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Accounting Manager
Accounting Manager (Accounts Payable)- Washington, DC and Durham, NC
You are mission-driven and action-oriented. You love to get involved and work as part of a team to accomplish something great. You value diversity, equity, and inclusion and are eager to put those values into practice. 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.
Arabella Advisors seeks a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to join our Corporate Finance team. The position reports to the Assistant Controller and will be responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of financial information. The right candidate has strong technical accounting and outstanding client service skills, operates independently with minimal direction, and enjoys working in a fast paced, mission driven environment.     
Essential Responsibilities
  • Manage the account payable month-end close process including accruals, account analysis, and GL reconciliations
  • Review and approve journal entries
  • Manage the daily processing of accounts payable activities
  • Manage the 1099 reporting process
  • Develop, mentor, and coach two direct reports
  • Review and refine policies and internal control procedures
  • Identify and work closely with supervisor to recommend and implement process improvements including process automations
  • Assist the Controller and Assistant Controller with special projects
Our Core Competencies
  • [Service Excellence] The drive to provide exceptional service to all internal and external clients and stakeholders
  • [Resourcefulness and Strategic Thinking] The ability to anticipate and respond to challenges (expected and unexpected) that may not have obvious answers with creativity and a solutions-oriented mindset
  • [Project and Task Management and Goal Achievement] The ability to effectively manage time, resources, and priorities to achieve desired project and task outcomes and strategic goals
  • [Collaboration and Stakeholder Management] The ability to work cooperatively and inclusively with others, cultivate positive and trusting stakeholder relationships, and generate necessary buy-in to achieve shared goals
  • [Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)] The ability to create, maintain, and improve a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace community where Arabellans can thrive
  • [Communication] The ability to understand your audience and communicate productively, effectively, and inclusively
  • [Growth Mindset and Staff Development] The demonstration of a growth mindset and use of available resources and feedback to continually develop mastery in your role and facilitate team learning
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. 
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 Arabella and read our official DEI statement.
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 base salaries are based on a blend of similar sized organizations from different sectors, including nonprofits, foundations, and professional service firms. They are also based on local market rates and differentiated by geography. 
All full-time staff are eligible for our generous benefits package on their first day of employment:
  • Health insurance- On average Arabella pays 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
While this position must be based in Washington, DC or Durham, NC, please note that due to COVID-19, all Arabella Advisors' offices are closed, and we continue to temporarily work in a remote environment.
When we reopen -- currently anticipated in Summer 2022 -- we will be returning to 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. It is our expectation that once we reopen, Arabellans will generally work 2-4 days per week from the office and 2-4 days at home/remotely. We will make reasonable accommodations under the guidelines of the Americans With Disabilities Act.
To center the safety and well-being of its employees, Arabella Advisors requires that any employee who is required to conduct in-person activities for their job must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within four weeks of their start date.  This position may require candidates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law. 
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.
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,?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. 
Position: Accounting Manager
Organization: Arabella Advisors
Location: Washington,  DC 
United States
Posting Start Date: 5/24/2022
Date Posted: 5/24/2022
To Be Successful in This Role, You’ll Need:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Five or more years of relevant accounting experience
  • Experience supervising a team
  • Currently have or pursuing a CPA license
  • Strong understanding of U.S. GAAP and internal controls
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Outlook, Word)
  • A strong worth ethic; be well-organized and a self-starter
  • A solid analytical and problem-solving skillset
  • A drive to raise process efficiency issues and collaborate with team members to implement solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, including the ability to report on complex data in an easily understandable manner
  • A customer service mindset
  • The ability to work independently and within teams in a fast-paced and high-volume environment with an emphasis on accuracy and timeliness
  • The ability to manage and make progress on multiple projects simultaneously
Other Highly Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Experience with accounting software (Microsoft GP a plus)
Status: This listing expires on: 7/8/2022
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Arabella Advisors
1828 L St. NW
Suite 300
Washington,  DC 20036
United States
Sneha Shah