Senior Accountant

New York, NY

Posted: 02/23/2023 Employment Type: Permanent Job Number: 5138

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Senior Accountant

Job Overview: Our New York client is seeking to add a NEW Senior Accountant to their team. Senior Accountant is responsible for monitoring, reconciling, analyzing, and reporting on financial activity, as well as processing related accounting transactions. Ensure all accounting follows GAAP. Troubleshoot financial operations and business practices as they affect the quality of financial data and reporting.


This is a Direct Hire role.
USC/GC Holder
No Sponsorship

What you will be doing as a Senior Accountant…

  • Coordinate the recording, reconciliation and reporting on all accounting activity. Help ensure accuracy and compliance with GAAP for all general ledger transactions and reconciliations prepared by other Finance staff.
    • Responsible for coordinating the proper coding and reconciling all activity in subsystems such as Stripe, PayPal, Braintree, and various credit card and bank systems. Serve as a resource for questions and issues regarding data within the subsystems.
    • Collaborate and liaise with departments such as Development to reconcile activity and troubleshoot any issues with data from their systems (such as Salesforce) vs. the accounting system.
    • Review all contracts, donor agreements, grants, and MOUs in order to record revenue recognition in compliance with GAAP.
    • Responsible for the budgeting, tracking and reporting of financial activity related to individual grants. Prepare and analyze project budgets and monthly grant financial reports. Update project budgets and record and reconcile grant revenue and expenditures, including funds released, labor and overhead allocations.
    • Ensure financial compliance of grants with government, foundation and private funding requirements. Review grant documentation, including funding guidelines, application, budget, award letter(s), and specific grant requirements. Communicate with appropriate staff assigned grant oversight.
    • Perform monthly cash reconciliations. Maintain and implement cash handling policies and procedures in accordance with best practices.
    • Monitor receivable and payable aging reports. Work with other Finance staff and third-party vendors to troubleshoot cases in which transactions are significantly delinquent. Recommend procedural changes to support efficient and accurate financial operations.
    • Assist in preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements and accounting reports. Review reports with program and senior Finance staff. Design and generate customized reports as needed.
    • Identify areas of internal control weaknesses, develop policies and procedures, and conduct internal audits of processes requiring improvement as directed by senior Finance staff.
    • Compute non-disbursement related taxes owed (e.g., sales tax, UBIT) and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting or other tax requirements.
    • Participate in the preparation of year-end financial and single audits, as well as compliance audits, including creating audit-requested schedules and retrieving supporting documentation and back-up information. Provide staff support in preparation of 990.
    • Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned, e.g., systems implementation, annual indirect cost proposal, IRS and other government inquiries.

    Senior Accountant…
    • BA in Accounting
    • 5 years in accounting/finance.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) required.
    • Knowledge of maintaining financial databases and computerized accounting systems required. Knowledge of Intacct strongly preferred.
    • Knowledge of economic and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and practices, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
    • Demonstrated ability to accurately analyze information and make sound recommendations that have business impact on day-to-day operations.
    • Excellent attention to detail, strong organization skills, and time management.
    • Strong communications skills with the ability to express ideas clearly both in written and oral communications.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to relate to managers with a range of financial capabilities.
    • Must be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Possess a collaborative approach to problem-solving.
    • Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information.
    • Must demonstrate strong ethics, transparent handling of financial matters, and the ability to avoid even the appearance of conflicts of interest.
    • Ability to effectively manage time productively, meet deadlines and engage in continuous learning.



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