Junior Accountant, Accounts Payable

Accounting New York, New York

Our Vision: To make New York City the global model for inclusive innovation and economic growth, fueled by the City’s diverse people and businesses.  
Our Mission: To create shared prosperity across New York City’s five boroughs by strengthening neighborhoods and growing good jobs. 

Position Overview: The Junior Accountant will support the AP (Accounts Payable) management team in the daily operations of the Accounting department and participate in the monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial closings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Review invoices and payment requests for satisfactory approval, contact employees for proper back-up documentation for payments and clarify questionable invoice items and prices, or obtain approvals 
  • Ensures that expenses are charged to appropriate department & GL account 
  • Prepare AP payments and check runs for EDC, BNYC, IDA, TCR, NCC, LDC, PRIF 
  • Review and process employee reimbursements 
  • Review and record Purchase Card transactions associated with corporate travel 
  • Organize and file all processed payment vouchers 
  • Coordinate the inflow of W-9s to Financial Reporters for set up 
  • Perform anti-fraud verification of EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) info before sending to Financial Reporters for set up 
  • Retrieve documents from current database and archive upon request 
  • Perform year-end document archiving 
  • Coordinate and complete FOIL requests 
  • Complete and provide ST-119.1 forms, W-9s, credit applications as needed 
  • 1099 review and processing 
  • Prepare journal entries as needed 
  • Prepare reconciliations and analyses monthly 
  • Support in the year-end accrual process 
  • Respond to inquiries regarding payment request status 
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • 1-2 years of general Accounting experience 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Knowledge and proficiency of Accounting/Finance principles 
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills 
  • Effective communication skills both written and verbal  
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment 
  • Must obtain/maintain New York City residency within 180 days of hire 
  • As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as defined by the CDC, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability 

About Us: 
NYCEDC is New York City’s primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. Our mission is to create shared prosperity across New York City’s five boroughs by strengthening neighborhoods and growing good jobs. We do this by developing, managing, and implementing expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment and strengthen the city’s competitive position. 

NYCEDC is dedicated to the creation of a dynamic, equitable, and sustainable urban economy. We are making sure that whatever happens next, happens right here in New York City—and that all New Yorkers are a part of it. 

NYCEDC offers many unique advantages for an exciting and fulfilling career. As part of our team, you’ll enjoy: 

  • The unique opportunity to make an impact on New York City 
  • Working on diverse, unique, and challenging projects 
  • Working closely with teams of creative, highly motivated, and passionate people 
  • Learning opportunities designed to enhance the practical skills and business knowledge of our employees 
  • Excellent benefits, including company-paid 401(a) pension plan, 457(b) tax-advantaged retirement savings plans, medical, dental and vision benefits, generous paid family leave and paid time off, and other perks 

The New York City Economic Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our diversity and inclusion mission is to attract, retain, and engage a diverse workforce comprised of talented people. NYCEDC employees can expect to work as part of a highly engaged, passionate and inclusive workforce where everyone’s contributions are valued, respected and make an impact on one of the best and most diverse cities in the world! 

For more information, visit our website at edc.nyc.