General Ledger Staff Accountant

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POSITION TITLE: General Ledger Staff Accountant

STATUS: Full-Time



Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) is a nonprofit organization that currently advises on and manages more than $400 million in annual giving by individuals, families, corporations, and major foundations. Continuing the Rockefeller family's legacy of thoughtful, effective philanthropy, RPA remains at the forefront of philanthropic growth and innovation, with a diverse team led by experienced grantmakers with significant depth of knowledge across the spectrum of issue areas. Founded in 2002, RPA has grown into one of the world's largest philanthropic service organizations and, as a whole, has facilitated more than $3 billion in grantmaking to nearly 70 countries. RPA also serves as a fiscal sponsor for more than 90 projects, providing governance, management and operational infrastructure to support their charitable purposes. For more information, please go to


We seek an experienced accounting professional that will be proactive, self-directed, with the ability to work in a stand-alone role and as part of a team, and who sets a high bar for himself/herself and the work product. Candidate should demonstrate commitment to RPA’s values of integrity, diversity, quality and trust.


The General Ledger Specialist is a robust position charged with accounting for all aspects of RPA revenue which includes, but is not limited to, contributions, grants in, and client invoicing to ensure that they are in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and RPA and/or donor/sponsor policies. In addition, the General Ledger Specialist will be a proactive partner with our program staff; taking ownership of the accounting, identifying and understanding of our projects’ revenue streams. This position serves as a member of RPA’s Finance team, participating in meeting the financial, accounting and reporting responsibilities of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. The responsibilities include:

General Accounting and Reporting

+ Reviewing assigned areas of general ledger activity including revenue and expenses, and the maintenance of various supporting schedules and analysis.

+ Perform monthly financial analysis of balance sheet accounts, daily and monthly bank reconciliations, and prepaid, accruals and fixed asset accounting.

+ Ensure proper reconciliation and use of Accounts Receivable, Fixed Asset and Bank Reconciliation sub-ledgers

+ Maintain donor database; enter all contributions and grant revenue as required.

+ Issue donor acknowledgement letters.

+ Create all RPA invoices and enter all project invoices into the Accounts Receivable sub-ledger; process cash receipts related to invoices and other income.

+ Review Grant (in) agreements to identify proper classification of grant revenue and deferred grant revenue; review contribution letters for proper classification of unrestricted and restricted contribution revenue.

+ Maintain all invoices, cash receipts, documentation, credit card reports and other data as required to support and verify that all revenue is properly reported and supported.

+ Perform monthly Accounts Receivable and Contributions Receivable analysis; follow up with revenue owners to determine collectability and timing.

+ Perform daily and monthly bank account reconciliations; ensuring outstanding reconciliation items are resolved timely.

+ Process and reconcile Concur Expense entries on a timely basis.

+ Assist with generating ad hoc financial reports

+ Assist with the preparation of the annual financial statements and provide supporting schedules and assistance for annual audit.

Financial System - Controls, Compliances and External Reporting

+ Responsible for assuring the integrity, accuracy, and functionality of the financial reports and procedures as it relates to revenue.

+ Assist with Unclaimed Check/Payment Reporting, as required

+ Assist with the preparation of the annual tax return (Form 990) as required.

Other Financial Support Services

+ Cross train with other team members and act as the primary backup for Senior Accountants as required.

+ Assists other staff members on an ad hoc basis during peak seasons and perform other duties as required for all audits.

+ Participate in the development and maintenance of our finance policy and procedure manuals.

+ Undertake various projects as assigned.


Education: Minimum B.S./B.A. Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field..

Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years of related experience with significant responsibility.

Skills/ Knowledge:

+ A successful applicant must have sound knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and non-profit specific accounting procedures.

+ Successful in working independently.

+ Must have ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously and meet deadlines; able to make materiality judgments and propose financial recommendations. Know when to act and when to ask for help

+ Strong financial analysis skills.

+ Very strong computer skills, including solid experience in accounting packages and the Microsoft Office suite of products (particularly Outlook and Excel).

+ Ability to work well with other staff members and with external contacts at all levels including independent accountants, vendors, financial institutions, etc.

+ Strong communications skills, both oral and written.

+ Curious individual and strong desire to solve problems

+ Flexible and approachable style. Able to adjust to shifting priorities

+ Strong commitment to client service.


Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including health coverage, retirement benefits, paid vacation and holidays, tuition reimbursement and access to professional development resources.


Applications, which will be reviewed as received, must include a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, and your resume. Please Apply Here. Position open until filled.

No telephone calls, please.

RPA is an equal opportunity employer

POSITION TITLE: General Ledger Staff Accountant

STATUS: Full-Time



Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) is a nonprofit organization that currently advises on and manages more than $400 million in annual…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

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