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Senior Accounting Associate

The Future Project

The Future Project exists so that every young person on the planet can build a life and world they love. To bring this vision to life, our passionate team came together, in partnership with some of the most visionary educators, leaders, and young people in America. Together we built an innovative service for schools, a diverse national community, and what has become one of the fastest-growing non-profit (or, as we like to say, for-people) education organizations in the country.

Over the past five years, we invented a new role in schools—a transformational leader and coach called a Dream Director, who works with principals, staff, and, above all, students to dream up and build “Future Projects” that transform school culture while building critical mindsets and skillsets in students. Our Dream Directors now serve more than 35,000 students across a dozen communities from coast to coast.

We have now received demand from thousands of schools across all 50 states—not just for our Dream Director model but for our training, tools, and methodology, as well. So, over the next several years, we will focus on improving our service for schools and building the team and infrastructure needed to reach 1M students by 2020. We just recruited a next-level Chief Operating Officer for The Future Project—and we are looking now for a Deputy COO to help build an organization capable of unleashing the best in its people and serving millions of young people across the country and beyond.

The Senior Accounting Associate

Reporting to the Senior Director of Finance, the Senior Accounting Associate will play a key role in fulfilling the financial and operational tasks of the organization. This person will work closely with cross-functional teams throughout the organization, in addition to consultants and vendors, to ensure the integrity of our finance and accounting. This person will have the opportunity to learn how a high-growth non-profit operates, and to grow within the organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitor accounts receivable process and preparation of invoices for clients
  • Vendor finance: receive and process vendor invoices, record vendor information in accounting system, process payments, and maintain financial dashboard
  • Support monthly closing of books, perform monthly reconciliation and analysis of accounts receivable, accounts payable, and bank accounts
  • Help prepare the quarterly financial board report including budget to actual cost analysis
  • Assist with preparation of semi monthly payroll and ensuring proper documentation of all employee compensation changes.
  • Work directly with school teams to manage monthly budgets and credit card spending
  • Work with external auditors for the annual audit
  • Ad Hoc reporting as needed to support the Senior Director of Finance.

Who We're Looking For

This individual should have 2+ years of experience in a finance or accounting role, preferably with an education or service orientation, or can explain how they have gotten equivalent experience in less time. In addition, we believe this person will:

  • Have a BA or BBA in Accounting or Finance
  • Strong Microsoft Word and Excel skills
  • Operating knowledge about accounting software/system preferably Quickbooks
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to spot accounting issues and rectify them
  • Ability to utilize independent judgment in establishing the accuracy of information
  • Skillfully works with people of different backgrounds
  • Possess strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills

The starting salary range for this role is $55-70,000/year, depending on level of experience.  The Future Project offers a generous benefits package to all employees.

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The Future Project is committed to an Equal Employment policy and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, physical or mental handicap or disability, medical condition, pregnancy, familial status, caregiver status, veteran’s status.

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