Accounting Associate

Job Type
Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation
Contact Name
Pearl Chan
Contact Email
Contact Phone

18 Tremont Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA
United States

Job Description

This is an entry-level accounting position in a successful, mission-driven community economic development organization serving Massachusetts.  The Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from candidates from diverse personal, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.  CEDAC will provide job-specific training as well as professional development opportunities.


CEDAC is a public-private organization which provides technical assistance and loans to community-based non-profit development organizations.  CEDAC assists community development corporations, supportive housing nonprofits, and other non-profit developers to construct, rehabilitate, and acquire affordable housing.  In addition, through its affiliate, the Children’s Investment Fund, CEDAC also assists non-profit child care centers to improve their facilities.  Please visit our website at for additional information about our work.


The Accounting Associate will join a diverse team of twenty-four employees, including a five-member finance team. The finance team plays a critical role in helping CEDAC to carry out its mission to develop and preserve affordable housing and to support community-based economic development.


We are looking for:



  • Proficiency with Excel.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to exercise initiative, to work well under pressure as necessary, and to manage multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision required.
  • Good written and oral communications skills.


Work Experience

  • Experience in internships and summer jobs.
  • Interest in affordable housing or child care a plus.



  • Ability to work remotely at this time.  CEDAC’s offices are located at 18 Tremont Street in Boston, but currently, due to the COVID-19 crisis, staff are working remotely from their homes.  CEDAC provides computer equipment for working remotely.



  • Associate degree or BA degree in accounting or related field. 
  • Prior direct experience may be substituted for college-level coursework or degree.


You will learn:


  • How to administer organizational employee payroll and benefits.
  • How to review detailed borrower loan requisitions for the construction of affordable housing.
  • How to administer accounts receivable.
  • How to administer organizational employee time tracking system.
  • And through general work exposure and specific professional development opportunities, learn about the fields of affordable housing, child care facilities, and community-based economic development in Massachusetts.


You will receive:


  • Full-time starting salary in the range of $42,000 -- $44,000.
  • Excellent fringe benefit package, including: health, dental, life, and disability insurance (please note that at the current time, CEDAC pays the full medical and dental insurance HMO premium for employees and their qualified dependents.
  • Section 125 flexible spending account for medical and dependent care.
  • 403(b) deferred compensation plan, vesting immediately.
  • Three weeks paid vacation to start.
  • Thirteen paid holidays.
  • Three personal days.
  • Twelve sick days.
  • Flexible work schedule, if needed, due to COVID-19 pandemic.


Application Instruction

Please send a resume and cover letter (telling us why you are interested in this position) no later than November 30, 2020.  We will review applications as we receive them. 


Please send your application to: (we prefer emailed submissions)


or mail to: 

Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation

18 Tremont Street, Suite 500

Boston, MA 02108

Attention: Accounting Associate Search