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Senior Accountant / Assistant Controller

National Brain Tumor Society
Remote (work location must be in the Eastern time zone of the US)
$100,000.00 to $120,000.00 per year, commensurate with experience
Closing date
May 1, 2024

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Focus Areas
Diseases & Disorders, Healthcare, Medical Research
Job Function
Accounting / Finance
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Experience Level

About NBTS:

National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) unrelentingly invests in, mobilizes and unites our community to discover a cure, deliver effective treatments, and advocate for patients and their care partners. NBTS is a leading policy advocacy and research organization as well as a convener of brain tumor research leaders including industry, regulators, funders, clinician researchers and patient advocates. The organization also delivers timely information and support to patients and families. Through collaborative leadership with partners, our results include paradigm shifting research discoveries, increased federal funding for brain tumor research, innovative new clinical trials, opportunities for entrepreneurship and venture philanthropy to benefit brain tumor research, and empowering collaborative advocacy that results in reforms and advances to health care and the development of treatments.

While we have seen significant progress in terms of scientific understanding of brain tumor biology, we are unsatisfied with the status quo of today’s treatment options. NBTS is committed to investment in new ideas and research poised to incent the development and realization of treatments that dramatically increase survival and quality of life for patients.

Position Summary:

The Senior Accountant is a critically important position to carry out the financial responsibilities of National Brain Tumor Society including all accounting operations at NBTS. This includes day-to-day revenue transaction processing, ownership of the month-end close, and ownership of the annual audit and tax filings. In addition, the Senior Accountant works with the VP of Finance and Accounting to analyze the results of operations in relation to the budget and forecasts. This role works with others to develop policies and procedures that are effective, efficient, flexible, and scalable. The Senior Accountant will ensure that policies and procedures are followed, allowing for proper and timely recording of transactions. This position interfaces and collaborates with many areas of the organization and is instrumental in helping the organization.

Please note that this remote role is open to candidates with a primary work location in the Eastern time zone of the United States. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This is a representative list of the general duties the position may be asked to perform and is not intended to be all-inclusive.

  • Ensure timely and accurate completion and reporting of day-to-day accounting work with minimal supervision, in a high-volume accounting environment.
  • Own the month-end process, including revenue recognition, revenue accruals, and reconciliations with the goal of a 15-day close.
  • Own completion of the annual audit and tax filings.
  • Provide the VP of Finance and Accounting with timely and accurate financials, including variance reports and comparisons to budget and forecasts as appropriate.
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting. 
  • Provide budget-holders with monthly budget reports and answer questions as needed.
  • Stay abreast of all major events, transactions, and initiatives at the organization.
  • Maintain the accounting system (NetSuite) and ensure all constituents can access reports and data.

Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related field required, CPA license preferred. 
  • At least 3-5 years of nonprofit accounting experience strongly preferred; at least 3 years of work as a Senior Accountant required.
  • Experience in a mix of corporate and nonprofit organizations preferred.

 Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: 

  • Extensive experience with nonprofit accounting standards, terms, and reporting requirements, including temporarily and permanently restricted transactions, unrestricted transactions, and GAAP.
  • Commitment to 100% accuracy.
  • Experience with year-over-year financial analysis.
  • Advanced to expert-level Excel skills.
  • Familiarity with database concepts and structures.
  • Experience with NetSuite is highly preferred, but familiarity with comparable mid-tier accounting systems is required.
  • Experience with Salesforce (or similar CRM) preferred.
  • Professional, collaborative demeanor and a proactive approach to problem-solving. Willing to experiment to find solutions, and able to seek out relevant information independently.
  • Able to work under time pressure to consistently meet deadlines for financial deliverables and drive projects to completion.
  • Easily adapts to organizational growth and change, able to learn new programs and processes quickly.

Work Environment: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Location: Remote, work will primarily be performed virtually in a home office environment. This role requires a primary work location in the Eastern time zone of the United States
  • Hours: Normal hours for this role are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. Occasional attendance at NBTS events or meetings may be required on the weekend or outside of normal hours.
  • Travel by car and/or plane throughout the US may be required approximately 5% of the time.
  • Role is largely sedentary, with infrequent light physical effort required. On-site work is performed in an ADA-compliant office environment, and workspace may be shared. 
  • Must be able to sit or stand in a stationary position for extended periods of time. This role frequently involves communicating on the phone and using a computer for long periods of time.

NBTS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment, and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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