Finance and Human Resources Associate

Communities Resist (“CoRe”), seeks a Finance and Human Resources Associate to join a team combating gentrification, displacement, social and structural injustice through tenant organizing and affirmative litigation for low-income communities of color across Brooklyn and Queens. CoRe is a legal services organization for housing and community justice steeped in the 50-year tradition of community lawyering in Brooklyn and Queens. In these communities, we have spent years working together with neighborhood organizations and organizers in representing hundreds of tenants and tenant associations. Our representation has aimed to assist them with enforcing their right to social citizenship by struggling, resisting, and enduring against any attempts to deny working communities, largely of color, their place and their agency. CoRe has arisen out of a collective effort of these communities to ensure that this unique model continues unchanged.

The Finance and Human Resources Associate will work closely with the Chief Financial Officer and will serve as the primary internal point on accounting, finance, administrative, and human resources-related needs. Successful applicants must be detail-oriented, organized, and collaborative problem solvers. The Finance and Human Resources Associate plays a key role in managing CoRe’s organizational accounting and is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the general ledger. The Finance and Human Resources Associate will work collaboratively with other senior managers and report to the Chief Financial Officer.

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Operations and Financial Management

  • Manage the general accounting of the organization using Sage Intacct Online, including, but not limited to, accounts payable, accounts receivable, debit card transactions, bank and credit card reconciliations, expense reimbursements, payroll, balance sheet maintenance, general ledger maintenance, banking, etc.
  • Manage vendor and customer relations
  • Track, process, and enter bi-monthly payroll in TriNet PEO
  • Execute month-end close, assist the CFO with preparation of monthly financial reports
  • Assist on preparation of monthly/quarterly government vouchers
  • Assist in the administration of employee pension plan
  • Support annual audit

Administration and Human Resources

  • Assist with HR duties, including onboarding new employees, benefits administration, and employee time record keeping
  • Manage organizational Google Drive finance and human resources folders and keep information up to date
  • Responsible for keeping track of PTO for all employees
  • Engage with staff for purposes of financial training, receipt tracking, budget monitoring,and contracting
  • Develop effective and efficient procedures to maximize organizational resources
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned Qualifications and Qualities
  • A minimum of at least 3 years’ experience in a similar position in budget management, accounting or bookkeeping for nonprofit organizations.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Management Accounting.
  • Strong working knowledge of accrual accounting and non-profit budgeting
  • Strong working knowledge of Sage Intacct Online and MS Excel, TriNet payroll, andteam management software like Google Suite, Microsoft Office 360.
  • Proficiency in payroll tax withholding, pre-ta programs such as 401K and Transit Checks
  • Experience working with State, City and Federal Government grants.
  • A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work toward solutionsthat benefit the organization
  • Impeccable attention to detail and excellent organizational, planning, prioritizing, andtime management skills
  • Thorough understanding of financial application security, ensuring that all financial datais secure and complies with confidentiality policies.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements

  • Work in a hybrid home/office environment sitting at a desk, table or computer workstation for extended periods of time.
  • May occasionally require irregular hours, including evenings and weekends.

CoRe is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status or marital status. Salary will be commensurate with experience; excellent health and other benefits. The position is currently remote, but will be a flexible in-office position when offices reopen.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Start Date: July 2022

Please submit a cover letter with your resume as one document to: hr@communitiesresist.org subject line “Finance Associate”