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Careers at HELP USA

At HELP USA, we work to ensure that everyone has a place to call home.  From our beginning in 1986 as a shelter for families in Brooklyn, we've expanded to become a national leader in the fight against homelessness.  We're one of the nation's largest homeless services providers and low-income housing developers serving at-risk populations including families, individuals, veterans, survivors of domestic violence, people with physical and mental health challenges and disabilities, and seniors.  we've helped over 500,000 people facing homelessness and poverty to build better lives.  

We envision a world where safe and stable housing is a starting point for everyone, because housing is the foundation for people to build better lives.

We hope you'll join our team and be part of making our vision a reality! 

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Senior Accountant

Site/Program: Central
Location: New York, NY

What Youíll Do

As a Senior Accountant with HELP USA, a $150 million not-for-profit organization, youíll provide key financial support for our affordable housing real estate development and property management programs.  Youíll report to an Accounting Manager (who reports to the Permanent Housing Controller) and work closely with investors, funding agencies, and our property management and development teams on all accounting matters.  

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Analyzing the general ledger monthly for each property and preparing journal entries, calculating accruals and adjustments, and maintaining detailed workpapers as well as investigating and correcting noted errors and inconsistencies.

  • Creating internal and external financial reports required by management, investors, and funding agencies.

  • Reviewing, preparing, and submitting reimbursement billing requests to funding agencies.

  • Creating year-end audit package work papers for submission to outside accountants.

  • Reviewing partnership, management, and loan agreements to ensure compliance with and proper recording of all financial requirements.

  • Conducting monthly budget vs. actual analyses and communicating results across all functions/departments.

  • Preparing monthly reconciliations of all cash accounts, reserves, and escrows.

  • Assisting with various projects and tasks within finance as needed.

Youíre a good fit for this role if you have:

  • Bachelorís degree in accounting.

  • At least 5+ years accounting experience, including at least 3+ years with real estate accounting.

  • Strong Excel skills.

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to quickly understand and explain account variances from budgeted amounts.

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills and detail orientation.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal daily supervision.

It would be great (but not required) if you have:

  • Knowledge of partnership/property accounting and not-for-profit accounting.

  • Experience with real estate accounting software, ideally Yardi.

Who We Are

At HELP USA, we work to ensure that everyone has a place to call home. Weíre one of the nationís largest homeless services providers and low-income housing developers serving at-risk populations including families, individuals, veterans, survivors of domestic violence, people with physical and mental health challenges and disabilities, and seniors. With an annual operating budget approaching $150 million and 1400 employees working in nearly 60 programs, we have helped over 500,000 people facing homelessness and poverty to build better lives. We hope that you will consider joining our team in the fight against homelessness.

We Have GREAT BENEFITS!

  • Health insurance through Cigna, including dental and vision, with an option that covers entire family with NO employee contribution

  • Generous Paid Time Off!

  • 401k with Company contribution even if employee doesn't contribute

  • Tuition Reimbursement and Educational Achievement Awards for employees completing educational & certification milestones

  • And More!

 

EOE. A Drug Free Workplace.

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