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Senior Finance Associate

at Nonprofit Finance Fund in New York, New York

About the Job

Our Finance and Administration team is seeking a Senior Finance Associate who can contribute to an efficient, accurate, and critical accounting practices involving monthly closings such as grant expenses allocation, grant releases processes, grant revenue, grant receivables, post monthly reconciliation of net assets schedule, and bank reconciliation. The Senior Finance Associate will also prepare financial reports as required, work closely with the Associate Director during the auditing process, and support streamlining accounting and financial processes aimed at process improvements, strengthening internal controls and speedier month closing.

This position is based in our New York office. Our teams are currently working remotely. However, our offices have re-opened, and staff can opt into in-person work as desired and based on the needs of the role. This role will require occasional travel to the New York office.

The Senior Finance Associate will report to the Controller and VP of Finance who is based in New York.

What you’ll do:

  • Perform monthly grant expenses allocation and grant releases process, bank reconciliations with minimal supervision to enable successful month closing
  • Reconcile and maintain monthly net assets/grant releases/grants revenue schedule
  • Use FENXT General Ledger module to ensure accurate and up to date information for reporting
  • Reconcile monthly Employee Benefit Expense statements as per month closing schedule
  • Support the Associate Director and Controller during the audit process and with building and generating new financial reports
  • Cross train in other roles as necessary to become representative of the department in one or two of the cross-departmental projects such as Shared Services Survey
  • Additional duties as directed by Supervisor

Qualifications

  • You have minimum three years’ experience in general ledger accounting
  • You have a minimum 2-year degree from an accredited college in Accounting or Business
  • You possess an ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • You have strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact with a range of individuals across teams
  • You have the ability to coordinate complex activities and prioritize conflicting demands and deadlines
  • You have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • You are flexible and open to learning new skills and systems
  • You are proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Excel), Salesforce, and Blackbaud Financial Edge (preferred but not required)
  • You have excellent reconciliation and analytical skills, and aptitude for numbers
  • You embody NFF’s mission, core values and commitment to equity (https://nff.org/about-us#what-were-about)

To apply

Nonprofit Finance Fund

The COVID crisis and the uprising for racial justice have shone national light on both the urgent work required to build a more just and vibrant society for all Americans and the potential for positive action when our communities mobilize. In most cases, these efforts are spearheaded by nonprofits, community organizations, and their heroic staff who deliver essential services like affordable housing, social justice advocacy, health, youth development, and the arts. Yet these nonprofits and the communities they support operate within a flawed, inequitable funding system that controls their access to resources, impeding their ability to make a difference.

Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) is setting out to change that. We know that nonprofit leaders have power when they have access to capital and financial knowledge. Our strategy focuses on helping to shift that power by changing funding and financing practices so more money flows equitably and with less restriction to community-centered organizations led by and serving people of color, so they can be the drivers of their own change.

Read about our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion here.