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Senior Accountant

Location: New york, NY

Department: Finance

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Organization Overview: Sheltering Arms (formerly Episcopal Social Services) strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community’s greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of dedicated colleagues who represent diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for our neighbors in need. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so that team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs.

Job Summary:  The Primary responsibilities of the Senior Accountant will be Bank Reconciliations, processing various Government claims and reporting. In addition to monthly journal entries, analyze various general ledger accounts.


  • Prepare general journal entry on a daily basis for approval by supervisor.
  • Process and submit monthly claims for lunch and breakfast programs, and complete annual financial report
  • Process and submit various contracted claims monthly, after verifying expenses with GL, and follow up on outstanding receivables. Contracted claims includes Administration for Children Services (ACS) Preventive programs, ACS Connection to Care (C2C), and billing of Special Payments for Foster Care programs.
  • Prepare and submit reports for Early Head Start (EHS) and Head Start (HS); quarterly cash report, semi-annual, annual and final annual SF 425 report.
  • Process quarterly draw down for EHS program.
  • Prepare and submit semi-annual ACS Head Start reporting.
  • Assist with year-end Early Learn & EHS/HS reporting schedule preparation.
  • Position will be a back-up for processing payments to foster care parents.
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliation including any entries for corrections for approval by supervisor.
  • Prepare various accounts receivable accounts analysis quarterly.
  • Reconciliation of investment accounts and recording corresponding entries. Prepare investment summary schedule for YE audit, determine the total purchases and sales on investments annually.
  • Assist with all audits including internal, governmental, and year-end audits.
  • Other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned.

Supervisees:  (None)

  • BS/BA in Accounting (or equivalent)
  • Four or more years of related work experience
  • Proficiency in computerized accounting systems and Microsoft Office.



It is the policy of Sheltering Arms that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to an individual’s perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.


Physical Requirements: Must have the ability to complete all standard administrative and support tasks including but not limited to climbing up and down stairs, operation of computers/phones/fax/printer/copy machine, and the ability to lift boxes, furniture, and equipment up to 30lbs. Must be able to travel from the various locations and sites of Sheltering Arms.



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