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Jobs at Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services, Inc.

Staff Accountant

Location: New York, NY

Department: Finance

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Sheltering Arms is seeking a Staff Accountant. 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.

As the Staff Accountant your primary responsibilities include assisting the Accounting department, primarily in the areas of maintenance and execution of Accounts Payable, Cash Receipts & Account Reconciliation.

Essential Functions

  • Reviews the accuracy of invoices for the Sheltering Arms Child Care operating account.
  • Assures proper approvals and supporting documentation are submitted with invoices.
  • Assists with coding and scanning of invoices to Papersave & Financial Edge system.
  • Prepares check run for Sheltering Arms Operating account for management review and approval.
  • Prepares checks for monthly workshop stipends and DCC-205 Union dues.
  • Petty Cash Reconciliation and preparation of journal entries to record expenses.
  • MetroCard management for programs/staff, including usage reconciliation & replenishment.
  • Maintains AP vendor filing.
  • Recording of cash receipts including live checks & electronic funds on a daily basis.
  • Assist with account analysis and schedules for annual fiscal & program audits.
  • Special projects for Assistant Controller.


  • BS/BA in Accounting or Finance (or equivalent experience).
  • Minimum of two years of related work experience.
  • Experience with Blackbaud/Financial Edge General Ledger system. (Preferred)
  • Proficiency in computerized accounts payable/general 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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