Staff Accountant

The Achievement Network - Boston, Massachusetts - Full time

 Staff Accountant

Location: Boston, MA

Position is available: Immediately


Every student deserves opportunities in life, and every educator committed to providing those opportunities, deserves support. Those beliefs drive us to work alongside schools to support great teaching so that we can work towards guaranteeing that all students are receiving high quality instruction. We partner with over 900 schools - both district and charter - in underserved communities around the country, thus impacting more than 330,000 students. Third-party evaluations confirm that when schools have the right basic conditions in place and partner with ANet, they achieve 6-8 months of additional learning over a two-year period compared to schools not partnering with ANet.

At ANet we are committed to living out our core values, both across our organization and with our partner schools. We acknowledge that systemic inequities impact student access to opportunities and that in order to ensure educational equity for all students, we must center on the experiences of those from marginalized communities to guide our work. We work to deepen our understanding of how race, class, power and privilege influence the education system as well as influence our own perspectives. To do so, we provide ongoing learning opportunities through org-wide professional development, affinity groups, working groups, and resource sharing.

Individuals who join ANet have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic, values driven, and team-oriented organization that is committed to having impact in schools by investing in each other and learning together. We were named as The NonProfit Times “Best Nonprofits to Work For” and work tirelessly to foster a working environment where the unique perspectives, backgrounds, and identities of our staff members are valued.


We are seeking a detail-oriented Staff Accountant to support the ANet’s Finance & Accounting Team with all areas relating to accounting functions. This Staff Accountant will be responsible for executing on daily, weekly and monthly accounting activities to ensure timely closes and accurate financial reporting. This position will manage crucial aspects of the team’s work including A/R, A/P, travel and expenses, general ledger preparation, fund accounting, internal/external audits and legal compliance. Overall, this person will play a critical role in ensuring ANet’s financial sustainability as the organization continues to grow and evolve. This position will report to the Director, Accounting and will work closely with a five-person team supporting an organizational operating budget of $31 million.


Execute on accounting activities to support ANet’s financial health and sustainability

Manage Accounts Receivable (A/R), Accounts Payable (A/P) and Travel and Expenses (T&E) processes and systems

Ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close

Maintain financial record systems in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and fund accounting

Maintain accounting controls and make recommend revisions to accounting policies and procedures as needed

Support audit activities

Monitor and manage all grant accounting

Partner with other Accounting Team members to develop a more efficient A/R system to drive revenue collections

Contribute to the overall success of the Finance & Accounting Team

Identify areas of process improvement within the department to improve the team’s overall performance and refine accounting policies and procedures as needed

Support the evaluation and implementation of accounting, purchasing and invoicing systems that will support ANet’s long-term growth goals

Partner with other Accounting Team members to develop a more efficient A/P system to drive expense automation/streamlining


In order to be successful in this role, candidates must demonstrate the following:

You have 2-4 years of prior experience executing accounting activities (including A/R, A/P, travel and expenses, etc.)

You have exceptional analytical skills and bring strong attention to detail in everything you do

You are a collaborative team player and your positive customer service attitude makes you excel at communicating and managing projects with diverse internal and external stakeholders

You bring familiarity and comfort with finance systems (ex: QuickBooks) and advanced Microsoft Excel skills

You are deadline-driven and solutions-oriented and thrive at working in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment

You have a passionate commitment to and a sense of urgency for the support of schools, along with a belief that all students can achieve at high levels

You are motivated by working in an environment where we live out our core values daily and are eager to examine personal archetypes and biases while discussing topics related to race, class, and privilege which relate to ANet’s Advance Equity and People Matter values

Ideal candidates may also demonstrate the following preferred qualifications:

Experience with nonprofit accounting practices


ANet offers highly competitive compensation based on prior experience and qualifications as well as comprehensive benefits in order to best support our people. Benefits we offer include: health, dental and vision insurance where ANet pays 80% of the cost of these benefits for employees and their families/domestic partner; 3 weeks of vacation (4 weeks after two years with ANet); 10 paid holidays with paid days off between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays; a paid floating holiday; paid sick & personal days; paid parental leave; retirement plan options; commuter benefits; tuition reimbursement; flexible spending accounts; short and long-term disability coverage; and basic life and personal accident insurance.


We are now accepting applications for this position, which will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply, please click on the blue “Apply” button. You will then be prompted to complete a brief application and upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter in which you outline why you are interested in working for ANet and how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.

ANet is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds and gender identities to apply to our positions.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

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ANet is a nonprofit dedicated to the idea that every child deserves an excellent education and the opportunities it provides

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