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Manager of Accounting

The Manager of Accounting shares responsibility for managing the Foundation’s accounting functions.  Reporting to the Controller this position co-directs general accounting, accounts payable, and grant accounting. This position also helps to establish and maintain the Foundation’s accounting principles, best practices, and policies and procedures.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions**):

  • Assisting the Controller in ensuring that the necessary controls are in place to maintain the integrity of financial information;
  • Manage the month-end general ledger closing processes, supervising the monthly and quarterly general ledger reconciliation process, including the review of monthly General Ledger Trial Balance;
  • Overseeing regional office financial activity;
  • Along with the Controller, and Accounting and Risk Manager, direct annual financial statement and benefit plan audits;
  • Manage annual 990PF tax return preparation process;
  • Assists the Controller in preparation and analysis of annual budgets and multi-year financial planning
  • Facilitates annual and longer term payroll planning working with managers across the Foundation in collaboration with Human Resources.
  • Provides reports for annual Workers Compensation Audit and 990 PF tax return.

Supervision Received:

  • The Manager of Accounting reports to the Controller of the Foundation.
  • The Controller will provide general support to the Manager of Accounting’s day to day responsibilities, so the Manager of Accounting will be expected to work independently the majority of the time.
  • The Controller will however provide “stretch” responsibilities to allow the Manager of Accounting to grow professionally.

Qualifications & Skills:

Leadership: Vision, innovation, thought leadership, collaboration, integrity, accountability and emotional intelligence.

People Management: Skills in team building, coaching, mentoring, delegating, inspiring and motivating.

Strategic Ability: Ability to see opportunities, design innovative approaches backed by strong analysis and planning.

Execution:  Strong project management skills, deadline management, sense of responsibility and accountability and the ability to effectively multi-task.

Partnership and Relationship Building: Strong professional representation of the Foundation, interpersonal relationship abilities, intercultural knowledge and appreciation, strategic partnership building.

Decision-Making: Ability to evaluate risks and opportunities, using analytical and strong problem-solving skills.

Integration: Ability to demonstrate inclusiveness, collaboration, respect and broad organizational interests.

Communication: Strong interpersonal and communication abilities; exceptional listening written and verbal skills.

Preferred Education & Experience : 

  • Four year undergraduate degree in accounting
  • 8-10 years at a public accounting firm, with an emphasis on not for profit financial statement preparation
  • CPA preferred
  • Experience in the direction and supervision of staff
  • Keen eye for details and exceptional problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong math and computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Exceptional organizational and critical thinking skills
  • Reliable and thorough with a deep commitment to accuracy
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Computer proficiency and familiarity with a range of software applications , Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains preferred

The Rockefeller Foundation is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to compliance with all federal, state, and local laws concerning employment discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. To this end, the Foundation ensures equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, lawful alien status, physical, mental, and medical disability, veteran status or liability for service in the United States Armed Forces.

The Rockefeller Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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