Job Title: Staff Finance

Reports To: Manager Accounting

Department: Finance

Job Type: Full-time

Salary Range: 42k-52k

Objective of Role: The right candidate in this position should have strong knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting principles, good organizational skills, and working knowledge of accounting software. A top-notch staff finance should have integrity, excellent mathematical skills, and an understanding of data privacy standards. The position reports to the Manager Accounting.


  • Performs general fund accounting and other related duties.
  • Maintains the general ledger.
  • Assists with coding invoices, setting up new accounts, reconciling accounts, and monthly close.
  • Reconciles balance sheets sub-ledgers to the general ledger.
  • Reconciles bank accounts at least monthly, verifies deposits, and addresses inquiries from banks.
  • Provides outside auditors with assistance; gathers necessary account information and documents to perform annual audit.
  • Assists with filing required tax forms with federal, state, and local government agencies.
  • Maintains petty cash for GOSO programs and reconciles all petty cash accounts monthly.
  • Maintains the list of recurring monthly vendors and ensure they are being paid timely by the Accounting Coordinator/Senior Accountant.
  • Maintains the list of consulting agreement, city contract agreements and MOU ensure that only the fully executed contracts are maintained in the file.
  • Tracks budget versus actual for small SAVE grants.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Core competencies:

  • Excellent work ethic.
  • Commitment to working in a mission driven organization.
  • Demonstrated personal ethics and values.
  • Cross-team collaboration and cooperation.
  • Team-player who works well with a diverse group of people.

Essential Skills:

  • Ability to adhere to generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Knowledge of general financial accounting and cost accounting.
  • Ability to be able to meet deadlines and exceed expectations.
  • Ability to multitask, manage projects, troubleshoot, and problem solve.
  • Skilled in working with budgets while achieving goals and meeting timelines.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills in a fast-paced environment.


  • 3 years of experience with accounting software.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance is required.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with experience.

Please send a resume with cover letter to: Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.

GOSO is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About GOSO: Getting Out and Staying Out has a vision of a world where neither a person’s race nor their prior contact with the legal system determines their future. To work toward that vision, we partner with young people impacted by arrest or incarceration on a journey of education, employment, and emotional well-being. For many of our participants, that journey begins while they are detained or incarcerated, on Rikers Island or in youth detention centers. We work with all interested individuals, regardless of the charges that they face, engaging them in future planning through programing focused on education, employment, and emotional well-being while helping to meet their immediate needs, whether physical (warm clothing, commissary supplies), psychological (correspondence and communication to help maintain links to the outside world), or legal (coordinating with public defense attorneys on courtroom advocacy). Among the major programs that are under the GOSO umbrella are Stand Against Violence East Harlem (SAVE), GOSOWorks, and multiple education programs (including Pathways-to-Graduation, a high school equivalency program). GOSO served its participants and the Harlem community throughout the Pandemic and, in fact, expanded its budget in the past few years. We are currently building our external relations functions, including development, in order to position GOSO for continued growth and expanded impact on those at the heart of our mission.