Accounting Specialist

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About us

Aperio Philanthropy is a fundraising consulting firm that partners with nonprofits to realize their fundraising potential. We provide hands-on support that generates sustainable revenue growth and enables organizations to thrive.

Aperio was created for fundraisers by fundraisers. Every member of our team has successfully raised funds at leading nonprofits nationwide. With on-the-ground experience, we understand that the barrier to growth is rarely knowing what to do but rather how to get it done among competing priorities.

To simplify the path to growth, we’ve distilled proven approaches into a clear roadmap that any nonprofit can follow. Our services accelerate progress along that roadmap—unlocking new revenue at every step. We’re savvy strategists, but more importantly, we go beyond great ideas and work alongside fundraising teams to implement them.

The result is new, sustainable revenue for the missions that are changing our world.

About our team

Every member of our team was drawn to Aperio by a craving to see nonprofits thrive—to escape the toxic ‘survival mode’ that holds back so many important missions and harms clients, staff, volunteers, and donors alike. We believe that nonprofits are vital to our society—that to create thriving communities, we need thriving nonprofits.

We believe that for any community, organization, or company to thrive, every individual in the community must have the space, resources, and support to thrive. For that reason, we work intentionally every day to create an environment with ample space for creativity, exploration, professional growth, and personal expression. We actively invest in anti-racism and anti-discrimination in our own company and our sector.

Our culture is relentlessly professional and rigorous, but simultaneously open and warm. We are collaborative, give each other honest feedback, and don’t micromanage each other. We engage each other, our clients, and our community members as people first, ensuring that we are supporting each other’s whole selves, not just the work at hand.

We value the combined power of:

  • Results-orientation
  • Creativity
  • Simplification
  • Authenticity

We believe that with a clear goal, a fresh set of eyes, a little bit of organization, and an infusion of confidence, every organization can be propelled to a new level of impact

About you

You are inspired by what you’ve just read and driven to contribute what you’ve learned from on-the-ground fundraising to our vision of seeing nonprofits thrive. You believe that fundraising changes the lives of all involved—those served by the mission, the donors who fuel the work, and volunteers and staff.

You are adept at understanding people’s personal needs and motivations and uncovering alignment with your own objectives. You create win-win partnerships that leave people more confident and more capable of impact. You are ambitious on behalf of important causes, with a genuine desire to change the world.

You are authentic in your interactions with others. You build trust easily, communicate clearly, listen actively, ask good questions, and inspire loyalty. You maintain the highest standards of integrity at every step of the way.

You are creative and solution-oriented, open to the ideas of others and quick to drive conversations toward new possibilities and next steps. Everywhere you look, you see opportunities to change the world. 

About the role

The Accounting Specialist will play an important role in establishing processes and systems to enhance Finance administration capabilities of the Operations function. This position requires a proactive and highly motivated individual who is comfortable in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple tasks and responsibilities at once.

The successful candidate will have deep knowledge of accounting and GAAP, great attention to detail, and excellent communication skills. This role requires good judgment and the ability to collaborate, resolve accounting discrepancies, communicate with clarity and thoughtfulness, and maintain strong vendor relationships.

This position will be 100% remote and report to the Vice President of Finance and Operations.

Financial Administration (80%)

  • Collaborate with bookkeeping vendor to ensure timely accounting of Aperio expenses & coordinate on-time monthly close processes.
  • Streamline and establish month close processes for an accrual system of accounting.
  • Serve as day-to-day contact for Aperio vendors. Confirm alignment of vendor invoices to contracts/orders and process payments accurately and on-time, collaborating with team members as required.
  • Review and submit client invoices on-time ensuring accuracy and alignment with contracts and scopes of work. Support the Director, Finance in receivables management.
  • Process expense reports submitted by staff ensuring compliance with Aperio’s published policies and accurate expense classification.
  • Proactively seek opportunities to improve processes and identify areas for improvement.
  • Undertake special projects as assigned.

Legal and Compliance (20%)

  • Coordinate with the legal team to ensure timely state registrations and renewals.
  • Submit new contracts to the legal team for on-time registration.
  • Establish processes and systems to streamline Aperio’s compliance mechanisms.
  • Undertake special projects as assigned.

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years’ bookkeeping or similar experience
  • Experience working with an accounting software; proficiency with QuickBooks preferred
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite, especially Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • High results orientation with ability to manage multiple deliverables while maintaining attention to detail and quality output.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Collaborative working style that builds trust within the organization and with vendor partners

Location

This position will be 100% remote.

Compensation

This is a part-time role (20 – 24 hours per week, 3 - 5 days per week) with a potential to grow into a full-time position. Compensation ranges from $30 - $40/hour and will align with experience.

Application

To apply for this role, please submit your application via the "Apply Now" link, including: 

  • Your resume 
  • A brief cover letter describing why you’re interested in Aperio 
More Information on Aperio Philanthropy
Aperio Philanthropy operates in the Other industry. The company is located in Brooklyn, NY. It has 30 total employees. To see all 5 open jobs at Aperio Philanthropy, click here.
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