Senior Accountant

March 27, 2023

Job Announcement: Senior Accountant

Reports to: Director of Finance

Classification: Full-Time (32 hours a week maximum), Regular, Exempt, At Will

Location: Remote; anywhere within the United States (outside the United States will be considered if feasible for the organization); Interviews for this position will be conducted via Zoom.

Work hours: Monday -Thursday, 32 hours/week. Employee schedules are determined after hire and may include flexible start/end times.

Benefits: Benefits: Benefits include fully paid employee and dependent coverage for health, vision, and dental, and long-term disability insurance; flexible PTO 13 holidays, and multiple office break/closures during 2023.

Salary Range: $79,503-$85,264.28 annually. The salary range is determined by Forward Together’s salary equity structure. Salary offers will only be made within this range.

Application Deadline: April 16th, 2023

Tentative Start Date: Tuesday, June 20th, 2023

This is a union position with Forward Together Workers United (FTWU), a bargaining unit represented by
CWA Local 9415.


Forward Together is a national reproductive justice organization that centers peoples, families, and communities who experience reproductive oppression. We prioritize Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and other peoples of color. We utilize a cultural strategy to shift the ways we think about family and to build power and movements, grounded in our lived experiences, histories, theories and struggles for reproductive justice.

Forward Together Action was started in November 2019 to change the way the political game is played. As one the few, 501c4 Reproductive Justice organizations led by women of color, we seek to build power through policy advocacy and the political process so that families can thrive. Find out more about us at


Forward Together and Forward Together Action is in search of a Senior Accountant. This is an amazing opportunity for a highly skilled leader to help shape the financial infrastructure of a dynamic 501(c) 3 organization, whose budget and staff have grown three-fold in recent years, and whose programs continue to grow in complexity, scale, and reach and will also help develop the financial infrastructure of an affiliate 501(c)(4) partner organization.

This position is responsible for all ongoing accounting tasks, working under the supervision of the Director of Finance (DF) and within the policies and protocols set by the DF, the Executive Team, and the Board of Directors of Forward Together and Forward Together Action, an affiliate 501(c)(4) partner organization. The Senior Accountant must run bookkeeping on time and with precision yet keep an eye to the entirety of the accounting system, maintaining proper documentation for all financial activity and ensuring consistency and clarity of systems for both organizations. The Senior Accountant coordinates finance filings from staff, assists the DF, and communicates with outside entities regarding accounting matters as needed. This position requires close collaboration with multiple stakeholders and works in partnership with the DF to manage the finances of the two entities.


You are perfect for this position if…

  • You prioritize the lives of Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and other peoples of color
    – and have actively lifted up and centered these voices in your professional work
  • You love numbers – You enjoy working with all types of numbers, preparing financial statements, and overseeing accounting operations
  • You enjoy collaboration and teamwork. You appreciate working in a team-oriented environment, where everyone can showcase and develop their skills to reach the organization’s goals.


  1. Financial Transactions and Support
  • Prepare and manage general and sub-ledger accounting entries, ensuring accurate, timely, cost-effective, and user-friendly results following GAAP fund accounting.
  • Maintained and balanced accounts by verifying, posting, reconciling transactions, and resolving discrepancies.
  • Perform monthly, quarterly, and year-end closing functions, including reviews, reconciliations, reserve adjustments, net asset reclasses, and compliance with grant requirements and restrictions.
  • Maintain accounting systems and processes for internal controls, accuracy, and efficiency.
  • Maintain and update prepaid schedules.
  • Update benefits tracking spreadsheet each month to record changes in staffing and COBRAs
  • Reconcile benefits invoices to benefits tracking spreadsheet
  • Assist with paperwork associated with on-boarding and separation
  • Track and reconcile vacation and sick accrual hours
  • Conducts accounting procedures orientation for all new employees and regularly communicates with all employees about financial procedures.
  • Assists the DF with asset management (e.g., managing bank accounts and balances and cash flow.)
  • updating and maintaining accrued vacation and sick leave, shared cost allocation, and restricted revenue release spreadsheets
  • Maintains fixed assets and depreciation schedule when applicable.
  • Assist the DF with managing the investment portfolio and tracking investment returns and performance.
  • Be the primary interface between Development and Program teams, track grant spending and alert Development, Program, Finance and Executive teams of discrepancies.


  1. Business Operations Support
  • Manage credit and debit card functions, including user and system setups, reviewing and processing transactions, and providing user support.
  • Collaborates with DF to train and coach staff on new accounting procedures related to the 501(c)4 entity and accounting software.
  • Assist with the management and maintenance of the property management system, including ensuring the accuracy and integrity of records and entries and preparing monthly reports.
  • Assist business partners across various functions by providing information, documentation, system support, and reports as needed.
  • Perform internal operational audits, assess results, and make recommendations for improved procedures and controls.


  1. Financial Reporting and Budgeting
  • Summarize financial results by collecting information, reviewing account balances, and analyzing results
  • Participate in monthly and annual closing processes, including preparation of journal entries and account reconciliations in a timely manner for each close
  • Participate in ongoing budget versus actual reviews, analyze key variances, and provide information and feedback as appropriate
  • Assists the DF with annual budget process and mid-year budget revision
  • Assists DF with lobbying financial reporting


  1. Audit
  • Assist with audits by analyzing account balances, managing documentation, and providing information as requested.
  • Prepares schedules and reports for annual fiscal audits and 990.
  • Prepares all filings that draw upon the completed Form 990, such as the U.S. Census Annual Services Report.


  • Adheres to organizational values and practices around challenging oppression by exhibiting behaviors indicating inclusion and respect in all facets of their work (programmatic, operational, and interpersonal)
  • Conducts accounting procedures orientation for all new employees and regularly communicates with all employees about financial procedures
  • Attends staff meetings
  • Participates in staff strategy sessions
  • Participates in weekly Courageous Practice sessions to the extent of physical ability except when deadlines for primary accounting duties preclude participation
  • Participates in all-staff grassroots fundraising activities such as the end of year campaign at a level that does not impede primary/required accounting duties or cause hours to exceed regular work week
  • Participates in hiring committees as assigned.
  • Ability to travel out-of-state for 3-5 days at least 2-3 times per year
  • Maintains and updates the Forward Together CRM (constituent relationship management system) for the individuals and organizations that this position coordinates
  • Utilizes direct communication and pro-active problem solving to address internal organizational challenges and disagreements
  • Works pro-actively and in good faith as a member of the staff team to support and strengthen the overall stability and effectiveness of the organization
  • Performs other duties as assigned and attends meetings as needed


  • Either a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or closely related field or equivalent knowledge and skills plus basic knowledge of GAAP
  • Nonprofit accounting experience preferred
  • Strong commitment to social justice
  • Ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels and from various backgrounds
  • Ability to independently formulate original journal entries
  • High level of accuracy in data entry
  • Strong Excel/spreadsheet skills
  • Proficiency with Intacct and other third-party integrators like Expensify,, Divvy, etc.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, web browsers, Gmail, Google Calendar and the basics of database and conferencing software
  • Experience with databases a plus, such as EveryAction and other constituent relationship management (CRM) platforms.
  • Excellent problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Highly organized and systematic, with excellent time and project management skills
  • Ability to maintain grace under pressure and communicate needs effectively
  • Ability to hold confidentiality, good judgment, and awareness of other people’s needs
  • Readiness to troubleshoot and problem solve
  • Works effectively both independently and in collaboratively
  • Reliable, consistent with strong attention to detail, yet not rigid
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; courteous, direct and accountable
  • Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the primary language (English) used in the workplace
  • Background check required




People of color, people with disabilities, Indigenous, queer, transgender, non-binary and gender nonconforming people strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing:

  • Why you are interested in this role with the listed responsibilities;
  • Why you are interested in working for a multi-racial organization made up of people of color, immigrants, indigenous people, queer and transgender and gender-nonconforming people who work to secure rights, recognition and resources for families so that family members have self-determination over their bodies, their sexuality, and their family formation.

You must submit a resume and a cover letter that thoroughly answers the prompts, or your application will be deemed incomplete.

Click here to access the application portal.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.