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Senior Analyst, Finance & Accounting

StoryCorps New York, NY

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Department: Finance

Division: Finance & Administration

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Reports To: Director, Finance

Status: Full-Time, Regular

THE ROLE

The Senior Analyst, Finance & Accounting performs a wide variety of essential financial management and reporting duties under the supervision of the Director, Finance. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the preparation of monthly financial reports, developing department and project budgets, financial analysis and forecasts, accounts receivable and invoicing, and managing the revenue recognition and reconciliation process. In addition, the Senior Analyst will assist in preparing StoryCorps’ annual budget, financial statements; and provide support to the Staff Accountant in performing his/her daily tasks as needed.

The Senior Analyst will develop a firm grasp of each department’s operations and StoryCorps overall to be able to effectively respond to questions on budgets, grants, and other financial matters. The Senior Analyst must be able to work independently and be incredibly detail-oriented.

StoryCorps records, shares, and preserves stories from a diverse range of American voices — from our Griot Initiative to preserve stories of African Americans, to our Historias Initiative to collect the experiences of Latinos. Candidates with a passion for StoryCorps’ mission and experience supporting diversity and social justice-oriented organizations are strongly encouraged to apply.

StoryCorps records, shares, and preserves stories from a diverse range of American voices — from our Griot Initiative to preserve stories of African Americans, to our Historias Initiative to collect the experiences of Latinos. We also seek to recruit and develop a staff whose diversity matches the diversity of the communities we serve, and we strongly encourage applications from people of color and the LGBTQ community.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Work closely with the Program and Development staff to develop project and grant budgets, and prepare periodic financial reports for grants.

  • Prepare and distribute monthly financial reports to department managers and senior management, analyze significant variances from budget, and identify potential cost savings.

  • Analyze costs, recommend appropriate pricing, and provide financials decision support for earned-income engagements.

  • Work directly with department directors, and other staff responding to ad hoc requests for financial information and analyses.

  • Responsible for accurate and timely recording of revenue for the organization, including reconciling such amounts along with restricted net assets and deferred revenue, with Development and other revenue-generating departments.

  • Prepare invoices for customers and record receivables. Notify revenue-generating departments of payments received, record cash receipts in the accounting system, and monitor accounts receivable and follow-up on delinquent accounts.

  • Assist the Director, Finance in managing the annual organizational budget process, including coordinating and collaborating with department directors in developing departmental budgets; collates information for presentation to senior management and Finance Committee; uploads and manages budget information in financial system.

  • Provide schedules and other supporting documentation to the auditors in connection with the annual audit and preparation of Form 990.

  • Assist the Director, Finance in the preparation of the annual financial statements.

  • Perform other duties to support the Finance function, as assigned.

ABOUT YOU

  • You are passionate about financial management, and want an opportunity to expand skill set as a leader in a small Finance team.

  • You have a bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting, or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.

  • You have 4-5 years of experience in finance and accounting.

  • You have advanced proficiency with accounting systems and Excel.

  • You are able to communicate effectively in writing or in person.

  • You have integrity, sensitivity, and discretion in dealing with confidential financial information.

  • You have strong organizational skills and multi-tasking abilities, and excellent attention to detail.

  • You’re flexible and adaptable. We move quickly at StoryCorps and need solution-oriented problem solvers to help move our work forward.

  • You are passionate about StoryCorps’ mission and thrive in a diverse workplace.

PREFERRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • You have experience in a nonprofit organizational environment.

  • You are proficient on a Mac platform.

  • You have experience with FinancialForce, Salesforce and Concur Expense,

ABOUT STORYCORPS

StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. Since our founding in 2003, StoryCorps has provided half a million of people of all backgrounds and beliefs with powerful opportunities to record interviews about their lives, and leave a legacy for future generations in our archive at the Library of Congress. We bring these interviews to life in stories produced for broadcast on public media (including our weekly Friday morning broadcast on NPR’s “Morning Edition"), our podcast, and/or our animations. Together, these stories reach an audience of tens of millions. StoryCorps maintains a relentless focus on diversity, and seeks to highlight voices often underrepresented in mainstream media. While our stories honor and celebrate the diversity of humankind, they also remind us of the many values and experiences we share in common, building bridges of greater understanding.

Our work has been widely recognized with several George Foster Peabody Awards, a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, the 2015 TED Prize, and a 2016 Emmy award for our animation “Traffic Stop.”

This work couldn’t be accomplished without the unwavering commitment of the exceptional individuals who make up our organization. Our people are brilliant, hard-working, creative, and incredibly passionate about the vision we share: To touch the lives of every person in this country and to create a culture of listening in the United States.

StoryCorps seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at StoryCorps are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.

StoryCorps seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at StoryCorps are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.

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