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Financial Reporting Accountant
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Facing History | Brookline, MA
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Job Description

Location: Brookline, MA

Status: Full Time, Exempt

Start: ASAP

Facing History and Ourselves is a global educational organization with offices across the US and internationally. We are a leading presence in inserting social responsibility into education and schools, and provide teachers with professional development, materials, lessons, and teaching methods to support their work. We are headquartered in Brookline, MA, with an annual budget of $30 million and a very large and active board.

The opportunity; what you should expect:

We have 7 offices in the US and one each in London and Toronto. Our nearly 200 staff work out of our offices, from home and remotely, and travel domestically and internationally. We have partnerships with organizations in Northern Ireland and South Africa, and have periodic and on-going consultants across the globe.

As the Financial Reporting Accountant, you would prepare periodic financial statements required for external and internal reporting and provide financial grant management support to regional offices and other staff. You would also process our biweekly payroll in partnership with HR.

Who you are; what we are looking for:

Partnering with the Financial Controller and CFO, the Financial Reporting Accountant is an eager professional who is not afraid to roll-up their sleeves to meet the goals of the department. You bring solid accounting skills that are kept up-to-date through continuing education and professional development. You bring high standards, integrity and credibility and a keen attention to detail that ensures systems and procedures followed to support effective accounting and financial reporting, resulting in flawless audits. You demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a customer-service orientation that supports program and fundraising leaders and their operations

General Responsibilities include:


* Prepares regular financial statements including but not limited to statement of activities, statement of position, budget to actual reports
* Support the development and monitoring of restricted grant budgets and reports
* Post and reconcile Operations net asset release schedule to General Ledger
* Reconcile Development, Operations, and General Ledger temporarily restricted, unrestricted, and permanently restricted net assets
* Train staff on budget and expense reporting tools
* Ad-hoc duties as assigned


* Tack inventory

Payroll (5%)

* Process US, Canadian and UK payrolls
* Reconcile payrolls to appropriate G/L


* BA/BS in Accounting
* Minimum of 8 years relevant experience
* Proficiency with Excel, accounting and report writing software

Compensation and Benefits:

In addition to meaningful and rewarding work, Facing History provides an excellent and competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life & long-term disability insurance, a 403(b) program with a discretionary organizational contribution, generous paid time off, an employee assistance plan & a travel assistance plan, pre-tax Transit-pass program, flexible spending health care and dependent care accounts, 4 voluntary Aflac plans, limited free parking and a friendly work environment.

About Facing History

Facing History and Ourselves is a national educational organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in civic education that encourages the skills, promotes the values, and fosters the ideals needed to sustain a democratic society. Teaching is a craft. Facing History believes that good teaching is informed by the intellectual demands of a discipline, the needs of a community, and the capacity of students to be moral philosophers. Facing History believes that the study of history is a moral enterprise. By studying the historical development of the Holocaust and other instances of collective violence, students learn to combat prejudice with compassion, indifference with ethical participation, myth and misinformation with knowledge. Facing History provides interdisciplinary programs, resources and speakers for middle and high school educators that relate the past to the world today. Because no child or classroom exists in isolation, Facing History involves the community: parents, teachers, police officers, community activists and other citizens. Each is a potential educator and role model. Facing History and Ourselves is a curriculum that honors duality: process and product, head and heart, history and ethics.