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Finance Manager / Accountant

Department: Finance
Location: Boston, MA

MassChallenge Inc. is looking for someone to join the Finance team, the people who are the engine that keeps MassChallenge running. As the Accounting and Finance Manager, you will be the primary accounting resource for MassChallenge, while assisting in various finance and strategy related projects. You will report to the Controller, taking lead on everything from day-to-day activities to defining key accounting processes and controls. MassChallenge is a fast paced environment and this role will require both attention to detail and autonomy in fast paced, high pressure situations. 

What You’ll Do
Be a point of Contact & Communication Leader 

  • Be the main point of contact of all things finance with our Controller. 
  • Understand MassChallenge account classification, coding, and accounting processes.   
  • You will be a primary point of contact for all things accounting and finance, you will ensure timely responses to inquiries and requests for all stakeholders including customers, vendors and employees. 

Manage Finance Systems & Processes 

  • Work with external accounts payable resources to process vendor invoices for payment, ensuring proper account classification and routing for approval. 
  • Manage accounts receivable through invoicing and collections.   
  • Reconcile Salesforce opportunities with revenue recognition schedule. 
  • Assist team members with processing payroll and personal reimbursements in Expensify. 
  • Close of financial statements on a monthly basis by managing external resources for monthly close process, including transactional review, bank & credit card reconciliations, revenue recognition schedule and other balance sheet reconciliations. 
  • Assist Controller and external auditors with the audit each year by providing supporting documentation and explanations as requested. 

Who You Are and What You Bring

  • You have an Accounting background (accounting degree or a CPA with 2-4 years previous experience). 
  • You are analytical, self-motivated, organized, detail oriented and takes ownership of work. 
  • You have knowledge of Excel and web-based applications; Expensify, QuickBooks Online,  Salesforce and Adaptive Insights are a plus! 
  • You are a quick and independent learner of new systems and process. You have knowledge of basic accounting principles. 
  • You have the desire to be part of a startup and a fast-paced environment, including a passion for working with your hands and aren’t afraid to get dirty. 
  • You have a problem-solving mindset; clearly identify issues and present creative solutions 
  • You enjoy building strong rapport with team members and clients. 
  • You have professional verbal and written communication, fluency in Spanish is a plus. 
  • You are committed to success and will take this opportunity seriously. 
  • You can work effectively in a startup environment with relatively little structure by embracing change adapting to innovate. 
  • You are independent, trustworthy, biased to action, resourceful, and willing to learn while doing. 

Who We Are 
MassChallenge is the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. No equity and not-for-profit, we are obsessed with helping entrepreneurs from all backgrounds, industries, and regions around the world. We also reward the highest-impact startups through a competition to win a portion of several million dollars in equity-free cash awards. Through our global network of accelerators in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Rhode Island, Switzerland, and Texas and unrivaled access to our corporate partners, we can have a massive impact - driving growth and creating value the world over. 

How We Work 
We envision a creative and inspired society in which everyone recognizes that they can define their future and is empowered to maximize their impact. Our mission is BIG and so we are a team that gives 110% to it every day. Our Guiding Principles ensure we stay true to our mission and our core beliefs:

  • Impact Now: Think big, act big, know that you can change the world.
  • Be Genuine: Give trust and earn respect. 
  • Help Entrepreneurs Win: Startups first in every facet of our business. 
  • Team Up: Work together, empower your teammates, laugh often. 
  • Own It: Celebrate wins; embrace failures; this is how we learn together. Be at cause. 

Why You Should Join Us 
We believe working at MassChallenge is fulfilling because of the mission, challenging because of the pace and work, and rewarding because you get to build to the next step in your career here. When you join MassChallenge, you join an incredible team and network of innovators and entrepreneurs, you take ownership over significant and strategically important projects, you focus on impact and output, and you help catalyze a global renaissance.

How to Apply 
In addition to completing the online application and providing your resume, please include a one-page cover letter in which you tell us about yourself, why you want to work at MassChallenge and why you are a perfect match for this job. 

Our goal is for our team and culture to reflect the diversity of the global community we serve. Employment at MassChallenge is contingent upon verification of identity and eligibility to work in the country that the position is based in, based on applicable laws.

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