Run for Something
Accounting & Finance, Sales & Business Development
Posted on Friday, May 12, 2023
About Run for Something
Run for Something recruits and supports young progressives running for down-ballot offices in the United States. Since launching in 2017, we’ve recruited 126,000+ young people who want to run, and we’ve endorsed over 2,300 candidates across all 50 states + DC. We’ve elected 793 candidates across 49 states – 57% are women, 57% are BIPOC, and 21% are LGBTQIA+. and all are age 40 or younger. Our alumni have meaningfully and intentionally made life better for millions of Americans across the country. We are a high-reaching, hungry team changing the face of politics in America. Learn more about our work in this clip.
The Run for Something network includes Run for Something (a 527 non-federal PAC), Run for Something Action Fund (a 501c4), and Run for Something Civics (a newly launched, non-partisan 501c3).
We have ambitious plans for 2023 and beyond. Read about them in our Strategic Plan here.
We highly encourage all job applicants to visit our Careers page to learn about our work environment, values, compensation and benefits policies, interview process, and more.
Position Name: Accounting Associate
Reporting Structure: This role reports to the Controller
Location: Remote (U.S.)
Job Classification: Full Time, Exempt
Essential Duties: The primary responsibilities include managing accounts payable, reconciliation, supporting annual audits and broader team projects.
Run for Something is currently hiring an Accounting Associate to join the Finance and Compliance department for our organization that has more than doubled in budget size in the last year. The Accounting Associate will be an integral part of Run for Something’s Finance and Compliance department, which is supporting the rapid growth of our programs and infrastructure. Your primary focus will include the month-end closings, maintaining accounting standards, reporting, and audit support. In addition to working with the Finance and Compliance department, you will interact broadly with other employees across the organization to ensure that accounting policies are followed, transactions are executed accurately and in a timely manner, and relevant information is reported.
Reporting to the Controller, you will be an integral part of the Finance team. This Accounting Associate is a self-starter, proactive problem solver, action driven and flexible. This Accounting Associate will manage multiple priorities, succeed in communicating with all levels within the organization and provide immediate contributions to the department.
This is a hands-on position with other miscellaneous administrative responsibilities associated with the operations of the Finance and Compliance department in partnership with relevant departments across the organization.
The Accounting Associate will help RFS accomplish our strategic imperatives via:
Accounts Payable (40% of time)
-Oversee the organization’s Accounts Payable via Bill.com, including routing invoices for approval, ensuring the organization is billed appropriately based on signed contracts, proper coding is applied, and scheduling payments
-Oversee employee reimbursements, including comparing receipts and approving reports via Expensify
-Manage reconciling company credit cards on a monthly basis
-Process credit card transactions using appropriate expense accounts from the chart of accounts
-Cross-train in other accounting functions, including monthly balance sheet account reconciliations, including Accounts Payable and Credit Card account(s)
General Accounting (35% of time)
-Assist with bank reconciliations as needed
-Assist in training staff on the Finance Team’s systems and tools
-Manage the monthly close process by disseminating monthly reports for review by the appropriate stakeholders
-Participate in preparation for assigned audit duties required by auditors and support their fieldwork and follow up queries
-Assist in timely preparation of IRS Form 1099s, IRS Form 990s, and audits
-Disseminate monthly budget reports on a timely basis to department heads and sitting in on budget vs. actuals meetings
Broader Department Responsibilities (25% of time)
-Manage the Finance team’s email inboxes
-Work with the Controller to document and implement processes and procedures for the Finance team
-Work cross-functionally to ensure that all departmental questions and concerns, pertaining to the Finance team, are responded to and answered in a timely manner
-Respond to vendor and internal inquiries in a timely matter
-Conduct basic financial analysis to support decision-making
-Maintains organizational filing system and historical records by filling documents via G-Suite
-Manage the Finance team’s calendars and schedule meetings as needed
-Safeguarding the organization financially by ensuring all staff adhere to all company financial policies and procedures
-Support broader Finance & Compliance department tasks and projects as needed
Success in this position looks like
-Ensuring accounting operations are in compliance with GAAP standards
-Collaborating with the Controller and broader Finance and Compliance department to manage and strengthen critical accounting infrastructure and processes
-Ensuring accounts payable and reconciliation is performed in a timely manner
-Answering internal and external questions in a timely manner
-While an accounting degree is not required for this position, your application materials should clearly demonstrate your accounting experience as related to this role
-At least two years of professional experience
-Advanced proficiency with Microsoft OfficeTech-savvy with ability to quickly adapt to new systems and software
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to interact effectively with all levels throughout the organization
-Customer service orientation and great interpersonal skills
-Unwavering professional ethics and personal integrity
-Trustworthiness and confidentiality in handling sensitive financial information
-Structured, organized and attention to detail is a must
-Time management skills with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
-Proactive problem solving tendencies, analytical skills, and a forward thinking mindset
-Ability to operate with autonomy and at times with a degree of ambiguity
-Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects in a fast-paced, growth environment and manage your time well while working remotely
-Demonstrated time management skills transferable to working a four day work week
-Demonstrated ability to work in and contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment
-Ability to demonstrate Run for Something’s organizational values: Bold & Fearless; Open & Honest; Supportive & Respectful; Progressive & Diverse; Long-term & Strategic
-Ability to work independently for extended periods of time in a remote environment
-Strong commitment to the Run for Something mission
-Past experiences in Bill.com and Expensify would be preferred but not needed
Run for Something is committed to building teams that reflect the diversity of our candidates, and to building equitable and inclusive environments that fully leverage the skills, potential, and unique perspectives of our employees. We strongly encourage applications from members of marginalized communities who have been disproportionately affected by lack of representation in elected office, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color, women, and the LGBTQIA+ and disabled communities. Learn more about our commitment here.
In order to prioritize the health and safety of our employees, all Run for Something employees are required to provide proof of COVID vaccination. Run for Something will discuss reasonable accommodations with employees who may be unable to receive a vaccine due to disability, the advice of a medical provider, or sincerely held religious beliefs.
Run for Something is (and always has been and will be) a remote office environment; you will collaborate with colleagues who are based across the United States. You should be prepared to either work from home or a location of your choosing.
This position will require attendance at approximately 2 all-staff or team events per year, which may include overnight travel. Run for Something’s reasonable accommodations policy applies to employees who are unable to travel or participate in gatherings.
As Run for Something grows, your role responsibilities may evolve to ensure it's always aligned to organizational priorities and continuously contributing to our mission of recruiting and supporting young progressives running for down-ballot offices.
This position requires the ability to work core hours, Monday through Thursday. This position will require some nights and weekends work. Learn more about what it’s like to work at Run for Something at our Careers page.
Essential Physical Requirements
-As this is a remote position, the person in this position must be able to communicate with colleagues and partners via phone, including conference and video calls, as well as written communication such as Slack and email.
-The position requires the ability to work on a computer for all or part of the work day. This position will include travel, as described above.
Compensation & Benefits
Salary for this position is set at $72,600. In order to counter pay inequality and uphold internal parity, salaries are non-negotiable for new and current employees. Run for Something salary bands for a given staff level are benchmarked to the 75th percentile for our sector, and all new employees are paid at the entry point of those bands. Employees then have the opportunity to progress through current salary bands through annual cost of living increases and performance-based pay increases, and into new salary bands through promotions.
Learn more about our compensation policy here.
Benefits at Run for Something include:
-Four Day Work Week (learn more here)
-Unlimited Paid Time Off policy
-Platinum Medical Insurance (100% of premium covered for employees; 50% of premium covered for dependents)
-Dental and Vision Insurance (99.9% of premium covered for both employees and dependents)
-Professional Development Stipend
-Treat Yourself Stipend ($500 a year to do something that brings you joy)
-Work from Home Stipend
-Cell Phone/Internet Stipend
-12 weeks paid family leave
-Paid Sabbatical (after 3 years of service to RFS)
-Employee Assistance Program
~ Four weeks in organization-wide holiday closures, including a two-week winter break
-Flexible, remote work environment
-Transition payment for departing employees
Given campaign finance restrictions, candidates for this position must possess valid work authorizations, and cannot be foreign nationals. This means that we are legally prohibited from hiring anyone for this position who is not a US citizen or lawful permanent resident (green card holder).
We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, with priority review given to earlier applications.
Learn more about our interview process here.
No phone calls, emails, or social media inquiries, please. Due to the volume of applications, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries. As a general policy, we don’t conduct informational interviews for candidates who have applied for specific opportunities at Run for Something to ensure equity in our hiring process and to give everyone who has applied a fair chance to succeed. We know that applying to jobs is difficult, and we do our best to alert every applicant as to their status in the process. However, be aware that you may not receive a response from us until after the application deadline has passed.
If you need accessibility or disability accommodations in any step of the application or interview process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, with the job title + “accommodation request” in the subject line.
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