Accounts Payable Accountant/Specialist – Temporary

United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ) is the network organization for the Conservative Movement working to ensure there are thriving centers of Jewish practice that celebrate both tradition and contemporary life in North America, Israel and beyond. We envision and pursue an authentic and dynamic Judaism that inspires today’s and tomorrow’s generations of Jews to seek meaning, find connection and experience wholeness (shleymut) in a world that is complex and ever-evolving. Together, we demonstrate what an authentic and dynamic Judaism looks like, inspire people to be part of it and advance its critical role in the world.

Our services and programs are focused on three key areas:

  • We support and strengthen congregations and their leaders. We develop and deliver a portfolio of services and programs including leadership training for congregational lay leaders and professional staff to help them identify, embrace and respond to the needs of the 21st-century Jewish community.
  • We engage teens. Our USY program engages thousands of teens in synagogues and other settings.
  • We serve as a vital resource for the Movement through a partnership with the Rabbinical Assembly (RA) working strategically to expand our reach to engage individuals beyond synagogue walls.

Position Purpose

USCJ is committed to maintaining excellent credit ratings with its vendors and banking institutions. Excellent accounts payables and recordkeeping are essential to meet our reporting requirements as a not-for-profit organization.

Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer, we are seeking an AP Accountant/Specialist for full cycle accounts payable, which will ensure that all bills are paid accurately and timely and all reporting requirements (1099, 1096, etc.) are met. This hybrid role is located in NYC and requires 4 days in-office. This is a temporary position lasting approximately 4 months.

Duties and Responsibilities

The main responsibilities of the AP Accountant/Specialist shall include but not  necessarily limited to the following:

  • Receive, review, and verify for accuracy and supervisory approval, invoices for payment.
  • Work closely with the service departments to ensure all items were received and services delivered.
  • Set up all new vendors and maintain accurate vendor information- update vendors with address change, tax ID, banking information (wire, ACH, EFT), as well as 1099’s reporting verification of totals.
  • Prepare bank files for ACH and Positive Pay vendor payments.
  • Processing monthly 
  • Prepare AP aging reports.
  • Review and process all Accounts Payables; Prepare Check Runs twice per week and distribute checks for signatures.
  • Compiling monthly data, work papers, and schedules for submission to Canadian accountant.
  • Reconciliation of various miscellaneous receivable and prepayment accounts.
  • Reconciliation of a few bank statements.
  • Compilation of monthly credit card statements and associated receipts from all departments.
  • Reconciliation of program revenue from the general ledger.
  • Generalizing monthly departmental expense allocations.
  • Full cycle end of the year 1099 and 1096 process and mailing.

To facilitate month-end closings and Annual Audit:

  • Prepare routine journal entries.
  • Prepare monthly A/P reconciliations.
  • Prepare various AP and expense reconciliations and analyses.
  • Other special projects as needed.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Understanding of not-for-profit fund accounting preferred. 
  • Proficient in accounting software packages, preferably BlackBaud Financial Edge and NXT.
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with MS Office Suite, especially MS Excel.
  • Organized and detail-oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and take on new tasks.
  • Upon completion of the training period, the individual will be expected to take ownership of his / her work product.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, troubleshoot and resolve problems with vendors, employees, units/divisions and Management.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to be able to interact with vendors, management and co-workers.

Education and Work Experience

  • BA/BS with a minimum of 3 years of accounts payable experience preferred.

Hours/Location

Full time hours Monday through Friday, or may consider candidates seeking part-time work.

This is a hybrid position with 4 days in the office. For consideration, candidates must be able to commute to the 3080 Broadway location.

Pay Range

$25 – $30 per hour

To Apply

For consideration, forward your resume and cover letter to [email protected].

USCJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply

For consideration, forward your resume and cover letter to [email protected].