Proteus Fund partners with foundations, individual donors, activists, advocates, and other allies to advance social justice. Our work focuses on the interconnected goals of racial, gender, queer, and disability justice and an inclusive, fully representative democracy. Catalyzing progress on all of these fronts is essential to realizing our vision of a more equitable, just, and democratic future. We support movements through shared strategies and approaches with the aim of creating legal, social, and cultural sea change. In our 28-year history, we have collaborated in launching many mission-driven initiatives, including Donor Collaboratives, Fiscally Sponsored Projects, and Donor and Group Advised Funds. Through all of our work, we also strive to transform and radically enhance the very nature of U.S. philanthropy.
Proteus Fund and our associated organization Proteus Action League (PAL) have distributed more than $241 million in grants to support cutting edge issue advancement and movement building. The bulk of our grantmaking is at the state and grassroots level where we fund strategies and tactics ranging from community organizing, coalition building, and public policy advocacy to narrative development, strategic communications, research, and leadership development. We also advance these issues through a variety of non-grantmaking strategies including fiscal sponsorship of a stellar collection of progressive initiatives. Today, we are a $40 million organization supporting a total of 29 programs and initiatives.
The Senior Accountant is responsible for financial accounting and reporting for Proteus Fund (PF) and Proteus Action League (PAL) to internal and external stakeholders. They analyze accounting records, including financial statements and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness and conformance to standards defined within the department, makes corrections as needed and provides guidance to staff. Additionally, they will assist the controller and accounting manager in providing overall quality assurance of financial data and financial systems. They provide guidance to organization directors on program financial matters.
This is a full-time (40 hours per week) US based remote position based in the New England area.
Proteus Fund welcomes everyone to our team. We strongly encourage people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people; and individuals with disabilities to apply.
The Sr. Accountant will have bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent number of years of experience plus five years of accounting experience with at least 2 of those years in nonprofit setting. They have experience in producing and analyzing financial reports and providing explanation to key stakeholders. They also have experience in creating financial models and monthly and annual closing processes as well as assisting with the annual budget and audit process. They are able to juggle competing demands and prioritize without sacrificing quality. They are experienced and comfortable leveraging technology having at least intermediate working knowledge of excel and accounting software systems. They are able and comfortable effectively communicating detailed information to a wide variety of stakeholders.
Additional requirements and experience include:
Alignment to Culture and Values
The salary for this position is $75,000 per year.
For consideration, please submit resume to Chelsea Halon at Robert Half
Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at Proteus Fund, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/affectional preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
Proteus requires its colleagues who are working in an office setting or who will be required to travel as part of their key responsibilities to be fully (3 shots) vaccinated against COVID-19. Where an employee has a medical or bona fide religious reason which prevents them from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, Proteus will consider accommodations which may allow employees to safely perform the essential functions of their job.