Staff Accountant

Job Type
New Ecology, Inc

294 Washington St. STE 830
Boston, MA
United States

Job Description

New Ecology, Inc. (NEI) seeks a full-time Staff Accountant. Reporting to Principal Director of Finance and Analytics, the Staff Accountant will be responsible for day-to-day general accounting and overall bookkeeping. The ideal candidate will have a background in accounting, a keen eye for accuracy, and the ability to manage competing priorities and shift between tasks easily.

New Ecology, Inc. (NEI) is an innovative, nationally-recognized, non-profit corporation with offices in Boston, MA; Baltimore, MD; and Wilmington, DE. Our core work is providing energy efficiency and green building services that cost-effectively improve the performance, health, durability, and climate-readiness of the built environment. Our clients are typically owners of multifamily housing, (with an emphasis on affordable housing) and community-based projects such as municipal, educational, and arts buildings. Projects include buildings that are being newly constructed, renovated, or are just seeking improved performance; see for more information.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage Accounts Payable, including accurately entering bills, following up for approval to ensure timely payment in weekly pay runs; and booking associated journal entries for prepaid and accrued items
  • Review staff expense reports, including following up for missing receipts, correcting for accuracy, following up for approval to ensure timely payment
  • Support Accounts Receivable, including recording daily cash receipts, following up for overdue payments, sending invoices out to clients, creating client statements
  • Support Monthly Bank Reconciliations, including uploading transaction files, enter transactions and conducting reconciliations
  • Maintain electronic files and database records such as creating new contract records, customer payments records, vendor records and files
  • Monitor finance email account, determining when to escalate items to other team members, and communicating effectively with colleagues, vendors and clients
  • Contribute to the month-end close process with journal entries including but not limited to cash, prepaid expenses, accrued expenses, payroll, benefits and deferred revenue
  • Support Finance Team by conducting analyses, completing grant allocations and creating financial and management reports, as requested
  • Contribute to the annual financial close and audit process by creating audit schedules, completing documented reconciliations, collecting documents and keeping up to date with accounting rules
  • Lead the annual 1099 filing process
  • Contribute to the implementation and adherence to internal financial controls and accounting procedures, ensuring compliance with GAAP


  • 3-4+ years of experience in finance and accounting , with preference for experience in non-profit accounting
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Outlook, Dropbox, Slack and experience with an accounting ERP system
  • General familiarity with financial statements including balance sheet and income statement and experience working in the general ledger
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks effectively and meet required deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Effective communication and collaboration abilities, including communicating with remote employees and effective email management skills
  • Ability to review and interpret contracts
  • General familiarity with non-profit operations, grant accounting and non-profit audit preparation is preferred

Schedule: Full-Time, Monday through Friday during normal business hours

Compensation: $60,000-70,000 and generous benefits package.  Professional development is a priority and we provide financial assistance for training and certifications.

Work Location: Hybrid, with three days per week remote and two days per week in person in one of New Ecology’s offices (Boston, MA, Wilmington, DE, or Baltimore, MD)  


New Ecology, Inc is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, or current employment status. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

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