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20 Jan 2017

Full-Time Senior Accountant

Humanity United – Posted by humanityunited San Francisco, California, United States

Job Description


Humanity United is a foundation dedicated to bringing new approaches to global problems that have long been considered intractable. We build, lead, and support efforts to change the systems that contribute to problems like human trafficking, mass atrocities, and violent conflict. HU is part of the Omidyar Group, which represents the philanthropic, personal and professional interests of the Omidyar family.


HU’s Finance department is seeking a Senior Accountant to be a key contributor to the Finance team in the financial management of a diverse and growing portfolio of projects and grantees. The Senior Accountant will be responsible for a diverse range of accounting duties while working toward the overall objectives of the organization.


• Responsible for monthly general ledger entries, including accruals, intercompany,
banking and fixed asset transactions
• Prepare bank reconciliations for operating checking accounts
• Initiate wires for weekly grant payments
• Prepare ad hoc project and other financial reports, as requested
• Maintain a state of audit readiness with timely journal entry documentation
• Prepare supporting schedules for the audit and tax filings at year-end and respond
to audit requests
• Ensure accounting processes are in compliance with GAAP and company policies
• Recommend process improvements and “best practices” that increase operational
efficiency and/or enhance financial management of the organization, utilizing
innovative technological solutions
• Serve as a back up for Accounts Payable processing
• Perform financial research and analysis, as requested
• Occasionally work additional hours as determined by job responsibilities,
particularly during month-end closes and audits


• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and at least five years of accounting experience
• Solid understanding of full cycle accounting including, but not limited to G/L, A/P,
Purchase Orders, Fixed Assets, and cost allocations
• Highly detail-oriented and organized
• Customer service oriented, with clear and effective verbal and written
communication skills
• Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively at all levels of staff
• Ability to meet a constant stream of deadlines
• Ability to manage conflicting demands, adjust priorities, use sound judgment,
provide constructive inputs, and adapt, as necessary
• Eagerness to develop professional skills and take on additional responsibility as
workload allows
• Experience with maintaining accounting policies, practices and systems
• Advanced level of Excel required
• Experience in enterprise level accounting software required. Great Plains and
Concur Expense experience a plus
• Strong desire to work in a mission-driven organization

The above reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this position. The above duties are representative only; management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.

How to Apply

Please send your letter of inquiry and resume to Robyn Arville, Director of People, at

Job Categories: Philanthropy. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: accounting, finance, and Human Rights.

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