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Accounts Receivable Accountant
at TSNE MissionWorks
TSNE MissionWorks (formerly Third Sector New England) (www.tsne.org) is a management support organization that partners every year with hundreds of nonprofits, foundations, community-based groups, and others working for social change. Our mission is to provide information and services to build the knowledge, power, and effectiveness of individuals, organizations, and groups that engage people in community and public life. The ultimate intention of our work is to create a more just and democratic society.
We assist a wide range of organizations in the social sector with a mix of management support and capacity building services in consulting, financial and grants management, business administration, human resources, compensation and benefits administration, professional development training and research in nonprofit fields of practice.
As a leading voice and capacity builder in the nonprofit sector, TSNE MissionWorks is committed to learning and building our practices and values around diversity, inclusion and equity, and working in a culturally proficient way with our staff and the organizations and communities we serve. We actively cultivate a work environment that values the experiences of individuals in an open-minded and collaborative atmosphere.
TSNE MissionWorks seeks an Accounts Receivable career professional with experience in billing federal grants and contracts, as well as a proven understanding of revenue recognition standards for non-profit organizations.
This position is a member of the Accounts Receivable team that jointly share responsibility for the receivable functions in a dynamic, fast-paced team-based environment. The AR team provides accounting services for approximately 70 different organizations (referred to as projects) as well as internal departments. The AR Accountant will coordinate AR activity for a large portfolio of projects, and must be flexible and skilled at multi-tasking, demonstrate an interest and capacity for learning, have a firm understanding of Accounting principles, and be open to the varied and changing demands of the work and client needs.
- Prepare invoices for review by project manager;
- Submit invoices to customers for payment;
- Post invoices in Accounting system according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for non-profit organizations;
- Record cash receipts received on behalf of projects;
- Maintain reconciliation systems to ensure invoices are submitted in a timely fashion and coded correctly in the Accounting system;
- Use various technologies and systems to process data, conduct research, analyze data, perform reconciliations;
- Contact customers about outstanding receivable balances;
- Stay abreast of changes in GAAP and other regulatory requirements including Federal Cost Allowability (Cost Principles);
- Work with AR manager to write off bad debt;
- Prepare journal entries related to AR transactions;
- Participate in annual audit – prepare and review schedules, pull documentation, etc.
- Provide direct project services as needed;
- Complete other tasks as assigned by supervisor.
We will consider exceptional candidates who do not meet the requirements below but otherwise demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described.
- Minimum of two years bookkeeping experience performing accounts receivable and billing functions;
- BA/BS degree in accounting or business or equivalent experience required;
- Nonprofit accounting experience, a plus;
- Strong analytical, research and troubleshooting skills;
- Experience with performing accounts receivable and billing functions;
- Proficiency using accounting software and spreadsheets;
- Ability to pay close and accurate attention to details;
- Ability to adhere to standard and organizational accounting protocols;
- Ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities;
- Strong communication skills;
- Commitment to the work of social and economic justice organizations;
- Ability to work effectively with people of different cultural backgrounds.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:
- Talk, hear and see in the normal range with or without correction.
- Use hands or fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls.
- Move, Traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); reach with hands and arms; occasionally Ascend/Descend; and position self (to), move.
- Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
- Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards.
- Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight.
- Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.
TSNE MissionWorks envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.
As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.