Accounting Associate

Ms. Foundation for Women

About the organization

At the Ms. Foundation, we work to bring attention to the real challenges facing women, especially women of color and low-income women who are living in poverty, working paycheck to paycheck or both. We tirelessly advocate for national and statewide policy change that will address these challenges, and we support more than 100 organizations throughout the country that are working for change on a grassroots level.

We are committed. We are motivated. And we will not stop. Not until all women enjoy true equality, equity and opportunity.

Duties

Reporting directly to the Finance Manager, the Accounting Associate is responsible for performing many of the accounting duties that are core to the Foundation, including the preparation and recording of journal entries, general ledger account analysis, reconciliations, disbursement processing, payroll processing, month- and year-end close, and audit preparation.

In this role, you will partner with colleagues on the Finance & Administration and other teams across the Foundation as well as with vendors, grantee partners, financial institution partners, the audit firm, and more.

Your professionalism and ability to maintain strict confidentiality in all matters are one of the reasons the Foundation is a trusted partner, and your skill in providing accurate, timely, and accessible financial information supports the Finance & Administration team make well-informed financial decisions and optimize resources to achieve the organization’s mission.

Qualifications

A minimum of two (2) years of Nonprofit accounting experience.
Strong understanding of basic accounting concepts, GAAP and financial analysis techniques required.
Ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing.
Ability to meet deadlines and to work in a dynamic and changing environment.
Proven ability to multi-task and balance competing priorities.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel, and any nonprofit accounting software knowledge required. Financial Edge NXT experience a plus.
Excellent organization and analytical skills.
Keen attention to detail.
Must be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment. A sense of humor a plus.
Strong judgment skills and discretion required.
Commitment to the Foundation’s mission and vision and to working with diverse communities toward women’s safety, health and economic justice.
Demonstrated commitment to, and accountability around actively living the Foundation’s values of integrity, trust and respect, interconnectedness, and social justice – throughout internal and external communications and relationships, work, and decision-making.
Ability to build collegial, productive relationships with team members, grantees, donors, peer funders, volunteers, and institutional partners, through the lens of our organizational values.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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