Senior Accountant New York @ AJC

Senior Accountant New York

Founded in 1906, AJC seeks to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel, and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world. Among Jewish advocacy organizations, AJC is the leader in the global arena. We are known for our unparalleled access to diplomats, government officials, and faith leaders in more than 100 countries. In addition to our New York headquarters and Office of Policy and Diplomatic Affairs in Washington, D.C., AJC has offices across the U.S. and around the globe and maintains partnerships with Jewish communities worldwide.

The Senior Accountant will contribute to overall goals of the organization by providing timely and accurate financial information and outstanding customer service. He/she will support responsibilities of the Controller and Assistant Controller in maintaining excellent financial reporting, tightly managed and controlled costs, and a balanced operating budget.

The Senior Accountant is responsible for preparing budget management reports at the Departmental level. Additionally, he/she will prepare monthly closing account and financial analyses, inclusive of monthly journal entries. Lastly, he/she will be asked to participate in the financial budgeting process and special projects (i.e. compliance reports & non-profit surveys).

The Senior Accountant does all this while adhering to AJC’s core values: Respect, Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence, and Accountability.

Responsibilities include:
Monthly Financial Closing
o Assist the Finance Manager, Assistant Controller and Controller in the monthly closing of the AJC books
o One of two primary liaisons to the departments for Concur expense-reporting software
o Review and reconcile monthly credit card and reimbursable expense reports from employees and ensure charges are accurately coded. Record monthly activities in NetSuite
o Record monthly recurring journal entries in NetSuite
o Record monthly activities for charitable gift annuities
o Serve as the backup for maintaining fixed assets
o Serve as the backup for review, reconciliation and recording of monthly activities for AJC international offices
o Be a resource for staff, and serve as the backup in the absence of said staff in preparing bank reconciliations
Budgeting and Reporting of AJC Programmatic and Support Departments
o Assist the Finance Manager in preparing selected AJC programmatic and support departments reports
o Provide monthly financial reports, including variance analysis and have ongoing dialog with department heads, serving as a financial partner
o Work with the department heads to understand financial results in order to tightly control costs and identify cost savings opportunities
o Assist in preparation of annual departmental budgets

o Bachelor’s degree in accounting and CPA preferred
o A minimum of five years of finance or accounting experience (non-profit industry and auditing background encouraged)
o Strong technical accounting skills with a working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Financial Reporting (audited financial statements and management reporting)
o Strong analytical and project management skills
o Strong written and verbal communication skills
o Ability to creatively and proactively solve problems
o Respect for and adherence to confidentiality is required
o Possess project management skills
o Well-developed customer service orientation
o A self-starter, willing to take initiative
o A team player, as well as able to work independently
o Ability to work effectively under pressure & adapt to change
o Ability to multitask and work in a fast paced environment.
o A collaborative approach to working with internal and external colleagues to maximize the effectiveness of projects and programs
o Highly proficient in Microsoft software and accounting software; Concur and NetSuite experience a plus, but not required

AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, dental, 401(k) or 403(b) plans, leave early for Shabbat, Life Insurance, Paid Holidays, FSA
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-07-27
  • Times this job has been viewed: 382 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Accounting & Finance, Advocacy
  • Organization Type: Civil Liberties, Public Affairs
Job Location
New York
New York , New York 10022


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