The Staff Accountant, Philanthropy plays an integral role in the Foundations, Donor Advised Funds and Endowment Accounting team, with primary responsibility for all incoming funds, performing month-end close procedures, preparing journal entries and account reconciliations, and assisting with the annual audit related to the organization. This role provides support in both internal and external reporting processes. The Staff Accountant is responsible for providing administrative support for the entire Philanthropy Accounting team.
Maintain organized and thorough files (routinely scanning and saving documents) to support investment transactions and accounting records for quarterly financial statements.
Scan and organize Investment capital statements, reports, tax documents, correspondences, etc.
Monitor, organize and disburse incoming e-mails to centralized accounts.
Assist in facilitating investments including the preparation of documents, manager, and custodial letters.
Coordinate information flow with third-party service providers.
Finance and Accounting
Post all cash deposits in Salesforce and accounting software.
Work closely with Development and Philanthropy staff on the Salesforce cash donation tracking.
Act as liaison between accounting and philanthropy departments.
Backup campaign cash accounting functions as needed.
Monitor email inboxes for banking and investment related materials.
Monitor, track, transfer and account for donated stock gifts.
Assist in the preparation of weekly and monthly bank accounts reconciliations and timely research of variances or unusual transactions.
Assist in the month-end close, preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations and the annual audit.
Prepare routine accounting entries for cash and investment transactions and other operating activity.
Assist in monitoring and following up on any accounting issues and coordinate with the tax preparer.
Respond to requests for information and carry out special projects as assigned.
BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, or Economics preferred.
1-3 years of accounting experience
Experience in non-profit financial accounting and fund accounting a plus
Strong and effective communication skills to deal directly with vendors and all levels of staff and management.
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and experience with Salesforce and MicroEdge FIMS platform a plus.
Technical skills and experience in financial reporting, consolidation, and account reconciliations.
Strong attention to detail to ensure a high degree of accuracy.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to multi-task to balance multiple requests without losing sight of overall objectives and deadlines.
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