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Accounting Associate

The Gotham Film & Media Institute
New York, United States
$58,500.00 - $61,500.00
Closing date
Feb 27, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Accounting and Finance
Employment Type
Full Time

The Gotham Film & Media Institute celebrates and nurtures independent film and media creators, providing career-building resources, access to industry influencers, and pathways to wider recognition. The organization fosters a community of creators, producers and distributors working across film, TV, audio and beyond to advance the future of story through our year-round programs, which include Gotham Week, Filmmaker Magazine, The Gotham Awards.

The Accounting Associate will have a wide range of responsibilities related to core accounting functions and general business operations. The ideal candidate is a mission driven professional who will treat this role as an opportunity to invest in their growth and has an interest in non-profit accounting and operations.

Hire Date: As soon as possible.
Deadline: Applications will be processed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Location: The Gotham Film & Media Institute’s office is based in Brooklyn, NY. Staff members are currently working a flexible, hybrid schedule. The Accounting Associate must be able to commute to The Gotham’s Brooklyn office multiple times a week.

Compensation: The Accounting Associate is a full-time exempt position. The Gotham offers a competitive benefit selection, PTO, sick and holiday time. The salary range for this position is $58,500 - $61,500


Process weekly payroll run and maintain required payroll records

Assist with accounts payable and receivable including new vendor/customer setup, entering bills and coding invoices

Review and process employee expense reports

Assist with management of Fiscal Sponsorship donations, fund disbursements and communication with donors and filmmakers

Serve as a point of contact for internal accounting inquiries from departments across the organization Play an integral role in accounting policy and procedure creation
Assist with monthly, quarterly and annual close procedures including monthly bank reconciliations

Process all payment inquiries and refunds

Assist in annual finance audit preparation and schedule creation

Assist with the compilation and distribution of yearly 1099s to all independent contractors

Assist the Controller with other operations on an as needed basis

Serve as a liaison to outside accounting services to facilitate month end close and other items as assigned

2+ years of experience in accounting roles such as Accounting Assistant, Accounting Coordinator or


Strong organizational skills, including the ability to work independently, manage own work and time, and take responsibility for performance

Undergraduate degree in a business-related field such as, accounting, business management, or administration desired but not required

Proficiency with Quickbook Online,, Excel and similar software

Strong working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP or US GAAP) and an understanding of nonprofit accounting rules & regulations

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