Job #1840: Accounting Manager - NY (11/30/2022)

Job Title

Accounting Manager


New York, NY


$168,000 - $188,000

Department: Finance

Reports To: Chief Financial Officer

FLSA Status: Exempt


The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust (“Helmsley”) is a global philanthropy driven by a vision of a world where everyone has the resources they need to thrive by increasing access to healthcare, advancing new research and ideas, and improving people’s quality of life no matter where they call home. Helmsley strives to make a meaningful impact in its focus areas, matching its significant financial assets with a rigorous and results-oriented approach. Helmsley is committed to close and productive partnerships with its grantees, as well as with other funders and impact players in government, academia, and the private sector who share its interests and goals. Above all, Helmsley endeavors to be forward-thinking in every aspect of its work and will take risks that others cannot or will not take when the risk/reward trade-off warrants. Since 2008, when Helmsley began its active grantmaking, it has committed more than $3 billion. For more information on Helmsley, please visit

Position Summary:

The Manager, Accounting candidate is a key contributor to the Finance team, responsible for providing technical accounting, financial analysis, reporting, grants payment, audit support and PRI analysis to Helmsley. This position works collaboratively with Finance, Office Operations, Grants Management, and Program teams, and reports directly into the CFO.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Financial Accounting and Reporting

• Work closely with CFO on daily operations and projects.

• Support the development and administration of and ensure compliance with accounting policies and procedures.

• Lead and assist staff in improving effectiveness in processes.

• Provide research and analytical support to senior management and/or outside consultants, as necessary.

• Prepare reports and surveys requested by membership organizations, regulatory agencies, and others.

• Analyze technical accounting implications of special transactions to ensure compliance with US GAAP.


• Works with Grants Management team to ensure grant and PRI payments made accurately and timely.

• Ensure timely and accurate recording of grants expense/payable, grant modifications, and grant refunds.

• Review and ensure grants payable aging and PRI receivables balances are correct.

Program Related Investments (PRI) Accounting:

• Manage the Finance Department’s accounting responsibilities for Program Related Investments.

• Perform the annual US GAAP accounting for credit losses review of the PRI Portfolio.

• Attend the PRI Committee meetings in representing the Finance Department.

• Prepare the audited financial statement footnote disclosures.


· Manage direct and non-direct staff for the execution of various initiatives resulting in high-performance teams.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in accounting or related field; CPA required.
  • Knowledge of GAAP, FASB, GAAS covering private foundations.
  • Minimum 5 years within the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and spreadsheet analysis and enterprise-wide general ledger systems.
  • Experience with the systems NetSuite, UKG Pro, Concur, and Fluxx a plus.
  • Thrives in a team environment, effective at building and maintaining collaborative relationships, and positively contributes to the organizational culture.
  • Strong verbal, written communication and analytical skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and a firm commitment to meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently, handle and prioritize multiple time-sensitive activities; excellent judgment and problem solving.
  • Achieve trusted-advisor status by displaying accounting and business expertise.
  • Comfort presenting internally and at external conferences to highlight Helmsley’s brand as a thought leader.

Salary, Health, Well-being, and Living Our Mission:

Helmsley is dedicated to creating stronger, healthier futures for communities in the U.S. and around the world. Our staff are subject matter experts from a range of backgrounds in basic science, global health, and precision medicine, as well as the private sector and public policy. Helmsley colleagues are intelligent, creative, forward thinking, and strongly committed to working productively with our grantee partners. Each was drawn to Helmsley by the same opportunity: to help build this young organization into a leading global charitable institution that will drive meaningful and measurable positive change in lives throughout the U.S. and around the world for years to come.

Helmsley is committed to offering competitive and equitable compensation commensurate with experience. The targeted starting salary range for this position is $168,000 – $188,000.

Comprehensive benefits currently offered to employees (subject to change) include:

· Employer-paid medical, dental, and vision for employees and their families

· Generous 401(k) employer contribution

· Hybrid work schedule (up to two remote days a week)

· 23+ paid vacation and sick days

· 13+ paid holidays

· End of year office closure

· Summer Fridays

· Tuition reimbursement

· Personal and team professional development opportunities

Interested members should e-mail resume to Rachel Mancini at Please mention that you are a member of EisnerAmper's Friends of the Firm program. Make sure to include Job #1840 in the subject line and to copy on your email.