PKF O'Connor Davies

  • Senior Accountant

    Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
    # of Openings
    Accounting - Accountant
  • Overview

    Our Client, a prestigious Non-Profit Organization in Brooklyn, NY is seeking a Senior Accountant to join their finance team.  The Finance Department, currently a team of four led by the CFO, is expanding with the creation of this new position. The ideal candidate will play a vital role providing leadership for the Finance team by overseeing two staff members and ensuring the success of the department and the organization.

    This position will have the primary responsibility for overall effective financial management of all assets and liabilities; supervising the daily operations of the Finance team; insuring complete and accurate recording of transactions in the general ledger and prompt reconciliations; monitoring pledge and receivable collections; and working with the auditors ensuring overall compliance with accounting/tax pronouncements. The ideal candidate will be a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who, in partnership with the CFO, will have responsibility for all aspects of the finance function.

    Essential Duties



    Accounting Operations

    • Manage the accuracy and productivity of day-to-day activities of accounts payable, cash management, accounts/pledge receivables, bi-weekly payroll, inventory, fixed assets, credit card merchant accounts, and general and entity accounting functions within GAAP and an effective framework of internal controls
    • Review and approve all journal entries & reconciliations
    • Ensure the appropriate recording of pledge and cash receipts; reconcile with development department records
    • Maintain a system of orderly accounting files and records
    • Make recommendations regarding the accounting of reserves, assets, revenue and expenditures

    Financial accounting and reporting

    • Prepare monthly, quarterly and year-end financial statements and supporting
    • schedulesPrepare and monitor short and long-term cash flow projections ensuring adequate liquidity at all times and ensuring that the Organization’s financial position matches expectations
    • Together with CFO, develop and track the annual operating budget and monitor financial activity throughout the year communicating and reporting to Department heads about trends, changes, and recommendations
    • Reconcile periodic activity with annual operating and capital budgets and produce accurate timely departmental and entity-wide financial
    • Analyze program profitability and make recommendations for cost control
    • Oversee allocations of overhead, occupancy and shared costs to programs
    • Manage and track the performance of invested assets in keeping with policies and investment guidelines
    • Support CFO in reporting to the Board’s Audit, Finance and Investment
    • Ensure timely preparation, review and submission of financial reporting requirements to government, foundation, and financial institutions

    Tax reporting and compliance

    • Develop, implement and maintain required accounting practices, appropriate internal financial controls and other compliance documents to safeguard the assets of the organization and ensure the integrity of processes, financial data, and grant reporting
    • Together with the CFO, manage all aspects of the annual audit with external auditors for timely completion of the Financial Audit and Form 990 tax filing



    • Work closely with department heads and their staffs as a liaison to the finance team and learn how the finance function can support Organizations operations
    • Maintenance of accounting systems, including the interoperability of sub-ledger systems such as Payroll, Raisers Edge and POS platforms
    • Identify process inefficiencies within the Finance department, if present, and recommend improvements



    • 3-5 years’ experience as a Controller/Senior Accountant or with equivalent responsibilities
    • Strong knowledge of accounting principles pertaining to not-for-profit entities
    • 3-5 years as a public accountant with non-profit clients and are ready to cross over to the private sector
    • An eye for detail with the ability to see the big picture
    • Proficiency in Blackbaud Financial Edge accounting software and Raiser’s Edge fundraising/CRM database
    • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and have advanced excel skills


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