Senior Finance Associate

Posted by
Imaginable Futures
New York, NY
Published 22 days ago


Imaginable Futures (IF) is a global philanthropic investment firm that believes learning has the power to unlock human potential. Imaginable Futures aspires to provide every learner with the opportunity and the tools they need to imagine and to realize a brighter future. By taking a systems approach to solving complex education challenges, Imaginable Futures works across public, private, and social sectors to bring to life transformational ideas for learners of all ages.

With a deep commitment to on-the-ground partnership and co-creation with those we serve, Imaginable Futures empowers learners, families and communities to be the changemakers of the future. With a global team in Brazil, Kenya, the United Kingdom and the United States, Imaginable Futures has invested more than $240 million in more than 175 partners across Africa, Latin America and North America, as well as in India with our sister organization, Omidyar Network India. Imaginable Futures is a venture of The Omidyar Group. Visit and @imaginablefut to learn more.


The Operations and Strategic Projects Team at Imaginable Futures is seeking a Senior Finance Associate. This position will report to the Global Head of Finance and be responsible for managing and supporting a range of processes across accounting, finance and investment and grant activity reporting. As an important member of the Finance team, the Senior Finance Associate will play essential roles in advancing the impact and culture of Imaginable Futures by ensuring smooth operations, supporting grant and investment activities, assisting with impact measurement using a data-driven approach, and working closely with our external accounting consultants to achieve everyday deliverables. With the short term goal to add capacity to Imaginable Futures' finance team and long-term goal to continuously improve and refine finance processes and cross-team collaboration, this is a great opportunity for a detail oriented finance professional.

Here's more about what you'll do:

Accounting and Finance:

  • Review monthly/quarterly financial statements and supporting details prepared by our external accounting partner, which includes updating portfolio investment and grant schedules, budget to actual reports, and analyzing complex investment transactions;
  • Work closely with our external accounting partners in recording transactions on Intacct, Salesforce, iLevel and serve as a point of contact for that relationship;
  • Manage vendor invoice payment process, including reviewing vendor invoices or other supporting documentation for proper approval, coding, and accuracy;
  • Review and process employee expense reports;
  • Support payroll processing and certain other HR/Finance responsibilities, e.g., 401(k), etc.;
  • Provide support to year-end audits, tax return review, regulatory filings, and board and management team meeting activities;
  • Assist with determining cash needs of the entities and capital calls;
  • Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.

Investments and Grants Management:

  • Support the investment team with financial due diligence review for investment and grant opportunities;
  • Support investment data management and reporting across various systems;
  • Assist with semi-annual portfolio reviews;
  • Analyze financial performances of selected portfolio organizations;
  • Support fair valuation of investments in our for-profit portfolio;
  • Support ad-hoc analysis as needed.


What you'll bring to the team:

Note: we view this section as a guide, not a checklist. We encourage you to apply even if you don't satisfy every single bullet on this list

  • A mission-driven orientation, a desire to make the world a better place;
  • A strong commitment to ‘JEDI' - Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion;
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, plus two to four years of relevant industry experience in nonprofit, VC/PE/Asset Management firms or professional service firms. CPA preferred;
  • Strong curiosity and desire to learn;
  • Strong analytical skills and financial acumen;
  • Impeccable attention to detail;
  • A strong customer service orientation;
  • Software skills including: a mastery of Microsoft Excel, Sage Intacct experience highly preferred, Salesforce experience is a plus, iPreo/iLevel experience is a plus.

Location: United States; Expected travel of 1-2 times a year

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Justice. Equity. Diversity. Inclusion. What we call our "JEDI" principles inform everything we do — they guide our beliefs, drive our strategy and shape our culture, operations and actions. As a global philanthropic investment firm we understand our power and our privilege in a system built on white supremacy, genderism and other forms of injustice. At Imaginable Futures, we are made up of compassionate changemakers who believe that the diversity in viewpoints and cultural perspectives is not only a strength, it's a requirement. As justice seekers, we fight against injustice and use our voices and actions to advocate and catalyze change. As courageous learners, we recognize that our "JEDI journey" is life-long as we continue to learn, adapt and push for advancement. As inclusive collaborators, we take the time to listen to each other, our partners, and the communities. As authentic communicators, we welcome conversations around hard and difficult topics, examining our own implicit and explicit biases. And, as grateful celebrators, we strive to always cheer for the victories, however big or small, that get us to a more just, equitable, diverse and inclusive world. If this is you, come join us on this transformational journey.

On-Ramps is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe social change happens when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with a common purpose. We're partnering with the team at Imaginable Futures to build a diverse team that will advance their mission and work. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.


Imaginable Futures (IF) is a global philanthropic investment firm that believes learning has the power to unlock human potential. Imaginable Futures aspires to provide every learner with the opportunity and the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Professional Level


Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
307 7th Ave., New York, NY 10001, United States
Suite 901

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