Since our founding in 1825, B’nai Jeshurun (BJ) has been at the forefront of the American Jewish experience. As we approach our third century, our vision is focused on the spiritual work of transformation and on the creation of a Jewish path that is authentic, profound, and helps all members of our community seek and live their purpose to the fullest.
Our spiritual leaders and our nearly 1,800 member families share a vision of a diverse, dynamic, and inclusive community that offers many paths to Jewish religious life, while supporting one another in their spiritual quests. We are committed to honoring tradition while re-imagining and innovating our practices and programs to create a vibrant, contemporary, and relevant Jewish life for all who are seeking it.
Our community is led by Rabbi Rolando Matalon, together with a senior leadership team that comprises Rabbi Felicia Sol, who oversees all programs, and Executive Director/COO Colin Weil, who oversees advancement, communications, finance and administration, and operations. BJ has a staff of approximately 40 full-time and 10 part-time employees.
Our pivot to all-virtual programming during the COVID-19 pandemic expanded our reach substantially to thousands of additional individuals and families from around the country and beyond, who now regularly join us for prayer and learning. Our post-pandemic vision includes a dynamic hybrid operation where most of our offerings are available in-person in our historic Upper West Side campus, as well as through various online platforms. Additionally, we are building a robust library of on-demand content for our community.
We are seeking an enthusiastic Finance Administrator to support the Finance staff. This position will report to the CFO, and will perform various accounting functions, respond to finance-related inquiries from staff, complete a range of administrative tasks, and efficiently maintain the day-to-day function of the department. This position will have the opportunity to work remotely two days a week and three days in the office at BJ.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Perform monthly reconciliation of bank accounts.
- Support the monthly financial closing process.
- Manage and reconcile corporate credit card transactions.
- Reconcile and follow up on outstanding staff travel advances.
- Maintain vendor accounts payable files.
- Prepare basic audit schedules.
- Support finance associate in weekly accounts payable process.
- Perform additional duties and special analysis as requested by management.
- Maintain CFO’s calendar.
- Provide administrative support to the CFO and Finance Manager.
- Field, prioritize, and delegate responses to inquiries from staff regarding finance issues.
Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or similar
- Proven work experience as a finance administrator or related role
- Experience with accounting software (such as Sage Intacct) desirable but not required
- Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, or similar spreadsheet software
- Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new software and processes
- Solid understanding of bookkeeping procedures, including crediting and debiting appropriate accounts, posting entries to ledger accounts, and reconciling accounts
- Effective written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to works well in a team environment and with upper management
- High level of critical thinking and logical analysis
- Good organizational and time management skills
- Ability to work well under pressure and meet all deadlines
- Ability to keep the highest standards of compliance and confidentiality
Compensation and Benefits:
This is a full-time, non-exempt position (eligible for overtime), with an hourly range of $19.23–$24.04 based on experience level. BJ offers medical, dental, and vision insurance, vacation, sick, and holiday (national and Jewish) pay, and 403(b) retirement plan.
Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, “Finance Administrator.”
B’nai Jeshurun is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in recognition of our values, commitment to social justice, and responsibility to our spiritual leaders and staff, congregants, and the communities within which we live and work. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, veterans, immigrants, and LGBTQIA+ applicants.