About the New England Foundation for the Arts:
The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) is a 501(c)3 organization with an annual budget of $7.5 million. NEFA invests in artists and communities and fosters equitable access to the arts, enriching the cultural landscape in New England and the nation.
NEFA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age. We are invested in creating an equitable and inclusive working environment and organizational culture, and are committed to hiring individuals who value and support this goal, and who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.
NEFA seeks a full-time Finance Associate with prior experience in non-profit accounting to join the finance team. Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Finance Associate is an integral member of a three-person team and will work closely with the Finance Manager to properly maintain the organization’s books and records. The successful candidate will be responsible for facilitating all accounts payable recording, reporting and disbursements, paying particular attention to employee expense reports, corporate credit card reports, and disbursement scheduling. They will lead the monthly close, participate in the annual audit, and be responsible for cash handling, some balance sheet account reconciliations, and other accounting, payroll, administrative, and financial support as needed. This is a hands-on position which requires a high level of detail and accuracy.
Works closely with all members of the NEFA staff, especially grants and operations teams. Maintain positive working relationships with staff and any external vendors.
Financial/Operational Resources Impacted: $7,000,000 – 25,000,000
Decision Making/Problem Solving:
High degree of integrity, and discretion with confidential information. Must be well organized, motivated, detail-oriented and proficient in the use of spreadsheets and database programs. Demonstrate initiative in problem solving, communicate effectively with a diverse array of staff, meet regular and multiple deadlines and work in partnership with other staff members to complete projects. Ability to multi-task, work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness.
Education: Bachelor’s degree required (degrees in business, finance or accounting a plus)
Experience/Skills: 2-3 years of related work experience
- Highly proficient in Microsoft Office applications, with advanced skills in Excel.
- Experience with accounting/payroll software(s). Familiarity with Abila MIP Fund Accounting or Salesforce is highly desirable.
- Nonprofit accounting background preferred
The deadline to apply for this position is Friday, December 1, 2017. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Finance Associate.”
NEFA will review and consider all completed applications received by the deadline. The review of applications will begin immediately. Please do not send paper applications. No calls or solicitations.