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Accounting Manager

New York Genome Center
Job Location
101 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
United States
Job Description

The Accounting Manager will be responsible for accounting and reporting activities at the New York Genome Center. Reporting to the Director, Finance, s/he will manage the day-to-day accounting activitiesandsupervise staff member(s). S/he will assist the SVP, Finance & Administration and Director, Finance with all not-for-profit accounting, including contributions and grants, functional expenses, net assets, financial reporting and 990 filings. This is a hands-on role that requires an individual who can perform activities themselves without significant delegation.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Oversee accounting activities:
    • Review the monthly close processes including revenue reconciliation, customer deposits, unbilled AR, fixed asset additions and depreciation, prepaid amortization, interest expense accruals, new pledges, bank reconciliations, credit card reconciliations and capital leases;
    • Review GL coding of all AP invoices to ensure proper accounting treatment;
    • Review all journal entries to ensure proper accounting treatment and proper support;
    • Review all aspects of the inventory process including goods received, usage, replacements, WIP, COS, and inventory counts; and,
    • Coordinate monthly meetings with departments to review revenue projects and margins, as well as WIP projects. Prepare or review necessary reports, record resulting entries.
  • Oversee monthly and quarterly reporting including reviewing or preparing the following reports:
    • Monthly budget to actual report;
    • Quarterly financial reporting to third parties; and,
    • Quarterly debt covenant calculation and reporting.
  • Perform SAP administration including: 
    • Manage approval workflows;
    • Create and authorize users; 
    • Manage Board uploads; and,
    • Run department BvA reports in Board.
  • Perform a variety of review and approvals, such as AMEX/Concur reports, journal entries, checks and wires.
  • Manage the 12-month trailing trial balance, sequencing margin/volume analysis, revenue variance analysis by grant and faculty lab BvA.
  • Further develop finance processes, such as the inventory management process, in collaboratation with lab management staff, and the billing process.
  • Perform reconciliations with the Development department and prepare requested schedules.
  • Act as a resource for all not-for-profit accounting including, but not limited to:
    • Contributions;
    • Net assets;
    • Functional expenses;
    • Financial reporting specific items; and 
    • Federal and state grants.
  • Assist in the preparation of year-end financial statements and footnotes, including supporting footnote schedules.
  • Assist in the year-end external audit, including preparation of audit schedules for the Finance Director’s communications with the auditors.
  • Assist with other related duties including, but not limited to, ad hoc reporting and analysis.
  • Provide leadership and people management to a team of 1-3 accountants including mentoring, coaching, training and developing staff.
  • 5 or more years of accounting experience required;
  • Undergraduate degree in accounting required;
  • CPA required;
  • Not-for-profit experience, including A-133 audit experience, highly preferred;
  • Strong technical accounting experience including financial statement preparation and internal controls required;
  • Effective communication skills required; and,
  • A hands-on approach with the willingness to “roll up your sleeves” and do the work that is required. 


  • Job Mastery- Knowledgeable of current role and technical skills, and the impact it has on the Center.
  • Continuous Learning– Strives to expand the depth and breadth of technical and professional skills.
  • Collaborative– Encourages participation from team members and works effectively with all levels.
  • Credible – Works with a high level of integrity.
  • Communicative – Actively listens to others and uses good judgement as to what to communicate to whom; provides feedback.
  • Focused – Utilizes efficient and effective processes.
  • Adaptable– Demonstrate flexibility with changing priorities.
  • Innovative – Develops new insights and pursues improvements.
  • Takes Ownership– Prioritizes tasks, manages time and delivers on commitments.

FLSA Status – Exempt

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship or relocation assistance

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About Our Organization

The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit, academic research organization dedicated to advancing genomic research. NYGC scientists and staff are furthering new approaches to diagnosing and treating neurological diseases and cancer through their unique capabilities in whole genome sequencing, RNA sequencing, state-of-the art analytics, and the development of genomic tools. NYGC concentrates specifically on disease-based research in the following areas: neuropsychiatric disease (autism, schizophrenia, bipolar); neurodegenerative disease (ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s), and cancer.

Located in Lower Manhattan, the New York Genome Center was founded by and remains closely affiliated with twelve leading academic medical centers and research universities in the New York region and beyond, engaging in research projects with and for these institutions. Essential to our collaborative work is an outstanding faculty, whose members typically hold a joint appointment at NYGC and a partner university. They support our scientific mission by conducting independent research in areas of mutual interest to us and the wider scientific community. 

The New York Genome Center is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, protected veteran or military status, domestic violence victim status, partnership status, caregiver status, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The New York Genome Center takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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