Junior Accountant

New York, NY, US
Aug 30, 2018
Position Summary:

The Junior Accountant will be responsible for supporting the accounting function for New Vision’s main office. Key responsibilities include review and processing of Accounts Payable transactions, prepare journal entries, reconcile bank accounts, assist with monthly and quarterly closings and assist with annual external audits. The position is based at New Visions main office and reports to NV’s Accounting Manager.

About New Visions:

Since 1989, New Visions for Public Schools has sought to improve schools and classrooms in New York City, the nation’s largest school district. We currently support over 100,000 students in over 200 schools, working with teachers and administrators help students progress towards graduation and beyond into post-secondary success.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepare receivables and cash receipts and make bank deposits
  • Prepare semi-monthly payroll and related entries
  • Maintain and record fixed assets
  • Prepare journal entries for interest, depreciation and other items, as necessary
  • Monthly reconciliation of bank accounts
  • Review and process Accounts Payable transactions including issuing checks or ACH payments
  • Review Credit card and Purchasing card expenses and prepare batches for review
  • Prepare cash transfers related to AP and other transactions
  • Prepare quarterly 941 payroll reconciliations
  • Assist with monthly and quarterly closings by timely recording of transactions
  • Assist with year-end audit by preparing necessary schedules and analysis
  • Prepare and file annual IRS form 1099s

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field
  • 2+ years accounting/finance experience
  • Expertise with general ledger systems; experience with MIP/Abila a plus

Required Skill Sets and Knowledge Base:
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines and adapt to a fast-paced environment
  • Detail oriented individual with focus on accuracy and timeliness
  • Spreadsheet and database experience, with ability to learn new systems quickly
  • Professional attitude, with the ability to interact with employees and vendors in a professional manner

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