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Senior Accountant

Supervisor: Director of Finance

Working in a shared service environment, the Accountant will work with The Door and University Settlement, Broome Street Academy, three independent 501C3 that share a CEO and administrative/back office functions. The three organizations are affiliated New York City nonprofits that tackle the complex issues surrounding poverty for over 51,000 New Yorkers each year.

University Settlement is one of New York City's most dynamic social justice institutions, with an impressive legacy as the first settlement house in the nation. For 130 years, University Settlement has been an anchor in the low-income and immigrant communities where we work, offering pioneering programs in early childhood care and education, youth development, eviction prevention, literacy, theater and visual arts, senior services, and mental health. Each year, we engage over 40,000 New Yorkers through our network of 30 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower 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.

The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 11,000 New York City youth each year. Our mission is to empower young adults to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof. By providing participants with our suite of integrated services, we seek to provide any motivated young person with the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to successfully transition to adulthood.

A major initiative within The Door, Broome Street Academy is a unique charter high school that prepares New York City's most vulnerable youth for a successful future through rigorous academics paired with supports of The Door.

The Senior Accountant - Grants, reporting directly to the Director of Finance, is primarily responsible for management of federal, state and city as well as private and foundation grants. They are responsible for maintaining timely and accurate agency financial records in accordance with standard fiscal practices and requirements of funders.


  •  Comprehensively plans and organizes centralized financial management and reporting for an assigned grant portfolio including governmental and private funding sources.
  •  Partner closely with program management on program, budgets, modifications and other financial requests
  • Timely preparation and submission of periodic vouchers and expenditure reports.
  •  Monthly analysis of Trial Balance/General Ledger and perform adjustments as needed.
  •  Review payment requests for assigned contracts to ensure budget supports expenses
  •  Preparation of materials for program and agency-wide audits; assist in preparation of quarterly board reports
  •  Review and approve journal entries, coding and posting of cash receipts.
  •  Follow funding sources guidelines and processes to meet financial and program goals.
  •  Perform additional duties as requested by management.


  •  Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance and a minimum of three years of work experience in grants management
  •  Experience with federal, state, and city grant administration and accounting
  •  Thorough understanding of OMB Uniform Guidance
  •  Excellent computer skills, including advanced Excel skills; experience with Intacct a plus
  •  Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  •  Detail oriented, excellent communication (oral and written) and analytical skills; highly accurate
  •  Ability to analyze financial reports and making recommendations
  •  Ability to be flexible and to adjust work schedule to reflect varying accounting deadlines
  •  Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, organizational and problem solving skills; able to multi-task, strong follow-through skills and detail oriented

Hours: 35 hours per week


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