The Accountant is a member of the Operations team, supports the COO and will primarily support the financial management of a $3M budget organization. The position will focus on accounting duties and assist with the preparation of financial reports that present the Music Center’s assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and other financial activities. Duties include but are not limited to general ledger maintenance, bank and account reconciliations, financial and budget report preparations, monitoring internal controls and payroll processing support. The individual will come with sound judgment, strong organizational, problem-solving, and time management skills. High degree of accuracy and attention to detail is required.
Note: This position is not eligible for remote work.
Status: Part-Time (20 hours per week)
Start Date: September/October 2019
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
Works Closely With: Chief Operating Officer (COO), HR/Business Office Manager, Operations Staff, Program Managers and Directors, Executive Director
Record all accounting transactions, correcting/adjusting entries and closing journal entries in accordance with established procedures and generally accepted accounting principles
Support the accurate and timely monthly and year-end close along with the reporting of all monthly financial information
Process invoices and payments and manage contracts and receivables
Review, prepare, examine, and analyze accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports
Maintain chart of accounts and assign entries to proper accounts
Monitor the organization's use of its bank line of credit
Assist with monthly reconciliation of credit cards
Maintain monthly schedule of temporarily and permanently restricted contributions.
Ensure strong professional relationships with auditors and other external financial constituencies
Participate in the annual independent audit by coordinating preparation of information requested by auditors and respond to auditor inquiries
Budget Management Support
Maintain budgets and produce monthly budget to actual reports
Participate in the preparation of an annual budget and provide forecast and analysis of variances
Assist with monthly budgeting of cash flows and monitoring endowment fund transfers
Support Advancement department with grant application budgets
Assist program directors and managers in monitoring program budgets and respond to special requests
Work with Registration staff to record earned revenues and Advancement staff to record contributed revenues as well
Support HR/Business Office Manager with payroll data processing
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
Proficiency in QuickBooks required; Familiarity with Sage 50 a plus
Proficiency in using Microsoft Excel for analysis and reports
Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in accounting and bookkeeping
Prior experience in nonprofit work preferred
Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
Knowledge of payroll processing systems (e.g. ADP) helpful
Strong communication skills
Ability to create a culturally competent environment
Follow-through on commitments
Ability to create and function within a culturally competent environment
Commitment to teamwork that is rooted in communication
Ability to think creatively
Commitment to data-based decision making
Additional Salary Information: Salary range is mid to high $20K’s commensurate with experience, and benefits include non-contributory 403(b) retirement plan, and discounts on music instruction at CMCB.
About Community Music Center of Boston
Founded in 1910,Community Music Center of Boston (CMCB) transforms lives throughout Greater Boston by providing equitable access to excellent music education and powerful arts experiences. The Music Center serves more than 5,000 students each week, on-site at our South End facility in the Boston Center for the Arts and in more than 40 outreach locations, including public schools, community/senior centers, and medical facilities. We are the largest external provider of arts education in the Boston Public Schools. Core Music Center programs include individual and group instruction in more than 25 instruments; outreach instruction in Boston Public Schools; an Intensive Study Project providing private instruction, theory and performances to prepare students for college-level study; early childhood programs; and music therapy for individuals with a wide range of physical, cognitive, emotional and/or social life needs.
Community Music Center of Boston is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Community Music Center of Boston policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age... (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.