Junior Accountant

Foundation for Jewish Camp | New York, NY, United States

Posted Date 9/20/2022


Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) fosters excellence and accelerates innovation at Jewish camps across North America by developing adaptive talent, deepening immersive learning experiences, and catalyzing field growth. Founded in 1998, FJC elevates Jewish camp on the cultural and philanthropic agenda, creating opportunities to engage even more young people in Jewish camp through groundbreaking programs such as One Happy Camper® and FJC’s Specialty Camps Incubator. FJC advocates for over 300 day and overnight camps that provide nearly 180,000 campers and counselors each summer with a meaningful, personal, and lifelong connection to Judaism. FJC is the only public 501(c)(3) charitable organization solely focused on Jewish camp.

At FJC, we value diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team representative of a variety of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and skills. We know that the more inclusive we are, the better our work – and our world – will be. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.


The Junior Accountant is primarily responsible for day-to-day accounting operations, including accounts payable, payroll, and account analysis. This individual assists in creating efficiencies, implementing improvements, and creative problem-solving. The Junior Accountant regularly interacts with all levels of FJC staff and is comfortable working both independently and as part of a team. This position currently is based in New York, requires at minimum 3 days/week in the office, and reports to the Controller.


  • In collaboration with the Controller and Finance staff, prepare for yearly audit. Work with auditors during field work to ensure efficient and accurate audit.
  • Prepare and disseminate 1099s.
  • Serve as primary administrator on bill-pay software; support staff on bill paying inquiries and provide training, as needed.
  • Ensure proper documentation and coding for monthly corporate credit card statement is obtained.
  • Play key role in cash receipts process: make bank deposits, gather deposit documentation, and record in QuickBooks.
  • Process bi-weekly payroll. Prepare associated journal entries and enter into QuickBooks.
  • Perform bank reconciliations on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure all financial records are maintained in an organized manner.

Additional responsibilities, as determined by the Controller.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance expected.
  • 2+ years accounting experience required, preferably at a similarly-sized nonprofit.
  • Either tech-savvy or a quick study, when it comes to collaborative tech tools. Advanced proficiency in Excel and computational skills required. Proficiency in QuickBooks and/or Concur preferred. Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite, Salesforce, and/or Asana a plus.


FJC’s work is guided by six values: agility, community-mindedness, excellence, imagination, joy, and social responsibility.

  • You find joy in – and your work consistently demonstrates – being meticulously detail-oriented.
  • You are self-motivated with excellent organizational, project, and time management skills. You can prioritize a diverse and demanding workload, set attainable expectations, and follow through.
  • You enjoy working in a collaborative team environment, have excellent interpersonal skills, and actively engage colleagues in your work and support their efforts.
  • You are energized by and excel in a fast-paced work environment.
  • You are creative, solution-oriented, and good at knowing which questions to ask.
  • You have clear written and oral communication skills.
  • You have a positive attitude and approach your work with curiosity, humor, and a growth mindset.
  • You take a customer-focused approach to working with any and all stakeholders.
  • You are self-aware and understand that everyone has strengths and limitations. You speak up when you need additional support and react with empathy when others do the same.


The salary range for this position is $60,000-65,000. FJC offers a comprehensive benefits package, including: medical, dental, and vision coverage; a company-paid Group Medical Bridge plan that provides additional out-of-pocket coverage for a variety of medical services; an Employee Assistance Program, which includes robust mental health and wellness resources; commuter benefit; Flexible Spending Account; 401K plan; 15 days paid vacation annually in year one; paid parental leave; early closure on Friday afternoons and major holiday eves; and office closure for all major Jewish and secular holidays.


The interview process may consist of up to three rounds of conversations with members of the FJC team, including:

  • Round 1 Interview with FJC’s Controller & Talent Director
  • Round 2 Interview with 2 close collaborators of this position
  • Round 3 Interview with 1-2 members of FJC’s leadership team

Due to the anticipated volume of applicants, FJC will only follow up directly with individuals selected to interview for the position. Foundation for Jewish Camp is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information about FJC, please visit: www.jewishcamp.org.

Salary60000.00 - 65000.00 Annual
Full Time
Accounting & Finance | Administrative Support
Organization Type
Camps & Camping | Education & Schools | Other | Youth
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Mass Transit | Vision
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