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Fractured Atlas

Fractured Atlas

Location: Work from: πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ USA

Staff Accountant

MANAGEMENT FINANCE
Full-Time
Management and Finance
USA Only
Finance
Full Time
Accounting
$75,000 - $99,999 USD
Time zones: EST (UTC -5), CST (UTC -6), MST (UTC -7), PST (UTC -8), AKST (UTC -9), HST (UTC -10)

OVERVIEW
Fractured Atlas is seeking a full‐time Staff Accountant. Fractured Atlas is a national nonprofit art service organization with a membership of over 75,000. Our mission is to make the journey from inspiration to living practice more accessible and equitable for artists and creatives. We are dedicated to helping individual artists and arts organizations at every level of the cultural ecosystem, in every creative medium by providing fundraising tools, educational resources, and personalized support.

The Staff Accountant will join the five-member Finance & People Operations (FinPOps) team and is tasked with maintaining financial operations for Fractured Atlas. Reporting to the Senior Director, Finance, this is a mid-level role that will act as an essential accounting resource to the wider Fractured Atlas team, help maintain regulatory compliance, and support accounting and financial functions to ensure the accuracy and integrity of our financial records. 

At Fractured Atlas, we individually and collectively work hard to carry out our organization’s mission. We also understand that work is just one part of life and, through a culture of care, support team members having full and robust lives outside of work. With that foundation, our organizational culture embraces people who are open to:
  • Building trust with others and addressing equitable distribution of responsibilities when collaborating.
  • Learning new ways of working while welcoming change as a way to reshape processes/policies/programming that no longer serve our values.
  • Transparency in communications, decision making, and feedback.
  • Centering care and connection in our individual work and in relation to our colleagues. 
We recognize that the culture and core values of an organization should continue to evolve to reflect the world we live in. At any given time, we recognize that there might be emerging values other thanstated values and we continue to have conversations about stated and emerging values.

Additionally, at Fractured Atlas we work to adhere to anti-oppression and anti-racism principlesin all areas of our internal and external work. This commitment is grounded in our belief that change is possible, and that our work and that of the artistic community as a whole will grow stronger as oppression is eliminated. 

In our current phase of this journey towards being an Anti-Racist Anti-Oppressive (ARAO) organization, the whole staff is engaged in all staff ARAO meetings led by rotating teams and undergo training as part of their onboarding process. We recognize that we do not have all of the answers as we pursue this work. This work will continue to shift as the Fractured Atlas team changes. We ask that new team members join us as we continue to learn, practice, and grow in this work.  Learn more about what it’s like to work at Fractured Atlas here.


MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Manage day-to-day financial tasks and related accounting records, ensuring accuracy and complying with GAAP, internal controls, and regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare journal entries, review financial data, and perform monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Assist with development of the annual budgets and monthly forecasts. This includes a $4M operating budget with an additional $30M in fiscal sponsorship activity.
  • Assist with annual regulatory requirements, including but not limited to managing the independent financial audit, 990 filing, and 1099 reporting.
  • Review and approve cash disbursement requests including payments to vendors and employee reimbursements.
  • Serve as a resource and provide support to the wider Fractured Atlas team, including assisting with grant requests, preparing internal financial reports, and managing financial literacy efforts.
  • Collaborate with team members to continually assess financial systems and procedures, recommending improvements and implementing changes as necessary.
  • Keep abreast of nonprofit GAAP, regulatory changes, and nonprofit organizational trends.
  • Collaborate cross functionally in organizational projects, as needed.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
  • Working knowledge of internal control processes and nonprofit GAAP. Familiarity with nonprofit fund accounting preferred.
  • Thorough comprehension of the relationship between income statement and balance sheet accounts obtained through significant coursework, certification, and/or demonstrable equivalent professional experience in accounting.
  • Ability to work meticulously, with a keen eye for precision, and highly skilled in spotting errors and inconsistencies in data.
  • Demonstrated competence in identifying, analyzing, and problem-solving accounting or compliance issues.
  • Capacity to work autonomously and execute independent action with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to hold information confidential when necessary with excellent judgment.
  • Partner-centric approach to finance and accounting, including an ability to discern and meet the needs of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and/or Google Workspace with particular strength in spreadsheet applications.
  • Ability to use or learn to use and refine a variety of digital tools, forms, and resources.
  • Commitment to applying anti-racist and anti-oppressive values to accounting work, compliance, and organizational operations.

LOCATION
This position is U.S.-based and 100% virtual (with potential travel about 1-2 times per year*). You can live anywhere in the country but most meetings fall within a 10 AM-6 PM ET window.

*We have full staff and team in person/hybrid gatherings 1-2 times a year, but we respect that individuals have different risk levels with travel and will work with employees to determine what is possible, with consideration for what is unsafe or uncomfortable for team members.


COMPENSATION
This is a full-time exempt position. Salary is $82,700. Fractured Atlas has fixed-tier compensation, so everyone at each tier makes the same. Learn more about our compensation structure here. 

Benefits include employer-contributed dental, vision, medical insurance; flexible spending account; employer-contributed 401K plan; commuter benefits; professional development allowance; ticket and staff donation allowance for artist member projects; internet and cell-phone stipend allowance; workplace supplies allowance; unlimited paid vacation days; paid sick days; paid family and medical leave; and a casual but hard-working, friendly, and supportive work environment.Learn more about our benefits here. 


TO APPLY
To be considered for the position, please use the application portal to upload all the items below in one PDF-formatted file:
  1. Written answers to the following prompts. Please try to keep your answers to less than 200 words each, though you may go slightly over 200 if you find it necessary. We will not be looking for perfect grammar or syntax for this role.
    1. What made you apply to this position?
    2. Please describe your interest in nonprofit accounting and how your experience(s) make you a strong candidate for this role.
    3. Please share anything else you would like us to know that isn’t reflected in your resume.
  2. Resume no longer than (1) page.

If you make it to future rounds of interviews, we’ll request a list of (3) professional references complete with phone number, email address, and explanation of the relationship. (References will not be contacted without your prior consent.)

If you're looking for a way to merge PDFs,  iLovePDF is a free browser based option. Incomplete submissions will not be considered, nor will submissions sent via email, post mail, or fax. 

When applying, you can use any name that you’d like to be referred to—it does not need to be your legal name. If at any point in the process you’d like for us to update your name in our applicant tracking system, please email [email protected] and we can update it for you.

We receive many applications for each job and cannot respond to questions about the position unless you are having a technical issue with the job portal or are requesting accommodations for the process. If you need help with a technical issue or are requesting accommodations, please email [email protected].

Want to know what’s next after you apply? Here is a breakdown of the steps of the hiring process. Note that the timeline for this search will be slightly extended than what is listed and there will be 2-3 weeks in between rounds. You can learn more about Fractured Atlas by reviewing our website, blog, andmedia.fracturedatlas.org/how-we-work.


OUR COMMITMENT
Fractured Atlas is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. (Read more about our Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression commitment.) We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


POSTING DATE
June 18, 2024. Deadline for submissions is July 10, 2024 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

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