Staff Accountant

As a member of the Finance team, the Staff Accountant is responsible for completing tasks assigned on the monthly checklist accurately and in a timely manner and complying with policies and procedures.

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is the only philanthropic organization working exclusively to advance LGBTQI+ human rights around the globe. We support brilliant and brave grantee partners in the U.S. and internationally who challenge oppression and seed change. We work for racial, economic, social, and gender justice because we all deserve to live our lives freely, without fear, and with dignity.

The Astraea Foundation is the first grantmaker to hundreds of organizations; the Astraea Foundation plays a catalytic role for LGBTQI+ groups worldwide – notably those led by lesbian, bisexual, and queer women, trans, and gender-nonconforming people, intersex people, and people of color. Our grantmaking, capacity building, media and communications, and philanthropic advocacy programs support their work to build powerful justice movements. The Astraea Foundation has granted over $49 million to LGBTQI+ activists and artists in our 45-year history, a proud public foundation, and one of the world’s first queer feminist funds.

Job Purpose

As a member of the Finance team, the Staff Accountant is responsible for completing tasks assigned on the monthly checklist accurately and in a timely manner and complying with policies and procedures.  This full-time role is supervised by the Assistant Controller. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this position will include, but not be limited to:

  • Record Accounts Payable invoices, cash receipts, grant invoices, cash transfers, etc. to the accounting system as assigned in the monthly checklist.
  • Track and monitor cash flows at the grant level and assist Controller with cash flow projections.
  • Reconcile agency bank accounts.
  • Process payroll, record payroll entries to the accounting system including accruals, taxes, and benefits.
  • Create and post monthly journal entries according to responsibilities assigned on the monthly checklist.
  • Analyze and reconcile balance sheet accounts monthly as assigned on the monthly checklist including preparation of supporting schedules and account roll forwards.
  • Assist Controller in preparation for the annual financial statement audit and single audit and preparation of 990.
  • Prepare financial reports and other supporting schedules as assigned in the monthly checklist.
  • Serve as back-up for other Finance staff in the event of their absence.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Finance, Accounting or another equivalent work experience required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated experience in a similar role.
  • This is a US based remote position with occasional time in the office in New York City
  • Hands-on experience using accounting software and experience using Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines and develop creative solutions.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to articulate a clear vision for social justice using a gender and racial justice lens.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively and communicate with diverse audiences and multiple stakeholders.
  • Ability to understand and maintain confidentiality.
  • Passion for the Astraea Foundation’s mission as a public foundation queer feminist fund
  • Understanding and acceptance of the Astraea Foundation’s core values and guiding principles as a social justice funder


  • Experience working in a nonprofit, government or international environment including experience working with remote teams.
  • Comfortable talking about identities such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, sex characteristics, class, ability, or gender in plain, specific terms.
  • Commitment to and knowledge of issues facing domestic and global LGBTQI+, feminist and racial, economic and gender justice movements.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Physical Demands

The physical demands outlined below are necessary for the successful performance of essential functions in the Staff Accountant position. Reasonable accommodation can be made for individuals with disabilities to fulfill these essential job functions.

While executing the responsibilities of the Staff Accountant role, the employee must engage in verbal communication and auditory perception. The role often involves prolonged periods of sitting and the use of hands and fingers for handling and feeling. Periodically, the employee may be required to stand, walk, reach, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Close vision is necessary to perform tasks associated with this position.

Work Environment

The following work environment characteristics are illustrative of what the Staff Accountant may encounter while performing job responsibilities. Reasonable accommodation may be implemented to facilitate individuals with disabilities in executing the essential functions of the Staff Accountant’s role. Working conditions are normal for an office environment. The noise level in the office is usually quiet to moderate.

Direct Reports



The Astraea Foundation offers a competitive salary and benefits for this position, including resources for professional development. The annual compensation is $62,000 – $70,000USD.

How to Apply

All applicants must apply via email to with Staff Accountant in the subject line.  Applications should be sent to:

  1. A one- to two-page resume / CV detailing your relevant work experience in accounting and finance.
  2. One- to two-page letter of interest addressing the following questions:
  • What motivates you to apply for the Staff Accountant role?
  • How would your accounting skills and experience contribute to the financial objectives of The Astraea Foundation?
  • How has your personal or professional experience prepared you to excel in a work environment with a strong commitment to financial integrity, organizational success, and the values of gender justice, racial justice, and intersectional feminism?

Applications are due by Friday March 15, 2024. We anticipate holding two rounds of interviews between March and April 2024.

Please, no phone calls. We will inform all applicants when the search is completed.