ABOUT GENERATION

Generation is a nonprofit that transforms education to employment systems to prepare, place, and support people into life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible. The global pandemic has led to an unprecedented surge in unemployment. Even before the pandemic, more than 75 million young adults were out of work globally, and three times as many were underemployed—and 375 million workers of all ages needed to learn new skills by 2030. At the same time, certain jobs remain in high-demand, and 40 percent of employers say a skills shortage leaves them with entry-level vacancies. To date, more than 38,000 people have graduated from Generation programs, which prepare them for meaningful careers in 14 countries. Generation works with more than 3,900 employer partners and many implementation partners and funders.

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking a resourceful and team-oriented staff accountant to support the Controller, CFO and other accounting staff in carrying out accounting and financial duties. The staff accountant assists, supports, and maintains the bookkeeping and accounting functions of the organization. Key areas of responsibility are accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing, reconciliations, and audit preparation. Generation USA has a collegial, team‐oriented culture where a sense of humor and a passion for work is highly valued. The right candidate must have a strong understanding of nonprofit accounting practices and must be able to work well in a fast-paced environment.

This is a full-time and fully remote position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Staff Accountant provides general ledger and other accounting/administrative duties. The Staff Accountant reports to the Controller and has the following functions:

  • Process accounts payable and receivable using a third-party vendor, Bill.com. (to include AR invoicing and customer management, AP vendor management, invoice allocation and processing)
  • Handle various balance sheet account and bank reconciliations
  • Post journal entries to general ledger
  • Manage employee expense reimbursement and the corporate credit program (Amex) via Expensify, a third-party expense management system
  • Assist the Controller with month-end, quarter-end and year-end close process
  • Establish and modify the implementation of accounting procedures
  • Monitor compliance with organization policies and procedures
  • Post payroll entry to general ledger on a bi-weekly basis
  • Assist with preparation and execution of annual audit, with a focus on receivable schedules and analysis
  • Collaborate with the Controller to develop and monitor accounts receivable policies and procedures
  • Maintain fixed asset schedule
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

ABOUT YOU

You take full ownership of your areas of responsibility and prioritize your time effectively. You are detail-oriented but seek out opportunities to better understand the broader picture. You have a collaborative and positive spirit to work closely with colleagues around the countryYou have outstanding interpersonal skills and are energized to find opportunities to help colleagues better understand our financial position. Most importantly, you are excited to join a mission-driven organization and support its rapid growth.  

Specific requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrated experience working in a nonprofit with a mix of funding sources
  • Thorough understanding of nonprofit accounting and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Affinity for and ability to analyze numbers
  • Adept at presenting complex financial information in a clear manner to various audiences including senior management, staff members and others
  • Familiarity with Intacct and Salesforce preferred
  • Familiarity with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGS) preferred
  • Professional demeanor, excellent organizational and communication skills, and attention to detail
  • Self-reflective and open to frequent feedback 
  • Positive, solutions-oriented attitude, drive for excellence, and ability to be a team player
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, embracing the opportunity for creativity and hard work inherent in a start-up

Generation is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. “In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.”

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