American Arbitration Association

  • Senior Staff Accountant

    Job Location(s) US-NY-New York
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  • Overview

    As a Senior Staff Accountant, the successful candidate will be an important member of a highly collaborative team in our Corporate Finance department.  Reporting to the Assistant Controller, the Senior Staff Accountant will be primarily responsible for ensuring the integrity of the Association’s accounting information by recording, verifying, consolidating and entering transactions, including the analysis of cash and credit card clearing accounts and reconciliations of the same; sub-ledger analysis and reconciliations; will assist with preparation of required federal and state tax returns, and will provide financial analysis support for the annual audit and interact with regional, divisional and senior management regarding accounting issues.

    We offer a competitive salary and the opportunity to have a rewarding career in a fast-paced, results-driven environment. Our comprehensive benefits program includes the following: health and Rx, dental and orthodontia, vision, discounted pet insurance, disability insurance, basic and supplemental life insurance, 403(b) and Roth 403(b) retirement plans w/company match, a discounted corporate FitBit program, and generous paid time-off benefits.


    • General Ledger maintenance - includes preparation of journal entries, review of entries submitted by other departments to ensure accuracy and adequate support.
    • Assist with audits of company information or other projects by interacting with internal and external auditors, and producing/retrieving supporting documentation for all audit activity.
    • Assist in the completion of monthly and annual financial closes, and the preparation of internal and external reporting:
      • Preparation & review of various account analyses, including, but not limited to operating outcomes on a corporate, as wells as all divisional, regional & department levels. Prepare monthly, quarterly, annual and ad-hoc analyses relating to business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments and obligations as directed.
      • Monthly review & reconciliation of merchant service (credit card) transactions; validate settlements to operating cash account(s) & resolve discrepancies.
      • Review other bank account(s) reconciliations including Operating, Payroll, Escrow & other miscellaneous bank accounts.
    • Prepare and record semimonthly payroll, including medical & dental claims; assists in additional payroll coverage and requests from management, as assigned.
    • AR & AP Subsidiary ledger monthly review & reconciliation to the general ledger.
    • Review and Maintain OF Fixed Assets Ledger, work closely on asset capitalization and retirement; reconciliations to the OF General Ledger.
    • Review petty cash reconciliations & replenishment requests prepared by field finance offices.
    • Assist in the preparation of the Organization’s Capital and Operating Budgets and Forecasts. This includes utilizing and maintaining the Adaptive Planning budget & forecast tool, assist division staff with their operating budgets and forecasts, uploading actual financial results for variance analysis reporting and preparing consolidated reports for senior management.
    • Assist in the preparation of the Organization’s tax filing requirements, as required, including:
      • Federal Form 990
      • Annual State filing(s) (ex. NYCHAR500)
      • State & local Property Tax Returns
      • Sales & Use Tax Returns
      • Form 1099-MISC
    • Assist with management of corporate finance ticket-request system.
    • Prepare financial transactions for AAA-ICDR Foundation, including reconciliation of inter-company accounts.
    • Create and/or modify documentation of accounting processes utilized, making use of current computer technology.
    • Regularly works with fellow staff members in a continuous effort to promote and provide top quality standards and practices for the Association.


    Education & Experience: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related discipline; 6 years progressive experience in a finance analyst or accounting role; or an equivalent mix of education and experience.


    Communications Abilities: (Verbal) Expresses oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others; tailors speech to the level and experience of the audience; uses appropriate grammar and choice of words; expresses ideas in a concise, organized manner; maintains eye contact when speaking with others; (Written) Expresses oneself clearly and concisely in writing; tailors written communications to effectively reach an audience; uses graphics and other aids to clarify complex or technical information; spells correctly; writes using concrete, specific language; uses punctuation correctly; writes grammatically.


    Technology Skills: Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word; Advanced proficiency with Excel and financial applications, such as Oracle fixed assets; strong working knowledge of GAAP accounting.


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