Staff Accountant

Job Type

Part Time


Details: $27-$30 per hour commensurate with experience.




621 Degraw Street
United States


Employee Type: Regular Part-time, 21-24 hours per week, flexible                      

Title: Staff Accountant

Department: Administration and Fiscal                                                               

Status: Non-Exempt     

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI) is a nonprofit workforce development organization. BWI helps jobless and working poor New Yorkers establish careers in sectors that offer good wages and opportunities for advancement ( BWI seeks a highly motivated, experienced accounting professional for the position of Staff Accountant to oversee accounting functions for BWI. 

The Position

The Staff Accountant is responsible for the day-to-day administration of all organizational financial matters for a non-profit workforce development organization serving 800+ beneficiaries annually with an annual budget of approximately $6 million. The Staff Accountant will also coordinate activities with programmatic, fundraising, administrative units, and maintain oversight of some external financial relationships.

S/he will report to BWI’s affiliate organization’s Director of Finance and regularly collaborate with BWI’s Executive Director and Assistant Director.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Maintain an accounting system (FundEZ, or “FEZ”) with multiple funding streams including foundation and corporate grants, government contracts, individual donations and earned income. Tasks include but are not limited to:
  • processing checks
  • recording cash receipts into FEZ
  • preparing bank deposits
  • reconciling bank and credit card statements monthly
  • recording payroll entries in FEZ
  • preparing journal entries
  • executing month-end close
  • reconciling vouchers to the GL
  • Input and track the annual budget by individual units. Enter budget in FEZ.
  • Maintain the computerized general ledger to include the tracking of grants, programs, and special events, restricted and unrestricted activity.
  • Accurately record and track payroll, revenue, expense, and balance sheet activity.
  • Prepare and distribute monthly financial and management reports – budget variance in total and by unit, and all contract and grant reports that require fund accounting.
  • Ensure that reports are accurate for audits. Prepare audit schedules.
  • Work effectively with the Fundraising, Program and administrative staff to ensure accurate financial reporting.
  • Prepare government contract vouchering.
  • Create and maintain files.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum 2 years prior fund accounting experience required.
  • Prior experience with FundEZ software strongly preferred.
  • Non-profit accounting experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience reading and deciphering automated payroll reports.
  • College degree required; accounting degree preferred.
  • Outstanding (oral and written) communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be goal-driven and results-oriented with a friendly and professional demeanor.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as a member of a team, and with a wide variety of stakeholders, including government agencies and vendors.
  • Ability to multi‐task while maintaining attention to detail and exercise excellent judgment.
  • Strong commitment to BWI’s mission.
  • Flexibility to work more hours during audit season (July to Sept).


BWI offers a competitive benefits package including paid time off for regular part-time staff.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Email cover letter, resume, and salary requirement by June 1, 2018 to:

Aaron Shiffman, Executive Director,

Please include “BWI Staff Accountant” in the subject line.

No phone calls, please.

Only applications with a cover letter, resume and salary requirement will be considered. BWI is an equal opportunity employer (EEO). People of color, community residents and women are strongly encouraged to apply