Senior Accountant, Payroll & Benefits


Accounting + Finance


Old Brookville, New York

Employment Type



Reputable Non-Profit in Nassau County looking to add an experienced Payroll & Benefits Accountant to their growing team. 3 days on-site, 2 WFH.

Job Description:

Compensation : $35 - $35
Job ID : 15560


Financial Close Support: Timely and accurate processing in accord with the monthly financial close calendar including:

  • Prepare and input of journal entries for approval specific to payroll and fringe benefits.
  • Monthly account analysis for assigned income statement and balance sheet accounts, including but not limited to payroll and fringe expenses and related liability accounts and accruals.
  • Prepare and review cost allocations necessary for timely recording of expenses across agencies and programs for proper reporting to Executives, Board of Directors and governmental funding agencies.
  • Prepare supporting schedules for program budget to actual variances used in preparing monthly Program operations financial narratives, specific to overtime and FTE usage.
  • Monitor of intercompany payroll expenses and related fringes benefits that will allow for proper billing for reimbursement of intercompany expenses.
  • Timely completion of the supporting schedules used to prepare the NYS CFR, including but not limited to personnel services by program.
  • Recording and reconciliation of all agencies medical, dental and other employee fringe expenses and related liabilities and accruals.


  • Assists in preparation of agency budget using financial statements, projected changes and staffing patterns.


  • Support the annual audit process by timely satisfying auditors sample request and other provide by client (PBC) item assigned by the Accounting Manager/ Controller.
  • Asist in the preparation of annual IRS Form 990 and its related salary schedules.
  • Support any contract or other regulatory audits.

Other responsibilities:

  • Serve as back-up for other accountants’ position as needed and determined by the Accounting Manager / Controller
  • Special projects as required, including process optimization and system implementation.

Job Requirements:


  • 4-20 years of corporate accounting experience, ideally within a government funded NFP, but open to all industries except for financial services   
  • Elite data analysis, review, and journal entry experience, specifically pertaining to payroll and benefits accounting
  • Strong experience with expense allocation  
  • Advanced Excel experience, handling Pivot Tables, V-Look Ups, etc.  
  • ERP/Accounting Software Systems experience is required  


Disclosure: The hourly rates and/or salaries listed may or may not reflect total compensation packages including bonus and fringe benefits, etc., nor are the advertisement(s) posted a guarantee of a certain compensation package for a position or bona fide offer of employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.