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Make the Road New York


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Starting salary is based on a scale set by a democratically-elected personnel committee and will depend on factors such as experience and education.

Make the Road New York (MRNY) builds the power of immigrant and working-class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. Make the Road New York operates community centers in Bushwick, Brooklyn; Jackson Heights, Queens; Port Richmond, Staten Island; Brentwood, Long Island and White Plains, Westchester County. With a membership of 23,000, MRNY tackles the critical issues facing our communities, including workplace justice, tenants’ rights, immigrant rights and civil rights, TGNCIQ justice, public education, health care access, and immigration reform. (TGNCIQ = transgender, gender non-conforming, intersex and queer)

MRNY is a multi-service organization. Our member-led organizing committees -- which work on the issues named above -- implement strategies to combat shared problems, and develop leadership and the capacity for civic participation. We also provide an array of high-quality bilingual services: We offer English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Spanish-language literacy, computer literacy, citizenship preparation, and in-school and after-school youth programs. We have a robust legal program that offers direct representation across a spectrum of practice areas, including employment law, immigration law, housing and benefits, and TGNCIQ civil rights; we also take on impact litigation as a strategy for achieving broad change. Our health program offers facilitated enrollment into health insurance programs and SNAP benefits, a community health worker home visiting program, nutrition education and emergency food pantries, health care navigation, and more."

The Finance Department of MRNY is a rapidly growing, fast-paced unit that manages the organization’s complex finances and $22 million budget. This position will be based in MRNY’s satellite office in Bushwick, Brooklyn located off the L train (Jefferson St stop).

CURRENT OPENING:

Make the Road New York seeks a Finance Associate to be responsible for supporting the Finance team, with particular emphasis on accounts payable and accounts receivable. The Finance Associate will provide support to a rapidly growing organization and will report to our Accounts Payable Manager. This is a great opportunity for a person looking to start their career in nonprofit finance with potential for growth.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collect invoices, expense reports, and check requests from staff
  • Review coding and backup documentation for completeness and accuracy
  • Journal entries into accounting system for accounts payable, accounts receivable, and other transactions
  • Print and prepare weekly checks for distribution
  • Periodic collection, counting, and depositing of cash from other MRNY offices
  • Updating distribution and allocation codes in accounting system
  • Maintain filing system for cash receipts, accounts payable, and accounts receivable
  • Organize and retrieve backup documents as required for billings and audits
  • Other administrative department functions including, but not limited to, sorting and processing incoming and outgoing mail

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Eligible to work in the US
  • Accounting or business degree preferred
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus

JOB COMPETENCIES:

  • Excellent computer skills, including intermediate-level Excel
  • Self-starter with strong organizational skills, strong attention to detail, trustworthy and able to handle sensitive materials
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and complete assignments under strict deadlines
  • A sense of humor and ability to work under pressure
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic work environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/31/2020

MRNY is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse staff. Women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities and people of color strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, disability or marital status.

Make the Road New York (MRNY) builds the power of immigrant and working-class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. Make the Road New York…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

MRNY offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, 401K, and generous paid vacation, sick, personal days.

MRNY offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, 401K, and generous paid vacation, sick, personal days.

Location

449 Troutman Street, Brooklyn, NY 11237

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