Senior Accountant (AA)

Senior Accountant, Arabella Finance (Washington, DC)

You are mission driven and action oriented. You love to get involved, and work as part of a team to accomplish something great. Any job is your job if it helps the team succeed, and you thrive on variety. Today, you’re looking for a role where you can use those traits to make a real difference in the world by advancing the most important social issues facing humanity today.

If that sounds like you, Arabella Advisors can’t wait to meet you.

Due to company growth, Arabella Advisors seeks a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to join our Corporate Finance team. The position reports to the Controller and will be responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of financial information. We need you to have excellent time management skills with a demonstrated ability to manage and meet deadlines while working on multiple projects simultaneously. The right candidate has outstanding client service skills, operates independently with minimal direction and enjoys working in a fast paced, mission driven environment.

Essential Responsibilities

General Accounting

  • Manage revenue reporting to ensure GAAP compliance
  • Review customer contracts to identify accounting issues and to ensure compliance with the company’s revenue recognition policies
  • Play a key role in month-end and year-end closing activities
  • Prepare various journal entries
  • Perform detailed review and complete reconciliations for balance sheet accounts
  • Responsible for cash activity including cash receipts, bank recs and miscellaneous adjustments
  • Support financial reporting activities for external client portfolio
  • Perform special projects as needed

Team Learning, Performance Management, and Communications

  • Encourages, leads and proactively participates in team learning activities
  • Provides technical accounting assistance to the team
  • Manages parts of team objectives
  • Supports the development and mentorship of junior staff
  • Analyze, synthesize, and communicate information to various audiences

 To be successful in this role you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Minimum of four years of relevant professional experience
  • Solid understanding of GAAP especially in the area of revenue recognition
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and meet a constant stream of deadlines
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Highly detailed and organized
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Excel

Other Highly Preferred Skills and Experience

  • CPA or CPA track
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics

Our Core Competencies:

  • [Service Excellence] The ability to provide excellent service, including being able to address complex service matters, implement and communicate service changes to everyone involved, and to coach teammates on how to apply the firm’s service standards
  • [Project and Task Management] The ability to manage large-scale and cross-firm projects, including delegating and managing all resources, identifying and implementing improved processes, monitoring consistency across project teams, and providing direction and support to teammates
  • [Stakeholder Management] The ability to facilitate and negotiate among stakeholders with conflicting needs and to generate consensus among decision makers
  • [Communication] The ability to help effectively communicate difficult messages; to adapt style, tone, and content to meet various needs; and to coach teammates on crafting content.
  • [Collaboration] The ability to work cooperatively and inclusively with others to achieve shared goals, including encouraging and facilitating effective compromise, drawing on the capabilities of all team members, and leading team-level knowledge sharing
  •  [Continuous Learning] The ability to use available resources and feedback to continually develop mastery in your role and facilitate team and project-level learning, including coaching others
  • [Resourcefulness] The ability to solve complex challenges by identifying innovative solutions and facilitating coordination with others

About Arabella Advisors

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.

Working with Us

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

To encourage work/life balance we offer flexible work options. Our office is an open space with cubicles and standing desks and informal work areas. Our salaries are closer to the range of a nonprofit and our benefits are excellent. You’ll start with three weeks of vacation, 80 hours of personal time, and 20 hours of paid time to volunteer at an organization of your choice. In addition to six federal holidays, you get to pick four more from a list of inclusive religious holidays and your birthday.

We have a competitive health package that includes medical, vision, dental, and prescription insurance. We also provide funds for professional development, a fitness benefit, and cover part of your personal cell phone plan.

How to apply

Submit a resume and a one-page cover online. The cover letter should address why you’re excited to work at Arabella and why you’re qualified for this specific job.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know.

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.

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


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