Accounting Manager

February 8th, 2021
Accounting Manager

Accounting Manager

  • Full Time
  • Mid-Level
Job Category: Finance
Location: Manhattan
Job Sectors: Education

Publicolor, a not for profit organization, is seeking a detail oriented, collaborative and mission-driven individual for a full time Accounting Manager position.  He/she/they will be responsible for general day to day accounting functions, which may including A/P, A/R, weekly program expenses, general accounting, bank/credit card reconciliations, program budgets and financial reports, and assisting the CFO in all financial matters.  Publicolor has a $3.6 million annual budget.  This position will work in close collaboration with one other accounting manager, and will report to the CFO.

Publicolor is a 25 year-old youth development organization in New York City that engages high-risk students in their education through a multi-day, multi-year continuum of design-based programs that empower them for success in school, college, career, and life. Unlike most other youth organizations that focus on high-achieving, low-income students, Publicolor deliberately targets those students who are at high risk of dropping out. Our project-based learning models succeed in engaging them in their education year-round. 240 New York City schools and 231 under-resourced community sites have been Publicolored since 1996 – affecting 880,000 students and teachers, and 2,495,000 residents of low-income communities. And for the past years, 100% of our students finished high school on time, and 100% went on to college or to post-secondary accreditation programs. Publicolor has been honored twice at the White House (Clinton and Obama). 

Job Responsibilities

    • Work with Development Department to ensure all revenue is accurately recorded and reconciled.
    • Generates invoices for Department of Education billing and other program activities.
    • Prepares Aging of Accounts Receivable and follows up collections of old accounts.
    • Prepares budgets and reports to support Development and Program Departments.
    • Verifies weekly accounting of program expenses and adjust entries accordingly.
    • Verifies incoming bills for validity and accuracy of charges.  Processes Accounts Payable and prepares checks for approval.
    • Prepares bank and credit cards reconciliation statements. 
    • Prepares annual state charitable registration for all relevant states.
    • Prepares account analysis as required by the CFO.
    • Prepares payroll and payroll related matters.
    • Ensure supporting documents are accurate for audit purposes.
    • Other duties that may be assigned.

 What You Will Bring:

    • Minimum two years not-for-profit accounting experience, and five years accounting experience overall.
    • Excellent knowledge of GAAP for non-profit organizations.  
    • Ability to think strategically in solving critical issues. 
    • Excellent analytical skills
    • Highly skilled in using QuickBooks Online or other accounting software.
    • Strong proficiency in using Excel spreadsheets.      
    • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment.
    • Desire to work in a collaborative organization.
    • Flexibility to support any aspect of finance, as needed.
    • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Accounting or equivalent education and/or work experience.

What We Offer:

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Publicolor offers a competitive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer organization.

How to Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to [email protected]. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.  

Publicolor, Inc.

  • 20 West 36th Street, 9th Floor
  • New York, NY 10018
  • USA
  • Phone: 3476753860

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