Junior Accountant

The Moth

Posted: 7/11/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Finance/Accounting

Primary domain: Arts, Culture and Humanities

City: New York

Postal code: 10004

State: New York

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$3M - $10M



Mission statement:

The Moth’s mission is to promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience. The Moth promotes understanding and connection through the practice of storytelling and by elevating the artform on stages, airwaves and in workshops around the world, we are creating a more compassionate world where every individual story matters.

We believe that by telling true personal stories and honoring an individual’s experience, we can:

●      challenge dominant narratives

●      inspire greater confidence in storytellers

●      deepen connection in community; and

●      spark empathy among listeners around the world

Position Details:

Job Description:

For the past 22 years, The Moth—an acclaimed nonprofit and cultural institution—has celebrated the
art & craft of storytelling. Through true stories, told live on stage without notes, The Moth has
presented recognized storytellers alongside writers, performers, artists, and everyday people —bringing
the world together through shared experiences.

The Moth seeks a full-time Junior Accountant who will be a part of the dynamic three-person finance
team and will report to the Assistant Controller. The goal is to contribute to the overall efficiency of the
department’s operations and assist the organization in being fully aware of its financial condition in
order to support overall decision-making and long-term objectives. The Junior Accountant will be
responsible for entering financial transactions into the accounting system, such as processing incoming
payments and invoices, bank deposits and checks. The position supports the Assistant Controller and
Director of Finance and Administration with monthly account reconciliations, maintaining accurate and
organized financial records, and assisting with the annual independent audit and tax return.

We are looking for an extremely detailed oriented individual with great communication skills to provide
support to the finance department by processing and managing various accounting transactions. The
person in this role must be comfortable working independently and collaboratively as it is part of a
professional team working to maintain order and transparency for the organization’s finances.The
individual will communicate internally with staff throughout the organization and external independent
contractors working with The Moth in various capacities. The guiding principle of the work is clean,
consistent data entry so we can track the financial success and needs of our rapidly expanding
programming during a pivotal point in The Moth’s history. Applicants should be very organized and have
an interest in creating, managing, and streamlining systems to help keep this lively, vibrant operation
running smoothly. This role would be ideal for someone who relishes accuracy, organization, and high
attention to detail; loves reconciling and tying data; and is eager to do so in a mission-oriented

Job Responsibilities
● General bookkeeping, verifying, recording and ensure accuracy of all transactional data including but not
limited to: A/P, A/R, bill-backs, and bank deposits recorded in the accounting system.
● Assist with the preparation of monthly closings and annual account reconciliations.
● Reconcile credit card expenses; ensure staff has completed employee statement coding and post
journals to correct accounts.
● Monitor credit card transactions and online credit card system, review and enter expense
reimbursement and credit card transactions accurately; communicate and troubleshoot with colleagues
about online credit card system.
● Respond to queries from vendors, and other departments regarding payment of bills and cash receipts.
● Work collaboratively with various internal departments to process requests in a timely fashion and
provide financial information as needed.
● Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
● File, sort, copy, scan, fax, and process all finance documentation, maintaining organized and secure files
at all times according to accounting procedures.
● Support implementation of financial operations systems as needed.
● Work with Director of Finance and Administration and Assistant Controller to prepare for the annual
audit and budgeting process.
● Additional responsibilities and projects as directed by the Director of Finance and Administration and
Assistant Controller.


Skills and Qualifications
● BS/Ba in accounting, finance or relevant field.
● 1-4years of accounting or finance experience, or related internship experience at a non-profit or for-
profit organization – if you don’t have specific relevant experience, then a basic functional knowledge of
accounting principles plus an enthusiasm for learning will help.
● Prior experience in nonprofit accounting and QuickBooks and/or Sage Intacct accounting system
● Work autonomously with great accuracy, pitch in as needed, and provide all-around support in a busy,
thriving not-for-profit setting.
● Proactive, practical, and resourceful problem solver
● Exceptional attention to detail - you thrive on being thorough, accurate and precise in all you do.
● Ability to work efficiently, intensely, and within a non-profit environment.
● Proficiency in Excel and/ or Gsuite
● Strong organizational and communication skills with a service-oriented mentality.
● A passion to join a mission-driven organization.
● Must have excellent references and be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


Moth employees benefit from a variety of perks including:
● Full benefits package, including 401k, wellness reimbursements and more
● Summer Fridays
● Quarterly happy hours and excursions


Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line of,
“Junior Accountant”.


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