Direct all accounting activities for the organization, including: cash management; manage positive pay process; maintain general ledger, prepare journal entries, oversee accounts payable and receivable and produce periodic financial reports. Ensure that all bank and investment account reconciliations are conducted in a timely manner and that all accounts are routinely in good order
Supervise payroll function
Prepare all tax returns on time, including 990, 990-T with investment related filings, CHAR500 and CT-13.
Monitor cash flows to maintain fluid cash positions; prepare grant spending reports
Implement process improvements and best practices to strengthen internal controls.
PEOPLE AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Manage a team of accounting staff
In conjunction with the Senior Vice President, draft the operating budget as a component of UHF’s full annual budget. Provide budgets and expenditures reports to program as needed
Prepare/draft semi-annual Financial Statements for the Board of Directors including reconciliation of actual to budget for the period with detailed explanations
Prepare for the Annual Audit of UHF. Provide information to external auditors and prepare exhibits, schedules, and documentation as needed
In conjunction with the Senior Vice President, develop and redesign the chart of accounts to improve accounting system functionality
Prepare financial reports for management and program funders
Minimum Education and/or Experience Required:
Eight to ten years of progressively responsible experience in accounting including robust experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) required.
Three to five years manager/supervisor experience required.
Prior experience working in a private foundation or public charity required
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or other relevant discipline required
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential preferred
Knowledge and Ability:
People management experience, with the ability to lead, inspire, and motivate individuals and teams to achieve ambitious outcomes, coaching staff while also holding team members accountable for meeting goals.
Experience training and mentoring staff on accounting principles
Robust knowledge of and experience with major accounting software packages – Blackbaud Financial Edge preferred - and Microsoft Office Suite products
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships and influence others
Detail orientation and superb organizational skills coupled with strong analytical and critical problem-solving skills
Ability to work independently with minimal upfront guidance and as part of a collaborative team, taking on new tasks with a high level of complexity
Capacity to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment
Extensive knowledge of nonprofit financial accounting and reporting requirements
Strong commitment to business ethics and integrity, and ability to exercise internal controls and accuracy.
Additional Salary Information: United Hospital Fund offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience combined with generous benefits, including health, dental, voluntary vision, life, and disability insurance; a tax-deferred annuity savings plan; paid time off; a commuting subsidy; collegial environment.
About United Hospital Fund of New York
United Hospital Fund works to build a more effective health care system for every New Yorker. An independent, nonprofit organization established in 1879, we analyze public policy to inform decision-makers, find common ground among diverse stakeholders, and develop and support innovative programs that improve the quality, accessibility, affordability, and experience of patient care. UHF’s current work is focused on achieving health insurance that meets patients’ needs at a price they can afford; high quality care that consistently produces optimal outcomes and provides a good patient experience; and health services that follow the arc of patients’ and families’ lives—promoting wellness and ensuring coordinated, comprehensive care and support.