Staff Accountant II

  • Full Time
  • East Coast
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Website UTEC

Job Title: Staff Accountant II

Reports to: Assistant Controller

Type: Full-Time Exempt

Category: Finance


Background on UTEC, Inc.

UTEC’s promise is to ignite and nurture the ambition of our most disengaged youth to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success. UTEC’s outcomes-focused model begins with intensive street outreach, reaching proven high-risk youth where they’re at. UTEC engages youth in workforce development and educational programs and provides mental health services and intensive case management. Social justice and civic engagement are embedded in all programming. For more info, please visit

UTEC is committed to its vision for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion which pledges to honor the lived experiences and expertise of individuals; create community and celebration of cultures; challenge all forms of oppression; and embody a culture that leans into discomfort and recognizes it as a growth opportunity. UTEC is dedicated to fair and equitable compensation practice, the health, mental health, and overall well-being of young adults and staff and to creating an environment that supports work-life balance and the individual and professional growth of all.


Job Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Controller, the Staff Accountant II role is a critical member of our accounting department and will have a variety of responsibilities in accounting and payroll. Primary responsibilities encompass Payroll, collections activities related to businesses. Key attributes include: a high level of attention to detail, ability to handle highly confidential/sensitive information, and a demonstrated ability to work well in a team and collaboratively across departments. An important responsibility for this role is to support the Human Resources department.



  • Bank reconciliations for all bank accounts for each entity
  • Financial reports – runs, maintains report designer, issues reports to other member of UTEC
  • A/R collections – reach out to customers when they reach 60 days on our aging
    • Working closely with Social Enterprises
  • Benefits reconciliation with HR – reconcile benefit invoices with HR monthly
  • Weekly and Bi-Weekly payroll
    • Ensure accurately recorded time for each payroll, including appropriate GL accounts
    • Work closely with HR to ensure changes to payroll are accurately reflected
    • Prepare and post all journal entries related to payroll and benefits
    • Ensure proper charge codes are available by employee and by department
    • Calculate and record salary and vacation accrual monthly
    • In the absence of the Assistant Controller, research and resolve employee concerns related to any issues with the payroll system
    • Management of Advances for staff and young adults
    • Maintain prevailing wages based on contracts with Cities
  • Maintain contract allocations for staff and young adults within payroll system
    • Working with Staff Account III
  • Assist with onboarding of new hires
    • Showing new hires how to enter time and where to access payroll information
  • Management of City contracts and Private Grants
  • Admin allocation monthly journal entry
  • Review credit card transactions and follow up with card holders as needed
    • Working with Staff Accountant I and Assistant Controller
  • Responsible for General Ledger maintenance
  • Create smart list reports
  • Upload annual budget
  • Assist with year-end schedules and annual audit
  • Perform other duties as necessary or assigned

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skill
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software
  • General ledger accounting software experienced highly preferred
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks
  • Ability to work with a minimal amount of supervision
  • The ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required
  • Minimum years’ 2-3 experience in accounting/finance
  • Payroll experience desired
  • General ledger and month-end close related accounting experience
  • Proficient in fundamental accounting rule

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • Able to travel as needed


Salary range is $55,000- $60,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits include retirement 401K plan, health and dental (50-85% subsidized), 3 weeks paid vacation, holiday, and paid sick/personal time. Benefits include retirement 401K plan, health and dental (50-85% subsidized), 3 weeks paid vacation, holiday and paid sick/personal time, opportunity for a paid sabbatical after 3 years, first-time homebuyers funding, and free counseling for all staff. Please see for more details.