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Junior Accountant, Finance

New York, NY

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Entry Level
Full time
1 - 2 years of experience
Associate Degree

Published on 31 Oct 2022

Expires on 31 Oct 2022

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Junior Accountant, Finance

Position: Junior Accountant, Finance

Reports to: Director of Accounting - Finance & Operations


Organization Summary

United Way of New York City (UWNYC) is a nonprofit mobilizing people and organizations to eradicate barriers and create opportunities that improve the lives of low-income New Yorkers. Part of the United Way Worldwide system, one of the world's most recognized charitable brands, we envision caring communities in which all individuals and families have access to quality education and the opportunity to lead healthy and financially secure lives.  We strive to model our values in all our relationships, both internal and external: Collaboration, Compassion, Integrity, Accountability, and Superior Performance.


Position Overview

Ensures the integrity, accuracy, and reliability of accounting information in the General Ledger and supports the overall high performance of the entire Finance Team. 


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Processes semi-monthly payroll, including all relevant schedules and journal entries
  • Assists with cash receipts and accounts payable as needed
  • Maintains fixed assets schedule utilizing Great Plains accounting software
  • Prepares necessary journal entries to record monthly short and long term investment activity, including completing all required schedules and similar documentation
  • Prepares monthly general ledger account analyses, including necessary journal entries
  • Assists external auditors and other third parties with required reviews and analyses
  • Other duties/special projects as assigned


Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • At least an Associate Degree in Accounting and 1-year related experience
  • Working knowledge of payroll systems
  • Proficiency in accounting software
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel; proficiency with Word and other Microsoft Suite software
  • Strong organizational, documentation and communication skills
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all levels of employees and outside consultants


Additional Requirement:

  • Fully vaccinated for Covid-19
  • Background check


How to apply:

Please send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to with the title “Junior Accountant" in the subject line. No phone calls or faxes accepted.


United Way of New York City is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer