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October 2, 2018

Cinereach is seeking a highly-motivated Finance Associate to join the team. The Finance Associate will play a detail-oriented and involved role at the organization, supporting the day-to-day activities of the finance department. Specific responsibilities include accounts payable, accounts receivable, assisting with our annual audit and other tasks as assigned. This is a wonderful opportunity to be a thought-partner to the Head of Finance on designing and executing finance systems that will help to ensure that Cinereach meets its intended mission.

About Cinereach

Cinereach is an independent film company dedicated to vital, artful filmmaking. As a philanthropic organization, Cinereach helps expand its films’ creative potential by offering adaptive development, financing, production, and other support models that align with the unique vision of each supported filmmaker. Cinereach also strives for a more sustainable film industry through targeted initiatives and strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations and commercial entities. Recent Cinereach productions and co-productions include the narrative feature films We the Animals, Sorry to Bother You, Beach Rats and a forthcoming stop-motion feature based on Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, as well as the documentaries MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. and Brimstone & Glory. The Florida Project, Last Men in Aleppo, The Fits, and the Academy Award nominated films Strong Island, I Am Not Your Negro, Cutie and the Boxer, and Citizenfour (Best Documentary, 2015), are among over 200 Cinereach grantees across the globe. Filmmakers including Eliza Hittman, Barry Jenkins, and Terence Nance have participated in Cinereach’s year-long fellowships, and producers such as Julie Goldman, Karin Chien, Heather Rae, Shrihari Sathe and Joslyn Barnes have received awards for their innovation and mentorship through the Cinereach producers initiative. Current partners and supported organizations include Borscht Corp. of Miami, Detroit Narrative Agency (DNA), the SFFILM Invest program, Stockade Works of Kingston, NY, and Sundance Institute’s Art of Nonfiction Fellowship and Creative Producing Program.

The Role

Cinereach is a multi-talented, 20-person team, that continues to grow and experiment. This continuous evolution often inspires a start-up mentality and requires team members that drive for a high level of excellence while also being nimble. The Finance Associate will work primarily with the Head of Finance but will frequently be collaborating with all members of the team.

The primary responsibilities of the role include:

  • Accurately and efficiently managing accounts payable; including processing checks in a timely fashion, reviewing account discrepancies, reissuing lost checks, reviewing check requests for accuracy, correct account allocation and completeness of documentation submitted, and ensuring accurate data entry of financial transactions
  • Accurately and efficiently managing accounts receivable; including processing deposits in a timely fashion and making deposits at the bank
  • Annual Audit support and 1099 preparation
  • Assisting with creating, maintaining and improving systems and procedures
  • Electronic and paper file management and other tasks as assigned


Company Culture

The Cinereach team is driven, creative, self-directed and entrepreneurial. Motivated by the opportunity to help bring ambitious visions to life, we apply diverse skills, passions, and a collaborative spirit to our shared work. We strive to create agency with each team member and provide dedicated resources to encourage experimentation with models and approaches of support. We look to everyone on our team to actively advance our company culture and uphold our values, which include: Be Present, Be Thoughtful, Remain Agenda Free, Ensure Trust, and Make it Worth It. Most of the Cinereach staff works in a flexible, open plan office environment, which allows for both independent work and team-wide engagement.

The Ideal Candidate

For this position, the ideal candidate will be someone who strives to tackle projects head-on, be comfortable with self-direction, and thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment while juggling multiple priorities. They will be exceptionally organized and have excellent communication skills. The candidate will have an affinity for independent films, be driven to innovate in both small and major ways, and be looking to join a passionate, mission-driven team. Previous experience as a Finance Associate (or similar role) in a non-profit or media organization, as well as knowledge and experience in accounts payable, accounts receivable, and Quickbooks are required.

Background & Qualifications

  • (Required) 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • (Required) Experience with Quickbooks and proficiency with MS Office, Excel etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to use basic accounting principles
  • A proactive, solutions-oriented self-starter, who possesses a flexible, pragmatic and creative approach to problem-solving
  • Able to multitask under pressure, highly organized, detail and process oriented with strong analytical skills
  • Ability to prioritize workload, take responsibility for work and see things through to completion
  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills
  • A strong interest in philanthropy and/or the independent film industry

This is a part-time hourly position, anticipated to be at our New York City office one to two days a week. Legal authorization to work in the United States is required.

Hiring Practices

Cinereach is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter detailing your interest in this position, along with your resume, to [email protected] with subject line: ‘Finance Associate.’

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.