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The Vera Institute of Justice seeks an Accounting Manager to join its Finance Department on a full-time basis.
Who we are
The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, envisions a society that respects the dignity of every person and safeguards justice for everyone.
We work with others who share our vision to tackle the most pressing injustices of our day from mass incarceration, racial disparities, and the loss of public trust in law enforcement to the unmet needs of the vulnerable, the marginalized, and those harmed by crime and violence. Vera has offices in New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. Vera is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workplace specifically, we value diverse experiences with regard to educational background and justice system contact. We hire employees that reflect our values: respect, independence, collaboration, and commitment.
The Finance Department
The Finance team is responsible for protecting Vera s assets and ensuring the financial stewardship of Vera s resources. We provide critical updated financial information to executives, senior managers, and the Board of Trustees to aid in decision making and engage in financial strategic planning. Our team also ensures financial compliance for all grants and contracts, ensures timely delivery of the annual audit, supports program leaders with budget/actual information, billing, funder reporting, payroll, and accounting. Overall, the team provides comprehensive finance and accounting services to support the organization s mission in driving change in the justice system.
Who you are
You have strong technical knowledge about accounting, and not-for-profit accounting standards and financial reporting requirements in particular. You have expertise in working with accounting/ERM systems (Abila MIP a plus!) and experience in using systems to manage the flow of financial processes and reports. You are motivated to use your accounting and finance skills to support a mission-driven organization seeking to drive change in the justice system. You are enthusiastic, collaborative, curious, and kind. You are intellectually curious and willing to be nimble and work across multiple projects, often at the same time.
In this role, you will:
What qualifications do you need?
The Nitty - Gritty
When you join our team
How to apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter. Online submission in PDF format is preferred.
However, if necessary, materials may be mailed or faxed to
ATTN: Human Resources / Finance Manager Recruitment
Vera Institute of Justice
34 35th St, Suite 4-2A
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Fax: (212) ###-####
Please use only one method (online, mail or fax) of submission.
No phone calls, please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.
Vera is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status or current employment status.
Vera works to advance justice, particularly racial justice, in an increasingly multicultural country and globally connected world. We value diverse experiences, including with regard to educational background and justice system contact, and depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.
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