Community Music Center of Boston

34 Warren Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Date Posted:
March 04, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Accountant (Part-Time)


Position Description

The Accountant is a member of the Operations team, supports the Chief Operating Officer and will primarily support the financial management of a $3M budget organization. The position will focus on accounting duties and assist with the preparation of financial reports that present the Music Center’s assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and other financial activities. Duties include but are not limited to general ledger maintenance, bank and account reconciliations, financial and budget report preparations, monitoring internal controls and payroll processing support. The individual will come with sound judgment, strong organizational, problem-solving, and time management skills. High degree of accuracy and attention to detail is required.

Title: Accountant

Status: Part-Time (20 hours per week)

Start Date: March 2019

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Works Closely With:Chief Operating Officer (COO), HR/Business Office Manager, Operations Staff, Program Managers and Directors, Executive Director



  •  Record all accounting transactions, correcting/adjusting entries and closing journal entries in accordance with established procedures and generally accepted accounting principles
  • Support the accurate and timely monthly and year-end close along with the reporting of all monthly financial information
  •  Process invoices and payments and manage contracts and receivables
  • Review, prepare, examine, and analyze accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports
  •  Maintain chart of accounts and assign entries to proper accounts
  •  Monitor the organization's use of its bank line of credit
  •  Assist with monthly reconciliation of credit cards
  •  Maintain monthly schedule of temporarily and permanently restricted contributions.
  •  Ensure strong professional relationships with auditors and other external financial constituencies
  •  Participate in the annual independent audit by coordinating preparation of information requested by auditors and respond to auditor inquiries

Budget Management Support

  • Maintain budgets and produce monthly budget to actual reports
  • Participate in the preparation of an annual budget and provide forecast and analysis of variances
  • Assist with monthly budgeting of cash flows and monitoring endowment fund transfers
  • Support Advancement department with grant application budgets
  • Assist program directors and managers in monitoring program budgets and respond to special requests Work with Registration staff to record earned revenues and Advancement staff to record contributed revenues as well
  • Support HR/Business Office Manager with payroll data processing
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks required; Familiarity with Sage 50 a plus Proficiency in using Microsoft Excel for analysis and reports
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in accounting and bookkeeping
  • Prior experience in nonprofit work preferred Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
  • Knowledge of payroll processing systems (e.g. ADP) helpful

Core Competencies

  • Strong communication skills
  • Efficiency
  • Ability to create a culturally competent environment
  • Follow-through on commitments
  • Strategic visioning/thinking
  • Collaboration

Cultural Fit

  • Ability to create and function within a culturally competent environment
  • Commitment to teamwork that is rooted in communication
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Commitment to data-based decision making
How To Apply:

Please upload your cover letter and resume to:

Marie Tai, Chief Operating Officer

Application Deadline is March 18th, 2019

Apply by:
March 18, 2019
Salary range is mid to high $20K’s commensurate with experience, and benefits include non-contributory 403(b) retirement plan, and discounts on music instruction at CMCB.
About this Organization:

Founded in 1910,Community Music Center of Boston (the Music Center) transforms lives throughout Greater Boston by providing equitable access to excellent music education and powerful arts experiences.  The Music Center serves more than 5,000 students each week, on-site at our South End facility in the Boston Center for the Arts and in more than 40 outreach locations, including public schools, community/senior centers, and medical facilities. We are the largest external provider of arts education in the Boston Public Schools. Core Music Center programs include individual and group instruction in more than 25 instruments; outreach instruction in Boston Public Schools; an Intensive Study Project providing private instruction, theory and performances to prepare students for college-level study; early childhood programs; and music therapy for individuals with a wide range of physical, cognitive, emotional and/or social life needs.

Community Music Center of Boston is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Community Music Center of Boston policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.