Junior Accountant - Non-profit Endowment Investments
- Job posted by National Trust for Historic Preservation
2600 Virginia Avenue Northwest
District of Columbia
The Junior Accountant provides professional level support for the management and financial analysis of the National Trust’s endowment portfolio. This position reports to the Director of Endowments and Investments. The position is responsible for working with the Director of Endowments and Investments in obtaining adequate information from the investment fund managers to enable the recording of investment transactions in the general ledger and investment activity in the statement of cash flows on a monthly and quarterly basis. This position works with the Director of Endowments and Investments to draft and ensure the accuracy of the information on investments in the notes to the annual audited financial statements. The Junior Accountant will stay current with market trends and fund managers by reading financial publications, attending webinars and meetings sponsored by current and potential fund managers.
The Junior Accountant, under the supervision of the Director of Endowments and Investments will:
- Track individual funds’ transactions and overall portfolio performance on a monthly basis and reconcile to custodian reports on a timely basis.
- Prepare quarterly schedules on fund transactions, including gains/losses, capital calls, redemptions, distributions, price checks, etc. and reconcile to custodian reports on a timely basis.
- Prepare calculation and quarterly reports to endowment owners.
- Support the annual audit, including reconciling the cash flow, the drafting of the investment footnotes, and tax reporting and filing process.
- Organize and maintain materials from fund managers, custodians, investment consultants in accordance to guidelines.
- Track notes and document recommendations from outside investment firm regarding hiring and termination of fund managers for the endowment portfolio.
- Maintain official records of fund managers.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- 3 - 5 years of experience in nonprofit accounting, with understanding of basic reporting, reconciliation and analysis.
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required. Familiarity with other software, including databases, a plus.
- Experience managing large and sometimes complex projects.
- Analytical and problem solving skills, including issue identification and prioritization.
- Ability to achieve results with general supervision.
- Proven ability to collaborate across divisions to implement processes and achieve results.
- Track record of building and maintaining productive relationships with multiple stakeholders.
- Ability to prioritize, multi-task efficiently and respond to a high volume of ongoing requests in a timely fashion.
- Proven ability to continually develop skills related to use of rapidly changing technology and communications best practices.
- Effective presentation skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Entrepreneurial spirit and skill set essential.
- Ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic work environment .
- Demonstrated success in working with culturally diverse colleagues and stakeholders.
- Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting required.
- Regular and reliable attendance required. Ability to work additional hours as needed to meet monthly close and other deadlines.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please email cover letter and resume to 742773-CSfirstname.lastname@example.org