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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.

Job Summary:  Primary responsibilities include assisting the Accounting department, primarily in the areas of maintenance and execution of General Accounting, which includes but is not limited to Journal Entry preparation; Cash Receipts; Accounts Analysis & Reconciliation. 

Essential Functions

  • Recording of electronic banking transactions into the financial system-general ledger for selected accounts, which includes analysis and preparation of journal entries.
  • Assist with recording of cash receipts including live checks on a daily basis.
  • Reconciliation and recording of exchange account transactions for monthly credit card charges.
  • Preparation of journal entries to record payroll benefit payments, 403b and union dues.
  • Monthly analysis, reconciliation and re-classification of prepaid expenses including cash advances.
  • Serve as back-up for Accounts Receivable in the areas payments posting and reconciliations.
  • Monthly Bank reconciliation for selected accounts.
  • Prepares ad hoc journal entries upon request.
  • Assist with account analysis and schedules for annual fiscal & program audits.
  • Special projects as assigned by Assistant Controller and/or AP Supervisor.



  • BS/BA in Accounting or Finance (or equivalent experience).
  • 2 years of related work experience preferred.
  • Prior Knowledge of non-profit accounting (preferred)
  • 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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