Senior Treasury and Fund Accountant

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.  


Join us and help one of the fastest growing nonprofit organizations with its Treasury management and innovation. We are looking for a self-starter with strong financial analysis skills and attention to detail who is looking to use their skills to make a real impact. In addition, this position will work as part of a team administering donor-advised funds (DAF), which are charitable giving vehicles established by donors we serve in the philanthropic space. You will work closely with our clients and internal innovation team and support the needs of our intra-treasury department to provide accurate analysis and administration of the nonprofits’ cash and investment management strategy. This work will support the implementation of a Managed Non for Profit Organizations' (MNPO) growth strategy that has the goal of becoming a strong and viable option to donors who wish to give monies in unique and tax compliant ways.  

Essential Responsibilities

Record monthly investment activity for a variety of publicly traded and privately held investments using Arabella’s internal investment accounting and general ledger software

Prepare/review monthly cash and investment account reconciliations

Assist in project management of ongoing DAF investment process creation and strategy

Coordinate with investment advisor(s) to onboard DAFs, support creation of asset allocation for new portfolios, and monitor investment advisor compliance with those allocations  

Support the IT team in system enhancements related to the DAF sponsor entity

Maintain and update organizational documents for DAF sponsor entity, including but not limited to the Investment Policy Statement and Gift Acceptance Policy

Maintain and update processes and procedures related to DAF activity including but not limited to cash management, investment operations, and investment accounting

Support creation of entity level and DAF level financial statements and statement delivery and communication process for a variety of stakeholders

Support creation and dissemination of investment performance reports for a variety of stakeholders

Other Responsibilities

Assist the Treasury Managers with innovation initiatives related to Treasury as necessary

Oversee the work of accounting associates and staff accountants to ensure compliance with established processes and controls

Pull selections and perform internal testing to assist with the annual audit for each Managed Organization

Encourage and lead team learning activities, focused on the development of technical skills for junior staff necessary to provide high quality service to a diverse portfolio of clients

Work with Treasury Managers regarding personnel decision making for reporting business cycle

To Be Successful in This Role, You’ll Need:

Experience participating in the management of donor-advised funds and/or philanthropic operations, systems, and grant programs

Fund accounting experience and experience recording various investment activities, with an understanding of multiple investment types and their GAAP fair market value recording

3-5 years of direct client service experience, in any multifaceted, complex environment

Project management experience with cross team partners

Strong attention to detail and accuracy

Solid analytical and problem-solving skills

Ability to analyze financial data and communicate information to various stakeholders for decision-making

Ability to manage and meet deadlines for multiple projects simultaneously

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to work within multi-functional teams

Ability to anticipate service challenges and proactively address them

Other Highly Preferred Skills and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance preferred

Experience in philanthropy, nonprofit management or consulting

Excellent skills using Microsoft Word and Excel

Experience with Microsoft Dynamics

Experience or interest in charitable investments


Click here for more information or to apply. How to Apply 

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.  

Arabella Advisors is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to racial equity. If we can make the application process easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know.  

We encourage you to read (or listen to) our DEI statement prior to applying.  We make a particular effort to recruit people of color and members of marginalized groups to apply for open positions. Once you have applied, we welcome your feedback on how you have experienced our values around DEI in the recruitment process. 

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, and all applicants must already be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of application to be considered for this position.  

We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you. 


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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Job Board 2022-11-29 09:52:22 -0500