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Senior Accountant 

Category Accounting/Finance  


Job Classification:    Full-time salary (exempt)

Salary Range:            $55,000- 65,000

Reports to:                 Manager of Finance


Position Summary:

Reporting to the Manager of Finance, the Senior Accountant is responsible for managing and overseeing the functions of the revenue accounting department, cash collection and reconciliation from the branch locations, operating and capital campaign pledge and payment activity and reconciliation, and appropriate support for all audit and compliance responsibilities.

General Responsibilities:

  • Accounting and analysis of Consolidated Revenue (excluding Voucher, EEC and CACFP Grant Funding).
  • Oversee all cash reporting and cash reconciliation including supervision of cash administrator.
  • Weekly (and on first of month for remainder of prior month) completed the Revenue Posting from YMetro to general Ledger (SGA);
  • Manage Accounts Receivable for all branches including analysis and review of collectability.  Assist all business managers and branch executives with Accounts Receivable issues.
  • Maintain Capital Campaign YMetro (subsidiary revenue system) transactions, payments and Transmittals
  • Annual budget and forecast preparation in support of the Y branch operations, deferred revenue, multi-year contracts, etc.  Provide assistance to Y branch operations and review all budget submissions for Revenue Cycle components.
  • Oversee Credit Card Drafts/Bank Drafts (activity is performed by Cash Administrator)
  • Plan and report on semi-annual Petty Cash Reviews
  • Prepare if necessary and review and process journal entries submitted from Branches and Metro offices and maintain monthly Key Journal Entry listing
  • Manage and account for the United Way program
  • Manage the accounting for Property, Plant and Equipment (PP&E) and work with Supervisor and VP Finance on the PP&E system change to a module of a current general ledger.  This will include design and set up of PP&E for several real estate entities including YMCA Greater Boston Realty (Hyde Park), YMCA of Greater Boston Huntington Avenue Realty Corporation (Huntington Y) and Huntington Affordable Housing Limited Partnership.
  • Monthly Finance Reporting (Eight schedules and Capital Campaign Report)
  • Coordinate all General Ledger changes and access to system as required by employees

This position requires a high level of individual contribution (management reporting, financial analysis and planning), including the support to16 Y branches and a network of business managers at each Y branch.

Position Requirements


Required Skills & Experience:

  • Three to five years’ experience in a corporate accounting/finance department of a medium to large-sized organization (minimum of $25 million in revenues) including operational accounting.
  • Public accounting experience is a plus. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Prioritization of undesignated (unknown) cash remittances for appropriate application to respective branch accounts.
  • Strong foundation for development and continuous improvement of existing policies, procedures, and internal control systems within revenue, accounts receivable and cash administration practices.
  • Preparation of internal management reports (revenue, cash, contracts, pledges, accounts receivable).
  • Understanding of the financial closing cycle, journal entry preparation, and transaction processing.
  • Knowledge of medium to large scale accounting (general ledger) and other software application (e.g. point of sale systems).
  • Work closely with the financial development office for all campaign pledge and payment activity.
  • Positive people and management skills for development of assigned staff with ability to work in teams and independently.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or similar field
  • CPA a plus

Other Preferred Experience:

  • Knowledge of corporate financial statements and generally accepted accounting principles, (e.g. GAAP format and understanding of endowments, not for profit accounting
  • Public accounting firm experience preferred, not required
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
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Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Location YMCA Corporate Headquarters (Metro)  
About the Organization The YMCA mission is dedicated to improving the health of mind, body and spirit of individuals and families in our communities. We welcome men and women, boys and girls of all incomes, faiths and cultures.  

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