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Staff Accountant, Payroll, Managed Organizations Finance

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Arabella Advisors, LLC


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Staff Accountant, Payroll, Managed Organizations Finance (Durham, NC)

An organized self-starter who will support the full-cycle accounting procedures for several nonprofit projects managed by Arabella Advisors.

 

Looking for some excitement in your work? Join us and help one of the fastest growing nonprofit organizations with its accounting operations and financial controls. The work is rewarding and requires a strong understanding of nonprofit accounting practices. You will work closely with our clients, or the external individuals that run the fiscally sponsored projects, to provide accurate accounting and reporting. The right candidate has strong client service skills and is able to work well in a fast-paced environment. 

Payroll Responsibilities

  • Responsible for coordinating with the Human Resources (“HR”) and Managed Organization Account teams on the preparation and processing of semi-monthly payroll for over 300 employees;
  • Responsible for reviewing payroll change reports for each semi-monthly pay period
  • Record monthly payroll related journal entries in regards to salary, taxes, 401(k), FSA/HRA activity, garnishments and other special payroll deductions
  • Responsible for the coordination efforts between HR and account teams to ensure proper flow and maintenance and reporting of employee data
  • Responsible for coordinating with the HR department to ensure that all payroll and benefit providers submit accurate billing invoices and accompanying underlying billing support schedule for the preparation/distribution of detailed reports, allocation of expenses across multiple projects and multiple nonprofit entities
  • Prepare entries to ensure that all payroll related costs are accurately recorded in the general ledger including lobbying allocations on a periodic basis for our 501(c)(4) entity, and allocating expenses across projects and nonprofit entities
  • Research and advise finance staff and account teams concerning the accounting treatment of complex payroll transactions
  • Develop and document best practices and processes in regards to payroll documentation

Accounting and Other Responsibilities

  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliation related to payroll account activity
  • Assist with annual audit, donor audits and other special projects as assigned
  • Work closely with client services team to ensure client service standards are met

 

 To Be Successful in This Role, You'll Need

  • Strong skills using and understanding the flow of transactions in an integrated and automated payroll accounting system
  • Four years’ payroll experience in a Payroll Office or Department performing all payroll functions
  • Experience and adequate knowledge of processing payroll across multi-state jurisdictions
  • Proficiency with accounting software, report design, and Excel Experience with full-cycle GL
  • Understanding of internal controls and system controls related to Payroll and HR management
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage and meet deadlines for multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work within multi-functional teams

Other Highly Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting preferred
  • Experience in philanthropy, nonprofit management or consulting
  • Excellent skills using Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics

Staff Accountant, Payroll, Managed Organizations Finance (Durham, NC)

An organized self-starter who will support the full-cycle accounting procedures for several nonprofit projects managed by Arabella Advisors.

 

Looking for some…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • Professional

Benefits

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. You’ll start with 16 days of vacation, 10 days of personal time, and 20 hours of paid time to volunteer at an organization of your choice. In addition to seven federal holidays, you get to pick four more from a list of inclusive cultural and religious holidays and your birthday. Our competitive health package includes medical, vision, dental, and prescription insurance, and our retirement package includes a 401(k) plan that is fully vested from day one. We also provide funds for professional development, a fitness benefit, and cover part of your personal cell phone plan. 

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.

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…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Durham, NC

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.

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.

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