Gifts Administrator and Fund Accountant



Gifts Administrator and Fund Accountant

Employment Type:

Full time


Seattle, WA

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Job Description:

The Gifts Administrator & Fund Accountant, an exempt employee, is responsible for all aspects of fund, gifts, and investments transactions and accounting and related reporting.
·         Assure timely receipt, entry, liquidation, and processing of gifts of cash, securities, and other assets. Ensure philanthropist funds and gifts are in appropriate investment pool.
·         Produce quarterly gift reports as well as gift / grant differential.
·         Establish new fund accounts, track earnings and expenses, close accounts, transfer funds and maintain proper signature authorities.
·         Process investment transactions for accounts and funds as needed to ensure data are visible on a timely basis. Reconcile investment pools and allocate earnings, fees and expenses to individual philanthropist funds. Enter relevant monthly income and distributions from investment statements.
·         Maintain brokerage account files. Monitor and report on investment activity, performance and allocation of Foundation’s investment portfolio, including oversight of non-standard gifts and Impact Investing.
·         Process fund admin fees and ensure fees (standard and exceptions) on new funds are accurate.
·         Ensure performance results and fund statements are communicated clearly and accurately to donors.
·         Perform daily cash management functions to ensure adequate funding for grants; prepare instructions to move funds among pools as needed.
·         Support the annual audit process for investments, funds and gifts, prepare appropriate schedules.
·         Implement and execute efficient, effective processes for gifts processing and fund management.
·         Bachelor degree in accounting or equivalent experience
·         2+ years’ experience in accounting (fund accounting is preferred)
·         Pursuing CPA or CMA desirable
·         Excellent Excel skills and previous SQL reporting responsibilities

·         Goal-oriented pro-active self-starter with ability to work independently and approach challenges with a high degree of adaptability and creativity
·         Detailed-oriented with ability to analyze, review & verify accuracy of data, notice and research outliers
·         Good communication and presentation skills, with the ability to present complex ideas, financials, and processes clearly and in an engaging and audience-relevant manner
·         Problem-solver with an ability to identify bottlenecks/areas of improvement along with an ability to propose solutions while maintaining a robust internal control environment
·         Knowledge of accepted accounting and auditing practices and principles
·         Ability to prepare clear and accurate reports for information, auditing and management use
·         Excellent interpersonal skills and personal maturity; comfort and facility with effective collaboration; demonstrated ability to engage and influence a wide range of stakeholders
·         Unwavering personal and professional integrity with ability to work with confidential information
·         Comfort with various accounting software technologies, especially MSFT Office products
·         Capacity and attitude to serve; ability to occasionally work outside of core business hours
Seattle Foundation
1601 Fifth Avenue Suite 1900
Seattle, WA, United States
Phone: 206-522-2294

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