Accounting Consultant- Kiwi Partners

About Kiwi Partners / Arabella Advisors  

Our firm 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, we are also a certified B Corporation.   


About Accounting Services 


Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)  

Advancing DEI within our firm and in our work with partners is critical to our mission. To be effective partners to philanthropists, nonprofits, and communities impacted by philanthropic dollars, we need to have a highly diverse staff, a workplace where individuals are encouraged to retain their uniqueness and can feel a sense of belonging, and a nuanced understanding of the racial, ethnic, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, and other disparities that undergird the issues we engage in and the interactions we have with one another. For us, equity means that our staff members, our clients, and the people they serve can experience the same level of success, no matter their starting place. We expect all our employees to share this commitment, and always seek ways to improve how well we live these values. Click here to learn more about DEI at Kiwi / Arabella and read our official DEI statement.  



Accounting Consultant, Kiwi Lines of Business – Accounting Services (Hybrid, New York)  


The Accounting Consultant will deliver exceptional accounting services to our nonprofit community.   


Essential Responsibilities: 


Create management financial reports, including but not limited to:  

Statement of Activities (Income Statement);  

Statement of Financial Position (Balance Sheet);  

Cash Flow Statement;  

Budget v. Actual Variance Report

Prepare notes, where applicable, explaining variances against the budget in order to provide insight and clarity to the reader.  

Assist with the preparation of the annual budget and/or projections/forecasts.  

Prepare Board packages for client Finance/Audit/Board meetings.     

As a team prepare for the external annual audit.  


Client Advisory   

Prepare and participate in new engagement start-ups and participate in defining project scope.   

As a team, deliver financial and management reports to the client Executive Director (or person we report to) each month.  

Implement Kiwi standard working procedures on engagements with guidance from Kiwi engagement lead.  

Suggest technology upgrades and new accounting technology tools, in collaboration with the Kiwi Consulting team, to create efficiencies at the client.  

Provide thought leadership to our clients, and actively participant in Client Advisory (CAS) meetings with the client engagement team.  


To be successful in this role you’ll need: 

Residence within 1 hour commuting distance of New York, NY.  

Associate degree, bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent level of experience. 

5 years of experience without an Associate’s degree. 

7 years of experience without an Bachelor’s degree  

3 – 5 years of accounting experience. 

Experience with one or more of the following: 

Working in multiple work environments.

Balancing the needs of several clients.

Working independently as well as collaboratively.   

Strong attention to detail   

Strong communication skills  


Other Highly Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Experience and Key Characteristics  

Prior experience in a small non-for-profits, startup, or unstructured environment.   

Bachelor’s degree in accounting (Master’s or CPA, preferred).  

Experience with nonprofit accounting.  

Our Core Competencies 


Ability to provide excellent service, including the ability to efficiently and independently address routine service matters, to suggest effective client-centered solutions when elevating challenges or concerns, and to understand how the team can operate to maintain high-quality service. 

The ability to complete complex tasks, to use a work plan to undertake projects, and to understand how those projects impact the client, team, and/or firm’s objectives 


The ability to understand stakeholders’ perspectives and circumstances, and to build and manage strong relationships that reflect that understanding.  


The ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally, including the ability to adapt style, tone, and content to various audiences; to make technical information accessible to broader audiences; and to collaborate with others to produce strong written deliverables 


The ability to work cooperatively and inclusively with others to achieve shared goals, including knowing when and how to compromise, being willing to proactively help colleagues, and sharing knowledge in various mediums


An enthusiasm for taking on stretch and development opportunities, including the ability to accept feedback and use it to improve performance 


The ability to take ownership and be creative and solutions-oriented when encountering challenges that don’t have obvious answers, including knowing when to elevate challenges along with possible solutions  


Demonstrate the ability to bring an understanding of how privilege and marginalization affect their interactions and work with others 


 Total Rewards (compensation and benefits)   

This is a full-time position. We offer a competitive and holistic total rewards package that includes salary, bonus, and benefits. Our compensation ranges are based on salary ranges for similar sized organizations in the professional services sector and adjusted for local labor market rates and differentiated by geography.


NYC Payband: $62,000- $77,000


All full-time staff are eligible for our generous benefits package on their first day of employment:   

Health insurance - On average we pay 86% of the medical premium, 80% of the dental premium, and 100% of the vision premium  

Paid time off - 16 days’ vacation, 10 personal days, 11 company holidays (7 federal and 4 more from a list of inclusive cultural and religious holidays and your birthday), 20 hours’ volunteer leave, 8 weeks’ parental leave  

401(k) retirement plan- We offer a 4% employer match on a dollar-per-dollar basis, and there is no waiting or vesting period; all funds contributed by you and Arabella are yours to keep on day 1  

Reimbursements for your personal cell phone plan and fitness   

Pre-tax withholding for transportation and parking  

Bonus incentive opportunities   

Access to professional development opportunities  


Working with Us  

This position is open to candidates who wish to be based out of New York. Residence within 1 hour commuting distance of New York, NY is required. Please note that all our offices have reopened, and we work in a hybrid environment.   


We reopened our offices in Summer of 2022 and work with a hybrid workplace strategy to ensure continued flexibility for our staff, while deepening our strong culture rooted in collaboration and in-person interactions between colleagues. We expect that after your initial onboarding, you will have the choice of two hybrid schedules. Our hybrid schedule options include Flex, with 1-2 days per week in the office, or Office-based, with 3+ days per week in the office (or more if preferred) and the remaining days working at home/remotely. We will make reasonable accommodations under the guidelines of the Americans With Disabilities Act.  


We are committed to having a passion-driven, inclusive, transparent, collaborative, healthy, and fun culture. We invite you to visit our careers page to learn more.  



$62,000- $77,000



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 for us and why you’re qualified for this specific job.   


We are 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 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 we are open to individuals from various locations applying to join our team, please note that we generally are unable to pay for relocation expenses, and, except in rare circumstances considered on a case-by-case basis, 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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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2023-04-24 23:00:11 -0400