Entry Level Accountant

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The Opportunity

The Entry Level Accountant provides essential accounting support to the Accounting Manager, reviewing and reconciling accounting transactions and general ledger accounts, performing account analyses, and ensuring conformity to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and compliance with regulatory requirements.

Who We Are

The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) is dedicated to providing immediate, effective, and comprehensive employment services to people with recent criminal convictions. CEO’s programs help participants regain the skills and confidence needed for successful transitions to stable, productive lives. CEO serves more than 6,000 participants a year, giving them the opportunity to support themselves and their families, remain crime-free, and contribute positively to their communities.

Headquartered in New York City, CEO currently operates in 20 cities across six states. In 2016, CEO embarked on a five-year strategic plan to serve 11,000 participants annually. CEO has gained support to expand its programs through government, nonprofit, and private organizations, including the Federal Social Innovation Fund, the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, Robin Hood Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, Tipping Point Community, and Google.org, among many others.

Who You Are

  • You hold a bachelor's degree in accounting and/or have foundational knowledge of accounting software and of fund accounting (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) & Reporting, and uniform guidance)
  • You have exceptional attention to detail and adhere to CEO structures and processes, ensuring your work is consistent, accurate, and thoroughly documented
  • You are skilled in navigating technology tools such as Excel and Google Suite, and have to ability to learn necessary tools such as Salesforce, Kronos, and ADP Payroll System
  • You are a critical thinker, analyzing problems and asking questions to evaluate issues and avoid premature conclusions; you take opportunities to improve systems
  • You demonstrate respect, fairness, patience, and efficiency to participants, employees, and others through collaborative problem-solving, while proactively anticipating and addressing problems and working to meet the needs of your customers
  • You’re able to build rapport with persons inside and outside of CEO through interpersonal understanding
  • You are results-oriented and dedicated to achieving personal, team, and organizational goals through time management, data analysis, focused communication and teamwork, and continuous learning
  • You work well under pressure and have the ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful conditions
  • You are a very organized individual, following a systematic method of prioritizing, completing and documenting work

Key Responsibilities

Key responsibilities of the Entry Level Accountant include but are not limited to:

  • Perform overall day-to-day management of the general ledger to ensure account balances are accurate by preparing weekly, monthly, and as needed detailed schedules and preparing and entering reconciling journal entries
  • Prepare and record fringe benefits entries in accounting system based on approved cost allocation
  • Complete monthly reconciliations for all organization bank accounts, ensuring that all items are resolved on a timely basis
  • Assist on the adhoc “desk” and worker’s compensation audit
  • Execute month-end closing schedule providing agency and department-level reporting
  • Perform account analysis
  • Provide audit support including preparation of schedules, analyses, and documents for timely completion of annual external audit and governmental/funder audits
  • Support in the preparation of the organization annual filing of form 990 Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax
  • Research outstanding checks over 90 days and work in coordination with the Accounts Payable manager to resolve
  • Remit unresolved balances to the state escheatment/unclaimed property bureaus
  • Prepare and submit monthly depreciation for review and posting
  • Maintain organization fixed assets and prepaid expenses schedule
  • Maintain and update the deferred rent schedule and prepare and submit the monthly entry for review and posting

Compensation and Benefits

The compensation for this position is $47,500 - $55,000. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package, including medical and dental coverage, paid parental leave, participation in a retirement plan, sick and vacation leave, paid holidays and more. We're a workplace that promotes continual learning and teamwork, offering lunch and learns, team outings, holiday gatherings and more for our staff.

More About Us
We welcome diversity and highly encourage applications from people of color and people with convictions. We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.


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