, account reconciliations and responding to auditor requests 
  • Assist in the preparation of 990s 
  • Prepare and submit year-end 1099filings and other government agency filings including invoices for federal and state funding reimbursements 
  • Prepare and submit data tonational Big Brother Big Sister Association  
  • Support the annual budget preparation
  • Serve as a point of contact for banking institutions and other vendors; request W9s as needed
  • Manage accounting files, documents and records in accordance with records retention policies and procedures
  • Review and update assigned section of the Accounting Policies and Procedures 
  • Attend Board of Directors Finance Committee and Investment Committee meetings


  • Bachelor’s degree and five years’ experience in accounting or related field
  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) 
  • Proficiency inExcel, QuickBooks (QB), QB Online and MS Office Suite 
  • Strong organizational and detail management skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with colleagues who are not finance and accounting experts
  • Ability to prioritize and organize workload
  • Experience working with external auditorsand internal controls  
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information
  • Abilityto effectively identify and utilize available resources to achieve goals 
  • Excited about and effective in working autonomously and within a cross-functional team

Reports to: Chief Administrative Officer and/or Senior Accounting Manager  

Language Skills: Written and oral fluency in English 
Start date: Immediately 

Location: Big Sister Association Offices, 20 Park Plaza, Boston, MA. Our office will continue a hybrid working model that allows staff flexibility to work remote and in office.

Compensation: $70,000-75,000. Full-time, exempt position. Comprehensive benefits package including paid time off and health benefits. 


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