Accounting Assistant

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Position Summary: Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Accounting Assistant will be an important member of the GrowNYC Accounting team, helping to achieve a smooth monthly, quarterly, and year-end close process, support the annual audit process, and ensure that org-wide budget tracking documents are up-to-date and readily accessible by program managers. In addition, the Accounting Assistant will play a key role in tracking government grant expenditures and ensuring timely reimbursement from a variety of government funders. The ideal candidate is a good communicator, flexible, organized, and mathematically inclined, with great analytical problem-solving skills and attention to detail.


  • Assist with monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial close process, especially general ledger account reconciliation.
  • Ensure that program budgets vs. actual tracking documents are always updated for quick reference.
  • Assist with government grant reporting and reimbursement requests.
  • Receive and organize credit card purchase documentation from key staff and posts transactions to general ledger.
  • Post routine/recurring monthly journal entries to general ledger.
  • Reconcile monthly bank statements.
  • Reconcile quarterly payroll reports.
  • Assist with annual financial audit.
  • Prepare budget slides and other infographic materials for Board/external presentations.
  • Assist with other accounting department tasks as necessary.


  • Minimum two years’ experience in a professional accounting environment.
  • Must be comfortable in all areas of accounting.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel (a brief skills test may be administered).
  • Experience with accounting software (e.g. QuickBooks, Sage, NetSuite).
  • Outstanding organizational skills.

Salary: $60k-65k annually