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Staff Accountant

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Social Science Research Council | Brooklyn, NY

Social Science Research Council

Published 12 days ago


The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, international, nonprofit organization with an annual budget of over $20 million. The Council is devoted to the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences through a wide variety of workshops and conferences, fellowships and grants, summer training institutes, scholarly exchanges, research, and publications. For more information, please visit our website: 


The SSRC is looking for an organized and energetic nonprofit Staff Accountant. You will learn about the ever-changing and fast-paced world of international nonprofit accounting, including accounts payable and foreign and domestic vendor taxation. This is a great position to learn about an important facet of international nonprofit accounting.



  • Maintain schedules and post entries for depreciation and prepaid expenses
  • Prepare monthly allocations for postage, duplication, telephone, and travel
  • Review monthly corporate card receipts and accounting
  • Reconcile and follow up on outstanding staff travel advances
  • Assist with month- and year-end closing processes, including journal entries
  • Assist with various audit functions, including 990 tax returns
  • Crosstrain on biweekly payroll processing
  • Perform additional duties as requested by management

Accounts Payable

  •  Full-cycle accounts payable functions including vendor payments, fellowships, and expense reimbursements
  • Ensure proper, accurate, and timely recording of transactions
  • Review documentation for proper invoices, receipts, award documents, banking information, etc., and communicate with staff to resolve inconsistencies
  • Create 1099 or 1042S tax status for vendors in accounting software system
  • Maintain vendor and accounts payable related files
  • Proactively respond to inquiries from vendors and staff
  • Monitor and correct ACH and wire payment issues with the bank
  • Annual processing of tax forms to domestic and foreign recipients and the IRS


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance with three years of accounting experience
  • Experience using a fund accounting software such as Fund EZ, Intacct, or MIP preferred
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize daily activities to meet competing deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work well with others and collaborate effectively
  • Good analytical, interpersonal, and email-writing skills
  • Willingness to learn and adhere to Finance Department policies and procedures
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Flexibility to learn new skills and work on special projects on an as-needed basis

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in a nonprofit environment
  • Proficient with MIP
  • Experience with wire and ACH banking
  • Previous grants administration experience

Terms, Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary. Comprehensive benefits include health, dental, vision, disability, life, and gym reimbursement; annual tuition and/or student loan reimbursement and professional development funds; outstanding pension plan and tax savings programs; generous vacation and sick leave; and more.

The Social Science Research Council is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are dedicated to equal employment opportunity and to cultivating and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. SSRC maintains a policy of non-discrimination with all employees and applicants for employment. All aspects of employment with the Council are made on the basis of competence, skill and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, creed, color, religion, sex/gender, national origin/ancestry, ethnicity, age, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital or domestic partner status, medical conditions (including pregnancy and/or genetic information) or physical or mental disability, citizenship status or any other categories prohibited by law. 


The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, international, nonprofit organization with an annual budget of over $20 million. The Council is devoted to the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the social…

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  • Full Time Schedule


300 Cadman Plaza West, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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