Overview

Position Summary: Term Limited until 9/30/2025

Performs Finance related duties and carries out responsibilities in the development, implementation and/or maintenance of one or more accounting systems. Work requires the application of professional accounting principles and practices to a variety of work assignments. Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.

“Due to pandemic circumstances and our commitment to provide the highest care for our community, NeighborWorks America requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before being hired. Candidates should be prepared to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon hire or discuss accommodations in line with COVID-19 safety protocols.”

 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Performs monthly complex cash management function by reconciling the corporate operating, investment, and reimbursement bank accounts.
Reconciles general ledger accounts at the end of each month
Documenting and monitoring internal controls in support of auditing team
Assist with the preparation of annual property filings
Assist with the filing of sales, state charitable solicitation and business licenses
Analyzes, reconciles, journalizes, and closes general accounts
Provides input to into the goal setting process of the department
Assist with the preparing of annual audit schedule
Assist with the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual closings
Provides ongoing accounting support to internal and external customers
Prepare schedule and fill out 990 forms
Prepare and record travel card allocations
Assist with the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements
Assist in preparation of payroll as a backup
Other job-related duties as assigned
Nature of Work Contacts:
NeighborWorks® staff, outside vendors and consultants

Fiscal Responsibilities:
None

Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:
(a) Education: College level degree in accounting or finance, certification(s) and/or equivalent relevant work experience.
(b) Experience: A minimum of 5-7 years of professional experience working with financial reporting systems (General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Bank Reconciliations, fixed assets depreciation, journal, and cash receipt entries) and familiar with GAAP pronouncements

(c) Licenses, Certifications: CPA or CPA Candidate preferred
(d) Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Demonstrated knowledge of automated accounting systems to resolve problems or recommend improvements, analyze, and summarize accounting data, perform reconciliations and prepare financial statements. Highly detail-oriented and organized. General knowledge of the accounting principles and practices of financial administration. Demonstrated ability to extract, manipulate, analyze data and run reports from databases preferable NetSuite financial system. Strong interpersonal/customer service skills for communication and collaboration with internal staff and consultants. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Aptitude to clarify assigned tasks and expectations and then work independently to complete assignments.

(e) NeighborWorks America Staff are expected to demonstrate excellence in the following:

Sensitivity to racial, gender, sexual orientation, and cultural differences
Effective, respectful, and timely communications with internal and external stakeholders
Listening effectively, seeks and accepts feedback
Effective teamwork
Analytic, thoughtful, and strategic thinking
Considering the mission, objectives, and goals of NeighborWorks and demonstrating an understanding of the impact of her/his/their decisions and behavior on the organization
(f) Technology: Advanced excel skills focused on data manipulation using VLOOKUP, pivot tables, slicers, etc. Knowledge of large complex ERP systems such as NetSuite, PeopleSoft, SAP or JD Edwards is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
None specified

Working Conditions:
(a) Travel: 10%
(b) Physical/Sensory Demands: Fast paced working environment. Extensive computer usage.

(c) Hybrid – work from home up to 3 days per week

Tagged as: accounting, finance, senior accountant

About NeighborWorks America

What does it mean to be a mission-driven organization? A clearly defined and executed mission guides and informs, in good times and bad, and provides context for why our work matters. The pursuit of a mission motivates employees and other stakeholders, driving long- and short-term goals. People often claim they're "on a mission," but how do they deliver on it? At the end of the day, it is one of the fundamental ways we chart our course and measure success along the way.

At the foundation of the NeighborWorks mission are nearly 250 strong, healthy and prepared network organizations in every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. As a congressionally chartered and funded nonpartisan nonprofit, we support organizations that provide communities with affordable housing, financial counseling and coaching, training, and resident engagement and collaboration in the areas of health, employment and education.