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HR/Finance Specialist

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New York, NY

UAP recently engaged a PEO in July 2020. The HR/Finance Specialist will serve as the primary internal point on all HR-related needs. S/he will be supported by and liaise with a team of three dedicated specialists assigned by the PEO. 

Areas of Responsibility: 

Key roles and responsibilities include: 

  • Payroll. Ensure bi-weekly payroll is accurately processed, reflecting any changes in employment status or benefits; support payroll accounting in general ledger
  • HR Administration. Support and manage the following workstreams: 
    • Recruitment, including but not limited to maintaining up-to-date job descriptions, job postings, interview coordination, and offer letters
    • Onboarding, including but not limited to PETS fingerprint clearance, HRIS setup, new hire orientation, business cards, etc. 
    • Offboarding
    • Annual performance evaluations; and
    • Annual open enrollment cycle 
  • Reporting. Generate HR/Payroll reports and fulfill information requests needed for annual financial audit, grant applications, insurance renewals, employment verifications, etc. 
  • Systems & Compliance. Serve as primary administrator of HRIS platform; assist with up-to-date record keeping and personnel files
  • Customer Service. Efficiently and effectively respond to employee questions, redirecting employees to appropriate PEO specialist as needed
  • Policies & Procedures. Develop strong knowledge of UAP’s employee handbook, appropriately applying policies to various situations; Suggest revisions or additions to UAP employee handbook as needed
  • Other. Fulfill other needs as directed by COO; depending on the candidate’s finance experience, this individual may also support the CFO
Educational Background: 
Bachelor's degree
SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred
  • At least 10 years of HR experience with at least 4-5 years of supervisory experience managing direct report(s); Finance background or experience highly preferred;
  • Exceptional relationship- and culture-building skills;
  • Exceptional time management and prioritization skills, with ability to meet deadlines and time-sensitive needs
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively solve problems and think outside the box;
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion and handle confidential matters;
  • Attention to detail, with meticulous eye for legal documents and/or contracts;
  • Significant experience in the administration of benefits and compensation plans, as well as HRIS technology platforms;
  • Strong and thorough knowledge of Federal and New York State employment laws and practices;
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in using software solutions such as QuickBooks Online, Excel, Google Docs, and Salesforce;
  • Self-starter who works well independently and with minimal guidance, but also a team player; and
  • Strong and evident belief in the mission and core values of UAP:
    • Think one level higher
    • Work with a sense of urgency
    • Be imaginative
    • Bring your best self
    • Embrace and drive change
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan +  up to 4% Company Match
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Commuter Benefit (Transitchek)
  • 18 Paid Vacation Days (PTO)  (1 additional day with each year of service, up to a max of 23 days)
  • 5 Sick Days each fiscal year
  • 1 Floating Holiday each fiscal year
  • 10 Paid Holidays each fiscal year
  • Summer Fridays (August only)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Family Medical Leave 
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Corporate Discount Program
  • Office Snacks & Beverages, Casual Dress and Alternative Work Spaces
How to Apply: 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirement, and resume to [email protected] with “HR/Finance Specialist” in the subject line. Please highlight any finance background if applicable. 

Organization Info

Urban Arts Partnership

New York, NY
Annual Budget : 
More than $500M
51-200 employees
About Us

Urban Arts Partnership (UAP) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the intellectual, social and artistic development of students through arts-integrated, tech-enhanced education programs that close the achievement gap.


We believe integrating the arts in every classroom disrupts the status quo in public schools, engages students and boosts academic outcomes. Because a quality education shouldn’t depend on a child’s zip code.

We design and implement innovative educational programs rooted in the arts. Think learning English through storytelling, fractions through music, coding through game design, or socialization skills through role play.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jul 6 2020
Active Until: 
Aug 6 2020
Hiring Organization: 
Urban Arts Partnership