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236 Kane Street / Brooklyn, NY 11231 / 718 875-1550

Open Position: Business Manager

The Business Manager oversees the financial and business operations of Kane Street Synagogue, ensuring efficiency and accuracy, with special emphasis on serving our congregation and lay leadership in a warm, friendly, and helpful manner. The position is full-time and reports to the Executive Director.

Duties & Responsibilities 


  • Maintain and create accounting records in Quickbooks, and membership/user accounts in ShulCloud (our CRM system)
  • Enter charges and payments for membership support, required fees, Religious School tuition, and donations into members’ accounts; ensure their accuracy, completeness, and proper allocation
  • Field inquiries from members about their accounts, answering their questions accurately, completely, and in a manner that is welcoming, warm, and easy to understand 
  • Ensure completeness and accuracy of accounting records and monthly budget performance  
  • Issue invoices to members and vendors; record and process received payments 
  • Record vendors’ bills; pay bills bi-monthly, ensuring timely receipt of payment by vendors 
  • Keep track of outstanding invoices/bills 
  • Perform reconciliations of debit and credit card statements 
  • Keep documents (vendors’ bills, bank deposit copies, tuition income, donations records) in order and easily accessible via secure digital methods, as well as hard copy paper versions when required by law or unavailable by other means 
  • Mail tax statements to members and donors annually in mid-January 

Payroll and Benefits Administration 

  • Oversee the administration of payroll 
  • Perform onboarding for all new employees including background checks 
  • Enroll qualifying employees in benefits plans (health insurance, retirement, long-term disability) 
  • Issue 1099 statements and file Form 1096 with IRS 

Business Management 

  • Assist the Executive Director with the budgeting process (track and propose budgets, make sure budgets are realistic and accurate) 
  • Work with Executive Director and lay leadership to complete fund reconciliations and fiscal year closeout 
  • Provide financial information to staff and lay leaders upon request, as appropriate 
  • Oversee insurance renewals, and maintain up-to-date insurance policies that provide adequate coverage at the best possible price 
  • Work with Investment Committee to balance Kane Street portfolio on a quarterly basis or as requested by the Investment Committee or Executive Director 
  • Manage & maintain organizational systems including facilities, vendor accounts/management, email, web, phone, computer, videoconferencing, calendar and filing systems; answer phones; respond to information requests;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director


  • 3+ years as a manager in a finance function  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Google Suite and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel in particular) – You should be able to produce reports and perform monthly performance analysis in Excel 
  • Demonstrated experience with QuickBooks (or similar accounting software) – Experienced user 
  • Demonstrated experience managing financial records, accounting, and budget processes 
  • Ability to understand/learn databases quickly 
  • Demonstrated experience managing benefit programs and working with outsourced vendors for payroll and benefit programs 
  • A self-starter and a finisher with the ability to meet deadlines; demonstrated ability to handle and prioritize multiple activities and responsibilities; ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Meticulous attention to detail 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills 
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Knowledge of the Jewish community environment and Jewish rituals and practices is highly desirable but not required 


  • Salary range $65,000-$85,000, based on experience. Other benefits for employees are described in Kane Street’s Personnel Manual including:  
  • Flexible scheduling is available, subject to the approval of the Executive Director; 
  • Medical, dental, and vision  insurance coverage through Kane Street’s Professional Employer Organization; 
  • Participation in the Kane Street’s retirement plan through the Joint Retirement Board of the Rabbinical Assembly; 
  • Paid holidays, vacation, and sick time 

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] 

About Kane Street Synagogue

Kane Street Synagogue is located in the historic brownstone neighborhood of Cobble Hill, Brooklyn and is both the oldest continuously-operating synagogue in Brooklyn (founded 1856) and one of the most diverse. Kane Street attracts Brooklynites of all ages with religious services, adult and family programs, a bustling Hebrew School, teen programs, and a preschool, Kane Street Kids. In 2022, we welcomed our new rabbi, Michelle Dardashti, who joins a strong leadership team made up of Executive Director Mickey Dobbs, Director of Education & Family Programming Rabbi Valerie Lieber, and Liturgical Director Cantor Sarah Myerson.

Kane Street Synagogue is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals, and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins, and disabilities, as well as those with protected citizen, marital or partnership, pregnancy, and veteran or health statuses.

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