Catholic Charities Community Services of New York Senior Accountant (Budget and Analysis) in New York, New York


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Senior Accountant (Budget and Analysis)

Location: New York, NY

Position Title: Senior Accountant (Budget and Analysis)

FLSA Status: Full Time, Exempt

Classification: Professional

Department: Administration

Office: CCCS Finance, CCCS Program Support

Reports To: CCCS Finance Director

Supervisory Responsibilities: Yes


The Senior Accountant (Budget and Analysis) is an accounting position that is an integral member of the Catholic Charities Community Services (CCCS) Program Support team with responsibilities primarily related to the Facilities operational reporting and analyses.

The position reports to the CCCS Finance Director and is principally responsible for timely and accurately meeting the fiscal needs (budgeting, forecasting, reporting and allocations) primarily for Facilities. The position also assists in the timely and accurate preparation of claims; coordinating / follow up with funding agencies, development of program and administrative budgets, forecasts, and budget modification as required and allowed by contracts; analysis of monthly financial results and review of variance reports. The position supervises Staff Accountants and may also be assigned other ad hoc projects that may be assigned by supervisors.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Prepare and / or supervise fiscal support and operational reporting for Facilities team:
  • Financial support for budgets and monthly reporting including variance reports

  • Review transactions and coding; prepare journal entries

  • Maintain Facilities-related documentation and statistics; produce monthly property reports and analyses

  • Assist in the review of facilities allocation on a quarterly basis and facilitate the adjustments as necessary

  • Assist in the negotiation / development of Term Sheets and Leases

  1. Prepare and / or supervise timely and accurate contract accounting:
  • Prepare 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.

  1. Prepare and / or supervise managerial accounting associated with contracts / grants:
  • Prepare 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 managerial reports, budgets and forecasts.

  1. Prepare and / or supervise financial accounting associated with contracts / 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.

  1. Prepare and / or supervise timely and accurate Financial accounting including:
  • Prepare / review journal vouchers and perform account analysis

  • Development of audit work papers, documentation and schedules

  1. Assist Senior Financial Management and operating staff in other ad hoc projects, as assigned, including:
  • Professionally develop, train and evaluate staff

  • Develop and make recommendations, evaluate recommendations of others and implement agreed-upon solutions to improve internal accounting / operating controls and efficiencies

  • Provide recommendations for internal accounting / operating controls and efficiencies.

Position Type and expected hours of work:

  • This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are generally 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday - Friday. Additional weekend and evening hours may be required to meet agency deadlines.

Working Conditions and physical demands required:

  • Remain in a stationary position at a workstation and use a computer at least 70% of the time

  • Travel to other sites, drive, using vehicle or public transportation, traverse city streets; occasionally ascend/descend stairs, and be exposed to outside weather conditions

  • Carry work papers and a laptop to various locations

  • Meet competing deadlines

Significant working relationships:

  • CCCS Executive, Facilities, administrative and operations management staff

  • Corporate Departments (Executive Directors, CFO, Human Resources)

  • CCCS Fiscal staff, Funding agencies, their auditors and independent auditors.


Education and/or experience required:

  • CPA or Bachelors in Accounting with 4 years relevant experience

Skills, Licenses, and/or competencies required:

  • 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 complete tasks on a timely basis with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment meet deadlines.

  • Good computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel* and Word* required;


  • Work requires a strong work ethic and exhibiting a sense of urgency in completion of tasks, willingness to work a flexible schedule and a commitment to the mission of Catholic Charities.

Considered A Plus

  • Non-profit government contracting experience (NYS & NYS contracts, preferred)

  • Facilities accounting / reporting experience, Lawson Financial System