Finance – Junior Accountant
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private charitable foundations in the United States, provides approximately $125 million in annual grants to nonprofits that provide direct services to low-income and vulnerable individuals and families, primarily in the United States and Israel. Grants are focused on meeting basic needs and enabling an individual to live as independently as possible. Since 1980, the Foundation has distributed grants totaling more than $2 billion, and current assets total $2.5 billion. The Foundation administers the majority of its funding in its priority communities: Maryland, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Greater Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, rural communities in the United States, and Israel. These areas are hometowns representing personal ties to the life and legacy of Harry Weinberg, as well as the Foundation’s trustees.
The Junior Accountant position is an entry-level position that will contribute to the continuous improvement of business systems and reporting processes with a strong dedication to new technology initiatives. The position will work closely with the Finance Team to leverage technology tools and to strengthen the internal control environment. This includes learning and assisting in the management of the general ledger and the financial reporting processes. It also includes supporting the cash disbursement processes relating to grants and other operating expenses, assisting in processing cash receipts and performing data analysis. This position requires excellent organizational, analytical, computer and prioritization skills, and the ability to work well in a fast-paced team environment. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, effective member of the finance team.
- Support the cash disbursement and cash receipts processes.
- Assist with month-end close as necessary
- Understand and assist with the continuous improvement of the business processes and systems
- Assist in the documentation of business/system process flows
- Prepare reports, charts, graphs, and other statistical information
- Must be flexible and willing to undertake a wide variety of challenging tasks
- Initiate, recommend, or provide solutions to challenges facing the organization
- Performs other duties as assigned
Qualifications and Skills
- Bachelor’s degree in related field required, ideally with dual major in Accounting/Finance and Information Technology.
- Must possess strong financial, analytical, organizational, and quantitative skills, and ability to coordinate complex activities, prioritize conflicting demands and meet deadlines with a quality, accurate work product.
- Must be highly motivated, be able to work independently and possess strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
- Incumbent is expected to demonstrate strong ethics, strong interpersonal and communication skills to represent the interests of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation both within and outside the organization.
- General understanding of financial operations
- Understanding of database table relationships
- Ease of learning and using multiple software programs
- Experience with Excel functionality (pivot tables, formula usage, large data manipulation)
- Ability to develop new ideas and creative solutions
- Ability to think adaptively and operate quickly in a dynamic financial and business environment
- Ability to work evenings during peak periods.
- Demonstrate a meticulous attention to detail.
- Have a sense of humor
- Work well with other staff to deliver work accurately and quickly.
- Manage work efficiently and productively
- Maintain strict confidentiality
Successful applicants will be required to authorize a full background check. The applicant may also have to answer questions by email, participate in multiple interviews, and/or provide strong current references.
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. It embraces workforce diversity and is firmly committed to complying with all federal, state and local equal opportunity laws. The Foundation encourages all qualified applicants to apply.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume including a summary of relevant work experience and a statement of particular interest in this position, along with salary range requirements, to the following email email@example.com. If the Foundation is interested in speaking with you, expect to be contacted within 30 days of submission. No phone calls, please. Thank you.