New York State United Teachers
New York State United Teachers



Based in Latham, NY


Title: Accountant
Department: Accounting
Category: PSA Category C
Salary: To Be Determined
Date: September 3, 2020

Essential Functions:
Professional accounting position requiring an experienced accountant whose skills include ability to work and provide guidance, while proactively collaborating with accounting department colleagues and other internal departments. Scope of work includes guiding Local Unions through forensic accounting as needed for investigative accounting matters. Expertise in and ability to speak with subject matter clarity when conducting accounting workshops.

  • Thorough knowledge of and remaining current in standard concepts, practices and procedures within the Accounting field including but not limited to:
    • Monthly financial statement preparation and presentation
    • Budget Coordination
    • General Ledger and Trial Balance Maintenance
    • Insurance policy renewal and maintenance thereof for commercial business including properties, liability and other applicable lines of insurance related to operations
    • Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Administration
    • Cash Management
    • Audit Coordination
    • Preparation and filing of annual regulatory reports
  • Prepare written reports, complex financial analysis and special projects as assigned
  • Provide financial guidance and training to local leaders around the State
  • Work under minimal supervision, coordinate department workflow and review the work of the CWA staff
  • Other general accounting work as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required; Professional certification such as a CPA license or advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum of 7-10 years progressive accounting related experience, not for profit preferred
  • Demonstrated high proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 and accounting information systems; Dynamics GP experience preferred
  • Strong financial background and complex financial analysis and business analytical skills

PSA Category C, Accountant

Qualifications Continued

  • Experience with financial statement preparation, budgeting and forecasting
  • Knowledge of IRS and DOL Rules and Regulations as they relate to labor unions
  • Ability to prioritize multiple demands and be well organized
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills; presentation skills required
  • Familiarity with new strategies and technologies relevant to accounting in the non-profit area.
  • Ability and willingness to travel, mostly within New York State
  • High degree of confidentiality required
  • Knowledge of the American Labor movement and its objectives is preferred

To Apply
Qualified applicants should submit resume and cover letter to hr@nysutmail.org by September 18, 2020.

NYSUT is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ people are encouraged to apply.


New York State United Teachers is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, NEA, AFL-CIO, Representing teachers and other professionals, school related professionals, higher education professionals, health care professionals and retirees.


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