Financial Partner – ProPublica


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Job Description :

ProPublica is seeking a motivated and well-organized Financial / Accounting Professional to join our New York Headquarters in the role of Financial Associate. This position reports to the Associate CFO and will be part of a five-person finance team responsible for an annual operating budget of approximately $ 40 million. This role will work in close partnership not only with finance, but also with development and editorial staff. The finance associate will play a vital role in supporting the monthly financial close process, ensuring that all related transactions are processed in a timely and accurate manner.


The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of bookkeeping experience in an office. The ability to take initiative, coordinate with others and follow up in a dynamic and highly confidential environment is a must. A demonstrated excellent organizational ability to meet deadlines, set priorities, maintain accuracy of details, and work cooperatively and independently are also essential. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel, and basic accounting skills are required. Knowledge of QuickBooks and expense report management systems is a plus.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsibility for all aspects of Accounts Payable, including entering invoices and processing invoice payments.
  • Deposit of incoming checks and recording of associated transactions.
  • Expense reimbursement processing, including reviewing reports and documentation and coding expenses to import into QuickBooks.
  • Other data entry, including the distribution of invoices between departments and various journal entries.
  • Maintenance and organization of financial records.
  • General financial administrative support including management of supplier relationships and research related to financial / accounting issues.
  • Download monthly statements and perform basic account reconciliations.
  • Act as a replacement for the Associate CFO as needed.
  • Ad hoc financing projects on request.

The financial associate holds a full-time position based in New York City, where the work takes place during regular weekday working hours. The work will be both remote and in-person, with a three-day-a-week wait at the ProPublica office in western SoHo.

Please send a resume and cover letter when applying through this connect.

We’re committed to improving our newsroom, in part by better reflecting the people we cover. (Here is the breakdown of our staff.) We are committed to fostering diversity and creating an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. And we are taking action to meet this commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally under-represented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

We will begin reviewing applications as we receive them, but we will continue to consider applicants as long as the post remains live on our site.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States

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