Accounting Associate

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.


•Review all invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment
•Process check, EFT 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 including journal entries
•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
•Assist the Assistant Controller with general ledger reconciliations and special projects as needed


•Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
•Minimum of one year of work experience in an accounting role
•Understanding of basic accounting principles including accrual accounting
•Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Outlook and Word)
•Must have a strong work ethic, be well-organized and a self-starter
•Strong problem-solving 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

Application instructions

Submit a resume and a one-page cover letter online here. The cover letter should address why you’re excited to work at Arabella and why you’re qualified for this specific job.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know.

While Arabella is open to individuals from various locations applying to join our team, please note that we generally are unable to pay for relocation expenses.

We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you.

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