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Assistant Controller, Disbursements (FIN164)

Volunteers of America Greater New York
Grand Central, New York, United States
Closing date
Nov 30, 2021

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Job Role
Accounts Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time
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About Us:

Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-GNY) is an anti-poverty organization that seeks to end homelessness in the New York metropolitan area by the year 2050. We focus our continuum of care to address the most prevalent causes of homelessness: (1) lack of affordable housing; (2) unmet health needs, including but not limited to mental health and substance use; and (3) lack of jobs that create wealth. In each of these areas we strive to incorporate strategies that address issues of racial equity. We know that our clients are confronting longstanding barriers to accessing quality housing, healthcare, and employment. Our programs are designed to ensure that our clients do not have to face these challenges alone.

Now in our second century of serving those in need, VOA-GNY understands what it takes to heal families and individuals who are in crisis and have experienced trauma. We operate and provide services in emergency shelters, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing for close to 11,000 men, women and children through 65 programs located in New York City, Northern New Jersey, and Westchester annually. We are one of the largest providers of services to families and individuals experiencing homelessness in the Greater New York area, serving survivors of domestic violence, people living with HIV/AIDS, veterans, and others who have behavioral health or substance use needs. Many of VOA-Greater New York's programs are nationally recognized and meet the rigorous standards of accrediting bodies CARF, COA and the NAEYC.

'Successful applicants must be vaccinated for COVID-19 before their start date with VOA-GNY, unless you have been approved by VOA-GNY for a medical or religious exception to this requirement.'

Position: Assistant Controller of Disbursements (FIN164)


Manage the day-to-day disbursements process including supervision and development of accounts payable and payroll departments. Participation in the ongoing process changes being implemented to bring the departments to a fully integrated, effectively controlled automated platform.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree with major in business or accounting. Three years experience with on-line payroll systems, Ceridian a plus. Five years accounting experience in progressively responsible roles. The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing is essential. Knowledge of Excel and Word for Windows required.

Supervisory Role:

This position does have supervisory responsibilities.

Principal Responsibilities:

The below enumerated principal responsibilities are inclusive of both program specific and firm-wide related administration, as applicable.
  • Manage accounts payable and payroll staff.
  • Manage all activities of the departments including setting priorities, monitoring performance, evaluating and developing procedures.
  • Manage the vendor invoice approval process to effectively control disbursement activities in a timely manner, and ensure compliance with internal control policies and procedures.
  • Manage and direct payroll functions.
  • Ensure department staff functions cooperatively with internal/external constituents to maximize customer service.
  • Work closely with auditors both for year end and periodic program audits

  • Expected Results of Principal Responsibilities:
  • Staff is provided with proper supervision.
  • Departments performance will improve
  • Vendor invoice approval process will be effectively managed
  • Payroll functions will be effectively managed
  • Customer service will improve
  • Audit process is facilitated.

  • Work Environment:

    While performing the duties of the job, the employee will be in an office environment performing administrative work.

    Physical Demands:

    While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to have visual acuity, talk and hear while communicating with peers and/or vendors. This position is sedentary and requires sitting for long period of times. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items up to 25 pounds.

    Position Type:

    This is a full-time position.

    Make a living by making a difference. Apply online today! Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled/Other Protected Categories.

    Other details
    • Job Family : Assistant/Associate Director
    • Pay Type : Salary
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