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Accounting Manager

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Arnold Ventures
Houston, TX
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Published 24 days ago

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 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 year-end close procedures, consistently, timely and accurately; close procedures include (but not limited to): bank and investment account reconciliations; record monthly investment activity including bonds, stock holdings, credit facilities, and oil and gas royalty investments, fixed asset tracking and depreciation schedules, grants payable reconciliation and individual and consolidated financials for all AV entities
  • Assist with creating annual operational team budgets and load budgets into accounting system
  • Prepare various monthly and quarterly cost tracking overviews and budget-to-actual reports;
  • Improve and systematize reports generated in accounting system, as well as creating innovative financial dashboards for internal use;
  • Prepare insurance schedules for annual renewal process; maintain documents and records of insurance policies;
  • Assist in completing tax schedules, including tax compliance calculations, investment data overviews, and other necessary items required for tax returns;
  • Create schedules and document internal controls for an internal and external audit; and,
  • Monitor accounting developments, tax changes, and trend analyses affecting private foundations and all AV entities.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business, or Finance
  • 3-5 years of accounting experience
  • Experience with leading system implementations and process improvements
  • Exceptional project management and organization skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication abilities
  • Mastery of Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and other standard computer software

Our Culture and Core Values

Our culture seeks to inspire and empower our people to innovate and develop bold ideas that will help Arnold Ventures achieve lasting impact. Our culture, and the core values that support it, should create an environment that spurs our team to think outside the box, feel comfortable pushing the boundaries of what is possible, and signal confidence in our team’s ability to make change happen through our philanthropic efforts. Here are some examples of our core values and work culture in action.

  • We are adaptable and comfortable with ambiguity.
  • We are intellectually curious, open-minded, objective, humble, collegial, and receptive to feedback.
  • We are action-oriented with strong self-direction and self-motivation skills with the ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects.
  • We are able to interact confidently and collaboratively with team members and navigate relationships with external partners, peers, and stakeholders.

Arnold Ventures’ values are integral to our lived experience. They genuinely reflect who we are as an organization, help us accelerate our strategic goals, strengthen our resolve, anchor us to our mission, and guide our decision-making. 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

Arnold Ventures is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, military/veteran status, or any basis prohibited by applicable law.

Acknowledging the importance of diverse perspectives, Arnold Ventures is committed to employing individuals from a variety of backgrounds and with a variety of experiences. Members of historically marginalized communities and candidates who have been impacted by the systems we are seeking to change are strongly encouraged to apply.

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…

Details at a Glance

Time Commitment
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Full Time Schedule
Application Deadline
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June 5, 2023
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4-Year Degree Required
Experience Level
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Houston, TX, USA

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