Suzuki School of Newton

1615 Beacon Street
Waban, MA 02468


Date Posted:
April 04, 2021

Eastern Massachusetts



Accounting Manager


The Accounting Manager reports directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of the finance functions of SSN including accounting, systems, and technology. Position executes ongoing financial transactions of organization (bookkeeping), analyzes financial information and prepares financial reports for non-profit organization. Position also is responsible for data collection and analysis, including report generation; payroll and benefits; grant administration; and administrative systems. Directs and co-ordinates technology and systems.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Accounting and Finance

· Execute the daily financial activities – accounts receivable and pledges, accounts payable and cash disbursements; review invoices, code to appropriate account, review expenditures, requests for checks, bill funding sources and insure deposits are made.

· Compile financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions.

· Maintain financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), including perform month-end closing duties including journal entries, preparation of financial statements including balance sheet, profit and loss statement, cash flow schedule, and projections.

· Reconcile monthly bank statements

· Ensure adherence to accounting principles and accounting control procedures. Introduce controls where appropriate.

· Collect appropriate data and prepare monthly management reports, including budget variance reports and forecasts.

· Conduct financial analysis (such as profitability and pricing) to support decision making.

· Prepare annual budget and forecasts working with the ED and the finance committee

· Work with external auditors on annual financials and preparation of Form 990

· Work to improve efficiencies and where necessary recommend upgrades or cost savings

· Maintain fixed asset tracking and compliance regarding restricted v. unrestricted gifts

· Co-ordinate insurance renewals and third-party vendor contracts (landscaping, snow removal, etc.)

Technology and Reporting Systems

· Manage outsourced vendor to ensure that the IT/database and telecommunication infrastructure maximizes technology to effectively meet and anticipate needs

· Manage all data collection and registration systems

· Manage grant compliance and perform grant tracking and reporting to government agencies

Payroll and benefits

· Maintain human resource records.

· Administer employee benefit programs, payroll taxes and analyze cost trends

· Manage payroll functions-timesheets, grant time tracking, payroll, and transfers for outsourced payroll vendor

· Compliance-follow changes in MA laws, employee related, but also regulations for Public Charities e.g. annual HIRD form, Earned Sick Pay law in 2016, FMLA, Form 5500, etc.


Qualifications and Competencies needed

· Bachelor’s degree required in accounting, business or related field

· Minimum of five-years accounting experience, including non-profit accounting

· Understanding of federal, state and municipal grant administration

· Experience with computerized accounting software

· Experience with outsourced payroll system

· Knowledge of MS Word and Excel required, adept knowledge of QuickBooks desktop version

· Excellent communication and relationship building skills including confidentiality

· Integrates multiple thinking processes to make decisions and improve quality

· Attention to detail and hands-on in a complex environment (preschool, music school); must be exceptionally accurate and reliable

· Ability to meet deadlines and project management skills needed

· Commitment to mission of SSN and inclusion

· Understands SSN’s programs and its components

How To Apply:
Send CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references to No Phone Calls please.
Apply by:
April 16, 2021
$60,000 - $76,000
About this Organization:
Suzuki School of Newton was founded in 1986 by Gwendoline Thornblade with the mission to instill in children at an early age a love and respect for music that will enrich them all their lives. It is our goal to promote early childhood cultural, intellectual and character development through a proven music education program that integrates individual and group instrument instruction, music theory training, parent-child interaction and community performance experience.