About Together Education

Together Education is a non-profit incubator that helps entrepreneurs launch high-impact, scalable educational initiatives that support all students in accessing a high-quality education and attaining a choice-filled life. We provide ongoing support to this interconnected ecosystem of education organizations, allowing them to learn faster and have greater impact together.

We currently support five main programs or ventures – Cooperman College Scholars, a college scholarship program targeting high-potential, underrepresented students from Essex County, NJ; nXu, an innovative program working with diverse groups of New York City high school students to help them articulate and pursue their life purpose; One World, a program supporting international non-profit organizations in launching and leading high-performing networks of schools; Lit, a program partnering with schools and nonprofit organizations to support high quality reading instruction; and Opportunity College, a new online post-secondary program for a new generation of career seekers.

The Together Education central team provides shared services support to all of our programs, including financial, operations, HR, technology, and legal support services. Our job is to keep everything running smoothly behind the scenes so our colleagues can focus on delivering amazing, life-changing programs. In addition to paying our bills on time, onboarding and supporting staff across all programs, and being helpful and responsive resources to our teammates, we always find ways to learn in our roles and improve how we do our work. We’re looking for entrepreneurial finance and operations experts (or enthusiasts looking to become experts) dedicated to supporting a variety of education-focused programs who are excited to join a small, scrappy team.

The Opportunity

Reporting to Together Education’s Director of Finance & Operations and working closely with the Finance Analyst, the Accounting Associate will execute accounting, booking and payroll transactions; review and reconcile employee expense and credit card reports; ensure that all financial and accounting data is up to date and accurate at all times; and maintain organized and secure financial and organizational recordkeeping systems.  

The position requires a hard worker, eager to learn with strong attention to detail. The Accounting Associate will need to be able to execute day to day tasks accurately and efficiently. In addition, the Accounting Associate needs to have a passion for Together Education’s purpose and a deeply collaborative approach to work.

Responsibilities

Accounting & Bookkeeping (60-65%):

  • General bookkeeping and ensuring the accuracy of all transactional data including but not limited to: A/P, A/R, bank reconciliations
  • Create, enter, and track A/R invoices and payments, communicate with Together Education’s programs and their partners as needed to ensure timely collection of payments
  • Review & analyze contracts and agreements to ensure proper recording and payment schedules
  • Review and process online expense reimbursement and credit card reconciliation reports
  • Support implementation of financial operations systems as needed

Payroll (15-20%):

  • Support semi-monthly payroll process, preparation of allocated payroll files for import into accounting system
  • Support onboarding of new staff into payroll system
  • Complete quarterly payroll reconciliation to ensure accurate filing with regulatory agencies

Financial Reporting & Analysis (5-10%):

  • Perform monthly closing tasks, including creating journal entries, completing bank reconciliations, and updating other financial schedules and reconciliations
  • Perform quarterly payroll and benefits reconciliations

Special Projects and Other Responsibilities (5-10%): 

  • Seasonal Projects & Client Service Projects: 
    • Support seasonal finance activities, including year-end tax form prep, audit prep, etc.
    • Conduct ad-hoc tasks related to annual audit process and/or business needs
    • Respond to colleagues’ inquiries regarding payments, receipts, and payroll with a focus on providing an excellent customer service experience
  • Ongoing Learning for Yourself & the Team:
    • Attend and actively participate in Together Education team meetings, engagements, and cross-functional spaces
    • In partnership with the Director of Finance & Operations, develop and execute a professional development plan to foster ongoing finance skills and continuous improvement
    • Engage with Together Education’s programs as opportunities arise to deepen understanding and connection to the mission and program objectives
  • Other:
    • Maintain confidentiality of all financial and personnel information
    • File all necessary documentation, maintaining organized and secure files at all times

Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; major in accounting, finance, or related field preferred
  • 1-3+ years of accounting or finance experience, or related internship experience at a non-profit or start-up organization
  • Proactive, pragmatic, and resourceful problem solver – you enjoy trying to figure things out and when in doubt, you Google it or ask an expert
  • Exceptional attention to detail - you thrive on being thorough, accurate and precise in all you do
  • Ability to work efficiently, intensely, and within an entrepreneurial environment
  • Proficiency with Excel and a willingness to become a power user
  • Strong organizational and communication skills with a service-oriented mentality
  • A passion to join a mission-driven organization

Benefits

  • Salary Range: $65,000-$75,000
  • Competitive benefits package, including subsidized health insurance (medical, dental), disability insurance, 401(k) match, unlimited sick time, 18 holidays and 15 PTO/vacation days

Location

  • This is a hybrid position requiring 1-2 days a week in person in lower Manhattan  

 

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