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Senior Accountant



Accounting & Finance
Posted on Friday, November 3, 2023


Full-Time, Remote, Must be based and qualified to work in the United States. [Estimated salary range: $70,000 – $80,000]

About Technovation

Technovation is the world’s largest technology-entrepreneurship program for girls.

Our Mission: We empower girls to become leaders, technology innovators and real-world problem solvers.

Our Vision: We are committed to creating opportunities for girls to reach their full potential by equipping them with tech education, an entrepreneurial mindset, future-ready skills and the agency to create solutions for all people and the planet.

Our Future: We recently created a very ambitious strategic plan to leverage our lessons learned from 17 years of programming and our global network of partners to make a significant dent in increasing the number of women in positions of influence, power and leadership – most notably in technology. Our goal is to empower and engage 25 million girls in technology entrepreneurship programs over the next coming years.

About this opportunity

We are looking for a Senior Accountant who will report to the COO as part of our Admin and Operations team. As a non-profit organization, the credibility and accuracy of our financial reporting is essential for maintaining donor relationships, demonstrating that we are trustworthy stewards of awarded funds, and ensuring that we are supporting progress toward our mission in an efficient and financially responsible way. The person in the Senior Accountant position will play a key role in supporting a thorough and detailed organization of our finances.

Primary duties and responsibilities include:

  • Take ownership of the General Ledger processes. Record revenue and expenses in accordance with GAAP and monitor the overall use of Quickbooks.
  • Monitor cash in bank accounts daily; print check payments as needed; review vendor payments for account accuracy
  • Perform month end and year end closing activities including bank reconciliation, allocate payroll and benefits to department functions and grants, and record and reconcile monthly credit card expenses
  • Prepare monthly reports including cash flow, actual to budgeted financial tracking, grant balances, revenue and expenses for board meetings, grant reports, etc
  • Prepare, review, and analyze financial statements to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Assist in sending payments to vendors and sub-grants to our international partners
  • Post job positions at the request of teams who are hiring
  • Coordinate the annual audit and tax reports with our accounting firm
  • Assist in annual budget process by preparing worksheets, budgeting admin expenses, and summarizing all departmental budgets into a single document presented to the board
  • Coordinate the yearly insurance renewal including liability, directors and officers, and cyber security
  • Ensure financial compliance with state and federal agencies (i.e. CA Secretary of State filing, System and Awards Management,  Census, etc)

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, CPA optional
  • A minimum of 10+ years of progressive accounting experience
  • Thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) used in the United States and full-cycle accounting
  • Experience with Quickbooks or other accounting software and proficient in Excel
  • Experience with the audit process
  • Detail-oriented, organized, reliable, and able to work autonomously as part of a small fully-remote team 
  • Accounting duties are shared with another staff member so ability to work with others to meet tight deadlines and following through on stated commitment to tasks is essential 
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills, particularly in terms of conveying financial information to other staff members and the Board of Directors
  • Non-profit accounting experience is a plus but not required

How to apply:

To apply, please complete this form which includes a place to add your resume and a few general questions. This form requires a Google login to access. If you do not have a Google login, please contact [email protected] for more information.

We offer:

This is a full-time position with a salary ranging from $70,000 to $80,000. Our benefits include:

  •  20 vacation days in addition to all federal holidays and sick time
  • A paid organization wide week-long shutdown at the end of the year
  • 100% cost coverage of medical, dental, and vision costs for employees and a portion of the cost for partners and dependents
  • Life-insurance coverage
  • 401k program with an organization match after two years
  • Option to participate in FSA and DCA pre-tax programs
  • Tenure bonus plan
  • Remote work with core work hours and flexible scheduling

Our work environment also prioritizes these features that align with our core values:

  • Ownership: We follow a MOCHA process that clearly outlines responsibilities on a project. You will make high-level decisions about the work you do and how you will execute it. We focus on including everyone’s voices, not micromanaging.
  • Integrity: We emphasize transparency, honesty, and data in all our work and decision making. We review projects regularly, admit when we need to make changes, and use data to confirm when it’s time to try something new.
  • Equity: We value getting your work done in good quality and on time. We have core hours but start and end times are flexible in order to support what’s going on in your life, and you’re welcome to go to appointments and run errands as needed. We continue to work on promoting principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the organization.
  • Curiosity: We’re a small team and much of our work includes cross-team collaboration. That collaboration succeeds due to communication, organization, and curiosity as we encourage each other to learn and grow.
  • Innovation: You’ll contribute directly to an organization that provides technology education to students from underserved areas in 100+ countries, all while helping to address the underrepresentation of women in STEM fields. Have an idea of how we can do this better? Let us know! We prioritize input from our team.