Experienced Staff Accountant

Job Summary & Qualifications:

Urban Justice Center is looking for an organized, detail oriented and energetic nonprofit experienced staff accountant. The position will be involved in most aspects of nonprofit accounting including accounts payable, grants management, audit.


  • Maintain schedules and post entries for prepaid expenses
  • Month and year end closing process including journal entries
  • Bank Reconciliation of 5 accounts
  • Importing payroll in the accounting system
  • Reconcile receivables from City – State – Federal funding
  • Post adjusting entries
  • Perform additional duties and ad hoc as requested by management
  • Assist with audit functions, including the annual audit and 990 tax return

Accounts Payable

  • Full cycle accounts payable including vendor payments, and expense reimbursements
  • Ensure proper, accurate, and timely coding of transactions
  • Review documentation for proper invoices, receipts, award documents, banking information, etc. and communicate with staff to resolve inconsistencies
  • Set-up 1099 or tax status for vendors in accounting software system
  • Create and issue 1099 tax forms to vendors
  • Maintain vendor and accounts payable related files
  • Proactively respond to inquiries from vendors and staff
  • Monitor and correct ACH and wire payment issues with the bank

Grant administration

  • Assist Senior accountant and controller in the subcontractor process
  • Grant reporting, invoicing and GL posting
  • Run Budget vs Variance reports
  • Enter subcontractor information in PIP/HHS/Passport
  • Collect, organize, and review subcontractor invoices
  • Communicate with subcontractors on outstanding back up documentation
  • Maintain subcontractor schedule, issue payments or recoup advances
  • Communicate with funders on subcontractor invoice status
  • Assist with the annual budget process
  • Code expenses to funding sources


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with 2 years of accounting experience
  • Proficient with using a fund accounting software such as Fund EZ, Sage intact , Netsuite
  • Proficient in excel (Vlookup, IF statements, Pivot Tables)
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize daily activities to meet competing deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work well with others and collaborate effectively
  • Good analytical, interpersonal, and writing skills
  • Willingness to learn and adhere to departmental policies and procedures
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Flexibility to learn new skills and work on special projects on an as-needed basis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Nonprofit work experience
  • Familiarity Experience with wire and ACH banking
  • Understanding of grants administration


$60,000 annual gross salary plus very generous UJC benefits including 401(k), exceptional medical and dental insurance, pet insurance, 20 paid vacation days, 5 paid personal days, 12 paid sick days, 11 paid holidays, early dismissal summer Fridays, and additional paid week off between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

To Apply:

Please send a resume or CV, cover letter,

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Due to the high volume of anticipated applications, we cannot respond to any unless selected for further consideration.

The Urban Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status, or marital status. People of color, LGBTIQ individuals, people with disabilities or chronic illnesses, migrants, and individuals who have personal experiences with poverty are encouraged to apply. People with experiences working in the sex trades, African/Black people, and/or transgender people are strongly encouraged to apply

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