Launched in 1983 as Public Interest Projects, a 501(c)(3) public
charity, NEO Philanthropy is a New York based national leader in
innovative philanthropic solutions. We lead large-scale
collaborative grant-making funds on a range of social justice
issues, provide fiscal sponsorship and management to projects and
campaigns, manage donor advised funds and develop organization and
field-focused capacity building initiatives.
Scope of Work:
Reporting to the Assistant Controller, the Staff Accountant/
Senior Staff Accountant is responsible for managing the entire
cycle of in-coming funds – accounts receivable/ pledges receivable
– including tracking pledges, cash receipts, pledge payments,
recording entries, and reconciliation. This position will also
assist the Assistant Controller with the month-end and year-end
closes by making accurate and timely journal entries, as well as
performing bank reconciliations and various account analyses. In
addition, the position will assist with annual audit process.
The Staff Accountant/ Senior Staff Accountant will work very
closely with other staff members in the finance department, as well
as other departments.
NEO Philanthropy has its headquarters in NYC and the Finance
department are based in that office. NEO HQ has a hybrid work
remote structure based on job function. It is our expectation that
this role will be able to come into the NY office either once a
week or twice a week, remaining remote for other days of the
All NEO staff are required to be vaccinated against
COVID-19. Requests for medical and/or religious exemptions
from the vaccination requirement will be considered on an
individual basis, to the extent required by law.
Accounts receivable/ Pledges receivable (in-coming
- Manage the A/R & P/R function, including:
- Track all cash receipts including checks, wires, ACHs, and
- Track pledges receivable and corresponding pledge
- Handle weekly deposit process.
- Make accurate and timely A/R & P/R entries.
- Review all supporting documents to ensure that they are in
compliance with internal guidelines and policies.
- Review in-coming grant agreements to determine the
conditionality of pledge.
- Create receivable invoices and track payments
- Perform monthly P/R reconciliations
Month-end/ Year-end close-outs
- Assist the Assistant Controller with the month-end and year-end
closes by preparing monthly and quarterly journal entries.
- Review corporate credit card transactions.
- Perform monthly bank reconciliations.
- Monitor bank activities on a daily basis and record
- Perform necessary account analyses and reconciliations on a
monthly or quarterly basis to identify errors in posting or
- Review and reconcile balance sheet accounts; conduct additional
analysis if needed.
- Assist the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Controller
with the annual audit and 990 process by preparing necessary
- Ensure all supporting documents are properly stored and
organized for audit.
- Filing and record retention.
- Backup responsibilities for other Finance Team members when
- Other duties, or special projects as assigned by the Chief
Financial Officer and Assistant Controller.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
- Minimum of three (3) to seven (7) years of relevant and
progressive work experience with a non-profit organization;
- Solid understanding of not-for-profit accounting principles and
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is must;
- Strong ability to analyze financial information and
- Strong ability to perform account analyses;
- Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal
- Advanced working knowledge and proficiency in MS Excel;
- Knowledge of accounting/finance system (NetSuite a plus but not
- Work effectively and collaboratively in a team environment as
well as independently;
- Manage multiple tasks in fast-paced work environment and meet
deadlines; highly organized and detail-oriented;
- Mission-driven and passionate about social justice; and
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting/ finance strongly preferred; a
combination of equivalent experience and education will also be
Position Basis: Full-time, exempt
Compensation: salary range of $65,000 to
$80,000 per year, depending on experience. NEO provides generous
benefits, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, long term
disability, and pet insurance. We also administer FSA, Commuter
benefit, and 401k retirement plans and have generous Paid Time Off
and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should send an application that includes a
resume, cover letter, and pay requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please
include “Staff Accountant – [name]” in the subject of your
NEO Philanthropy is an equal opportunity employer. We consider
applicants for all positions without regard to race, color,
religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital
or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other
legally protected status. Only those whose applications are being
considered will be contacted. No phone calls please.
NEO Philanthropy Careers:
Philanthropy is committed to attracting, developing and retaining
exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is
dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential.
NEO Philanthropy's work environment is safe and open to all
employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race,
color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation,
national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability,
genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications
protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are