Accounting Associate

July 20th, 2022
Accounting Associate

Accounting Associate

  • Full Time
  • Entry Level
Job Category: Finance
Location: Manhattan
Job Sectors: Environmental

Organization Information

GrowNYC is a 51-year-old environmental nonprofit organization – helping more than 3 million New Yorkers by providing essential services and taking action to make NYC a livable city, one where every person can enjoy a healthier, more sustainable life.  

Our Programs:  

·        Our network of Greenmarkets, Farmstands, Fresh Food Box sites and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.  

·        We blanket the five boroughs with resources like textile and food scrap collection, Stop ‘N’ Swaps, as well as free training to make waste reduction easy for all.  

·        We build and support community and school gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, training, grants and more.  

·        We provide 70,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.  


Note to applicants on COVID safety: GrowNYC is committed to stopping the spread of Covid-19. All new hires must be able to provide proof of vaccination during the onboarding process. Employees are also required to follow COVID safety protocols as the situation evolves, which may include daily health screenings, mask wearing, and other mitigation measures as deemed necessary by local conditions, mandates, and applicable guidelines.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Comptroller, the Accounting Associate will be an important member of the GrowNYC Accounting team, helping to achieve a smooth monthly, quarterly, and year-end close process, support the annual audit process, and ensure that org-wide budget tracking documents are up-to-date and readily accessible by program managers. In addition, the Accounting Associate will play a key role in tracking government grant expenditures and ensuring timely reimbursement from a variety of government funders. The ideal candidate is a good communicator, flexible, organized, and mathematically inclined, with great analytical problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

Accounting Associate Responsibilities:

·        Assists with monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial close process, especially general ledger account reconciliation;

·        Ensures that program budget vs. actual tracking documents are always updated for quick reference;

·        Assists with government grant reporting and reimbursement requests;

·        Receives and organizes credit card purchase documentation from key staff and posts transactions to general ledger;

·        Posts routine/recurring monthly journal entries to general ledger;

·        Reconciles monthly bank statements;

·        Reconciles quarterly payroll reports;

·        Assists with annual financial audit;

·        Prepares budget slides and other infographic materials for Board/external presentations;

·        Assists with other accounting department tasks as necessary;

Ideal Qualifications

·        Minimum two years’ experience in a professional accounting environment

·        Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel (a brief skills test will be administered)

·        Experience with Quickbooks accounting software preferred

·        Outstanding organizational skills


This position is full-time and most work is completed Monday – Friday between 9am and 5pm. This is a hybrid role with minimum 2 days/week in our Manhattan office.


This role pays $50,000-$55,000 and includes full benefits.

GrowNYC/Greenmarket is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer and hires without regard to race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation or physical disability.


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