Staff Accountant

  • Anywhere

ioby seeks a part-time (20 hours per week) Staff Accountant to join our team. This role reports to the Sr. Management Team and plays a critical role in getting timely funding into the hands of community leaders. Responsibilities include managing all project disbursements and project fund reconciliations, general accounts payable, and data entry. This is a fully remote role.

Women, people of color, and LGBTQ people are always strongly encouraged to apply.

About ioby

ioby (In Our Backyards), founded in 2008, is a civic tech nonprofit that mobilizes neighbors who have good ideas to become powerful civic leaders who plan, fund, and make positive change in their own neighborhoods. ioby was recognized by the Obama Foundation for contributions to civic innovation, was awarded the Jane Jacobs Medal by the Rockefeller Foundation, and an American Civic Collaboration Award for increasing civic participation.

ioby is a national non-profit crowdfunding platform that mobilizes neighbors across the country to become powerful leaders who plan, fund and make positive change in their neighborhoods. We are creating a future in which our neighborhoods are shaped by the powerful good ideas of our own neighbors. 

As a tech nonprofit, ioby has a fast-paced environment that constantly evolves to the next level of improved service to ioby Leaders (iL’s). Our team is distributed across the country so we use a variety of online tools for project management and communication. As an organization with anti-racist ideals, ioby primarily collaborates with BIPOC community leaders who experience funding discrimination. Learn more: 

For the right candidate, this is an exciting opportunity to be part of a mission-driven, community-based organization that is contributing to a national movement for resident-led community development. For more information, visit

The primary activities of this role are to be responsive to the ioby Leader and Finance Team by:

Facilitating all disbursements to ioby Leaders, reconciliation of all project donations and disbursements

Creating grant agreements with ioby Leaders

Supporting the Senior Management Team during the annual audit by providing detail and support as requested

Processing and recording all manual donations

Troubleshooting any donor transaction issues or questions

Processing accounts payable for the organization

This is a part-time, hourly position at 20 hours per week. In New York or San Francisco the hourly pay range is $30-$35. For candidates in other areas, the salary is adjusted for cost of living. Please note that this position must accommodate east coast hours regardless of location.

Hiring Timeline:
Job Posting Open: 2/27/2024

Job Posting Closed: 3/12/2024

Phone Screens: 3/13-3/18/2022

Final Interviews: 3/18-3/22/2022

Anticipated Start Date: April 2024

ioby is committed to the principles of equal opportunity. ioby’s organizational policies, practices, programs, activities, and decisions regarding employment, hiring, assignment, promotion, compensation, volunteerism, internships, and other terms and conditions of employment or voluntary service shall not be based on a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, ancestry, military discharge status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, source of income, parental status, housing status, or other protected status, in accordance with applicable law.


Candidates for this position must have the following characteristics:

Attentive to detail

Responsive in communication, quick to action

Experience working with a diverse group of people online including people who may not be very comfortable using online tools and those with a lot of comfort using online tools

Experience using a variety of software programs

Flexible, high performing despite interruptions or changes

Excellent in time management

Comfort working on a distributed team

Demonstrated use of good judgment

Demonstrated experience using discretion in past roles

Desire to work at a multiracial organization in the midst of a long-term process of creating a Racial Equity and Inclusion Framework

Excellent customer service approach

Believes in ioby’s mission and the power of resident-led action in making change

Committed to racial justice and equity

Extraordinary candidates for this job will have the following nice to have characteristics:

Experience working on a distributed team

Experience with Salesforce

Experience working at an antiracist organization

Experience working within the legal + financial obligations of a 501c3 nonprofit

Experience working with a nonprofit fiscal sponsor

Ability to perform basic account reconciliations

Experience with accounting or bookkeeping

Excellent at math and Excel

Experience managing up

Excellent written and verbal communication


The position does not include benefits.