Staff Accountant (Federation Services)
The Staff Accountant is an important member of the Controller's staff with responsibilities related to
the accounting for the multiple entities' financial records maintained by Catholic Charities Community Services'
(CCCS) Fiscal Department under its Business Service Agreements. These are primarily outside Federation
The Staff Accountant operates under the guidance of the Assistant Controller and must be a team player with good accounting and computer skills. These skills are required to effectively perform analyses and accounting work to support timely and accurate production of financial information as well as meeting audit requirements.
The Staff Accountant shall perform tasks assigned by the Assistant Controller primarily in maintaining the books and records of outside agencies. The position will primarily be located at the Agencies' offices, mainly in the Manhattan and Bronx areas.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities will vary, from time to time, with the evolution of the organization and may include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Maintain the books of accounts in a small business software format (QuickBooks, FundEZ, etc.), depending upon the software of the agency being supported.
2. Produce and present monthly financial statements and Committee/Board materials.
3. Prepare information for auditors.
4. Prepare and analyze monthly bank reconciliations and account analyses for various general ledgeraccounts, resolving reconciling differences.
5. Prepare cash receipts, cash disbursements and journal entries for approval, and input approved journalentries into the accounting system.
6. Assist with day–to–day treasury and cash management.
7. Responsible for any subsidiary registers/ledgers.
8. Assist other members of the Controller's Department as required.
9. Special projects as required.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full–time position. Days and hours of work are generally 9:00 AM to 5 PM Monday – Friday, but flexibility is required. Additional evening and weekend hours are required to meet department and Agency deadlines.
Working conditions and physical demands required:
The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- Remain in a stationary position at a work station and use a computer at least 70% of the time.
- Travel to other sites, using vehicle or public transportation, traverse city streets; occasionallyascend/descend stairs, and be exposed to outside weather conditions.
- Carry a laptop to offsite work locations.
- Ability to work with demanding, multiple deadlines.
Education and/or experience required:
1.Bachelor's degree; in accounting a plus.
2.Two – three years' relevant work experience in accounting a plus.3.Non – Profit Experience a plus
Skills, Licenses, and/or competencies required:
1. Knowledge of Accounting software, Microsoft Office Excel and Word*. Quick learner and strong inadapting to computer applications. *ABILITY TO SUCCESSFULLY PASS "PROVE–IT" SKILLS TEST.
2. Willingness to work a flexible schedule at multiple locations, 5 boroughs, Orange County, Dutchess County, Goshen–NY, Monticello, including evenings and occasional weekends, and a commitment to the mission of Catholic Charities.Company Description Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York assists the poor and vulnerable through an extensive federation of more than 100 human service agencies and programs. Formally established in 1917, Catholic Charities developed into a federation of administered, sponsored and affiliated agencies. This federation of agencies, diverse in governance, administration and funding, stands united by a common vision of human dignity and service. Catholic Charities offers service to those of all religions with almost any human need. Catholic Charities serves the homeless, the hungry, the physically, mentally and emotionally challenged. We offer programs for youth, neglected children, the elderly, immigrants, and those living with HIV/AIDS. Catholic Charities collaborates with parishes and non–Catholic and Catholic partners in order to fulfill its commitment to building a compassionate and just society.
Catholic Charities serves the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island, and ten counties of the New York metropolitan area including: Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Sullivan and Putnam.