The Possible Zone

Job Description


TPZ is an eleven-year-old non-profit organization that has served well over 1,000 students with programming, internships and advisory services during high school toward the mission of economic equity. Our program has demonstrated strong impact in terms of high school graduation, matriculation into post-secondary education and careers, and strong Social Emotional Learning and Identity Development.  As we further expand into Boston, TPZ Programming will catalyze a Boston Community Ecosystem that will include students, parents, high schools, community organizations, large corporations, local entrepreneurs, technology companies, venture capitalists, and postsecondary education institutions. Our intent is to join and continue to enhance a Student Ecosystem in Jackson Square and surrounding communities that are similar to those that have emerged in other Greater Boston areas such as Kendall Square and the Seaport District.  Collectively we will dream, learn, work, and ultimately create leadership opportunities for economic mobility and prosperity for our students and their surrounding community. Importantly, TPZ is highly committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in everything we do.  And as we establish success in our Boston Headquarters, we will scale our efforts to replicate TPZ’s blueprint at a National level.


As our ideal Controller, you will bring your expertise in nonprofit accounting and grant management to lead our financial operations. You will be responsible for managing our financial systems, processes, and team while ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations and standards. Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Managing month-end closing and financial statement preparation
  • Conducting regular account reconciliations and journal entry reviews
  • Overseeing accounts receivable and account reconciliations
  • Assisting in building budgets and managing progress against financial and operational objectives
  • Collaborating on regular updates on actuals vs. budget and resulting updates to our financial forecasts
  • Assisting in identifying expense controls and streamlining spending throughout the organization
  • Preparing for and managing our annual audit


  • CPA Certification preferred
  • MS in Accounting, or 10+ years of non-profit accounting experience
  • Deep understanding of and significant experience using QuickBooks
  • Grants Management experience, including building and maintaining Net Asset Restrictions and liaising with the Development/Fundraising personnel in grant budgeting, reporting, and management.
  • Experience with Federal A-133 and GAGAS requirements, and Federal “Single Audit” processes.
  • Experience managing or supporting annual financial audits, and interfacing with third-party auditors
  • Experience managing small teams
  • Experience in a fast-paced start-up environment in a growing organization.
  • Experience with ERP, Procurement, and other cost saving system implementations.


The Possible Zone offers a robust compensation and benefits package including high-quality health benefits and an employer contribution to your 401(k) plan.