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Accounting Manager

Company: Candid
Location: Williamsburg
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

POSITION: Accounting Manager


Supervises a team of 2 senior accountants and 1 part- time accounting associate

35-hour work week, Monday through Friday

Flexible (remote or a hybrid schedule in one of Candid's offices in New York, NY; Atlanta, GA; Cleveland, OH; or Williamsburg, VA)


$85,000 - $105,000 (this range is for the NYC area and will be adjusted for other localities; additionally, factors like skills and experience will be considered)


Health insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision), Retirement contribution with additional option for match, Company paid Life Insurance & AD&D, Paid leave time (PTO, Bereavement, Volunteer, Holiday, Parental), Short-term and Long-term disability, Pre-tax Transit, FSA


This position reports to the Controller and will lead a team of 2 senior accountants and 1 part- time accounting associate to achieve an efficient monthly, quarterly, annual close and financial reporting process for all of Candid's revenue streams. This role will have a strong accounting and operational emphasis over revenue recognition processes and controls to ensure accurate reporting of various revenue streams. This person will work with the auditors to assist with year-end audits. The position requires great attention to detail and the ability to deliver results under deadlines as well as working effectively cross-functionally in a rapidly changing environment.


  • Manage and support the full revenue cycle from invoice creation to revenue recognition, application of payments, collection of overdue invoices and accounting service desk for related tickets

  • Review monthly revenue recognition schedules, supporting journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations related to accounts receivable

  • Ensure proper revenue recognition for all subscription products, memberships, contracts, and grants. Review grant and sales agreements as necessary

  • Liaise with sales and customer success teams to investigate and resolve issues associated with the processing invoices, payments, and refunds

  • Manage and review all cash account and sales tax reconciliations - Chase, CyberSource, NetSuite, Avalara

  • Review sales report for sales tax liability assessment, State tax returns in Avalara and registration renewals

  • Review regular and ad hoc reports to provide details of revenue streams

  • Support reporting of financial information to funders and answer accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data

  • Make recommendations to streamline existing accounting processes and procedures, and update revenue recognition handbook as needed

  • Manage preparation of all reports and supporting documents for annual audit. Work closely with Controller and auditors to complete a timely and clean audit

  • Provide input and support on implementation and enhancement of IT systems which directly and indirectly impact accounting and finance functions

  • Manage performance of staff by setting goals, and providing ongoing training

  • Special projects as assigned by Controller and VP of Finance


    • Bachelor's Degree with a major in Finance or Accounting

    • Minimum 7 years of accounting experience with at least 2 years in a supervisory role

    • CPA preferred


      • Technical knowledge of U.S GAAP, especially in revenue recognition primarily related to Software service subscription arrangements and SaaS revenue accounting preferred

      • Strong understanding of accounting principles and reconciling data discrepancies

      • Experience working for a software as a service (SaaS) company or non-profit with earned and contributed revenue preferred

      • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) including advanced Excel skills

      • Experience with financial systems: ERP (NetSuite or similar) and CRM (Salesforce or similar)


        • Strong attention to detail, exceptional organizational skills, analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills are a must

        • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and collaborate for problem resolution with internal staff while maintaining positive working relationships

        • Ability to work independently and tackle multiple priorities simultaneously

        • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills

        • Flexibility during closing periods to meet deadlines

        • Willingness to perform other duties and special projects as needed/requested

        • Sensitivity and respect for racial, gender, sexual orientation, and cultural differences

        • Champions and represents Candid's core values: We're driven, direct, accessible, curious, and inclusive

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          The information you need to do good.

          Every year, millions of nonprofits spend trillions of dollars around the world. Candid finds out where that money comes from, where it goes, and why it matters. Through research, collaboration, and training, we connect people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it. Our data tools on nonprofits, foundations, and grants are the most comprehensive in the world.

          Candid's vision is an ambitious one. But we know that when we make investments in our talent, it translates to more access and better knowledge for those working for social good around the world.

          On February 1, 2019, Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces to become Candid, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

          HOW TO APPLY

          Please email your resume and cover letter to Please put the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line. Your application will only be considered if all instructions above are met. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Due to the high volume of applicants, we typically receive, we regret that we can only contact candidates that we would like to interview. For more information on positions available at Candid, please visit our website: Candid is a qualifying nonprofit organization as defined by the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. As such, Candid employees may claim their employment time on their PSLF application. Candid is an EO/AA/VET/DISABLED Employer. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply.

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