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CRJ Staff Accountant I- AP in Boston, Massachusetts

At Community Resources For Justice we change lives and strengthen communities by advancing policy and delivering individualized services that promote safety, justice, and inclusion.

CRJ believes that society gains when all people receive the support and tools they need to lead responsible, productive, and dignified lives. For 140 years, some of society’s most overlooked citizens have benefited from the programs we provide. Our work is divided into three divisions, each with a distinct practice area and population served:

  • Social Justice Services serves men and women transitioning out of prison and back into the community through a network of six residential reentry centers operated under contracts with federal, state, and county agencies. The division also runs a residential program for young adults with complex clinical needs.

  • Community Strategies supports adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities to live as independently as possible through a range of community-based residential options offering structure in a caring, home-like environment, as well as day programs.

  • The Crime and Justice Institute is a national-scale consulting practice that works with elected officials, justice system practitioners, policy makers, and thought leaders to effect significant reforms to promote safety and justice.

The AP Staff Accountant performs a variety of AP tasks under the direction of the Accounts Payable Manager

AP Staff Accountant Functional Responsibilities:

  • Function as an effective team member of the fiscal staff.

  • Respect the confidential nature of information accessed in the performance of the position.

  • Review, code and enter invoices into the accounts payable system.

  • Match invoices to checks and stuff and mail checks.

  • Generate check runs and electronic funds transfers in the absence of the Accounts Payable Manager.

  • Manage and run all of accounts payable when the Accounts Payable Manager is on vacation or working on large projects.

  • Prepare various ad hoc financial reports, analyses and functions as assigned by the Accounts Payable Manager, Director of Fiscal Operations, or CFO.

  • Maintain W-9 database and assist with 1099 process at calendar year end.

  • Assist on larger accounts payable implementation projects when needed.


  • Flexibility

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Self-Direction

  • Overview of Performance Management

  • Diversity

  • Technical Credibility

  • Resourcefulness

  • Resilience

  • Team Building

  • Influencing/Negotiating

  • Staffing & Development

  • Performance Management

  • Collaboration/Partnering

  • Accountability

Core Employee Competencies:

  • Customer Focus

  • Communication Skills

  • Team Effectiveness

  • Problem Solving & Decision Making

  • Adaptability/Cooperation

  • Continuous Development

  • Initiative

  • Process Improvement

Mental Demands:

  • Excellent written, verbal, analytical and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to work under pressure of deadlines

  • Ability to respond to sensitive situations appropriately

  • Detailed oriented

  • Highly organized

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Physical Demands:

  • Extended sitting

  • Attendance

  • Speaking

  • Computer screen exposure

  • Keyboard skills


  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite Products (i.e. Excel, Word, etc…).

  • Experience of automated accounting software systems. Microsoft Dynamics NAV experience preferred.

  • Degree in accounting or 2 plus years related working experience in lieu of degree.

CRJ provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

ID: 2021-5675

External Company Name: Community Resources for Justice

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