Accounting Specialist

New Reach New Haven , CT 06513

Posted 2 months ago

Primary Purpose:

The primary purpose of this position is to work with the Finance Team on Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, month close journal entries, internal department monthly reports, grant reporting along with management of cash receipts, credit cards and gift card donations.

Essential Functions:

  • Accounts receivable, process payments and bank reconciliation

  • Works in conjunction with Investments and Partnerships to properly record donations and to reconcile all donations between the Development database and the accounting system

  • Prepares cash bank deposits and scans deposits electronically as needed

  • Responsible for weekly and monthly department reports

  • Assist with grant reporting

  • Assist with annual financial audit

  • Maintains a system of controls over accounting transactions

  • Provides financial analysis as needed

  • Participates and prepares materials for the Finance Team weekly meeting

  • Other duties as assigned to assure successful operations


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting preferred

  • Exhibit strong analytical and organizational skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Able to work with all agency employees, managers, leadership members, external contacts as well as independently

  • Must have intermediary skill set with Microsoft Office, QuickBooks and Excel

  • Desire to promote equal access and opportunity for persons experiencing homelessness with behavioral health needs

  • Access to reliable transportation


  • Have a solutions-based approach to presented problems.

  • Be supportive, engaging and encouraging to peers and staff.

  • Be adaptable to change and willing to take on more responsibility.

  • Maintain strict confidentiality concerning any client's or employees' personal information, living information, and/or HIV status

  • Provides a commitment to the values of New Reach: Professionalism, Integrity, Compassion and Initiative

  • Adheres to all New Reach's Policies and Procedures

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The associate must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

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