Accounting Associate for Nonprofits, Managed Organizations Finance (Durham, NC)

Arabella Advisors

About the organization

Arabella Advisors helps foundations, philanthropists and investors who are serious about impact achieve the greatest good with their resources. We work on issues ranging from the social and economic advancement of women and girls, and conservation of our climate and planet, to reducing poverty and inequity in the United States and around the world. Our staff members are mission-driven and action-oriented, and have a unique combination of experience in philanthropy, business, nonprofits, government, finance, law, and other fields. We combine creative, strategic thinking with knowledge and networks developed through decades of hands-on experience. The fastest-growing philanthropic advisory firm in the nation, Arabella is also a certified B Corporation.


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.

Essential Responsibilities:
-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


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

Application instructions

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