Hob: Staff Accountant

Way Finders

1780 Main Street

Company Description:
Everyone deserves a home. Way Finders confronts homelessness head on in communities throughout western Massachusetts, including Hampden and Hampshire counties. We have developed targeted services that help people lift themselves up and out of homelessness with a focus on Housing, Real Estate, Employment Support and Community Services.
Salary Range:Location:
$50,000-$60,000 Per Year SPRINGFIELD, MA
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeHuman Services
Education Level:Work Experience:
Bachelor's Degree
Preference: Nice to have
Preference: Required
Staff Accountant

At Way Finders, we are passionately invested in lifting up the region’s people, places, and systems. Though our team performs a wide variety of functions, we are united by our shared mission: to build and advocate for a thriving and equitable region; to improve the stability and economic mobility of families and individuals; and to develop and manage a robust range of safe, affordable housing options.

Every day, our team helps people facing real challenges—with housing, jobs, personal finances, and other cornerstones of daily stability—to find real solutions. And we help communities and systems to grow in positive, strategic ways. We know that the right help at the right time can make all the difference; Way Finders provides transformative help to tens of thousands of people each year. Always with respect, always with compassion.

Interested in joining our team of dedicated professionals? Way Finders is currently seeking a full-time Staff Accountant. The Staff Accountant is primarily responsible for providing diversified accounting support within the organization's fiscal office, applying generally accepted accounting principles.

The candidate will work in a hybrid-remote capacity temporarily due to Covid-19, and must live within commutable distance to the main office in Springfield, MA. In-office work and local in-person meetings are occasionally expected during the pandemic.

Responsibilities include:
-Analyze general ledger activity and make adjustments as required
-Manage all insurance matters for the agency
-Reconcile bank accounts
-Prepare and input fixed asset items into the general ledger's fixed asset module
-Code and input check requests into the general ledger; prepare and issue payments
-Crosstrain and provide accounting efforts as needed to supplement and support the accounting efforts of others
-Work professionally, efficiently, and proactively with the Assistant Controller in accomplishing departmental goals
-Ensure documents accurately reflect data, allowing for solid decision-making capability by Executives
-Establish and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with internal staff and other departments to achieve goals
-Proactively inform the Assistant Controller of any issues which may adversely affect the department or agency
-Responsible for all bookkeeping responsibilities for Common Capital, Inc., an organizational subsidiary
-Assist with the Property & Asset Management department’s accounting needs
-Assist all customers, internal and external

Requirements include:
-Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or related field; commensurate experience may be a substitute for a degree
-3 years’ experience in a related position
-Working knowledge of automated accounting systems, database management, and administration, plus the ability to generate general and customized reports
-Experience with Blackbaud/Financial Edge helpful, but not required
-Demonstrated ability with Microsoft Office applications; comfort and dexterity in learning new technologies and assisting/teaching others in their use
-Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills across all levels of an organization and with external vendors, with the ability to work with diverse populations
-Excellent organizational skills with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, plus the ability to work independently and prioritize

Benefits include: Generous paid time-off | 12+ holidays annually | Health, dental, and vision insurance options | Educational assistance | Medical Reimbursement Account | Dependent Care Account | 403(b) retirement plan with employer match | Life insurance | Short-term and long-term disability insurance | Transportation benefits | Employee Assistance Program | Annual staff picnic!

Wage between $50,000 and $60,000 per year depending on qualifications. Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Way Finders is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse staff in order to reflect our community and those we serve. Qualified individuals from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is available to all without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or veteran status. We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals.