Employment

Senior Accountant – Financial Reporting

About The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private charitable foundations in the United States, is dedicated to meeting the basic needs of people experiencing poverty. The Foundation provides approximately $130 million each year in total grant activity supporting nonprofits that provide direct services in the areas of Housing, Health, Jobs, Education, and Community Services. Grants support organizations that serve a range of populations, including older adults, women at risk and their children, people with disabilities, and veterans, as well as the Jewish community.

The Foundation administers the majority of its funding in its priority communities: Baltimore, Chicago, Hawaiʻi, Israel, New York City, Northeastern Pennsylvania, San Francisco, and Rural Communities (primarily rural areas within proximity to other priority communities). Foundation funding extends to the greater metropolitan areas of the specific cities listed. All of these locations represent personal ties to the life and legacy of Harry Weinberg, as well as communities where Weinberg Foundation trustees reside and provide leadership. Since 1990, the Foundation has distributed grants totaling more than $2.5 billion.


Position Summary

Senior Accountant – Financial Reporting is a part of the financial reporting team and reports to the Accounting Manager – Financial Reporting. The team is responsible for the setup and maintenance of the general ledger and compilation of financial statements for internal and external purposes, and the Senior Accountant is responsible for serving as the finance department lead in implementing new technologies and researching tax issues and the related impact to business. This position also supports the two other finance teams as needed.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for supporting the objectives and goals of the financial reporting team, including completing daily work assignments and supporting the overall execution of the responsibilities of the finance team.
  • Accountable for their own work and effective coordination of process and information with others.
  • Works independently, within guidelines and policies for ongoing work; may receive general guidance on new assignments.
  • Manages daily lockbox and ACH activities and the overall cash receipts process in Hawai’i.
  • Supports the process of importing real estate trial balances from Hawai’i property managers into Great Plains and analyzes and reports on such information.
  • Sets up new vendors in the accounts payable system.
  • Aggregates financial information from various sources to assist Controller in completing cash projections.
  • Reviews the investment in marketable securities activities to identify excess cash balances available to be transferred to corporate accounts.
  • Assists in approving transactions relating to investments in marketable securities.
  • Reconciles corporate bank accounts for the Maryland office.
  • Supports the compilation of monthly internal financial statements and maintenance of general ledger.
  • Implements process improvements to streamline financial statement preparation by leveraging automated tools.
  • Assists with ad hoc reporting requests and other assignments as needed.

Skills and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications:

General:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required.
  • Experience with accounting software required.
  • CPA and/or audit experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrates an acumen for working with technology tools and databases.
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience, including preparing financial statements, analyzing budget to actual results, and working with information in databases.
  • Possess strong financial, analytical, organizational, and quantitative skills and ability to coordinate complex activities, prioritize conflicting demands, and meet deadlines with a quality, accurate work product.
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrate strong ethics and strong interpersonal and communication skills to represent the interests of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation both within and outside the organization.

Specific:

  • General understanding of financial operations.
  • General understanding of database table relationships.
  • Ease of learning and using multiple software programs.
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Excel (pivot tables, formula usage, large data manipulation).
  • Ability to work evenings during peak periods.
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Demonstrate a meticulous attention to detail.
  • Have a sense of humor.
  • Ability to develop, improve, document, and follow processes.
  • Work well with other staff to deliver work accurately and quickly.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage priorities.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality.

The Weinberg Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. It embraces workforce diversity and is firmly committed to complying with all federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws. The Foundation encourages all qualified applicants to apply.

Interested candidates should submit a confidential resume and cover letter, along with salary range requirements, to jobs+aph@hjweinberg.org, no later than close of business on November 5, 2021. If the Foundation is interested in speaking with you, expect to be contacted within 30 days of submission. Please refrain from phone follow-ups. Thank you.

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