Staff Accountant, Reporting, 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.


•Prepare journal entries for assigned client projects, programs, and grants
•Prepare monthly interest allocations and update interest trackers to accurately reflect current interest-tracking grant activity across all managed organizations
•Prepare monthly personnel allocations to reflect advocacy activity performed by employees of the managed organizations
•Perform routine GL account reconciliations as part of monthly closing procedures for all assigned programs and projects
•Support the senior accountant and accounting manager in timely, accurate monthly closing of the books and records
•Produce monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports for internal and external reporting needs
•Prepare relevant schedules to support financial audits and preparation of Form 990 and other tax/regulatory returns
•Manage maintenance of the charts of accounts within the Microsoft Dynamics system


•Bachelor’s degree
•Two or more years of relevant professional experience maintaining books
•Proficiency with accounting software and Excel spreadsheets
•Experience with full-cycle GL 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, 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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