Program Accountant

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Goddard Riverside Community Center | New York, NY

Goddard Riverside Community Center

Published 26 days ago

Intro/Program Description: Goddard Riverside Community Center (GRCC) is a well established Manhattan community based agency with an annual operating budget of approximately $ 30 million. GRCC is one of New York City’s leading human service organizations meeting the basic needs of children, youth and families, homeless people, and older adults through 25 plus programs at 22 sites across Manhattan.

Purpose of Position: The Program Accountant ensures the integrity of accounting information by recording, verifying, reconciling, and analyzing accounts.  

Roles, Responsibilities and Essential Duties

·        Oversee and manage the daily grant/ contract process for 15 to 17 grants, including collaborating with Directors regarding grant opportunities

·        Responsible for the review and approval of all Purchase Orders initiated by the Directors for those contracts in the assigned portfolio

·        Monthly preparation of documentation, expense reports, and coordination of the administrative process of the grant program

·        Preparation of monthly &/or quarterly reimbursement expenditure vouchers

·        Record all electronic payments for the grants in the assigned portfolio

·        Monitor, input, review all grant data in the required City/State/Federal portal and system

·        Monitor interventions and programs funded by grants to ensure compliance with grantor guidelines

·        Serve as a liaison with principals and other departments on issues regarding grants. Provide financial projections by coordinating budget/forecast preparation; collecting, analyzing information; advising departments on the collection and analysis of data

·        Work proactively with program staff to understand needs and changes in the program’s operations, and initiate all budget modifications based on that discussion

·        Prepare Journal Entries and perform account analysis for assigned contracts as part of the monthly financial review meetings with the heads of the Goddard Riverside programs

·        Coordinate grant compliance and reporting responsibilities with Finance, Human Resources and Programs including program outcome data and fiscal reports

·        Assist in the preparation of the annual budget and quarterly forecasts, including cash flow projections

·        Serve as a key point of contact with funders, including payments and develop and coordinate all requests in a timely manner

·        Assist in the development of responses to RFP submissions including budget and budget narrative preparation

·        Ensure compliance with the rules and regulations administered by the grantor, assists in all audits, including the preparation of all required schedules

·        Conduct Physical inventory/ asset schedules

·        Participate as Fiscal Unit Member by attending staff meetings and training programs; collaborate on tasks and make suggestions for efficiency

·        Ensure proper cost segregation and allocation of cost 

·        Ensure compliance with the CFR and Uniform Guidance

·        Perform other duties as required

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

·        Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required

·        Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in related field

·        Nonprofit experience required

·        Knowledge in accounting and financial reporting

·        Strong knowledge of grant processing including federal, state and local government laws and regulations regarding grant administration including the CFR and Uniform Guidance

·        Working knowledge of contracts administered by the Department of Homeless Services; Human Resources Administration; Department of Health & Mental Hygiene; the Department for the Aging; the Department of Youth & Community Development; the Administration for Children’s Services; and the Department of Housing Urban Development.

Other Abilities

·        Superior attention to detail and the ability to analyze data and then communicate the results in a concise manner

·        Ability to effectively handle multiple projects concurrently

·        Ability to work extended hours during close, audit periods and other critical times

·        Ability to work with interruptions and tight deadlines

·        Ability to work independently and to be self-reliant while still working effectively in a team environment

·        Ability to prioritize and take ownership of work

·        Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external customers

·        Ability to maintain confidentiality of company information

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have/be:

  • Working knowledge of Intacct, Management Reporter highly desired
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, especially strong Excel and general ledger maintenance skills

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public

Reasoning Ability

·        Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

Physical Requirements

·        Heavy computer use

Work Environment

·        Office


Intro/Program Description: Goddard Riverside Community Center (GRCC) is a well established Manhattan community based agency with an annual operating budget of approximately $ 30 million. GRCC is one of New York City’s leading human service…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional


Excellent benefits package!

Excellent benefits package!


593 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

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