Accounting Associate For Nonprofits
Arabella Advisors
Durham
5d ago

Accounting Associate for Nonprofits, Managed Organizations (Durham, NC) You are mission-driven and action-oriented. You love to get involved and work as part of a team to accomplish something great.

You value diversity, equity, and inclusion and are eager to put those values into practice. Any job is your job if it helps the team succeed, and you thrive on variety.

Today, you’re looking for a role where you can use those traits to make a real difference in the world by advancing the most important social issues facing humanity today.

If that sounds like you, can’t wait to meet you. In this entry level role, our team needs dynamic and enthusiastic individuals that can jump in and support our accounting needs.

If you want the opportunity to work with a fast-growing and entrepreneurial team reshaping the charitable sector, then this job is for you.

We incubate new and innovative nonprofit projects, and the accounting associate helps our clients manage their resources for positive societal impact.

We need you to be highly organized, and have a demonstrated ability to manage several projects simultaneously. Our accounts payable team processes over 4,000 expense transactions a month.

The worked is fast paced and mission-driven.

  • Review all invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment
  • Process check and wire requests
  • Match invoices to checks, obtain all signatures for checks and distribute checks accordingly
  • Reconcile and process monthly credit card statements and payments
  • Reconcile and process employee expense reimbursements
  • Reconcile vendor statements; research and correct discrepancies
  • Respond to all vendor inquiries
  • Assist with month-end close
  • Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices
  • Assist with annual Form 1099 reporting and associated record-keeping requirements
  • Other Responsibilities :

  • Assist with preparation of annual audit and tax reconciliation schedules
  • Maintain supplies for finance team operations
  • Assist the Controller and finance staff with general ledger reconciliations and special projects as needed
  • To be successful in this role you’ll need :

  • Associate's / Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • One to three years of work experience in an accounting role
  • Basic knowledge of accrual accounting
  • Proficiency with basic Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Experience or familiarity with general accounting software
  • Must have a strong work ethic, be well-organized and a self-starter
  • Strong problem-solving skills, documentation skills, data analysis, research and resolution skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, including the ability to report on complex data in an easily understandable manner
  • Ability to work independently and within teams in a fast-paced and high-volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness
  • Ability to manage and make progress on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to perform mathematical computations such as percentages, fractions, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division quickly and accurately
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit and resourcefulness that spurs innovation and problem solving
  • Emotional maturity
  • Other Highly Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Experience in philanthropy, nonprofit management and / or business
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Experience or familiarity with Salesforce or Adobe Pro
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Our Core Competencies :

  • Ability to provide excellent, reliable service, including the ability to efficiently and independently address routine service matters, to suggest effective client-centered solutions when elevating challenges or concerns, and to understand how the team can operate to maintain high-quality service
  • The ability to complete complex tasks, to use a work plan to undertake projects, and to understand how those projects impact the client, team, and / or firm’s objectives
  • The ability to understand stakeholders’ perspectives and circumstances, and to build and manage strong relationships that reflect that understanding.
  • The ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally, including the ability to adapt style, tone, and content to various audiences;
  • to make technical information assessible to broader audiences; and to collaborate with others to produce strong written deliverables

  • The ability to work cooperatively and inclusively with others to achieve shared goals, including knowing when and how to compromise, being willing to proactively help colleagues, and sharing knowledge in various mediums
  • An enthusiasm for taking on stretch and development opportunities, including the ability to accept feedback and use it to improve performance
  • The ability to take ownership and be creative and solutions-oriented when encountering challenges that don’t have obvious answers, including knowing when to elevate challenges along with possible solutions
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