Jobs at NIF

Senior Accountant – New York Office

3 January 2017

BACKGROUND:
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. Visit www.nif.org for more information.

POSITION SUMMARY:
NIF is currently seeking a Senior Accountant to coordinate key aspects of the grant making function, and assist in various areas of general accounting. The position reports to the Controller and will be stationed in the NYC Office.

LOCATION: New York City

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILIES:

  • Maintain full grant cycle awards and payments to grant recipient organizations in Blackbaud’s Financial Edge accounting system; this applies to Core and Donor Advised grants
  • Work jointly with the grants management staff in Israel to ensure that disbursements to grantees are processed in a timely and accurate manner
  • Prepare bank wire and foreign exchange transfers to Israel
  • Process daily bank deposits using remote check deposit
  • Process in-house credit card donations
  • Reconcile revenue interface between Raiser’s Edge and Financial Edge
  • Analyze and reconcile intercompany revenue and expense transactions as recorded in the books of the Israel Office
  • Prepare monthly closing entries and perform various account analyses
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliation statements
  • Maintain temporarily restricted net assets schedule
  • Prepare standard and ad hoc management and department reports
  • Assist with yearend close and the annual audit
  • Assist in the preparation the IRS Form 990 Return
  • Provide backup, as required, for the accounts payable function

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • CPA a plus

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in accounting or auditing
  • Previous non-profit industry experience desired.

SKILLS / REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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 be detail-oriented and be able to work in a meticulous, thorough, and precise manner
  • 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

HOW TO APPLY:
NIF is an equal opportunity employer and offers a fair-market salary commensurate with experience and a generous benefits package. For immediate consideration, please submit resume and cover letter addressed to Anthony Fullington – Chief Financial Officer, to [email protected] with “Senior Accountant Job” in the subject line.