Accountant

    Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation
    Published
    December 28, 2021
    Location
    18 Tremont Street Suite 500, Boston

    Description

    This is a mid-level accounting position in a successful, mission-driven community economic development organization serving Massachusetts.  The Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from candidates from diverse personal, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.  CEDAC will provide job-specific training as well as professional development opportunities.

    CEDAC is a public-private organization which provides technical assistance and loans to community-based non-profit development organizations.  CEDAC assists community development corporations, supportive housing nonprofits, and other non-profit developers to construct, rehabilitate, and acquire affordable housing.  In addition, through its affiliate, the Children’s Investment Fund, CEDAC also assists non-profit child care centers to improve their facilities.  Please visit our website at cedac.org for additional information about our work.

    The Accountant will join a diverse team of twenty-six employees, including a five-member finance team. The finance team plays a critical role in helping CEDAC to carry out its mission to develop and preserve affordable housing and to support community-based economic development.

    Accountant Responsibilities:

    • Mid-level accounting, including accounts receivable and accounts payable transactions
    • Payroll review and oversight prior to submission to payroll vendor, Paychex
    • Other required general ledger work in Sage 100 accounting system
    • Leadership role in audit preparation, including preparation of schedules and interface with auditors

    We are looking for:

    Skills

    • Proficiency with Excel.
    • Superb attention to detail.
    • Ability to exercise initiative, to work well under pressure as necessary, and to manage multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision required.
    • Good written and oral communications skills.

    Work Experience

    • 3-4 years’ experience in fiscal operations; working for a lending institution a plus
    • Work experience in accounts receivable or accounts payable processing; work experience with general ledger entries a plus.
    • Interest in affordable housing or child care a plus.

    Other

    • Ability to work remotely at this time. CEDAC’s offices are located at 18 Tremont Street in Boston, but currently, due to the COVID-19 crisis, staff are primarily working remotely from their homes.  CEDAC provides computer equipment for working remotely.

    Education/Training

    • Associate degree or BA degree in accounting or related field.
    • Must have basic accounting knowledge.
    • Prior direct experience may be substituted for college-level coursework or degree.

    You will learn:

    • How to administer a variety of accounting processes (such as accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and general ledger entries) in a complex, multi-organization environment.
    • How a financial institution manages its lending and disburses funds to borrowers.
    • And through general work exposure and specific professional development opportunities, learn about the fields of affordable housing, child care facilities, and community-based economic development in Massachusetts.

    You will receive:

    • Full-time starting salary in the range of $51,000-53,000.
    • Excellent fringe benefit package, including: health, dental, life, and disability insurance (please note that at the current time, CEDAC pays the full medical and dental insurance HMO premium for employees and their qualified dependents.)
    • Section 125 flexible spending account for medical and dependent care.
    • 403(b) deferred compensation plan, vesting immediately.
    • Three weeks paid vacation to start.
    • Thirteen paid holidays.
    • Three personal days.
    • Twelve sick days.
    • Flexible work schedule, if needed, due to COVID-19 pandemic.

    Please send a resume and cover letter (telling us why you are interested in this position) no later than January 31, 2022.  We will review applications as we receive them.  Please send your application to: careers@cedac.org (we prefer emailed submissions) or mail to:

    Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation

    18 Tremont Street, Suite 500

    Boston, MA 02108

    Attention: Accountant Search