General Ledger Accountant

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General Ledger Accountant

Job Category: Finance, Grants & Contracts

Action Against Hunger|USA

New York, NY


You'll contribute to ending world hunger by...

supporting various aspects of the accounting team’s activities including: balance sheet account
reconciliations, providing detailed analysis and accounting system support, assist staff across the
organization in understanding the organization’s accounting processes and systems.


 Assisting the Financial Controller with monthly closing of books
 Reconciling Balance Sheet accounts as assigned
 Recording funds received and cash transfers for all revenue sources
 Maintaining organization’s annual registrations up-to-date (, USAID PVO, etc)
 Performing Form 941 payroll reconciliations
 Assisting with the annual financial audit by preparing various audit schedules
 Assisting with preparation of the year-end financial statements
 Approving accounting documents in the system in the absence of the Financial Controller
 Performing monthly due to/due from reconciliations
 Preparing the annual in kind donations entries
 Preparing monthly prepayments and other recurring entries
 Revaluing grants receivable account on a quarterly basis regarding foreign exchange
 Reviewing monthly and semi-monthly payroll and benefits, salary approval forms for new hires,
terminations and vacation payouts
 Preparing monthly payroll wire transfers to expatriates and HQ
 Reconciling expat accrued vacation, health insurance payable account, and salary advances
 Serving as back-up person to Payroll & Benefits manager to process payroll.


You’re a dedicated and experienced professional
 You have Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
 You have at least 4 years of professional experience in accounting
 You are an expert user of MS Office suite with emphasis on Excel, comfortable working with
computers with minimal IT support
 You have outstanding knowledge of automated accounting systems and Generally Accepted
Accounting Principles (GAAP).
One Whitehall Street, 2nd Floor – New York, NY 10004 Phone (1) 212 967 7800 – Fax (1) 212 967 5480
You're a good team player, passionate about humanitarian work
 You have genuine interest in and commitment to the humanitarian principles of Action Against Hunger.
 You possess strong customer support skills, including responsiveness and ability to maintain professional working relationships at all levels of the organization.
 You have the ability to take initiative and prioritize multiple tasks with minimum supervision
 You have excellent interpersonal skills, able to work both independently and as a member of a team.

Application Instructions

Please apply here with resume and cover letter to this position.