Hiring: Accountant

Position Summary

As an Accountant at IISC, you will use your skillset to support our financial operations. Under the direction of the Business Manager you will oversee IISC’s finance and accounting procedures including AP/AR, payroll, ensuring compliance and supporting month-end close. You will collaborate with staff across the organization on areas like billing, contracts, and grants management. The ideal candidate for this role has experience working in accounting in a nonprofit context, is an excellent communicator with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and thrives in a highly collaborative work environment.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Oversee all accounting activities of the organization and ensures compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Lead Accounts Receivable process efficiently and ensure the reconciliation of data between Salesforce and the accounting system.
  • Lead Accounts Payable, ensuring vendors are paid accurately in accordance with their terms and related expenses are properly recorded.
  • Support payroll processes, ensuring the integrity of all time and attendance reports.
  • Support reporting of grants and contracts, including compliance with funder requirements.
  • Reconcile all bank and investment accounts on a monthly basis. Post interest, dividends, gains and unrealized gains and losses. Maintain cash flow forecast.
  • Ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year-end close processes.
  • Support the annual audit, including preparation of year-end closing, prepare balance sheet accounts analysis; prepare and post year-end journal entries.
  • Maintain compliance calendar to be sure required filings are on time and accurate.
  • Ability to understand and follow internal controls that protect the organization against fraud and provide assurances that the accounting records are accurate and complete.
  • Provide guidance to non-finance staff on accounting policies and procedures.

Planning & Analysis

  • Partner with the Business Manager and Director of Operations to support annual budget formation process.
  • Prepare financial statements and support the development of management reports.


  • Commitment to IISC’s mission and values.
  • 3+ years’ experience in accounting and finance, preferably in a non-profit.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices (GAAP) and audit practices and principles.
  • Experience in accounting systems and fund accounting.
  • Significant Experience with QuickBooks and/or similar accounting software.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office system, with advanced Excel skills required.
  • Knowledge of Salesforce a plus.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Professional and highly ethical.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and successfully prioritize.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Superior organizational and project management skills with strong attention to detail.
  • A constant learner who is interested in being a proactive, positive member of the team.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to handle communication tactfully and effectively.

Additional Details

Location: Boston
Reports to: Business Manager
Salary Range: $46,350 – $60,000 based on experience.

Benefits: Compensation is competitive, commensurate with experience. IISC is proud to offer a very generous benefits package including:

  • 100% paid medical, and dental coverage for individual employees and dependents.
  • Generous paid time off,
  • Annual professional development stipend,
  • Commuter benefits
  • Flexible work environment with possible remote opportunities.

Hiring Process

Applications will be accepted until the position is full. Start date will be as soon as possible after hiring.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to iisc-hire@interactioninstitute.org. Please include the name of the position to which you are applying in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be accepted.