Accountant - Temp to Perm

  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Contract
  • Department: Finance
  • Exempt Status: exempt

Company Description

Oxfam is a global organization working to end the injustice of poverty. We help people build better futures for themselves, hold the powerful accountable, and save lives in disasters.

Job Description

ITLE:General Accountant I




DEPARTMENT:  Finance Department


REPORTS TO:Accounting Manager




COORDINATES WITH: Finance Staff and other Oxfam America (OA) departments and outside contacts such as bank representatives and external auditors


PURPOSE OF POSITION: Maintains and controls designated General Ledger accounts and business transactions, applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) that includes analytical work and thorough review of financial records.  Produces required journal entries, project uploads, and account reconciliations in accordance with OA policies, procedures, and schedules.   



  • Produce monthly entries through journals and project uploads as applicable.
  • Produce account reconciliations for assigned asset, liability, revenue and expense accounts for both OA and OAAF (Oxfam America Action Fund). Resolve variances in a timely manner.
  • Reconcile, balance, and maintain all appropriate accounting records, including auditable backup for all entries.
  • Ensure completeness and accuracy of transactions and account balances for assigned accounts.
  • Ensure that assigned responsibilities in the monthly closing process are met in a timely manner.  Escalate any issues that impact the closing schedule as soon as they are known.
  • Analyze and interpret financial data.
  • Present relevant data in a concise and usable format.
  • Prepare preliminary financial reports, statements, and projections using standard and fund accounting principles.
  • Serve as a back up to other Finance team staff.
  • Maintain confidence and protect operations by keeping operational and financial information confidential.



  • S/he will stay abreast of professional standards, trends and issues affecting responsibilities, demonstrating continuous learning of the field.
  • S/he will work effectively and collaboratively in support of building a team-based culture of work; perform all duties appropriately for a multi-cultural environment, treating all persons with dignity and respect; become familiar with and committed to Oxfam America’s mission and goals.
  • S/he will have an understanding of gender equity and diversity within key areas of responsibility and a commitment to promoting gender equity and diversity in our workplace and programs.







  • Bachelor degree in accounting or equivalent combination of education, experience, and training


Experience and Core Competencies:


  • 1- 3  years of work experience as an accountant
  • Familiarity and proficiency with ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems or Modular Accounting Systems
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite
  • Excellent Excel skills, including but not limited to Pivot Tables, SUMIFS, and VLOOKUP
  • Ability to structure and present Excel reports to present information clearly, including tables, charts, and formatting
  • Excellent attention to detail; ability to work accurately and leave complete and accurate audit trails
  • Ability to work independently while considering team relationships and coordination of duties within team structure
  • Ability to tell when something is wrong with a transaction orprocess; in recognizing a problem or potential problem, ability to collaborate with team in problem-solving to correct or minimize impact
  • Ability to identify system, process and policy issues and make recommendations for and implement solutions
  • Ability to work independently while considering team relationships and coordination of duties within team structure
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas both orally and in writing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and capacity for team building



  • Proficiency with Oracle
  • Experience with non-profit accounting


Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Oxfam America is a Gender Just organization and an equal opportunity employer. We have a zero tolerance policy for any sexual harassment, exploitation, and/or abuse. We welcome all persons to apply and do not discriminate. We take measures to prevent discrimination against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

We are an E-Verify employer.

For more information, please click on the following links:
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