Junior Accountant

  • AFS-USA Inc
  • New York, NY, USA
Full Time Accounting Finance Nonprofit

Job Description

About AFS-USA:

AFS-USA works towards a more just and peaceful world by providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities through a global volunteer partnership. AFS-USA is particularly proud of its staff of approximately 150 people nationwide, located in three Regional Service Centers in Maryland, Minnesota and Oregon and the National Service Center in New York City. AFS-USA is equally proud of its network of more than 5000 volunteers located in communities throughout the United States. Our staff and volunteers work in partnership to deliver quality intercultural exchange programs to adolescents and adults, both those interested in coming to the U.S. as well as those U.S. citizens interested in experiencing life abroad.



The Junior Accountant is an entry-level position responsible for assisting the finance department in creating accurate and timely cash receipt records for the organization.

The primary responsibilities are processing all cash, checks, and credit card receipts, to Great Plains, ensuring proper general ledger coding and description. The candidate will also record financial transactions via Finance Module monthly.   


Responsibilities: (Key functions)

The Junior Accountant fills a very detail-oriented position requiring the highest level of organization and productivity.  Specific responsibilities include:

  • Process daily deposits through Remote Deposit 
  • Enter daily cash receipts into Great Plains from different sources (checks, cash, credit card, wire, etc.)
  • Verify integration report between Great Plains report, receipts and credit card settlement reports. Apply the participant payment and enter the cash receipt entries and deposits in GP
  • Download remote deposit reports
  • Prepare cash receipts folders for scanning and filing them properly
  • Record and reconcile finance transactions
  • Create and change vendor record in accounts payable
  • Prepare the bank confirmation letters and pull backup for audit
  • Assist senior accountant on various projects as needed


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Proficient in MS Excel. Great Plains knowledge is a plus
  • Accurate, detail-oriented and well-organized
  • Ability to work efficiently in a diverse office environment, handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, and remain composed in a fast paced and demanding position
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills


Salary and Benefits:

AFS-USA is committed to attracting and retaining top quality staff. One way we support this goal is to offer a benefits package that is competitive.


AFS-USA’s wide array of benefits (including but not limited to health and dental coverage, retirement plan, short-term and long-term disability, fully funded life insurance, generous time-off, and commutation reimbursement) not only enhance your financial security and well-being, but also add significantly to your total compensation.

  • Salary will be negotiated at the time of hire.


Work Conditions

The Junior Accountant works in the New York office. Office hours are 9:00-5:00, Monday to Friday.


  • Associate Degree in Accounting and two plus years of experience in accounting field




AFS-USA is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. AFS-USA prohibits all forms of unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation, including behavior which targets an individual or group based on perceived or actual characteristics, such as but not limited to: race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, age, disability, military service, veteran status, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, familial status, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, alienage, citizenship status, caregiver status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sex offense or stalking, unemployment status, status as a certified medical marijuana patient or any other legally protected classification