Staff Accountant @ UJA Federation of New York

Staff Accountant

About the Organization:

UJA-Federation of New York is the largest local philanthropy in the world. For more than 100 years, we’ve brought New Yorkers together to solve some of the most pressing problems facing our community. Thanks to our network of hundreds of non-profits, we can leverage our expertise across any number of areas — including health and human services, arts and culture, and education — to care for Jews everywhere and New Yorkers of all backgrounds, respond to crises close to home and far away, and shape our Jewish future. Our reach extends from New York to Israel to nearly 70 other countries around the world, touching 4.5 million people each year.

Principal Accountabilities

The Staff Accountant is an integral member of a segment of the Accounting Department responsible for financial reporting.

Provide support in both the monthly and year-end financial closing processes, ensuring all financial information is appropriately and accurately recorded in the accounting system. Support process improvement and system enhancement efforts to improve upon current procedures. Leverage existing systems and tools to streamline processes, enhance controls, and improve the quality and accuracy of financial data. The position requires utilization of Abila MIP Fund Accounting system. Specific duties include:

Quantitative, Standard Accounting Functions:

· Assist accounting colleagues in various aspects of the financial reporting process

· Perform cash analysis and monthly bank reconciliations

· Reconciliation of monthly oil and gas operations revenue and expenses

· Prepare recurring and adjusting journal entries

· Prepare monthly and quarterly balance sheet general ledger account reconciliations for accrued expenses, deferred revenues, State of Israel bonds, prepaid expenses, and miscellaneous receivables

· Assist with year-end closing and support the annual audit process for UJA-Federation and the UJA-Federation Retirement Plan

· Help monitor and reconcile agency employee contribution receivables for the UJA-Federation Retirement Plan

· Prepare quarterly investment reconciliation and internal financial statements for a related entity

· Perform ad hoc analyses and participate in projects as needed

Qualitative, Project Oriented Tasks (including):

· Possess a high degree of integrity and exceptional analytical and quantitative skills

· Act as an outstanding solution driven problem solver who demonstrates flexibility and timely responsiveness to changing priorities

· Work on several projects simultaneously and thrive in a deadline-based environment

Educational Level/Experience/Special Skills/Competencies

· Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

· Minimum 2-3 years of related work experience

· Advanced computer (Microsoft Excel/Word) and analytical skills

· Experience using Abila MIP or similar accounting system

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Equal Opportunity Employment. Only qualified applicants will be contacted. Please submit your application directly to our job board.

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits:
  • Preferred Experience: Entry Level (0-2 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-09-14
  • Times this job has been viewed: 94 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Accounting & Finance, Administrative Support
  • Organization Type: Federation
Job Location
UJA Federation of New York
130 East 59th Street
New York , New York 10022


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