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Accounting Associate

Website Big Thought

Big Thought is on the move! We are headed to our North Star: All Youth in Marginalized Communities are equipped to imagine and create their best lives and world.

Why Big Thought: Join us and explore your purpose! We offer hybrid work schedules where appropriate, personal days off, growth opportunities and pay slightly above non-profit market rates!

Bring your positive attitude, commitment, critical thinking, work ethic and professional maturity and join us on our journey to our NORTH STAR!

Learn more about Big Thought at www.bigthought.org.

About the Role:
The Accounting Associate is responsible for supporting the organization’s expanding Budgeting, Accounts Receivable, Cash Reporting, Analysis and Accounting functions. We’re seeking an individual who is organized, detail oriented, flexible and a good communicator.

About the Ideal Candidate:
A seasoned and enthusiastic individual who can impress us with hands-on budget and accounting experience, superior organizational abilities, Excel prowess and the ability to think beyond task orientation. Naturally our ideal candidate has a strong attention to detail and consistent accuracy in work product, and has exceptional customer service skills.

What the Role Entails:
As an integral part of our collaborative team, the Accounting Associate’s responsibilities include departmental and project budget support, general ledger reporting/analysis, cash reporting and day-to-day accounting and period-end close needs.

  • Support the CFO as the budget liaison to each department;
  • Coordinate the building of budgets to support project budgets for grant applications and fee opportunities;
  • Coordinate the Accounts Receivable and cash receipts/reporting functions;
  • Provide analysis of general ledger transactions based on a variety of expense, income and timing queries;
  • Support the department with assigned month-end close responsibilities;
  • Prepare ad-hoc reports;
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in related field;
  • Three years front-line Accounting and Budgeting experience in an entrepreneurial organization with 40+ employees;
  • Strong and significant Accounts Receivable and Cash Reporting experience;
  • Knowledge of and experience working within a dual-entry, automated accounting system;
  • Experience building, maintaining, updating and communicating organizational and departmental budgets;
  • Experience with month-end and period-end accounting closes
  • Proficient with MS Office, Oracle NetSuite, Financial Edge (Blackbaud), bill (AP system), and Salesforce a plus;
  • Non-profit experience a plus

Physical Expectations (not an exhaustive list):
Big Thought jobs are hands on and can be physically demanding. To perform the duties of these roles successfully, you may regularly be required to: sit, stand, or stare at computer screen for long periods of time; participate in external activities; use various office equipment, some manual; work in environment with loud sounds, multiple distractions, and interruptions; be exposed to extreme hot or cold temperatures on occasion; maintain emotional control during stressful situations.

BIG THOUGHT ASPIRES TO BE A WORKPLACE OF INCLUSION & EQUITY. WE VISUALIZE A WORKPLACE THAT PROVIDES AN EXCEPTIONAL EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE. WE BELIEVE A BASELINE REQUIREMENT TO ACHIEVE OUR VISION IS EVERYONE TREATED WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT REGARDLESS THE ISSUE AT HAND.

Big Thought is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

Employees of Big Thought are expected to participate in mission driven activities, meetings, committees, etc. BT is based on a team environment and openness to always lend a hand as appropriate to another employee.

All employees are required to adhere to BT policies and procedures. All employees may expect to perform duties as assigned. In addition, all employees may be assigned other duties in the spirit of teamwork.

NOTE: This posting is not an employment agreement or contract. The CEO and/or designee has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

To apply for this job please visit www.bigthought.org.

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