Micah Bartok, Summer Supply, Williamsburg, NY >

Staff Accountant


About Ascendus

Ascendus is a nonprofit small business lender whose vision is to create a world of financial ascension for all. Our mission is to empower low-to-moderate income entrepreneurs through access to the capital and business support to create and grow healthy enterprises and contribute to thriving local economies. Since 1991, Ascendus has provided more than $336 million to 47,000 small business owners across the country. For more information, visit www.ascendus.org.

About the Role

We want a motivated and exceptional accounting professional to join our Finance and Accounting Team. The Staff Accountant will provide reconciliation and journal entry support, with a focus on coding and documentation within procedures and controls for a growing organization. The Staff Accountant will report directly to the Controller and coordinate with the Accounts Payable Associate. This position is ideally suited for someone who wants to be a part of the accounting function for a growing organization. This position is remote.

Key Outcomes

Financial Reconciliations (50%):

  • Deliver timely reconciliation of all cash account balances by the 5th of each month.
  • Deliver monthly reconciliation of all loan receivables by 10th of each month.
  • Support with month end closing to achieve by the 15th of each month.
  • Coordinate with Controller to achieve the above, as needed.

Treasury Functions (30%):

  • Reconcile cash activity related to loan participation programs.
  • Ensure loan receivable cash transactions move to the appropriate accounts weekly.
  • Support and back up A/P Associate, ensuring releases for wires and ACH occur timely.

Other Functions (20%):

  • Maintain Capitalized Asset schedules monthly.
  • Maintain deffered liabilities schedules monthly.
  • Ensure proper monthly accounting for accrued expenses and notes payable payments.
  • Maximize automation to free up capacity.
  • Special project support as needed.


  • Team oriented. Puts success of the team ahead of personal achievement.
  • Attention to detail. Does not let important details slip through the cracks or affect job performance.
  • Follow-through on commitments. Lives up to verbal and written agreements, takes instruction well, and can be reliably trusted with important work.
  • Openness to criticism and ideas. Often solicits feedback and reacts calmly to criticism or negative feedback. Uses feedback for self-improvement.
  • Efficiency. Able to produce significant output with minimal wasted effort.


  • Shares our values (see https://www.ascendus.org/about/).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related study area.
  • 5+ years of experience within the accounting, financial or nonprofit industries.
  • Hands-on experience with Sage Intacct accounting system and Excel.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salary depending on experience.
  • 100% employer paid medical, dental, and vision premiums (savings of $6K – $12K per annum) and a monthly mobile phone stipend of $30.
  • Robust medical plan with $0 deductible and 0% co-insurance.
  • Additionally, each employee receives a $1,500 employer-paid HRA card for medical-related expenses such as co-pays, prescriptions, etc.
  • Eligible for 401(k) participation; and
  • Participation in Success Share Plan bonus (a profit-sharing plan).

How to Apply

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The base salary range for this position is $50,000/yr. – $74,000/yr. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.

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