Staff Accountant

Department: Finance
Reports to:  Chief Financial Officer
Posted date July 19, 2021
Salary: Commensurate with experience

NYRP believes that access to nature is a fundamental human right. We work to strengthen communities to ensure that all New Yorkers have equitable access to green space. For 25 years, NYRP has invested in and stewarded public parkland, in our land trust of 52 community gardens, and in thousands of greening projects throughout New York City’s five boroughs. Working closely with local communities, public agencies, and the private sector, our sustained partnership within communities promotes strong social ties and collective action to activate open space as a resource of value. NYRP’s strength as an organization and the impact of our work depend on having diverse representation within our team. We value the unique perspectives, knowledge, and resources that each of our employees brings to NYRP.  

NYRP seeks a motivated team player to be an integral part of its Finance team. Working closely with the Chief Financial Officer, the Staff Accountant manages all aspects of day-to-day transactions for the organization. He/she also works closely with key members of other departments in order to perform essential projects for the organization. 

Principal Duties

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Processing accounts payable and maintaining vendor files 
  • Oversee daily bank deposits 
  • Record cash receipts and perform monthly reconciliations and analysis of bank and general ledger accounts 
  • Daily monitoring and reporting on cash position and fund transfers to manage the organization’s cash flow 
  • Work closely with Development Department to ensure charitable donations are properly verified and recorded 
  • Prepare accounts receivable collaboratively with the Capital Projects Department to ensure receivables are accurate and received on a timely basis 
  • Record journal entries for credit card payments 
  • Assist in the preparation of audit schedules and financial statements 
  • Oversee compliance with all tax requirements, including payroll taxes, 1099’s, and others as required 
  • Assist in payroll processing 
  • Perform account analysis and other duties as requested by Chief Financial Officer 


  • Success at managing a wide array of tasks and projects and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment  
  • Confident communicator and effective collaborator with both internal and external stakeholders 
  • Understanding of accounting best practices 
  • Exceptional attention to detail 
  • High level of professionalism and organization skills 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel 
  • Experience with Financial Edge accounting software preferred 
  • Bachelors degree or at least two years of experience 


Interested individuals are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume by email to [email protected]  or standard mail to 254 W. 31st Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

NYRP is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

This is a full-time position.  NYRP’s office staff is currently working remotely but we anticipate returning to an in-person office in the fall.

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