Jobs at NIF

Bookkeeper / Jr. Accountant – NYC Office

9 October 2017

The New Israel Fund protects and advances equality and liberal democracy in Israel. Long credited with seed-funding and founding progressive civil society in Israel, NIF now leads the fight for democratic institutions and a socially just society that is truly shared by every Israeli citizen.

NIF is currently seeking a Bookkeeper/Jr. Accountant to coordinate the accounts payable functions and monthly credit card expense reports. The position reports to the Senior Controller and will be stationed in the NYC Office.

LOCATION: New York City

START DATE: Immediately


  • Review all invoices and related documentation and ensure appropriate approval prior to processing for payment.
  • Process check and other payment requests timely and accurately, including data entry into the Financial Edge general ledger.
  • Monitor how expenses are coded by departments, to ensure consistency with operating budget.
  • Responsible for the weekly check-run, including ACH payments.
  • Respond to vendor inquiries; research and correct any discrepancies.
  • Maintain files and records in accordance with company policy and best accounting practice.
  • Assist with the monthly and annual audit.
  • Review and reconcile monthly corporate credit card statements
  • Assist with reconciliations and prepare journal entries
  • Monitor policies and internal controls to ensure compliance within the departments
  • Prepare standard monthly and ad hoc reports
  • Prepare year-end 1099’s


  • Associates Degree (Bachelors preferred)
  • 1+ year of accounting experience
  • High degree of proficiency in the use of financial software applications including: Excel and Word. Knowledge of Financial Edge and Raiser’s Edge a plus.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interface with various levels of management.
  • Must be detail-oriented and be able to work in a meticulous, thorough, and precise manner.
  • Must possess the ability to assume non-routine tasks and to take initiative where appropriate.
  • Must possess a strong follow-through on all projects; ability to bring projects to timely completion.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

For immediate consideration, please submit resume and cover letter to [email protected]