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Senior Accountant
Civic Builders
Finance and Accounting
New York

Organization Overview
Dedicated to giving every child the chance to attend a great school, Civic Builders partners with the nation's best educators to create public charter school buildings. Our model for school development has earned numerous accolades and has been adopted by other development entities across the country. We are an experienced team of real estate, finance, and development professionals dedicated to delivering inspirational educational facilities at affordable rates. 
We are an entrepreneurial organization that is growing quickly.  Since our founding we have developed 22 schools, serving over 11,000 students in under-resourced communities such as East Harlem, the South Bronx, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Newark, NJ.  We have developed over one million square feet of real estate and invested more than $600M into low-income communities. 

To learn more about Civic Builders, please visit 

Position Summary
Civic Builders is seeking a Senior Accountant to lead all activities relating to internal accounting, budgeting and financial reporting. As a facility developer, Civic Builders is comprised of over two dozen entities and maintains several dozen bank accounts. In addition to managing complex facility construction projects that rely on varying sources of capital, Civic Builders owns and leases a number of school facilities to nonprofit charter school tenants. Within this context, the Senior Accountant's responsibilities will include general ledger management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgeting and financial reporting, audits, tax filings, and lender obligations and reporting. The Senior Accountant will also support construction projects with budgeting, forecasting, financing, and ongoing management of project loans, and will support the Financial Services team on all financing and lending agreements. The Senior Accountant will manage payroll and may support additional human resources and compliance related activities such as employee benefits, corporate- and project-level insurance coverages, and relationships with legal counsel. 

Reporting to Civic Builders' CFO, this is an exciting opportunity for an experienced accounting professional to join a growing, mission-driven organization that is making a tangible impact for students and families in under-resourced communities.

Key Responsibilities
  • Lead internal budgeting and prepare forecasts and budget-to-actual reports. 
  • Prepare internal and external financial reporting for senior leadership, Board of Directors and lenders, as well as periodic grant-related reports. 
  • Lead all internal accounting processes, including general ledger management, accounts payable and accounts receivable, as well as bank reconciliations, deposits and banking relationships. Process customer billing, including school facility development services and monthly rental invoices. 
  • Manage a large volume of lender reporting obligations including financials, certifications and insurance.
  • Manage all financial audits and tax filings for all Civic Builders entities and assets. 
  • Support charter school construction projects with budgeting, forecasting, financing, and ongoing management of project loans.
  • Collaborate with Financial Services team on all financing agreements, lending agreements via Civic Builders’ new platform, and New Markets Tax Credits allocations and deployments. 
  • Process semi-monthly payroll and support additional human resources activities such as employee benefits, handbook, and related policies. 
  • Support additional insurance and compliance related responsibilities as needed, such as corporate- and project-level insurance coverages, review of leases and funding agreement, and relationships with legal counsel.
  • 5+ years of professional experience in accounting, with specific experience working with nonprofits, or small businesses, and real estate
  • Demonstrated ability to manage accounting transactions in a complex, multi-entity environment with numerous real estate assets
  • Expertise in nonprofit and real estate accounting and audit principles
  • Incredibly high attention to detail and demonstrated ability to balance and accomplish multiple tasks with thorough and precise focus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate internally and externally to achieve goals
  • Experience with community investment and related products, such as New Markets Tax Credits, is preferred
  • High level of familiarity with QuickBooks or similar accounting software
  • Experience working with nonprofit charter public schools is preferred, but not required
  • Passion for the mission and work of Civic Builders
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting is required; Master’s degree is preferred
To Apply  
Using the link below, please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, both in Word format, addressed to David Umansky, CEO and Co-Founder. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Civic Builders offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills. Civic Builders is an equal opportunity employer.

About Commongood Careers
Civic Builders has partnered with Commongood Careers to conduct the search for a Senior Accountant. Commongood Careers is a mission-driven search firm that supports the hiring needs of high-impact nonprofits. With an approach that leverages robust talent networks, recruitment and search management expertise, and a deep understanding of our clients’ mission and culture, we help organizations secure the talent they need to create greater social impact. Since our founding in 2005, Commongood Careers has led more than 800 searches at 275 organizations in 33 states, making us one of the most experienced and dedicated nonprofit search firms in the country. Learn more about nonprofit job opportunities at Commongood Careers.

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