Staff Accountant

Looking for an outgoing, detail-oriented accountant to join our small but mighty team in Southern NH!
Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Accounting, this is a full-time Staff Accountant position that supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer for extended periods of time and be able to communicate using a computer and phone/smart device. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach, and must be able to move around the work environment.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting preferred
  • Intermediate level MS Excel and MS Word experience and knowledge
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in data entry
  • Experience using general database management software or the strong willingness and capability to learn
  • Adhere to the internal controls and procedures
  • Strong customer service and relationship building skills
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management, members, vendors and all levels of staff
  • Position requires ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing processes and situations
Essential Functions
  • Monthly Balance Sheet Reconciliations
  • Assist with Monthly, Quarterly, Year-end Close Activities and Annual Audit
  • Accounts Payable functions including online payment processing and uploading invoices and transactions to the accounting system
  • Prepare Monthly Journal Entries, as required
  • Act as Camp Enrollment Lead during the summer and actively monitor Camp enrollment and be the primary contact for parents regarding concerns of cancellations and movement from the wait lists as availability is created
  • Aid as an administrative contact for Parent support and assistance for all non-programmatic concerns with Camp experience (billing, registration, communication, preparation)
  • Follow up on camp balances due every week and inform Directors for assistance as necessary
  • Other functions and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Finance/CFO
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies


Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.