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Borealis Philanthropy is hiring a

Accounts Receivable Accountant

  • USA Only
  • Full-Time
  • 6 applicants (29%)

Accounts Receivable Accountant

Reports to (Title): Controller
Department: Finance
Employment Classification: Full-Time
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Location : Remote
Salary Range: $62,000 – $78,000

About Borealis Philanthropy

From Black-led movement-building, to queer and trans liberation, to disability justice and inclusion, community organizers are working every day to bring about transformational change. Borealis Philanthropy exists to listen to, invest in, and support them. Our staff of experts come from the communities we serve, and bring their lived experiences, values, and visions to the work of supporting community-driven change through grantee and funder collaboration.

As a philanthropic intermediary, Borealis Philanthropy builds bridges between funders and organizers by creating opportunities for impact-driven investments. We team with funders to conceive, develop, and implement grantmaking initiatives that resource the many innovative organizations within each of our respective grantmaking funds. In partnering with philanthropy, we remove barriers to funding for grassroots organizations and invest in intersectional movements building a future that serves all of us.

Our Values

Responsiveness, Racial Equity, Trust, People-Centered, Curiosity, Boldness

Job Overview

The AR Accountant is a member of a five person finance team and responsible for a variety of accounting functions, including posting and monitoring AR invoices, allocation and restriction release journal entries, and AR related reporting. Additionally, the AR Accountant works closely with Development and Program staff to prepare financial materials for incoming grant requests and reports and reconciles data between systems. Under general guidance and the direction of the Controller, the AR Accountant resolves moderately complex problems and improves or establishes processes and procedures to ensure effective and efficient operations of the Finance Dept.


Accounts Receivable

  • Monitor AR email, receive incoming GALs, review, and add coding
  • Review and post AR invoices
  • Create and maintain project codes for grant tracking
  • Monitor AR aging reports and communicate with staff as necessary to follow up

Monthly and Year end Accounting Duties:

  • Prepare release from restriction journal entries
  • Prepare allocation journal entries
  • Prepare AR related reports and schedules for annual audit
  • Acts as backup and provides additional support as needed to AP Accountant

Funding Request and Reporting Support

  • Prepare financials for grant proposals and reports and other development and communications needs
  • Reconciles incoming grants and payments with Development staff
  • Acts as Finance Liaison to Development team and program staff for finance needs related to incoming grants

Other Duties: As a member of the Borealis staff, the AR Accountant performs certain functions that are not specific to their job, but support the organization as a whole. This includes:

  • Act as backup to finance team member as needed
  • Submitting expense reports and timecards by stated deadlines
  • Attending all staff meetings and required trainings and events
  • Participating in organizational development and change processes, including serving on committees or special project teams
  • Support Borealis’ culture and values; align outcomes, practices, and communications within organizational culture
  • Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma, Associates degree preferred
  • Three (3) years experience in nonprofit accounting/full-cycle bookkeeping
  • Experience with cloud-based accounting software; Sage Intacct and preferred
  • Experience using cloud-based systems and tools such as Salesforce, Zoom, Google Suite, Slack, Asana

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills & Personal/ Behavioral Attributes)

  • Strong understanding of GAAP (General Accepted Accounting Principles)
  • Ability to handle confidential information with sensitivity and integrity
  • Highly organized and detail oriented with good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely through verbal and written communication
  • Ability to work collaboratively and build relationships within a diverse workplace
  • Excellent attention to detail and high level of follow-through
  • Commitment to Borealis’ vision and values

Work Environment (Conditions and Physical Demands)

This job operates in a professional, virtual, home office or co-working environment, with local and national travel. In line with Borealis’ commitments to racial equity and disability justice, our current policy is that no staff member travel or attendance at in person meetings is required at this time. If team members are interested in attending in person events, Borealis will, as needed, work to make reasonable accommodations to ensure their health and safety.

This role routinely uses standard office equipment, including a laptop computer and cell phone. The employee is generally required to spend long periods of time sitting, typing, and working at a computer. May require the ability to occasionally lift and transport items. Accommodations will be made based on ability and accessibility.

Commitment to Disability, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Borealis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact [email protected] Borealis is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other category protected by local, state, or federal laws. We are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive staff team. We strongly encourage applicants who are people of color, LGBTQ, women, trans and gender non-conforming people, people with disabilities; and/or formerly incarcerated people.

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