Senior Accountant

FLSA: Exempt/Overtime Ineligible

Benefits: Eligible

Hours Per Week: 40/Full-time

Position Summary:

Met Council is America’s largest Jewish charity dedicated to serving the needy. Met Council’s ten different departments are staffed by experts who helped over 305,000 clients in 2020 and continuously advocate on behalf of all needy New Yorkers. Our holistic programs range from 100% affordable housing at 20 locations to our award-winning family violence program to comprehensive Holocaust survivor assistance to senior programming to crisis intervention to the largest free kosher food distribution program in the world. Our network of 101 food pantries, 20 affordable housing sites, and 15 JCCs provide services directly in neighborhoods across New York.

The Senior Accountant is responsible for the timely entry and review of financial information to ensure the accuracy of reports prepared for Management.

Principal Responsibilities:

Review, analyze and reconcile general ledger accounts monthly as assigned by Controller, including but not limited to:
Maintain and update Fixed Asset schedule and make necessary depreciation journal entries monthly
Reconciles Prepaid Insurance and Prepaid Expenses
Maintains the monthly closing checklist
Prepares monthly allocation of fringe benefit costs
Assists the Controller with the monthly/annual financial close process including the preparation of financial statements and reports
Reconciles all subsidiary ledgers to the general ledger monthly to ensure completeness.
Reviews the trial balance monthly for inconsistencies and research/resolves all anomalies.
Review all JCC ledgers and prepare monthly invoices to ensure appropriate receipt of payments
Responsible for generating periodic reports to management as requested
Assist the Controller on JCC financial and programmatic audits
Prepare reports and schedules as requested for the annual audit/programmatic audits
Assist in Preparation of Annual 990 Report
Meet all deadlines both internal and external
Any other requests from the CFO or Controller


Problem Solving and attention to detail
Adaptability and flexibility
Computer and Customer Service Skills
Decision making and judgment
Analysis and Reasoning
Accountability and Dependability

Skill and Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
Minimum 3 Years Accounting Experience
Experience in MIP or similar accounting system
Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word

Application Instructions

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits:
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-03-04
  • Times this job has been viewed: 372 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Accounting & Finance
  • Organization Type: Other, Social Work
Job Location
Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty
77 Water Street 26th Floor
New York , New York 10005


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