Staff Accountant

Hello Neighbor

Pittsburgh, PA, USA Remote We are currently on a hybrid return-to-work and in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.


US$45-50k (annually)


Full time

Nov 14

Hello Neighbor is seeking a Staff Accountant to support the growth of the finance department and overall organization. 

This position is ideal for someone with 2-4 years of experience in accounting or bookkeeping. You will work closely with the Controller to oversee the day-to-day financial tasks as well as assist with month-end and financial preparations. In addition to this, you will also be asked to do Ad Hoc reporting for various grant reports as well as help develop systems and processes to allow Hello Neighbor to continue its growth.

Working at Hello Neighbor is an opportunity to be on the ground floor of a fast-paced nonprofit startup. This is a new role and there are considerable opportunities to grow within the organization. Hello Neighbor is committed to supporting staff development.

Founded in 2017, Hello Neighbor works to improve the lives of recently resettled refugee families by matching them with dedicated neighbors to guide and support them in their new lives. 2023 marks our 5th year of operation and our first with a $3 million budget. We have an ambitious year of anniversary activations planned and are excited to post this newly created position to join the team and hit the ground running.

This is an in-house position at our Pittsburgh, PA office in Larimer. We are currently on a hybrid return-to-work and in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. We require COVID-19 vaccination and a booster for full-time employees.

Reports To: Controller

Key Responsibilities:

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Maintain confidentiality of information
  • Utilize Quickbooks for managing organizational financials including accounts payable/accounts receivable, payroll, and reconciliations
  • Assist in month-end close and preparation of financials including account reconciliation, journal entry preparation, and financial preparation.
  • Provide comprehensive financial updates to senior management by evaluating, analyzing, and reporting appropriate data points.
  • Investigate accounts; understand and communicate causes of variances to the budget and identify classification and coding errors
  • Review processed payables for accuracy and/or discrepancies
  • Assist the Controller in developing financial systems that help Hello Neighbor track and manage its growth
  • Assist the Controller in the annual audit and 990 preparation.
  • Ad Hoc tasks and projects assigned to you by the Controller.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field 
  • 1-3 years of bookkeeping or related work experience
  • Understanding of nonprofit finances and reporting. Some work experience in philanthropic, nonprofit, or mission-driven organizations is a plus
  • An understanding and experience in Full-Cycle Accounting.
  • High level of organization and attention to detail and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects at one time
  • Knowledge and proficiency in online tools including Quickbooks, Microsoft Office, and Google Suite tools 
  • Ability to communicate clearly and interact well with the team
  • Able to work both independently and as a team member
  • Alignment with and support of Hello Neighbor’s core values

About You:

  • Core values include cultural humility and empathy 
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • A passion for supporting refugees and immigrants
  • Lived migration experience valued and welcomed
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion 


  • Hello Neighbor offers a comprehensive benefits package including 3 weeks of PTO, sick days, and time off for civic engagement plus an annual office closure in December, health care, vision, and dental coverage, a matching IRA, and an emphasis on professional development
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • Estimated Start Date: January 2023
  • Status: Full-time Salaried (Exempt)
  • Salary Range: 45,000 - 50,000

Equal Opportunity Employer:

At Hello Neighbor, we are committed to being an inclusive workplace where diversity in all its forms is championed. Hello Neighbor is proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you require special accommodation, please let us know.

All Applications Welcome

Data shows that women more frequently do not apply for a job because they don’t feel that they meet all of the qualifications listed. Our job descriptions are general overviews, not a mandatory comprehensive list. If you feel passionate about our efforts and believe that you have the skills to contribute to the growth of our organization, we want to hear from you!

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