Staff Accountant

58 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA
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Job Description

Job Description

Staff Accountant 

Job Details:

Salary: $70,000-$85,000

Job Type: Full Time (Monday to Friday 35 hrs/week)

Location: Hybrid remote

Job Description

The Staff Accountant will be responsible for a set of accounting activities to ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, organization policies and external audits. This person will manage the daily transactions of all accounts payable, accounts receivables and reconciliations in support of the financial statements.

The Staff Accountant will report to and work closely with the Director of Finance and others in the organization in analysis and reconciliation of accounts and in development and implementation of accounting policies, procedures and controls.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Ensuring all expenses and revenues are properly verified, recorded, processed and filed
  • Reviewing journal entries and account balance reconciliations
  • Participate in the ongoing development/establishment of accounting policies and procedures including the review and implementation of process and system changes.
  • Ensure compliance with internal control policies
  • Make recommendations for changes as needed and ensure that company policies and procedures are followed and establishes the proper techniques to discover and prevent fraud
  • Prepare detailed journal entries and account analyses
  • Assisting with compilation of information for preparation of audits and tax returns


  • Degree in Accounting or a recognized Accounting Certificate
  • 3-5 years of experience in accounting preferably in non-profit
  • Working knowledge of GAAP

Staff Accountant skills & proficiencies:

  • Accuracy
  • Timeliness
  • Attention to Detail
  • Multitask
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Analysis
  • QuickBooks
  • ASAP Registration Software
  • SalesForce

Full time employees are eligible for benefits through BKCM including medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous paid time off and holidays. 

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter with the subject line “Staff Accountant” addressed to Director of Finance, Shameeza Chandarpal at by March 1, 2024. For immediate hire; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the cut-off date.

About the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music:

Founded in 1897 as a formal music conservatory serving 200 students, the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music now serves more than 15,000 individuals annually and collaborates with more than 50 organizations including schools, and youth, social service and senior centers, as well other arts and culture organizations and city agencies, to provide music instruction, music therapy, and performances in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan.

Mission: The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music: transforming lives and building community through the expressive, educational and therapeutic powers of music.

Core Values: BKCM is committed to providing a nurturing environment that promotes and personifies excellence, collaboration, and community for individuals engaged in performing and music study.

DEI Statement:

BKCM is committed to building and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment and culture. We believe that our staff and faculty should reflect the members of our student and client community to provide the most accessible music education and therapy services to our constituencies. We are working towards making BKCM’s team fully reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities. We strongly encourage BIPOC, AAPI, Hispanic/Latino, LGBTQIA+ and all applicants of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds to apply.

BKCM is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law.