Accounting Manager

  • Boston, MA

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Accounting

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If you are an experienced Accounting Manager and would like to work for an organization where your work is an important part of a respected, mission-driven, and compassionate non-profit, this may be the career change you are looking for.
The MSPCA is one of the oldest and most respected humane organizations in the world. Angell Animal Medical Center, founded in 1915, is recognized internationally as a leader in animal medicine and has the reputation as one of the finest veterinary teaching hospitals in North America. Working in an environment that clearly delivers on its mission of advancing the health and welfare of animals adds a wonderful dimension to our operational environment.
The MSPCA-Angell Accounting Department Manager reports to the CFO and provides leadership and management for all aspects of our Accounting Department, which includes the functions and staff for billing and collection of accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, general ledger, investments, contributions, financial reporting, budget, cash management and mail services. The Accounting Manager also supervises our Purchasing Department which includes inventory management, procurement, research, execution and delivery.
Responsibilities of the position Include: The integrity of the Society s financial systems, transactions, records and reports. Develops, recommends, documents and implements financial and accounting plans, policies, procedures and guidelines to ensure that the Society s resources are appropriately controlled and recorded in accordance with GAAP and federal and state laws and regulations. The production of timely and accurate monthly, and annual financial statements and related reports, as well as ad hoc financial reports and analyses for internal and external users, including senior management and the Board of Directors, to support institutional financial and strategic decision making. The budget process, including: monitoring progression during development cycle to ensure accuracy, completeness and timely completion; correlating budget with institutional priorities and strategic initiatives. Serves as a member of the Management Budget Committee. Plans and coordinates the monthly/annual external audit of the Society s and the American Fondouk. Ensuring adequacy of cash flow to meet Society s needs and maximizing the investment of excess cash. Develops and maintains cash flow projections. Managing a staff of fifteen, including three direct reports and twelve indirect reports. Exercises full supervisory authority directly and indirectly over staff, including: hires and trains new staff; confers regularly with staff to plan, coordinate and evaluate activities/projects; assigns and reviews work; assists with difficult or unusual tasks; investigates and resolves problems; evaluates job performance. Providing customer service oriented leadership which promotes and encourages staff cooperation and open communication to foster collaborative working relationships between the accounting functions and all other areas of our organization. Interested applicants should be highly motivated and embody the values of our organization: compassion, excellence, service, integrity, positivity, and collaboration. The Boston MSPCA-Angell is one of the oldest and most venerable humane organizations in the world, and working in an environment that clearly delivers on its mission of advancing the health and welfare of animals adds an important dimension to our work.
To qualify applicants need;
A minimum of a Bachelor s degree in accounting, business or related field required. CPA or Master s degree in finance or accounting ideal. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible financial accounting and managerial experience. Experience in a similar sized and level of complexity non-profit organization in a managerial accounting setting is preferred. Strong technical accounting knowledge and skills; broad and thorough knowledge of GAAP; knowledge of non-profit accounting principles and reporting; solid hands on experience preparing financial statements and footnote disclosures.

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