Junior Accountant

  • Job Reference: 425085721-2
  • Date Posted: 17 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Democracy Prep Public Schools
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description


Democracy Prep Public Schools is currently seeking a Junior Accountant for a full-time position located in New York City. The candidate will join our Finance and Accounting team in our home office and will be a self-starter, highly motivated, independent thinker, display a strong sense of urgency and demonstrate the ability to prioritize responsibilities.

Democracy Prep Public Schools Overview

Democracy Prep Public Schools currently operates 22 tuition-free, high-performing schools in New York, New Jersey, Baton Rouge, Las Vegas, and San Antonio educating 7,200 citizen-scholars. Our mission is to educate responsible citizen-scholars for success in the college of their choice and a life of active citizenship.


* Support reconciliation of general ledger accounts and maintenance of financial schedules.
* Assist in monthly bank reconciliations, journal entries and monitoring of cash flow statements.
* Provide backup to all areas of accounting including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and financial reporting.
* Review the company's financial data to identify and resolve discrepancies.
* Work with external auditors to facilitate audit requests, prepare annual audit schedules and submissions.
* Ensure compliance with GAAP and maintain financial policies and procedures to support such compliance.
* Support the Senior Accountant in managing the day-to-day activities of the accounting and finance department.
* Perform ad hoc analysis and projects as needed.


* Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance a must.
* 3+ years of solid experience in non-profit or private sector accounting, with track record of progressive accounting responsibilities.
* Knowledge of GAAP accounting standards and procedures.
* Thoroughly proficient in Microsoft Excel, and experience with Intacct, FinancialEdge, Abila MIP or a similar accounting program.
* Commitment to timely task completion, with ability to establish work priorities and meet deadlines are essential.
* Strong attention to detail, while multi-tasking successfully.
* Solid verbal and written communication skills.


Democracy Prep employees are provided with a benefits package that includes medical, vision, and dental insurance, 403b retirement matching, parental leave, a smartphone, and a laptop. Salary range is competitive and commensurate with your experience.

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Democracy Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Our mission is to educate responsible citizen-scholars who will change the world. We strongly believe that by building a DREAM team that represents numerous perspectives, backgrounds, and expertises, we can achieve this goal together. This is a value we highly support and strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.