Junior Staff Accountant
Wildlife Conservation Society - Bronx Zoo, NY

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The Junior Staff Accountant reports to the Assistant Comptroller. This position is responsible for Bank/General Ledger Account Reconciliations, maintaining department files, SAP master table maintenance and other general accounting responsibilities.


Bank/General Ledger Account Reconciliations

' Reconciliation and/or assistance with the reconciliation of various bank accounts and general ledger balance sheet accounts quarterly
' Accounts Payable Reconciliation and journalizing requested expense adjustments by departments when appropriate.
' Review of miscellaneous expense and revenue account detail on a monthly basis
' Preparation of quarterly bank fee allocation based on merchant credit card activity throughout the Society
' Preparation of various year-end deferrals and accruals along with related analysis.

State returns

' Assistant in the preparation of various U.S. State annual filings
' Review of sales tax calculations and payments.


' Project master table maintenance
' Prepare, input and upload journal entries
' Maintain Department Files
' Answer the Comptroller's office phone and maintains the officer's calendar.
' Maintain Department Calendar
' Deliver documents for signing across the campus
' Reconciliation of the food, forage and retail inventory.
' Review and journalize out sourced services, e.g. photo activity.

Perform other duties and special projects as determined by the Comptroller and Ass't Comptroller


' Bachelor degree in Business Administration, major in accounting.

' One to two years experience in general accounting preferred

' Good communication skills, written and verbal, as well as strong analytical skills.

' Good working knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook.

' Effective 'roll up the sleeves' work ethic.

' Strong interpersonal skills, an ability to work well with a wide variety of people in a team setting, and, ideally, a sense of humor.

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