Accountant - Part-Time

Location Name: 
New York City
Closing Date: 
April 6, 2018





Founded in 2004, Building Markets is an award-winning nonprofit that creates jobs and encourages economic growth in developing countries by finding, building and connecting competitive local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to supply chains and investment. Through this approach, the organization has built a network of more than 23,000 verified SMEs, assisted them in winning over $1.3 billion in contracts, and helped create over 70,000 jobs in some of the world’s poorest economies. Building Markets is headquartered in New York City and currently operates programs in Liberia, Myanmar and Turkey. For more information, please visit


Job Summary


The Accountant will be experienced with QuickBooks and Excel, bank reconciliations and managing financial reporting. Preferably has worked with nonprofit organizations and on federal grants. This position will largely support the organization’s NYC team and office, but will also liaise with field offices on an as needed basis related to finance.


Responsibilities and Duties


Bookkeeping & Finance:

  • General Bookkeeping
  • Monitor/manage accounts payable: process and apply payments to invoices, reviewing for approvals and appropriate coding
  • Assist in processing payroll for part-time staff and schedule bi-weekly payroll for full-time staff (bi-weekly is outsourced)
  • Provide support to finance staff abroad on day-to-day financial matters as well as monthly reporting and accounting entries.
  • Assist in program and year-end audits and financial statements.
  • Assist Program Directors in the preparation of monthly financial reports.
  • Ensure knowledge on financial compliance related to any active contracts or contribution agreements.
  • Preparing checks for signature
  • Follow-up on past due accounts
  • Able to perform analysis on G/L as needed
  • Manage bank, cash and credit card reconciliations
  • Maintain vendor and payment files
  • Manage staff time sheets through ClickTime
  • Monitor internal controls.


Core Competencies



  • CPA or equivalent experience.

Core Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to work virtually, and with remote colleagues
  • Self-starter, solution-oriented, can handle multiple tasks with minimum direction and meet deadlines.

Functional Competencies

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience, non-profit organization experience a plus
  • Experience with grants (foundation, federal)
  • Understanding of inter-office funding allocation

Technical Competencies

  • Proficiency in MS Office – intermediate to Advanced level – in particular excel and its full range of functions;
  • Mastery of QuickBooks.


Salary commensurate with experience.


New York City




Interested candidates are invited to send a CV, cover letter, and two professional references by email to not later than April 6, 2018. 

The subject line should read “Accountant Application”.