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Senior Accountant
posted May 16, 2023
Location: Manhattan
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Classification: Professional
Department: Finance
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Position ID: various
Pay Range: $90,000-$100,000
Supervisory Responsibilities: No

The Senior Accountant (COS) is an integral member of the Catholic Charities Community Services (CCCS) finance team providing fiscal support and operational reporting to COS programs.
The position works closely with program staff to aide them in fiscal-related decisions and meeting fiscal contract requirements on a timely, accurate basis. Fiscal contractual requirements include filing of contract claims, fiscal compliance reports and related accounting activities for CCCS.
CCCS and the other agencies provide a variety of social service programs in the 10 counties of the Archdiocese of New York. These programs are funded by a variety of Federal, State, County and City agencies and foundations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Contract accounting functions associated with contracts and grants:
    • Prepare timely and accurate regulatory filings (i.e. claims, budget modifications close-outs, and advances);
    • Complete revenue, receivable and expense reconciliations;
    • Ensure integrity of financial results related to government contracts and grants, revenues, receivables, earned unbilled, and advances, and preparation of related standard journal entries and reconciliations; and
    • Monitor and follow up on outstanding receivable balances with the funding sources to maximize cash flow, which is critical to the organization.
  • Managerial accounting functions associated with Programs funded through contracts/ grants:
    • Prepare corporate budgets, as assigned; i.e. Personnel planning and financial models
    • Provide information that aids the Manager in the preparation of reports to management related to
      government contracts and grant status and activity, including the production of monthly contract Activity reports; and
    • Assist in the preparation of other corporate budget materials.
  • Financial accounting associated with Programs funded through contracts I grants:
    • Assist in the preparation of year-end corporate and periodic contract compliance audits, including
      retrieving supporting documents and back-up information, as requested; and
    • Assist in the analysis of charges to Activities to facilitate the release/ utilization of temporarily restricted net assets (“TRNA”) and the preparation and timely submission of reports required by donors.
  • Financial accounting associated with general accounting functions, as may be assigned. Functions will, at a minimum, involve:
    • Account analysis
    • Development of working papers and schedules
  • Additional Responsibilities
    • Provide recommendations for internal accounting/ operating controls and efficiencies.
    • Assist in other ad hoc projects, as assigned.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position that requires in office attendance at frequencies designated for the Department. Days and hours of work are generally 9:00 AM to 5 PM Monday -Friday. Additional evening and weekend hours are required to meet department and Agency deadlines.

Working conditions and physical demands required:

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Remain in a stationary position at an office work station and use a computer at least 70% of the time.
  • Carry a laptop to offsite work locations, when assigned.
  • Ability to work with demanding, multiple deadlines.

Significant Working Relationships:

  • Financial and Operating management of CCCS, corporate departments (Executive Directors, CFO, and Controller’s group), program departments, auditors, and Archdiocese staff.
  • CCCS and other agency management and Program staff.
  • CCCS Fiscal staff.
  • Funding agencies and their auditors and corporate auditors.


Education and/or experience required:

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting with at least 3 years of supervisory and related experience;
  • Knowledge of accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and cost accounting principles.

Other Skills, Licenses and/or Competencies:

  • Familiarity with government contracts.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills – ability to relate and clearly communicate with operating management, financial staff and other departments, including professional writing style.
  • Ability to analyze problems and recommendations and pay attention to detail.
  • Ability to initiate projects, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines; exhibit a sense of urgency in perfonning work.
  • Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel* and Word* required; knowledge of Lawson accounting software a plus. “‘Ability to successfully pass “PROVE-IT” skills test.
  • Work requires a commitment to the mission of Catholic Charities Community Services.

Considered a Plus

  • Non-profit experience and familiarity with government contracts, preferably NYS & NYC
  • Lawson Financial Systems
  • MBA
  • CPA

COVID-19 Adjustment: Position will be onboarded virtually. Potential to orient to the physical office space in person depending on CDC and agency requirements at the time of onboarding. Updates to protocol are implemented on a regular basis.

Catholic Charities and Catholic Charities Community Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.