NOW HIRING: FFL seeks staff accountant for New Orleans office

Lousiana’s

The staff accountant provides administrative support to the foundation to ensure efficiency of operations, effective delivery of grantmaking and community activities and high-quality services to nonprofits, community partners, Board of Directors and other key constituents.

New Orleans, LA — Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) is hiring for a staff accountant for its New Orleans office. The staff accountant works under the supervision of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), maintaining vendor files and accounts payables, financial reports and general ledgers; preparing and analyzing budgets; and performing general accounting functions. The staff accountant provides administrative support to the foundation to ensure efficiency of operations, effective delivery of grantmaking and community activities and high-quality services to nonprofits, community partners, Board of Directors and other key constituents.

This position provides the individual with a unique opportunity to work with a dynamic social justice organization and a diverse team to build stronger more sustainable communities statewide.

The position will be based in New Orleans. The position will require travel, particularly between the Baton Rouge and New Orleans offices, as well as program meetings throughout the state and some conference travel.

The staff accountant is an exempt position, primarily 9-5, Monday to Friday. However, additional hours including evenings and weekends may be required from time to time as well as some travel.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The following is a summary of the duties required.
  • Responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, preparing journal entries, detailed reports and account reconciliations.
  • Entering invoices and printing of checks, preparing and posting of entries.
  • Assist CFO in preparing budget forecasting by fund source and organization-wide.
  • Ability to work with various project managers to guide project and annual budget forecasting.
  • Responsible for managing operational data and ensuring data integrity and accuracy.
  • Assist CFO in development of operational procedures and documentation of data flow.
  • Assist CFO in development of system controls to ensure data integrity.
  • Assist the CFO in production of accurate and timely financial statements.
  • Assist in the month-end closing and financial reporting process including account analysis and reconciliation.
  • A basic understanding of Inter-fund transactions and cost allocations.
  • Assist in special projects as necessary and other duties as assigned by the CFO, COO and/or CEO.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and 3-4 years of nonprofit work experience OR equivalent external work experience OR equivalent formal training in related duties.
  • Experience in non-profit accounting.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite of programs particularly Excel and Word, as well as familiarity with Outlook.
  • Proficiency in using a 10-key adding machine or calculator skills required.

OTHER DESIRED SKILLS

  • Experience with FIMS (Integrated Financial Management System) a plus.
  • Salesforce experience and/or management is an asset.
  • Good interpersonal and external communication skills.
  • Must be excellent at organizing and time management.
  • Ability to work well with others in a fast-paced environment.
  • Should have sound judgment, planning skills and leadership traits.
  • Must be a self-starter and able to work with minimal direction.

Salary Range: $35,000 to $45,000 annually plus benefits.  

To Apply: Please send your resume along with a cover letter to Dana Delpit, Chief Financial Officer, Foundation for Louisiana, via email:  jobs@foundationforlouisiana.org.

No phone calls, please. Individuals fluent in Spanish and/or Vietnamese are encouraged to apply.  Application deadline: Dec. 1, 2017 by 5 p.m. (CST).

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT POLICY
Foundation for Louisiana follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, criminal justice background and marital status.

This policy also applies to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, outside vendors, members and customers, service clients, use of contractors and consultants, grantees, board members and dealings with the general public. 

CORE VALUES AND BELIEFS

  • The board and staff of the Foundation for Louisiana are guided by a set of core values and beliefs:
  • Increased access to resources and opportunity strengthens vulnerable communities and improves qualify of life for all residents.
  • The grassroots wisdom of Louisiana residents is one of our most valuable resources.
  • Growing economic opportunity spurs innovation and creates shared prosperity.
  • Individuals and families have the right to maintain their dignity amidst disaster.
  • Achieving equity and inclusion for all Louisianans requires effective public policy and systemic change.
  • Given appropriate resources and support, communities are able to solve their own problems and chart their own futures.
  • Transparency and accountability are cornerstones of integrity and institutional success.
  • Collaboration and continuous learning improves the reach and quality of our work.
  • A diverse board and staff, representative of the diversity of our state, provide the best leadership for the Foundation.