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Staff Accountant 1

APDS, a public benefit corporation

APDS, a public benefit corporation

Accounting & Finance
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024
About Orijin
Orijin is on a mission to prepare every justice-impacted individual for sustainable employment. We partner with facilities and employers to empower justice-impacted individuals with the necessary educational tools to rewrite their life stories. We are the ORIGINal Ed Tech company that provides secure tablet computers connected to our robust cloud-based learning and communications platform to solve some of the most consequential challenges correctional facilities face across the U.S. Our approach has proven to exceed the technological needs of correctional facilities, reduce recruitment and retention costs for employers, and lead our learners to sustainable employment.
Orijin is a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) and certified B-Corporation, with a business model that never charges incarcerated individuals or their friends and families for its technology or services. Orijin products and services are currently deployed in over 150+ facilities across 18 states and growing. You can learn more about Orijin’s work by visiting: https://orijin.works.
About the Role:
The Staff Accountant 1 is an entry-level role within the accounting department of the organization. This position primarily supports the finance team by assisting in various accounting activities, maintaining financial records, and ensuring compliance with established accounting principles and procedures. The Staff Accountant 1 will work under the supervision of the Corporate Controller.


  • Job responsibilities include
  • General Ledger and Financial Reporting:
  • General Ledger Maintenance: Assist in maintaining the general ledger by recording financial transactions, preparing journal entries, and reconciling accounts.
  • Financial Reporting: Assist in the preparation of financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements. Generate regular financial reports to support management decision-making.
  • Month-End and Year-End Close: Participate in month-end and year-end closing activities, such as accruals, adjusting journal entries, and financial statement analysis.
  • Expense Analysis: Assist in monitoring and analyzing expenses, identifying trends, and providing recommendations for cost-saving measures.
  • Accounts Payable and Reimbursements:
  • Accounts Payable: Process vendor invoices, verify accuracy, and prepare payments. Manage Bill.com
  • Employee Reimbursements: Process reimbursements, and ensure policy compliance and proper GL coding.
  • Reconciliation and Compliance:
  • Bank Reconciliation: Perform monthly bank reconciliations to ensure accurate recording of cash transactions and resolve any discrepancies.
  • Tax Filings: Ensure company compliance by maintaining accurate records and filing taxes as required by states for our Annual Reports & Sales and Use Tax.
  • Internal Controls and Audit Support:
  • Internal Controls and Compliance: Support the implementation and maintenance of internal control procedures to ensure compliance with accounting standards, company policies, and relevant regulations.
  • Audit Support: Assist in providing necessary documentation and information during internal and external audits.
  • Documentation and Collaboration:
  • Documentation and Record-Keeping: Maintain organized and accurate financial records, ensuring documentation is complete, properly filed, and easily accessible.
  • Collaboration and Support: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, such as Sales, Operations, HR, and Procurement, to ensure accurate and timely recording of financial transactions. Provide support to senior accounting staff and actively contribute to process improvement initiatives.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance, or applicable expertise.
  • Strong understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and financial reporting standards.
  • Proficiency in using accounting software and MS Excel. (NetSuite preferred)
  • Excellent attention to detail and analytical skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management abilities.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Prior experience or internships in accounting or finance is a plus but not required.
  • Track record of being conscientious, reliable, and a self-starter.
  • Belief in Orijin’s mission to reduce recidivism and improve the life chances of incarcerated learners and returning citizens.
  • Authorized for work in the United States.


  • New York City- this is a hybrid role that requires 2-3 days per week in our New York City office
  • Travel: 2-4 times per year
Equal Opportunity Employer
Orijin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and firmly believes in creating a workplace that respects and values diversity of cultural, ethnic, and experiential backgrounds. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. As an organization committed to the successful reentry of justice-involved persons, we strongly encourage candidates who share the life experiences of the citizens we serve to apply
*This job description is not inclusive of all activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.