Careers

Accountant

Administrative Office, Downtown Manhattan

ABOUT US:  NCS serves New Yorkers who are struggling with homelessness, often compounded by mental illness or substance use. Established in 1982 by faith and community leaders on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, NCS was founded on the premise that homelessness is the responsibility of the entire community. Today, NCS offers an array of housing and comprehensive services, including counseling, substance abuse treatment, vocational and educational programs, and employment support. NCS also provides education to the community to enhance public awareness and understanding and participates in coalitions working with government agencies and policymakers to address homelessness. With its partners in the community, NCS’s dedicated board, staff and volunteers powerfully demonstrate what neighbors can do to reduce, prevent and ultimately end homelessness.

Our goal at NCS is to help people develop the skills they need to live with dignity and independence in safe and stable housing. 

REPORTS TO: Chief Financial Officer

BASIC FUNCTION:  The Accountant is responsible for properly maintaining all of the agency’s financial records and systems in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and for providing all necessary support and documentation requested by the CFO.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain all aspects of the General Ledger.

  • Process and record all Cash Receipts and reconcile Cash Receipt journals with Development Department database, ensuring that all records are consistent.

  • Assist the CFO with audits and any other on-site reviews of the agency’s financial records and/or systems.

  • Preparation of government contract vouchers/invoices.

  • Payroll processing including allocation of salaries into Fund EZ.

  • Process all employees’ benefits payments and allocation into Fund EZ.

  • Maintain Accounts Receivable ledger including reconciliation.

  • Coordinate Medicare Managed Care billing with biller and the junior accountant.

  • Reconciliation of all bank accounts.

  • Administer all aspects of the Client Escrow account.

  • Supervise junior accountant in areas of accounts payable, purchase orders and cash receipts.

  • Work cooperatively with staff at all levels to ensure quality service provision.

  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate’s Degree in Accounting or a related field (a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting preferred) with at least 2-3 years of experience in a non-profit accounting/ financial capacity.

  • Excellent computer skills, including prior experience with on-line accounting software; Experience with Fund EZ and ADP a plus.

  • Strong English language written and verbal communication skills; Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.

  • Collaborative team player with excellent communication skills and ability to relate to different points of view.

  • Trustworthy with strong integrity.

  • Strong organizational skills.

HOW TO APPLY:

Submit a cover letter including salary requirements and a resume to search@ncsinc.org

NCS is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants will be considered regardless of race, creed, color, religion, citizenship or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other protected status.