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Junior Accountant

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve systems of democracy and justice in the United States. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. Brennan Center’s work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from ending mass incarceration to preserving Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. Part think tank, part advocacy group, part cutting edge communications hub, we start with rigorous research. We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them – in Congress and the states, the courts, and in the court of public opinion. 

We are hiring a Junior Accountant to manage all accounting processes for the organization including AR/AP input, GL reconciliation, and month end close. The ideal candidate will combine a solid understanding of basic bookkeeping and accounts payable principles, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills. S/he should be highly organized and detail-oriented and possess the ability to effectively work both independently or in a team setting. 

Specific Responsibilities Include: 

  • Manage accounts payable and receivable processes 
  • Process manual checks, ACH payments, grant receivables and pledges 
  • Oversee vendor relationships: analyze accounts to ensure accurate payments, respond to inquiries, resolve billing issues and maintain contact information 
  • Enter all accounts payable invoices into the Abila MIP system 
  • Develop and implement A/P process improvements 
  • Organize weekly check runs 
  • Book journal entries 
  • Assist in annual audit and filing of 1099’s 
  • Reconcile Abila MIP accounting system to Sage FR50 system 
  • Assist with special projects as necessary 
  • Perform other tasks as assigned 

Required Qualifications: 

  • 2-4 years of experience in accounting, preferably in the nonprofit sector 
  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting or finance 
  • Experience using Abila MIP (nonprofit) accounting software preferred 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Strong decision making ability 
  • Resourceful and efficient 
  • Sense of humor 


Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until a qualified candidate is identified. To apply, please visit and upload the following application materials (preferably in pdf format): a cover letter (copy and paste), a resume, and contact information for three references.   No phone calls or faxes.  Please reference where you saw this posting.

If you have difficulty with the online system, you may send your application by e-mail to: with “Junior Accountant” in the subject line, after registering in the online system. Online application, however, is strongly preferred.

The Brennan Center for Justice is committed to a workplace based on equal opportunity and a strong belief in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce. To this end, Brennan Center: 

  • Hires staff that reflects this country's full range of racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic identity;
  • Considers and hires applicants who have been previously incarcerated; 
  • Creates a workplace where true diversity is fostered and different perspectives are valued and freely exchanged; 
  • Ensures that all members of the Brennan Center community feel welcome and respected, and have equal opportunities to thrive and advance within the institution; and 
  • Is committed to supporting low-income communities and communities of color particularly affected by social inequities.
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