Senior Accountant

New York, New York, us
Company: Planned Parenthood
Category: Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Published on 2021-07-29 22:03:39
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is the national umbrella organization for the nation’s leading network of women’s health care providers, educators, and advocates, serving women, men, teens and families.  Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF) is the advocacy and political arm of PPFA. For over 100 years, Planned Parenthood has done more than any other organization in the United States to improve women’s health and safety, prevent unintended pregnancies, and advance the right and ability of individuals and families to make informed and responsible health care decisions.


  • Work as a member of the Finance team with Division coordinators to ensure an accurate, timely and complete activity recording. Play an integral role in the monthly closing process. Collaborate with program staff to understand program strategies, goals and operations in order to manage PPFA resources effectively
  • Work in all PPFA's financial applications as needed: general ledger and reporting system and assist in producing financial monthly reports and needed account/data analysis. Assist the Finance division and program divisions in their analysis of actual results. Participate in special projects as requested, to provide financial analysis and project management within Finance and across divisions.
  • Delivery

  • Comprehensive knowledge of all systems used by the Finance Division, including but not limited to Sage, ADP, Fundraising system, and any new system implemented by the organization. Ensures the effective and efficient use of such systems when conducting
  • their roles and responsibilities.
  • Demonstrates strong not-for-profit and other U.S. GAAP accounting knowledge and experience to apply in the preparation of quarterly financial statements. Must be able to prepare or review journal entries and complex underlying supporting schedules and documents with ability to explain such analysis to nonfinancial staff.
  • Prepares the account reconciliation for several key ledger accounts, including various receivables, prepaids, various liability accounts, and certain revenues and expense accounts. Makes adjusting entries, reviewed and approved by the Assistant Controller.
  • Performs quarterly and yearly pledges receivable net present value analysis and calculation.
  • Prepares fixed asset rollforward, ensuring assets are properly depreciated. Records monthly depreciation expense entries, reviewed and approved by the Accounting Manager. Serves as subject matter expert as it relates to fixed assets.
  • Maintains lease schedules and prepares relating footnote schedules in the financial statements. Serves as subject matter expert as it relates to leases.
  • Prepares and records all journal entries to record investments, split interest agreements and beneficial interest in perpetual trust in accordance with U. S. GAAP and maintains all related accounting records. Works on determining spending formula amounts and records journal entry accordingly.
  • Responsible for preparation of endowment funds analyses including certain endowment funds' financial statements and underwater analyses. Maintains all permanently restricted files and properly records corpus and any activity.
  • Reconciles monthly and year-to-date revenue per the development system to that reported as revenue in the general ledger. Works with development staff on resolving any identified differences.
  • Reconciles monthly activity for Community Outreach Group (COG), records monthly entries, works with third-party accountants in obtaining information and manages year-end work relating to COG.
  • Reviews and approves journal entries relating to payroll activity. Serves as back-up to the Payroll Manager/Director in reviewing bi-weekly payroll data changes to ensure accuracy before final processing of payroll.
  • Reviews and approves journal entries relating to general cash activity, intercompany and reclasses adjusting funds without donor restrictions.
  • Reviews and approves journal entries as it pertains to the credit card program (WORKS), manual reimbursements (TER’s), and employee advance account reconciliation.
  • Reviews account reconciliations relating to payroll, intercompany, prepaid postage,
  • Engagement

  • This role works closely with all functions in finance, development staff, financial operations and management staff throughout the organization.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or Finance required.
  • 3-5 years’ experience. Not for profit or public accounting experience preferred, not required. Advanced skills in Excel, Word and PowerPoint required.
  • Great attention to details required.
  • Experience in not-for-profit accounting and knowledge of not-for-profit operations and systems preferred.
  • Great interpersonal skills, excellent work ethics.
  • Able to convey accounting information in easy to understand terms.
  • Demonstrated skills in problem resolution.
  • Must be able to work independently and manage multiple priorities at once.
  • Excellent customer service required.
  • Work well in a multi-cultural environment and is sensitive to diversity.
  • Must be a team player helping the department achieve all major projects.
  • Travel

  • As-needed
  • Starting Salary: $70K*LI-KM1Final offers for this job will be based on capabilities and will be made within the parameters of the PPFA compensation program. Total offer package to include generous vacation + sick leave + paid holidays, individual/family provided medical, dental and vision benefits effective day 1, life insurance, short/long term disability, paid family leave and 401k. We also offer voluntary opt in for Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Transportation/Commuter accounts. We value a truly diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity and belonging. Our goal is to attract qualified candidates and encourage applications from all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We're committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.

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