New York, NY
Who we are:
For over 30 years, CSH has changed the lives of highly impacted people by:
- Helping communities create over 335,000 homes for individuals and families;
- Providing technical assistance and support to communities across the country including over $1B in capital; and
- Ensuring access to the services and supports that people and communities need to thrive.
CSH has proven supportive housing can change the lives of individuals, families, and communities. We have created a team of nationally recognized experts who are dedicated to our organization and its goals. We attract talented and diverse individuals, offer competitive salaries and benefits, generous leave and paid time off, and fully embrace the philosophy that work-life balance is achievable. With the goal of attracting exceptional candidates committed to making a difference and who aspire to get the job done CSH is accepting applications for two open Budget and Financial Reporting Analysts (Analyst) to join our Finance Team as integral members of CSH’s business support operations.
Why we need you:
CSH is seeking results-oriented individuals committed to racial equity, advancing anti-racism practices, and sharing their financial talent to support a mission-driven organization that leads efforts to expand housing and service solutions for highly impacted populations. All CSH staff are working virtually until our offices open post-pandemic. Post-pandemic this position will be offered a hybrid at home / at office option based out of our New York City headquarters.
Why we need you:
You will manage a portfolio of grants and contracts, including budget and forecast preparation analysis, ensuring compliance with contract regulations; invoice and expense review, and reconciliation and financial reporting. Your work will incorporate the maintenance and development of accounting principles, agency guidelines, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements. You will join a team of three other Analysts under the direction, supervision, coaching, and mentorship of the organization’s Controller.
What you will do:
Accounting and Financial Reporting
In partnership with the Controller and members of the finance team, you will support and assist CSH’s Program Leaders and internal stakeholders in all aspects of our grants and contract management with the goal of maintaining CSH’s outstanding financial management performance and practices. Typical portfolio elements include:
- Lead all elements of a portfolio of assigned contracts and grants: developing and implementing systems to communicate, monitor, track, and ensure compliance with the terms and requirements of complex federal, state, and local contracts and grants, ensure accurate charging of time and expenditures; timely invoice clients and grantors for work performed; prepare grant and contract reports for funders; and conduct monthly closeout procedures when appropriate.
- Manage the related financial reporting required including the deferred revenue general ledger account; unbilled revenue and accounts receivable accounts; routine and complex journal entries, time adjustments, and entries/activities needed to support the monthly close.
- Supports interim and annual audits – managed jointly by Controller and Accounting Manager with all accounting staff involved.
- Prepares ad hoc reports for Controller with respect to internal control monitoring and process improvement initiatives.
Project Management and Budgets
- Lead and assist a collection of assigned departments through their monthly, yearly, project, and ad-hoc budget processes. This is both directive, iterative, responsive, and creative as you collaborate to help staff align our program and mission-driven work with the budget requirements of our organization and partners. Typical activities include: preparing, analyzing, and sharing monthly project financial statements and variance reports and forecasting processes; providing fiscal planning, budget development, and analytical support; reviewing proposed budgets and recommend modifications; preparing and completing templates, tools, forms, and funder reports in support of applications, reports, audits, and other requirements, input budgets into NetSuite.
- Ensure quality and accuracy by performing analytical review of projects to ensure the proper recording of revenue, expenses, accrued revenue and deferred revenue.
- Partners with Program Leaders to develop budget modifications and strategies that ensure maximization of cash flow and accuracy of financial statements.
- Assists with compliance and adhering to project budgets and spending plan or scope of work and ensures all requirements by contract administration and funders are met during contract and grant closeout process, including submitting quarterly, semi-annual or annual reports.
- Prepares ad hoc reports for Project Leaders including complex financial analysis to develop budgets for RFPs.
How we work:
CSH staff are adaptable, entrepreneurial, creative, flexible problem solvers with a commitment to racial equity. We are each leaders and collaborators. Specifically, we are seeking:
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance strongly preferred but we recognize knowledge and experience comes in many forms including experience.
- Strong understanding of accounting rules and principles, budgeting concepts and techniques
- Two to four years experience in nonprofit/or government accounting, including grant and contract accounting, compliance and reporting preferred.
- Strong sense of ownership for assigned work functions, ability to work independently and as a team member and completes tasks on time.
- Detail-oriented and organized, with a strong creative sensibility and ability to think critically and strategically.
- Strong analytical, interpersonal, presentation, and written and verbal communications skills.
- Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary information.
- Familiarity with government contract registration process and paperwork.
- Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
- Advanced data analysis and Excel skills – VLOOKUP, pivot, filter, formulas, etc.; experience exporting and formatting from general ledger.
- Previous experience with accounting software at a non-profit organization; NetSuite experience a strong plus.
CSH offers generous benefits, opportunities for professional growth, and competitive salaries based on geographic location. Our Analyst range in New York City is $80,000 – $105,000. Our ranges are broad and it is customary for candidates to join CSH at the lower half of the range to leave room for growth, learning, and development in the role and range. It is uncommon for salaries to fall above the mid-point at the time of hire. We negotiate actual salaries with final candidates based on their exact location, experience in similar roles and expertise related to the qualifications. This information is offered in support of our commitment to transparency.
Candidates should apply through the link. All candidates should attach their Resume, Cover letter and Salary Expectations as one Microsoft Word or PDF document.