Boston, Massachusetts, Overview & Benefits
Students are at the core of Bottom Line. Every day, we are energized by their drive, potential, and passion. We know that the success of our students will create a ripple effect in our communities.
Bottom Line is bridging the divide of educational inequity by providing a trusted advisor and the social capital necessary for our students to earn their bachelor’s degree, build financial stability, and successfully launch thriving careers. We primarily focus on students of color who will be in the first generation of their family to earn a college degree, are from low-income backgrounds, and are academically prepared for college.
For more than two decades, Bottom Line has been fighting for educational equity by ensuring that the right to a quality college education is accessible to those whose potential and drive exceed their opportunity. For first-generation degree-aspiring students from low-income backgrounds who face systemic barriers, Bottom Line’s advisors are a relentless ally who partner with them to find the right college, persist to a degree, and successfully launch a career.
As one of the first college support organizations to focus on college completion, Bottom Line now produces best-in-class college graduation rates that reduce the significant gap between first-generation students from low-income backgrounds and their wealthier peers. We operate regional programs in Massachusetts, New York City, and Chicago that collectively serve over 7,000 students.
When you?join Bottom Line, you will find an organization that lives into its core values. We are committed to building strong, impactful relationships with our students, co-workers, schools, community partners, donors, and other supporters. We are engaging, responsive, caring, direct, honest, solutions-oriented, and we always follow through on our promises. We act with empathy and extend grace to ourselves and each other. We pursue ambitious goals, hold ourselves to high standards, make data-informed decisions, and orient to long-term success for our students and our organization.?We operate with curiosity, evolve thoughtfully, take informed risks, and learn from successes, setbacks, and each other. Experts in our field, we are driven by our mission and motivated by the impact we’re achieving.
At Bottom Line, we have a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion . We aim to attract diverse candidate pools who hold these same values, and are ready to help us along our journey toward greater equity and inclusion.
For more information about who we are, please review our Core Values and Careers Page .
Reporting to the Senior Accountant, the Staff Accountant ensures accurate and timely entry of account payable and receivable transactions; supports timely closing of the monthly, quarterly, mid-year, and year-end financials including journal entries; and assists with the annual audit.
You strive for educational equity, opening doors for the many whose potential and drive exceed their opportunity.
You enjoy working in an inclusive workplace where bias is examined and respectfully challenged so each community members can bring their most authentic selves each day.
You have gained 2 – 3 years of accounting experience, are familiar with accounting principles and procedures, and are willing to identify and suggest system improvements.
You are proficient with computer software including the Microsoft Office Suite, and display a willingness to learn new systems and continually improve your skillset.
You are adaptable, independent, organized, and able to effectively prioritize and balance your workload and incoming requests.
You bring strong interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to effectively engage with both internal and external stakeholders.
You bring an innovative and learning-oriented mindset to develop new ways to optimize work and performance.
A full list of benefits can be found here.
Financial Operations (95%): Support the Senior Accountant with the day-to-day, monthly, and year-end operations of the Finance Team.
Perform the processing and recording of accounts payable transactions and ensure that invoices are paid accurately timely, and in accordance with the financial policies and procedures
Perform the processing of employee expense accounts in Certify ensuring that all receipts are attached before approving and processing the transaction
Enter all paid donations in Intacct, completing deposits within expected timeline
Working with HR Team, lead and manage the bi-weekly payroll process
Assist in general accounts analysis and reconciliations, including bank statements and other accounts as assigned
Perform the processing of functional and benefits expense allocations, and monthly journal entries as assigned
Assist in the preparation of financial reports such as financial statements, budget performance, and interim grant financial reporting
Participate in preparing documents for the preliminary and final annual audit
Maintain and enforce internal controls to ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Organizational Support (5%)
Contribute to the overall goals of the Operations team by working collaboratively with colleagues within HR, Finance, and Operations
Advance Bottom Line’s mission and brand
Maintain a “students first” perspective, actively building connections with colleagues across functions to build understanding of each other’s work, and more importantly, serve as the best possible advocate for our students and mission
Work collaboratively with others on the National Team and with regional teams on shared projects, committees, and other opportunities
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without advanced notice.
In addition to the above, you:
Earned a bachelor's degree in a relevant field
Demonstrate a commitment to Bottom Line’s Mission, Vision, and Core Values
Demonstrate proficiency and/or growth potential in Bottom Line's seven core competencies: Relationships, Results, Communication, Inclusiveness, Talent Development, Agility, and Planning
Are authorized to work in the US
All employees are expected to demonstrate continued growth within our seven core competencies.
Relationships : Identifies opportunities and takes action to build and maintain meaningful and collaborative connections with various stakeholders
Results : Produces quality outcomes; compiles and analyzes data to drive future plans; uses creative solutions
Communication : Effectively articulates information in a clear, concise, and timely manner to a wide range of stakeholders
Inclusiveness : Helps to create an environment that respects and values the identities and cultures of all colleagues and students we serve
Talent Development : Effectively assesses one’s own, and others’, strengths and areas for improvement
Agility : Demonstrates adaptability and openness to shifting priorities, needs of stakeholders, and organizational changes
Planning : Effectively and efficiently uses resources (time, materials, technology) in order to create, meet, and assess goals