Staff Accountant

Arab American Family Support Center Brooklyn, NY $70000.00 per year

JOB TITLE: Staff Accountant


REPORTS TO:  Deputy Director, Administration




The Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization established in 1994 to provide culturally and linguistically competent, trauma-informed social services. Across our eight locations, we empower immigrants and refugees with the tools they need to successfully acclimate to the world around them and become active participants in the community. While we support anyone who walks through our doors, over nearly 27 years, we have developed expertise in serving the Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) immigrant and refugee communities.


AAFSC works across four priority areas—Promote, Get Ready, Prevent, and Communicate—to achieve our ultimate goal of strengthening families. AAFSC promotes mental and physical wellbeing, food security, healthy relationships, and family reunification. We get our families ready to succeed, work, and lead productive lives. We prevent domestic violence, child abuse, and neglect by counseling families, offering case management services to victims of violence, and cultivating healthy relationship skills in young people. Finally, AAFSC communicates the needs of the marginalized, amplifying their voices for increased impact.



The primary functions of the Staff Accountant include weekly and monthly accounting functions such as accounts payable and receivable posting, check and deposit posting, cash management, and payroll processing. Additional responsibilities may include resolving vendor issues, performing maintenance of various supporting schedules, and grant reporting.


The Staff Accountant will provide financial support to the senior staff. This position requires a high level of accountability and responsibility.



  • Review and update payroll allocations by grant on a monthly basis, post entries into the accounting system.
  • Reviews all vendor and independent contractor invoices for proper documentation, coding, and approvals, timely records all vendor invoices into the accounting system.
  • Generates Accounts Payable Aging reports and submits weekly for review and payment selection, files paid invoices by vendor.
  • Reviews vendor statements and answers any vendor inquiries.
  • Maintains W-9 documentation for independent contractors.
  • Processes (approved) employee expense reports.
  • Reviews employee debit card activity, reconciles to monthly statements, and records activity into accounting system.
  • Prepares accounts payable files for electronic storage, as required.
  • Timely and accurately records all cash receipts into the accounting system, and files backup documentation.
  • As needed, prepares miscellaneous Accounts Receivable invoices.
  • As needed, assists in the preparation of grant reports or reimbursement requests for grant awards.
  • Assists with month-end close by preparing schedules or other analysis of general ledger accounts or allocations, including research of uncashed vendor checks.
  • Assists with vendor and cash receipts files and supporting documentation during annual financial statement audits.
  • Assists with preparing budget templates during annual budgeting process.



  • Every AAFSC team member serves as an ambassador of the organization and champion of AAFSC’s mission, vision and values. This includes the following:
  • Cultivate relationships on behalf of and in support of the organization in partnership with Senior Leadership and the Resource Development team. This includes being sensitive to and aware of others, providing every client, partner and participant with high-quality service, professional communication, and follow through, and always keeping Senior Leadership and the Resource Development team aware of any opportunities, challenges, or updates. 
  • All team members are expected to support the Resource Development team with any requests in a timely manner, including, but not limited to: grant applications, reports, attendance at meetings, hearings, or other events, and sharing of AAFSC social media, flyers, and other externally-facing communications.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to respond to evolving community needs, including, but not limited to, making referrals in light of community needs, supporting with the development of and implementation of new initiatives or programming, and, raising awareness of new or evolving needs.  
  • Always act with integrity, positivity, dedication, and professionalism within the office and externally. This includes, but is not limited to, email communication, verbal communication, communication with colleagues and peers, communication with clients, or communication with external partners or agencies.



·         Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Accounting or Finance

·         Minimum of two years general accounting experience, not-for-profit preferred

·         Has an understanding of U.S. GAAP, not-for-profit preferred

·         Strong analytical skills a must

·         Highly organized and ability to work both independently and collaboratively

·         Ability to communicate clearly in both written and verbal form and relate effectively to others at all levels in the organization

·         Knowledge of Sage Intacct a plus but not required

·         Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word

·         Must be able to maintain full confidentiality of any and all conversations, data records, files and other information where access is limited

·         Ability to adapt, self-manage, and to prioritize between and manage multiple demands

·         An earned reputation for being trustworthy, with excellent judgment and discretion

·         Job contingent on pre-employment background check and fingerprint clearance

·         U.S. Work Authorization is required


We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.



Arab American Family Support Center is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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