Benefits Data Trust

  • Accounting Coordinator

    Posted Date 6 days ago(6/12/2018 5:07 PM)
  • Overview

    Benefits Data Trust is a not-for-profit social change organization committed to transforming how individuals in need access public benefits and services. Through its innovative Service Delivery Model, BDT seeks to improve the lives of vulnerable individuals, the systems they navigate, and the communities in which they live. BDT infuses over $135 million into the homes of low-income individuals every year, allowing them to buy food, heat their homes, and afford healthcare.  BDT cannot do it alone.  The organization relies on cross-sector partnerships with government, healthcare providers, philanthropic entities, and community based organizations to re-engineer the health and human services system making benefits access more simple, comprehensive and cost-effective.   


    Founded in Philadelphia in 2005, BDT operates programs in Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Carolina, Colorado, North Carolina and New York. Over the past four years, BDT has had an approximate 30% annual growth rate and currently employs 185 FTE with a 2017 operating budget of approximately $14 million.   Having established itself as a social change agent and thought leader in the benefits access sector with a proven impact model, BDT is at a critical juncture in its growth and is poised to take the next step. BDT is looking for a Accounting Coordinator. 


    The Accounting Coordinator will support the Finance Manager and department with a variety of tasks. This position performs central accounting activities related to the following functions: accounts payable, accounts receivable, grant/contract accounts, expense allocation and analysis, financial statement preparation and general accounting.


    Supervisor: The Accounting Coordinator reports to the Finance Manager.


    • Prepares general ledger entries by maintaining records and files; reconciling accounts.
    • Maintains an orderly accounting system and chart of accounts.
    • Maintains an orderly filing system for physical documents.
    • Assists in compiling and maintaining department budgets.
    • Issues invoices to funders. Monitors accounts receivable aging report.
    • Records cash receipts and makes bank deposits.
    • Processes, records, and pays invoices in a timely manner.
    • Monitors debt levels and compliance with debt covenants.
    • Prepares monthly expense allocation entries.
    • Prepares monthly payroll expense allocation entries.
    • Processes and maintains credit card and employee reimbursement transactions.
    • Prepares year-end 1099’s for contractors.
    • Assists in the preparation of internal financial statements by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger system.
    • Assists in the annual financial statement and federal A-133 audits.
    • Contributes to team success by accomplishing related results as needed.
    • Provides clerical and administrative support to management as requested.
      • May be required to write meeting minutes and/or set meeting agendas.


    • 1-3 years of relevant experience;
    • Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field preferred;
    • Experience with MS Office Suite with specific proficiency in Excel;
    • Experience with accounting information systems software;
      • Experience Abila/MIP Fund Accounting software is a plus;
    • Must be skilled in dealing with financial and numeric data;
    • Superior oral communication skills, with the ability to work effectively with multiple teams;
    • Must be a team player;
    • Attention to detail;
    • The ability to self-direct and proactively identify and address departmental/organizational needs;
    • Ability to meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment


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