Senior Accountant
Job Type

Position Overview: 

The Senior Accountant is a key team player and valued technical expert in providing consistent, accurate and timely support in our foundation accounting department.  This position prioritizes the customer experience, has strong technical, communication and organizational skills and is a careful and strategic problem solver. The focus of this role is on producing high quality, detailed work based on established accounting standards, guidelines and procedures. Precise, consistent work output is essential requiring patience and a willingness to handle and complete tasks. The role has well-defined processes, and your knowledge of our proprietary software is built through a structured step-by-step training with a positive, supportive coaching management team and peers.  This role works directly with clients to manage and guide their financial operations, tax planning and filing. 

Key Responsibilities:  

Tax Filing & Preparation (40%) 

  • Provide high level support in review and reconciliation of K-1 filings 
  • Assist in the preparation of month-end budget reports, review payroll transactions, and prepare reconciliations of forms W2 and 1099 at year-end 
  • Reconcile prior year 990-PFs to our financial platform and identify and obtain any outstanding information 
  • Prepare quarterly updates for US TIPS adjustments 
  • Review 990-PF and 990-T forms and help resolve tax items and other differences noted  

Financial Operations/General Accounting (25%) 

  • Reconcile the financial information of newly onboarded existing foundations 
  • Work on enhanced budgeting, reporting, and financial audit support engagements 
  • Create templates for splits, mergers, acquisitions and other corporate actions that periodically occur 
  • Review and record, as needed, Life Insurance and Annuity policy transactions 

Audit Support (25%) 

  • Trial balance preparation on the accounting method as requested by the 3rd party private foundation auditor firms (cash, accrual, modified cash basis) 
  • Preparation of balance sheet and income statements 
  • Assisting auditors in reconciling financial information as necessary 

Process Improvement (10%) 

  • Improve efficiency across departments to enhance customer experience 

  • At least 5 years of accounting experience in a public accounting or financial services firm or equivalent experience  
  • Proactive, quick learner   
  • Ability to work collaboratively with teams as well independently drive results  
  • Strategic problem solver who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment 
  • Strong project management with ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet statutory and internal deadlines 
  • Highly skilled at servicing clients in writing, by phone or video conferencing  
  • Must be detail oriented, motivated 
  • MS Office Suite mastery with advanced Excel skills 
  • Client friendly demeanor    
  • Team building and development a plus 
  • CPA preferred 

Physical Demands and Work Environment: 

  • Constantly operating a computer and other office equipment 
  • Communicate information and ideas so others can understand via phone, computer, video conference and gathering in meeting spaces  
  • Lift up to 20 pounds