Job Type

Full Time




121 6th Avenue
New York
New York
United States


University Settlement is one of New York City's most dynamic social justice institutions, with an impressive legacy as the first settlement house in the nation. For 130 years, University Settlement has been an anchor in the low-income and immigrant communities where we work, offering pioneering programs in early childhood care and education, youth development, eviction prevention, literacy, theater and visual arts, senior services, and mental health. Each year, we engage over 40,000 New Yorkers through our network of 31 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower the individuals we serve through comprehensive, quality services that strengthen families and meet the current needs of the community.

The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 10,000 New York City youth each year. Our mission is to empower young adults to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof. By providing participants with our suite of integrated services, we seek to provide any motivated young person with the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to successfully transition to adulthood.

The Accountant, reporting directly to the Assistant Controller, is primarily responsible for management of federal, state and city as well as private and foundation grants, along with bank reconciliations and general insurance request management. This position is also responsible for maintaining timely and accurate agency financial records in accordance with standard fiscal practices and requirements of funders.


  • Monitor and report individual program expenditures and income; Review Requests for Payments for assigned contracts and programs
  • Responsible for assigned government contract management, including communication with funding sources
  • Enter voucher details and ensure their timely preparation and submission, along with expenditure justifications
  • Forecast budget variances based on analysis of spending; provide routine budget reports to Controller/Chief Financial Officer, Executive staff and Program management 
  • Prepare program budgets/modifications in collaboration with Assistant Controller in a timely manner
  • Ensure that the Accounting and Financial policies & procedures are being followed
  • Conduct monthly analysis of Trial Balance/General Ledger and perform adjustments as needed
  • Prepare monthly reconciliation of all bank accounts
  • Prepare materials and records for program audits and year-end working papers for auditors
  • Manage general insurance portfolio; main point of contact with Brokers and provide certificates when requested
  • Perform additional duties as requested by management


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field is required
  • 1-2 years of Accounting experience (one year in not-for-profit) required
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Minimum of intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel required
  • Detail oriented, good communication (oral and written) and analytical skills
  • Prior experience with Intacct software preferred

Hours: 35 hours per week

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree