About the Organization
WHCP’s mission is to significantly improve the health and quality of life of people who use drugs by creating relevant supports and services including access to; clean syringes through street-based outreach, advocacy and resources; a broad range of educational, referral and health services that reduce risks associated with drug use – including HIV, viral hepatitis and overdose. People who use drugs participate meaningfully in our service model. This is therapeutic in countering rampant stigma and feelings of worthlessness; and[JC1] restoring social connections and hope. WHCP delivers service without judgment recognizing that individuals have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, have access to health care, and the space to work on their own goals.
From its activist beginnings as an underground needle exchange, New York Harm Reduction Educators (NYHRE) is now New York’s largest syringe exchange program, serving over 5,000 low-income drug users and street-based sex workers each year in the Bronx and East Harlem using a unique street-side, low-threshold model. Rooted in social and economic justice, NYHRE provides integrated educational, supportive and substance use services in a non-coercive, grass roots manner that helps participants empower themselves, improve the quality of their lives and have a positive impact on our communities. All activities are designed to advance NYHRE’s service model, which is based on educating and empowering individuals to advocate for themselves and make self-identified changes in their lives.
NYHRE and Washington Heights Corner Project are combining forces and looking for a Finance Associate to join the Finance Team. This position will be responsible for a variety of responsibilities and plays a key role on the team. This role reports to the Controller and is largely responsible for keeping all accounts payables current as well as keeping up with a large amount of data entry. We are looking for a respectful individual with a kind approach towards staff, peers and participants to ensure that the organization is consistently improving the lives of people who use drugs. We are seeking someone who possesses care, dignity and respect to human beings who have been subjected to trauma, criminalization, stigma and shame in many other settings.
The Finance Associate plays a critical role in facilitating Finance Team operations, managing bookkeeping duties at the organization. Reporting to the Controller, the Finance Associate will process all accounting transactions, maintaining pertinent financial records, review and act as a liaison to our organization. Job responsibilities include:
- Manage accounts payable including timely logging of vendor invoices and vendor payments.
- Responsible for weekly check run.
- Manage credit card reconciliation.
- Process employee reimbursements.
- Adhere to compliance reporting and strict reporting deadlines.
- Perform timely and accurate monthly close responsibilities by supporting the Controller.
- Support external audit and regulatory audits by facilitating and administering requests.
- Distribute and allocate staff and participant's MetroCards.
- Maintain accurate and clean records in preparation for the organization’s annual audit.
- Work with Office Manager to respond to supply orders from the staff.
- Responsible for scanning all invoices and check requests to electronic files.
- Submit vouchers for government grants as requested.
- Ad hoc projects as required.
- Execute high volume of data entry.
Competencies and Qualifications
The successful candidate will most likely have had experience with a public or non-profit organization. Additional requirements are:
- B.S. or B.A. in Accountancy or equivalent degree preferred
- Strong analytical and organizational skills required
- Experience and knowledge of grants funding preferred
- Strong computer skills, including with financial spreadsheets (Excel) required
- Team player required
- Strong knowledge of FundEZ required
- Detailed oriented and organized required
- Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize and adhere to timelines required
- A proactive, flexible approach to work required
- Strong teamwork values and a positive "can do" attitude required
- Good written and oral communication skills, while being courteous and effective required
- Ability to work with various levels of management and staff required
- Dependability, reliability and strong ethics required
- Ability to exercise professional judgement with confidential information required
- Ability to work overtime as required
WHCP/NYHRE does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, and genetic information, and age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Please submit a cover letter outlining your experience and/or interest in harm reduction and interest in the position as well as your resume. Applicants without a cover letter will not be considered for the position.
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Please address resume and cover letter to:
Chief Financial Officer
Washington Heights CORNER Project
104 East 126th Street, 3B, New York NY 10035