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As the first settlement house in the nation and for over 130 years, University Settlement has been empowering New York residents by building on their strengths through comprehensive, quality services that meet the current needs of the community; innovation that anticipates future needs; and advocacy to improve the community as a whole.

As the Accountant, you are responsible for maintaining timely and accurate agency financial records, in accordance with standard fiscal practices and requirements of funders. You are a link between University Settlement and the finance department and will ensure policies and procedures are being followed.


• Responsible for distribution and reconciliation of MetroCards & Petty Cash
• In conjunction with FCU management, manage day-to-day activities of the Federal Credit Union
• Codify receipts for deposit and prepare deposit slips
• Monitor and report individual program expenditures and income
• Conduct monthly analysis of trial balance/general ledger and perform adjustments as needed
• Prepare materials and records for program audits and year-end working papers for auditors
• Perform additional relevant duties as requested by management

Must haves:

  •  You have 2+ years of Accounting experience (one year in not-for-profit)
  •  You meet deadlines on time, all the time
  •  Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field
  •  You have intermediate Excel skills
  •  Willingness to be an advocate for your program, participants and community
  •  You have a strong commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion

You'll be successful:

  •  You thrive in a busy environment and able to handle pressure
  •  You are organized and passionate about accuracy
  •  You are flexible and adjust work schedule to reflect varying accounting deadlines
  •  You know that communication is key
  • Prior experience with INTACCT software is a plus

Why you should join our team:

  •  You'll be part of mission driven organizations that empower NYC residents of all ages
  •  20 days of vacation
  •  Comprehensive medical and dental coverage
  •  Commuter Benefits
  •  403b retirement plan with up to 6% match
  •  And more

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: Low 50s, plus generous benefits package


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