Senior Staff Accountant

Greater Boston, MA

Opportunity Communities – or OppCo --provides locally-based non-profit community developers with administrative and core business supports that offer the benefits available in a larger-scale entity without losing local independence and control. By centralizing financial management, purchasing, human resources, data and evaluation, information technology, and other management functions, and by sharing expertise in core programs central to the business of community developers (real estate, asset management, and tenant services), OppCo members are better able to meet need within their communities, achieve deeper impacts in core lines of business, and to ensure that change is equitable.

The Senior Accountant is directly responsible for overseeing the accounting and reporting for multiple entities some wholly owned subsidiaries and some properties under construction, including cash, preparation of account reconciliations, working with various teams within the organizations through the entire cycle of original budget through monthly, quarterly and annual reporting, to ensure that all transactions are prepared in a timely manner with all reporting being made in a timely manner. This is a primarily remote position, meeting in-person 1-4 times a month. We are looking to hire 2 persons. 

This position requires a strong working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, familiarity with the OMB Super Circular, high degree of interaction with company employees, vendors, funders. The ideal candidate has the ability to interpret responsibilities and possesses the initiative and willingness to assume additional responsibilities, is organized, detail oriented, able to work collaboratively and solve routine problems independently. This position assesses and recommends improvement in internal control processes and enhancing efficiencies, undertakes and supervises special projects within Finance.


  • General Ledger/Financial Reporting

Create and maintain supporting schedules and analyses for balance sheet accounts including, but not limited to, accounts receivable, grants receivable, accounts payable, prepaid, accrued expenses, interest payable and receivable and notes and loans payable.

Support and assist the external accounting/audit firms with year-end requirements; prepare work papers; assist with financial statements and tax returns. Prepare miscellaneous financial reports for various funding agencies, etc.

Develop and monitor time allocations to CDC’s.

  • Banking/Treasury

Prepare and process cash transfers as needed. Maintain line of credit activity reports; calculate and post applicable interest on a monthly basis. Prepare monthly bank reconciliations. Prepare operating cash flow monthly statements. Provide assistance and support on treasury management and cash flow reporting.

  • Real Estate

Maintain real estate development set of books. Analyze construction in process accounts against the requisitions and general ledger. Prepare monthly sources and uses of funds, reviewing with Real Estate team. Maintain schedule and provide information and reporting to auditors for related cost certification process. Assist auditors during the cost certification process.

  • Grants

Prepare, track and monitor invoices for foundation, federal and state grants. Ascertain validity of expenses that should be included in invoice submissions. Provide support to various funders substantiating amounts invoiced.

  • Tenant Billing

Calculate estimated and actual billings for real estate and CAM charges for tenants.

Calculate true up and estimated billings for following year.

Administer tenant correspondence and billing inquiries.

  • General Accounting Support

Prepare and book bi-weekly payroll entries, to transition to Accounting Clerk.

Process accounts payable and receivables. Prepare and oversee annual 1099 filing and reporting.

Create various accounting reports as requested by management.

Provide operational support regarding accounting and finance-related matters to program teams.

Assist in the development of departmental policies and procedures.

Identify opportunities to streamline existing processes, focusing upon enhancing efficiencies within the Finance team as well as within the CDC.

Back up for payroll.

  • Non-Essential Functions

Attend monthly team and organization meetings.

Attend necessary trainings to assure up to date knowledge.

Some travel may be required


5-7 years of accounting experience required.

Bachelor’s degree and Master’s preferred.

Previous experience with non-profit accounting preferred.

Previous experience with grant budgeting and accounting preferred.


This is a sedentary job by nature. Requires being able to sit at a desk and use a computer and phone for most of the day. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function in a satisfactory manner. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To Apply: Please submit both a resume and cover letter

 Opportunity Communities (OppCo) provides human resources for TND.  OppCo and its members, North Shore CDC, Nuestra Comunidad and TND are equal opportunity organizations. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. 

JOB CODE: 1000046