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We are hiring for the part-time position of Financial Manager. Help us spread the word! 



About Acton-Boxborough United Way:  A-B United Way (ABUW)’s vision is to build a community where every resident belongs and thrives. United, we fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Acton and Boxborough. We identify and address the most pressing issues in our community and bring together the people to solve them. We fund and collaborate with local agencies and community partners to address 5 critical challenges: mental health, early childhood education, financial stability, crisis response and preparedness, and Diversity, Equity and Racial Justice.  

Position Overview: To support the Executive Director to achieve ABUW’s mission by performing the agency’s accounting, bookkeeping, gift acknowledgment and audit functions. This part-time, hourly staff position requires approximately 15 hours/weekly.  The person needs to be able to participate in online and in-person meetings as a key member of a small and dynamic staff team of an entrepreneurial, fast-growing nonprofit.

Key responsibilities: Under the direction of the Executive Director, perform the agency accounting, banking, grant processing, fundraising campaign integration and gift acknowledgment functions: 

● Enter financial data into the cloud-based donor database Bloomerang and online QB.

● Perform bi-weekly payroll process with ADP and year-end payroll duties.

● Accounts Receivable: enter and track donations and multi-year pledges and make deposits. 

● Accounts Payable: process bills, create and track checks, coordinate with and pay vendors, etc.

  • Community Investment Grants and Assist Grants: Prepare quarterly grant payments to local nonprofit agencies, monitor cash balances and prepare emergency grants for local residents.
  • Prepare financial and giving software integrations for Fundraising Campaigns (annual spring/fall, 40th Anniversary, crises).
  • Manage grant accounting for grants received by ABUW.

● Manage and enter banking and credit card transactions/receipts. 

● Monthly bank transactions and reconciliations. 

● Generate monthly Quickbooks reports for the Treasurer and Board of Directors. 

● Develop and oversee adherence to fiscal policies, state and federal regulations and United Way and other compliance procedures (internal controls).

● Maintain the donor database giving records (in collaboration with Administrative Assistant) and create fundraising reports.

● Process gift acknowledgements, tax receipts and pledge invoices in a timely manner.

● On an annual basis, prepare vendor and company tax forms, set up the annual budget in QB Online, assist with closing of financial books, and prepare financial reports for United Way Worldwide.

  • Integrate digital giving platform ( with Bloomerang donor database and QB.
  • Prepare for the annual audit and assist in the budgeting and forecast processes.
  • Participate in weekly staff meeting (online; in-person).



Education and/or Experience 

● Bachelors’ degree preferred. 

● Significant bookkeeping experience using QuickBooks Online.

  • Gift processing and donor database management experience. 
  • Preferred: experience with nonprofit audit.


● Clear understanding of accounting principles. 

● Excellent computer and technology integration skills: QuickBooks Online, Google Suite, Excel and donor management databases, Slack,..

● Fluent in the English language, with very strong written and verbal communication skills.

● Detail oriented, self-starter, and ability to work independently. 

● Excellent organizational and written communication skills.


The ideal candidate 

Understanding of and commitment to the mission, vision, and guiding principles of ABUW. Enthusiastic, curious, responsible self-starter with a problem-solving mindset and an interest in working for a rapidly growing, entrepreneurial nonprofit. The candidate will have strong organizational, and general communications skills and thrive in a fast-paced, and small but dynamic and collaborative workplace. Superb attention to detail, high degree of accuracy, reliability, timeliness and use of judgment are essential. Access to and use of confidential data where discretion/sensitivity is of utmost importance. Some duties can be done remotely. The ability to work in the community is a plus.

ABUW is an equal opportunity employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class. Knowing its importance to the success of our work, ABUW is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we aspire to build a diverse staff team and community, including groups that are traditionally underrepresented among our sector leadership.

Salaried position (equivalent hourly rate): $26-$30 (depending on qualifications)

Please apply with a cover letter and resume through Position open until filled. No phone calls please.