Northwest Ground Level

Job Posting: Staff Accountant

Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC)

Job Title:              Staff Accountant

Reports to:           Director of Finance & Grant Management


Program Objectives & Requirements

BDCC is looking for a candidate who will serve as its Staff Accountant.  This position will oversee the day to day financial | accounting work of the organization, its two holding companies, and provide support to a fourth organization for which BDCC provides financial support.  Additionally this position will help to maintain the business office and keep it running smoothly and efficiently, as well as helping to support customers and external stakeholders.

Joining BDCC as its Staff Accountant affords the opportunity for a person with knowledge, combination of skills, personal traits, and attributes to join a dynamic team.  This position requires a strong work ethic and commitment to BDCCs mission, productivity, professionalism, problem solving and a diverse skill set (i.e. technical, interpersonal, communication, teamwork & collaboration, and problem solving & critical thinking skills).

BDCC, is a private, nonprofit economic development organization that serves as a catalyst for industrial and commercial growth throughout Southeastern Vermont.  The primary objective of the BDCC is to create and retain a flourishing business community that supports vibrant fiscal activity, and improves the quality of life of all of its residents.  As such, all BDCC employees are integral in assisting the organization to reach its objectives.  All staff are expected to participate in professional development activities led by the Executive Director as well as pursue opportunities individually.  The organization relies on all staff to help attend community and business meetings across the county.  Additionally, all staff are encouraged to publish professional papers establishing themselves, and the organization, as leaders in economic development in Southern Vermont.  Participation in these activities by all BDCC staff is critical to the BDCCs success.


Position Duties and Responsibilities; Applicable to all BDCC companies and affiliated entities.

Accounting Duties:

  • Coordinate daily | weekly receipt of accounts receivable and payment of accounts payable via check issuance or electronic payment.
  • Coordinate monthly issuance of tenant invoices and special project and program billings.
  • Implement and adhere to a monthly closing process including the preparation of asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
  • Document financial transactions by entering account information and recommend financial actions by analyzing accounting options.
  • Summarize current financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other required reports.
  • Substantiates financial transactions by auditing documents and reconciling financial accounts.
  • Maintaining accounting controls by preparing, recommending, and reviewing policies and procedures.
  • Maintains financial security by following internal controls.
  • Manage petty cash and business credit card transactions.
  • Work with and develop spreadsheets for loans, tenants, electric, fuel purchases and related purchase orders.
  • Filing and maintaining upkeep of A/R & A/P files.

Bookkeeping Duties:

  • Tag and monitor fixed assets.
  • Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants.
  • Assemble information for external auditors for the annual audit.

Budgeting Duties:

  • Work with Director of Finance & Grant Management, and program | project managers to develop the organization’s budget.
  • Monitor organizational spending to ensure that it is within approved budget parameters.
  • Inform Director of Finance & Grant Management, and program | project managers of the status and availability of funds.

Organizational Support:

  • Represent the BDCC at business and community meetings throughout the year; meetings are often at night and located across the county.
  • Maintain current understanding of organization’s activities and able to represent organization as needed.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings, professional development and community outreach.
  • Publish commentary, opinion editorials, and blogs demonstrating personal and organizational growth.



  • 1 – 3 years of Accounting experience.  Associates degree or greater level in business preferred.
  • Experience with QuickBooks Accounting System.
  • A passion for numbers, accuracy and skills in calculating figures is vital, as is adeptness for details.
  • A penchant for problem solving in a mature calm way, with a cheery disposition and in an organized fashion.
  • A desire for career development.
  • Ability to be discreet, reliable and trustworthy, to conform to company policies, as well as take initiative.
  • Multi – tasking; and ability to coordinate between departments and operating units in resolving day-to-day administrative and operational problems.
  • Use of office systems and related equipment.


Working conditions

Work is generally performed in an office setting with frequent interruptions, multiple deadlines, applicant inquires, and peak workload periods.  Position will require attending a weekly BDCC/SeVEDS staff meeting, and daily collaboration.  The position requires a schedule of work of 40 hours per week including evening meetings, as needed.


Physical requirements

Work may include prolonged sitting, as well as light to moderate lifting, reaching, stooping, pulling, pushing, manual dexterity, clear speech, visual and hearing acuity.  The need to transport files, paper and documents weighing up to 25 pounds is also required.


Direct reports



Interested parties having the required qualification / experience should send their resume via email to no later than September 13, 2019.  No phone calls please.