Senior Accountant


George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF®) is a charitable organization dedicated to providing an equal opportunity for young children in Tulsa, Oklahoma through investments in early childhood education, community health, social services, and civic enhancement. It is a supporting organization for Tulsa Community Foundation (TCF).


This position is primarily responsible for the timely and accurate financial reporting of George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF®) and affiliated entities and supporting the Accounting Manager and Controller in the design, implementation, and monitoring of internal processes and controls. 


  • Maintain and/or review accounting records for GKFF®, GKFF® subsidiaries, and affiliated entities. Responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to:
  • Monthly account reconciliations and analyses
  • Recurring and nonrecurring journal entries
  • Financial statements and related reporting on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis
  • Support Form 990 tax compliance for general operations
  • Ad hoc reporting, research, and analysis
  • Review and maintain accounting for certain GKFF® activities and balances in accordance with U.S. GAAP, including but not limited to: accounts payable, inventory, cost of goods sold, fixed assets, depreciation, revenue recognition, retail operations, payroll and benefits, grants, program services, investment activity, and other transactions
  • Generate reports and create work papers to support GKFF® and related entities’ audit, Form 990, and other filings
  • Promote communication and facilitate information sharing and efficient workflow with internal and external teams
  • Support the Controller in the design, implementation, and monitoring of internal processes and controls
  • Collaborate closely with GKFF® Operations, Investment, and Program teams to accomplish organizational goals
  • Assist with or manage specific projects as needed
  • Other duties as required


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in Accounting or Finance or related, or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of accounting experience required
  • Experience working with non-profit organizations, investment services, or family offices preferred
  • Experience accounting for revenue, inventory, and cost of goods sold preferred
  • Public accounting, auditing, or tax compliance experience is a plus


  • Microsoft Office Suite (including Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
  • QuickBooks or other bookkeeping applications or general ledger systems
  • Ability to utilize and become proficient at a variety of computer programs
  • Experience with workflow applications and automation tools is a plus

Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently while functioning as a team player
  • Strong organizational skills and excellent time management 
  • Analytical: Ability to perform analysis of complex data related to investments, grants, and program activities
  • Client Service: Desire to provide responsive and respectful client service when working with program staff, management, vendors, and other stakeholders
  • Effective Communication: 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of audiences, including but not limited to: external constituents, internal staff, and all levels of management
  • Comfortable working with diverse population 
  • Self-Motivation: 
  • Desire to create objectives, establish priorities and proceed with goals under limited supervision
  • Strong desire to learn and continually improve skills and techniques within the role
  • Strategic Thinking and Innovation:  
  • Ability to reason and solve problems in high pressure situations
  • Recognize strategic opportunities for systems change
  • Introduce new tactics or approaches that significantly improve or revise existing systems
  • Ability to adapt to a fast paced, changing work environment while managing multiple projects
  • Excellent work ethic and attention to detail

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit in front of a computer monitor for multiple hours at a time.

Hours and Location

  • Job location is at GKFF® offices – 7030 S. Yale Ave, Suite 600 Tulsa, OK 74136 – Travel to and work at other GKFF® locations in and around Tulsa will likely be required from time to time
  • The current expectation is the first 90 days of this new role will be in the office 5 days a week or as much as possible to work through the transition of the accounting realignment. After 90 days, it is expected that the successful candidate will be able to create a hybrid (remote and on-site) work schedule that is mutually agreeable to the candidate and the supervisor. GKFF’s current general expectation is that employees are in the office a minimum of 3 full days and that if the employee is working remotely, they are able to appear on camera for all virtual meetings.