Senior Accountant

Organizational Sustainability & Operations United States


Senior Accountant

Location: Flexible within the United States

Position is available: Immediately


Every student deserves opportunities in life, and every educator committed to providing those opportunities deserves support. Those beliefs drive us to work alongside schools to support great teaching so that we can work towards guaranteeing that all students are receiving high quality instruction. We partner with over 900 schools - both district and charter - in underserved communities around the country, thus impacting more than 330,000 students. Third-party evaluations confirm that when schools have the right basic conditions in place and partner with ANet, they achieve 6-8 months of additional learning over a two-year period compared to schools not partnering with ANet.


At ANet we are committed to living out our core values, both across our organization and with our partner schools. We acknowledge that systemic inequities impact student access to opportunities and that in order to ensure educational equity for all students, we must center on the experiences of those from marginalized communities to guide our work. We work to deepen our understanding of how race, class, power and privilege influence the education system as well as influence our own perspectives. To do so,  we provide ongoing learning opportunities through org-wide professional development, affinity groups, working groups, and resource sharing.


Individuals who join ANet have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic, values driven, and team-oriented organization that is committed to having impact in schools by investing in each other and learning together. We were named as The NonProfit Times “Best Nonprofits to Work For” and work tirelessly to foster a working environment where the unique perspectives, backgrounds, and identities of our staff members are valued.


We are seeking a Senior Accountant to lead ANet’s accounting function and financial infrastructure toward financial sustainability. This role will execute and manage a team to complete cyclical accounting activities, refine accounting policies and procedures, and design and implement systems that support the team and organization’s ability to drive impact. The ideal candidate is an accounting professional with a track record of successful project and people management. The Senior Accountant will report to the Chief Operating Officer.



Lead accounting systems and processes to ensure ANet’s financial sustainability

        Oversee and execute processes and systems including  Accounts Receivable (A/R), Accounts Payable (A/P) and Travel and Expenses (T&E)

        Ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close and lead team to maintain financial record systems in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and fund accounting

        Lead and manage all audit activities

        Support financial compliance requests including state, benefit and insurance reporting

        Manage annual external audit activities, collaborating with auditors and accounting team to develop requested workpapers

        Manage reconciliation of cash accounts

        Design and create ad hoc financial reports and/or analyses to support various organizational initiatives

        Prepare and post journal entries as needed

        Review internal controls environment and ensure that current systems/processes are adequate for risk mitigation

        Support financial compliance requests including state, benefit and insurance reporting


Optimize vision and strategy for accounting team

        Refine accounting policies and procedures and identify areas of process and system innovation within the department to improve the team’s overall performance

        Evaluate and implement accounting, purchasing and invoicing systems that will support ANet’s long term growth goals

        Partner with internal stakeholders to identify and define critical infrastructure needs


Build, develop, and retain a high-performing and highly engaged accounting team

        Manage and develop a high-performing team of staff accountants to meet organizational and professional goals

        Develop team members to continuously improve by providing high impact feedback and coaching; manage towards excellence in their roles while being committed to their long-term development


In order to be successful in this role, candidates must demonstrate the following:

        You have 3-5 years of experience managing the accounting function (including A/R, A/P, travel and expenses, etc.)

        You are energized by managing others and have a track record of leading teams to drive systemic changes

        You have exceptional analytical and strategic thinking skills that set you up for success in identifying areas of process and system improvement and your strong project management skills allow you to drive innovations forward

        You are deadline-driven and solutions-oriented and thrive at working in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment

        You are a collaborative team player and your positive customer service attitude makes you excel at communicating with diverse internal and external stakeholders

        You bring familiarity and comfort with finance systems (QuickBooks, Emburse, Nexonia, etc.) and advanced Microsoft Excel skills

        You have a passionate commitment to and a sense of urgency for the support of schools, along with a belief that all students can achieve at high levels

        You are motivated by working in an environment where we live out our core values daily and are eager to examine personal archetypes and biases while discussing topics related to race, class, and privilege which relate to ANet’s Advance Equity and People Matter values, and our work towards becoming an anti-racist organization


Ideal candidates may also demonstrate the following preferred qualifications:

        Experience with nonprofit accounting practices


ANet offers highly competitive compensation based on prior experience and qualifications as well as comprehensive benefits in order to best support our people. Benefits we offer include: health, dental and vision insurance where ANet pays 80% of the cost of these benefits for employees and their families/domestic partner; generous paid time-off including: vacation, 10 paid holidays with paid days off between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, a paid floating holiday, paid sick & personal days; paid parental leave; retirement plan options; commuter benefits; tuition reimbursement;  flexible spending accounts; short and long-term disability coverage; and basic life and personal accident insurance.


We are now accepting applications for this position, which will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  To apply, please click on the blue “Apply” button. 


ANet is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds and gender identities to apply to our positions.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.