Senior Accountant

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.


•Produce monthly managed nonprofit entity specific financial reports for the leadership team
•Perform or oversee routine GL account reconciliations as part of monthly closing procedures for all assigned managed organization programs and projects
•Provide analysis and client facing support to account team on complex reporting or technical accounting issues
•Produce relevant team metrics on a regular basis; examine trends and identify accounts that deserve attention to enhance quality control
•Work closely with client services team to ensure client service standards are met
•Review and approve for payment all supporting documentation as part of the accounts payable cycle
•Review and approve accounting transactions and journal entries prepared by the accounting associates and staff accountants
•Oversee the work of accounting associates and staff accountants to ensure compliance with established processes and controls
•Support the accounting manager in timely, accurate monthly closing of the books and records
•Prepare relevant schedules to support financial audits and preparation of Form 990 and other tax/regulatory returns
•Work with the team to be highly responsive to internal and external client needs
•Provide recommendations to utilize technology to gain operational efficiencies
•As part of a project management team, support review of processes to drive efficiency and quality control


•Bachelor’s degree in accounting
•Four or more years of relevant professional experience maintaining books with non-profit organizations
•Proficiency with accounting software, report design, and Excel
•Experience with full-cycle GL, AP, & AR accounting processes
•Strong attention to detail and accuracy
•Solid analytical and problem-solving skills
•Ability to manage and meet deadlines for multiple projects simultaneously
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex financial matters to non-financial personnel
•Ability to work within multi-functional teams

Application instructions

Submit a resume and a one-page cover letter online. 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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