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Arnold Ventures is a philanthropy whose core objective is to maximize opportunity and minimize injustice. We are dedicated to tackling some of the most pressing problems in the United States. We invest in sustainable change, building it from the ground up based on research, deep thinking, and a strong foundation of evidence. We drive public conversation, craft policy, and inspire action through education and advocacy.

Position: Accounting Manager

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package, based on qualifications

Office: Houston, TX

Position Overview

Arnold Ventures is seeking an adaptable and motivated individual who will assist Arnold Ventures’ Accounting Team with month-end procedures, financial reporting, compliance and operational-related activities.

Core Responsibilities

  • Performing various month-end and quarter-end close procedures consistently, timely and accurately
  • Preparing various monthly and quarterly cost overviews and budget reports
  • Reviewing all grant and consultant payments, vendor invoices and expense reimbursements for appropriate account coding and documentation, and guaranteeing spending aligns with accounting guidelines
  • Improving and systematizing reports generated in accounting system, as well as creating innovative financial dashboards for internal use
  • Refining internal expense management process for employees and managing all aspects of the progression, such as leading trainings and learning demonstrations for team members
  • Standardizing appropriate workflow approvals for the reimbursement process of external individuals through in-depth assessment of the accounting system
  • Forecasting and monitoring cash flow for various entities
  • Assisting in completing tax schedules, including tax compliance calculations, investment data overviews, and other necessary items required for tax returns
  • Working to create required schedules and controls for an internal audit
  • Monitoring accounting developments and trend analyses affecting private foundations

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or finance
  • Minimum five years of accounting or bookkeeping experience

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks in an accurate, efficient and timely manner
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Proactive and open to embracing new challenges
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Positive, professional and energetic, team-oriented attitude
  • Excellent written and oral communication abilities
  • Mastery of Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and other standard computer software
  • Experience with Multiview, Quicken, or other accounting software

Core Values

The successful candidate will also demonstrate the following core values that inspire the Arnold Ventures team to make a difference.

  • Respect for Ourselves & Others
  • Audacious Action
  • Collaborative Engagement
  • Depth of Thought
  • Clear Communication