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Associate Director of Accounting

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For more than 60 years, SEO has created a more equitable society by closing the educational and career opportunity gap for ambitious Black, Hispanic/Latinx, and Native American young people. All are welcome to apply to our programs


The Associate Director of Accounting is a key leadership position tasked with overseeing SEO’s shared services accounting function and acting as team lead to five (5) direct and skip-level team members.  Reporting to the Vice President of Finance, this position will be a strategic thought partner with an eye on continuous evaluation and achievement of short- and long-term financial objectives. This position has primary responsibility for all of General Accounting, including managing Audits, treasury, A/P, A/R, and Accounting systems, and managing, controlling, and safeguarding most financial activities related to the organization.  RESPONSIBILITIES:  Oversight of all the organizations financial matters as it relates to accounting, grants management, auditing, treasury, tax, GL, A/P, A/R, cost accounting, internal control, process improvements and more. Manage month-end and year-end close reporting cycle. Lead the annual audit & tax compliance including timely completion of the 990 tax Streamline processes and create efficiencies within the accounting department.  Build the systems and processes necessary for success including cash flow, monthly close & financials, contract & grants management, and others as appropriate. Ensure development, implementation, and maintenance of internal control systems to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulatory requirements. Other duties..


BS in Accounting or Finance, master’s degree in a related field preferred.   CPA certification strongly preferred. Inactive and other comparable certifications and training will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Direct ‘hands on’ experience in all aspects of accounting including reconciliations, auditing etc.    Minimum of seven (7) years senior level experience in managing an accounting function.   3+ years of progressive people management as both a direct and skip level manager. Must be skilled at leading teams to higher performance with a keen ability to lead across difference, apply consultative skills to determine professional development needs for experienced professionals, set strategic priorities, and manage empathetically.   Extensive knowledge of financial management in non-profit organizations including requirements for Form 990, NYS Form CT-13 and NYS Form CHAR 550.   Systems understanding is essential; advanced proficiencies in MS Office (especially Excel) and strong working knowledge of nonprofit accounting software such as Intacct, Sage/MIP, Financial Edge, required.

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