Byte Back
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full Time

STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Position Description

About Byte Back

For nearly 25 years, Byte Back has been providing a pathway of inclusive and relevant tech training that leads to meaningful careers in the tech industry. As a leader in both digital inclusion and digital equity, we serve and train more than 1000 adults every year to help close the digital divide. Byte Back's Scholars are predominantly people of color, women, and unemployed or underemployed adults. 90% of Byte Back program participants do not have a college degree.

By the year 2025, nearly 85,000,000 jobs will be lost to automation, artificial intelligence, robotics, and machine learning. Most of those jobs are held by marginalized, underrepresented, and minority communities. Our mission is to close the digital divide by providing under-resourced communities an equitable pathway into the digital economy. We achieve this through transformative digital advocacy, digital literacy, and tech certification training. We exist to reskill these individuals to help them be marketable for 21st century jobs. On average, our graduates who are hired increase their annual earnings by more than $25,000. Byte Back believes everyone deserves an opportunity to reap the benefits that come from participating in the tech industry.

Byte Back's innovative approach and our leaders have been featured at SXSW, on TEDx, Good Morning Washington, "The Root 100," Washington Business Journal, Technic.ly, Voice of America, Washington Informer, NBC, and more. In 2022, we were named "Non-Profit of the Year" by DC Chamber of Commerce.

About the Opportunity

We are looking for a dynamic Accountant to join us. The Accountant will report directly to the Director of Finance. You will be part of Byte Back's exciting evolution as we respond to an ever-increasing demand for our services. Your key roles are vital to the growing organization as they are ensuring accurate expenses, managing risks, implementing/improving policies, training, General Ledger management, AP/AR, Audit Support, and collaboration with the budget. Overall, you and the Director of Finance manage all facets of the organization's financial system. This opportunity allows you to be part of a great team and room to make an imprint within the organization.

About Your Responsibilities

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Supervise full AP Cycle, which includes: vendor set up, coding, processing, and reconciling to the GL
  • Manages AR this includes, following up with Grantors and assisting Director of Finance compile monthly invoices
  • Monitor weekly bank and credit transactions in collaboration with team members to track deposits and prepare journal entries
  • Reconcile General Ledger Accounts as assigned
  • Assist with Annual Budget
  • Collaborate with team members for Year End Audit
  • Support Director of Finance with financial reports
  • Team up with Director of Finance to implement systems, policies, procedures, and controls which assure that Byte Back's financial operation functions efficiently and effectively; is designed to account accurately for various grantors and funding streams; and complies with standard nonprofit accounting principles
  • Elevate staff's level of financial understanding through coaching, training, and collaborative efforts
  • Ensure continual review of internal and strategic controls, communications, risk assessments and maintenance of documentation
  • Maintain good working relationships with government officials, foundation and corporate partners, and the NGO community

About Your KSAs

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field. May substitute extensive work experience for degree.
  • 2-3 years experience working with financial systems of complex projects and grant programs
  • Working experience with Sage Intacct, Bill.com, Salesforce, and excel is a plus
  • Self-starter who appreciates the space to self-manage and creates efficient ways to complete duties
  • Solution oriented and takes pride in finding resolution to complex circumstances
  • Possess a strong Accounting background and understands the basic principles of GAAP
  • Past experience working in a non-profit environment with high volumes of government grants
  • Quick learner, you embrace new technology processes in efforts to create a more efficient environment
  • Appreciates mentoring and helping others
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-paced
  • Ability to maintain a high-level of confidentiality on all financial matters

Employment Type

Full-Time/Exempt Hybrid
Employee Compensation and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience

Byte Back is an equal opportunity employer and leads the nonprofit sector in offering a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Employer-paid Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Pre-tax flexible spending
  • Dependent care and transit accounts
  • Paid vacation, Holidays, Personal days, and Sick leave
  • 6-weeks of Paid Family Leave
  • 403(b) with 1% employer match
  • Employer-paid life insurance, and additional workplace subsidies

Byte Back provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

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