New Neighborhoods in a non-profit, affordable housing provider that is building hope and opportunity through development and management of quality affordable housing and resident- centered services. Since 1967, New Neighborhoods has been committed to improving the quality of life in communities with affordable housing and services that provide a safety net and springboard to economic self-sufficiency for families, veterans, and seniors throughout Fairfield County and Connecticut.

Job Summary:

This Internship Position is assigned to assist the Finance and Accounting Department with a variety of daily financial and accounting tasks. The department conducts all bookkeeping, accounting and financial business in accordance with GAPP, FASB and New Neighborhoods policies and procedures. This intern will assist as needed with any and all aspects of the company’s financial duties and responsibilities. This intern reports to the Financial Manager.

New Neighborhood’s goal is to create a learning and challenging experience for our interns by giving them real life business experience in their related fields. Our mission includes supporting the long-term growth of our employees including a developmental experience for our interns with the ultimate opportunity of consideration for future opportunities within our organization.

Job Responsibilities Include but are not Limited to the Following:

  • Report to the Financial Manager and assist with all aspects of the Finance and Accounting Department duties listed below.

  • Assist with data entry of all incoming bills on a timely basis, forwards bills to the Controller, Director of Operations, Director of Development and/or President and CEO for approval and then makes payment as appropriate.

  • Work with Purchasing Agent on purchase orders and authorization process.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with vendors to coordinate W-9’s, certificates of Insurance and missing bills.

  • Handle all donation receivables and takes all deposits to the banks as required.

  • Oversee fund accounting on restricted monies.

  • Reconcile bank statements to general ledger chargeback accounts and resolves any discrepancies immediately.

  • Assist with corporate and property accounting requirements.

  • Draft checks for payment, prepare deposit slips and make deposits of incoming checks, direct wire payments, balance credit card accounts, and other duties associated with purchase orders and invoices.

  • Prepare interim financial information from the books on an as needed basis.

  • Organize vendor files and filing of all hard copy accounts payable, bank deposits, financial statements and tax returns.

  • Enters payroll information via journal entry into the records.

  • Complete other tasks, duties and/or special projects as assigned by your supervisor.


Education, Experience, Skills and Other Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferred, or someone who is scheduled to graduate with their bachelor’s degree within the next six months.

  • Those with a CPA and/or a Master’s Degree in accounting, even with no work experience, are encouraged to apply.

  • Demonstrated ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and/or governmental regulations.

  • Ability to advocate, organize, problem-solve and provide.

  • Strong written and oral interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently, organizes tasks, manage time and prioritize projects.

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook).

  • Must be a team player who acts and presents themselves in a professional manner, pays attention to detail and is very enthusiastic and reliable.

Duration: 12 months
Stipend: $330-$400 per week


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