Finance Associate

Location: Boston
Job Code: 160



The Bridgespan Group collaborates with mission-driven leaders and organizations to accelerate breakthrough social impact.  A nonprofit ourselves, we share our clients’ passion for building a better world. We work directly with clients to help them achieve outstanding results. We also develop tools and insights that organizations across the social sector can use to help them more powerfully pursue their missions. Rigorous thinking and analysis and deep social sector experience are hallmarks of Bridgespan’s work.  

We help social sector leaders scale the impact of their organizations, build the capacity of their leadership, advance the effectiveness of their philanthropy, and accelerate their learning.  Our clients work to address society’s most important challenges in three critical issue areas: expanding pathways of opportunity for disadvantaged populations, the pursuit of environmental sustainability, and civic engagement. Our services include strategy consulting, executive search, leadership development, philanthropy advising, and developing and sharing insights.

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This entry-level role will work closely with the Senior Finance Associate and Associate Director of Finance to focus on two key financial processes at Bridgespan.  First, the Finance Associate will oversee monthly time and expense reporting, based on online inputs provided by Bridgespan staff.  Second, this role will serve as the Accounts Payable function, processing all incoming invoices for the organization.  Additionally, the Finance Associate will assist in other tasks as needed, including the administrative maintenance of T&E within the CRM system, and responding to user inquiries.  This position would be a great opportunity for recent college graduates looking to learn more about finance and accounting in the nonprofit sector.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Oversee the monthly time and expense cycle using CRM, ensuring timely submission and reimbursement, as well as reviewing reports for accuracy and adherence to policy limits
  • Train new Bridgespan employees on T&E within CRM, T&E policy, and submission procedures
  • Support the maintenance of T&E in CRM
  • Enter and maintain expenses in the Blackbaud accounting system
  • Compile reimbursed expenses for inclusion in Consulting client invoices
  • Manage the work of temporary staff in reviewing and filing expense report documentation
  • Oversee the accounts payable function, including establishing default values for new vendors, coding invoices, obtaining appropriate approvals, processing payments, and maintaining vendor files
  • Manage the corporate Amex account reconciliation process
  • Work with the Senior Finance Analyst and Manager of FP&A to ensure correct allocation of expenses and invoices to various departments and grants
  • Generate data and assemble reports on various aspects of Bridgespan’s revenues and expenses, working under the direction of senior Finance team members as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred (business or accounting degree is highly desirable)
  • Interest in finance or accounting
  • Familiarity with basic accounting principles is desirable
  • Strong Excel skills, including the use of pivot tables and drop down lists
  • Familiarity with Blackbaud or other accounting software is desirable
  • Comfortable with web-based systems
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a deadline-driven professional services environment
  • Commitment to the nonprofit sector

The Bridgespan Group provides competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package.  We are committed to providing equal opportunities. We serve diverse organizations, and are committed to non-discrimination. It is our policy to ensure that all individuals with whom we are in contact are treated equally without regard to age, color, disability, gender, marital status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, expression, gender identity or veteran’s status.

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