FPWA is an anti-poverty, policy, and advocacy nonprofit with a membership network of nearly 170 human service and faith-based organizations. Each year, through its network of member agencies, FPWA reaches 1.5 million low-income New Yorkers of all ages, ethnicities, and denominations. FPWA strives to build a city of equal opportunity that reduces poverty, promotes upward mobility, and creates shared prosperity.
The Senior Accountant will assist the Controller in maintaining the day-to-day accounting for the Organization’s financial transactions, as well as aid in developing, implementing, and ensuring compliance with financial policies and procedures consistent with GAAP standards and regulatory requirements. The Senior Accountant will also assist with the maintaining and continual improvement of the financial controls system, including general accounting, investments, tax compliance, planning, budgeting, banking, payroll, and benefits. In additional to assisting with the maintaining of internal control safeguards for the receipt of revenue, costs, and expenditures.
- Prepare and journalize monthly and yearend closing entries
- Assist with the preparation of annual budget, projections, and forecasts
- Update and maintain the fixed asset and Investment schedules
- Reconcile, allocate and journalize semi-monthly payroll and associated benefits
- Analysis of balance sheet and income statement accounts investigate and correct any errors.
- Assist with accurate and timely processing of accounts payable and accounts receivable
- Assist with the preparation of financial reports in accordance with agreed deadlines
- Ensure appropriate journal entries are made accurately and on a timely basis
- Assist with monthly budget verses actual dissemination
- Prepare step by step Finance procedural manual
- Liaison with other FPWA teams, providing advice and guidance and ensure effective and consistent use of agreed financial processes and procedures
- Liaison with external agencies (e.g., funders, vendors etc.) as required
- Assist in preparation for annual audits
- Prepare step by step Finance procedural manual. Special Projects as they arise.
Job holders should note that as a critical member of a small team, they may be expected to provide support across all aspects of accounting and financial management function.
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent required.
- Demonstrated in-depth understanding of accounting policies and procedures
- Minimum of 4 years relevant experience including working within a non-profit environment
- Experience working with varied funding streams including city and state grants, program grants, restricted and unrestricted fund sources etc.
- Analytical and proactive. Uses initiatives to reach solutions, identify opportunities for enhancement and improvement of systems and processes
- Demonstrated ability to work in a high-pressure environment to deadlines. Ability to manage multiple tasks while maintaining close attention to detail and achieving all required deadlines.
- Ability to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in face of changing circumstances, while maintaining the highest levels of quality
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Self – motivated but works well in teams. Ability to develop effective partnerships across teams. Ability to communicate financial concepts and processes effectively to non-financial managers.
- Highest levels of integrity and accountability
- Highest level of systems and database proficiency is essential, together with excellent MS Office skills (especially superior Excel skills) and extensive and in-depth experience of Sage Not for Profit Accounting software (formerly MIP)
- Personal qualities of integrity and credibility, and a commitment to the mission of FPWA.
- Salary commensurate with Experience.
- Excellent Benefit Package including medical, dental, vision, life, 403(b) with match and more
- Ample Vacation Time: Four weeks of paid vacation accumulated during the year plus 12 company holidays
- Work-Life Balance: Twelve telecommuting days provided a year, one per month, to support work-life balance
- Professional Development: Resources committed to bolster professional and personal growth
- Modern & Flexible Work Environment: Our staff work out of a beautifully designed open workspace with flexible and tech-equipped meeting spaces to support different workstyles, promote team building and collaboration
TO APPLY: PLEASE SUBMIT A COVER LETTER and RESUME via Workable: https://apply.workable.com/fpwa/j/CF2AC92108/ . Please indicate any salary requirements you may have in your cover letter. No phone calls or other inquiries please. Applications without cover letters will not be considered. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.
FPWA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
FPWA is committed to employing people who reflect the diversity of our member agencies and the communities and people they serve. Those with lived experience of justice involvement are strongly encouraged to apply. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged.