Race Forward
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Full Time

Title: Accounts Payable Accountant

Reports to: Finance Director

FLSA Status: Exempt

Salary Range: $61,200 - $66,300

Location: New York

Tentative Start Date: TBD

About Race Forward

Race Forward's mission is to catalyze movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial democratic society free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose.

Since 1981, Race Forward has brought a systemic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity. In 2017 Race Forward united with the Center for Social Inclusion to become the new Race Forward.

Position Summary

The Accounts Payable Accountant provides financial, accounting, and administrative support by processing, verifying, & reconciling account payable invoices, and ensuring payments are completed according to Race Forward's established policies and procedures in an efficient, timely, and accurate manner and to provide support and assist the department in general accounting responsibilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Day-to-day Duties

  • Review all invoices and check requests for appropriate approval, accurate account coding and allocations
  • Enter invoices, debit memos, and check requests promptly in the accounting application
  • Produce weekly cash requirements report for review and approval
  • Prepare checks or ACH payments for approved invoices
  • Responsible for corporate credit card services and maintaining and updating expense policies
  • Own and maintain accurate subsidiary ledgers - accounts payable and fixed assets
  • Review vendor statements for accuracy, request any missing invoices from the vendor
  • Maintain vendor files and ensures W9 form is kept for new vendors
  • Review AP aging and address any anomalies or questions
  • Oversee all fixed asset record keeping, management, and processes

Monthly and Periodic Duties

  • Assist in the month-end closing activities
  • Prepare accrual/reversing entry for month-end closing
  • Prepare monthly general ledger account reconciliations for various balance sheet accounts, and research accounting issues
  • Perform bank reconciliations for all accounts
  • Process and review all 1099s
  • Support the annual audit process
  • Prepare schedules and reports as requested
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

To perform successfully in this role, incumbent should possess skills identified below:

  • Outstanding financial and analytical skills
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Proficient with MS Office Excel
  • Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent people skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Possess a strong attention to detail
  • Positive attitude and a strong desire to be a part of a diverse team

Qualifications and Experience

  • BA degree in accounting, finance, economics or related field or 4+ years related work experience, nonprofit experience a plus
  • Proficiency in Accounting Software and the ability to learn new applications quickly

Additional Information

Light work that primarily involves sitting/standing long periods of time but may include moving objects up to 20 pounds. Requires several consecutive hours on the computer.

How to Apply

External Applicants: To apply for this position, please click the link below. To ensure full consideration, please be sure to include both a cover letter and resume with your application.


EEO Statement

Race Forward provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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