About Jewish Funders Network
Jewish Funders Network (JFN) is a community that grows the size and impact of Jewish philanthropy by connecting funders, empowering individual excellence, and catalyzing collective action. JFN is the global networking organization for high-capacity Jewish philanthropists. Founded in 1990 as a forum for the then-emerging trend of independent Jewish philanthropy, JFN has grown from a conference convening dozens of funders to a global organization operating year-round, with more than 1,800 members in 11 countries and offices in New York, Israel, and Los Angeles. JFN members’ total annual charitable giving is estimated at over $1 billion.
JFN is looking for a part time staff accountant to support the Director of Finance and Administration in fulfillment of JFN’s accounting function. The position is for 20 hours per week. At present, due to COVID, this position is working remote but return to the office is expected once it is safe to do so.
Key areas of responsibilities include:
• Accounts payable through the payment cycle from processing through general ledger work and maintenance of orderly, complete records
• Support accounts receivable through invoice preparation, tracking, and documentation
• Record all bank information, including credit card fees, in QuickBooks in an accurate and timely manner
• Prepare routine reports and details to program areas at agreed upon intervals
• Support Director of Finance and Administration with monthly and quarterly close, annual audit, and ad hoc requests
Program Support - Give to Israel
JFN’s Give to Israel program facilitates grantmaking by foundations, donor advised funds, and individual funders to charitable organizations in Israel. JFN facilitates the gift and handles all details, including due diligence and tracking, to ensure the gift is being used as intended.
• Serve as the central contact for JFN’s Give to Israel program for both current and prospective donors and grantees
• Responsibility for all due diligence work and tracking thereafter. This includes both on the individual grant level as well as in aggregate for year-end audit purposes.
• Maintain records and support our fiscal sponsoree accounting and finance needs, as defined by our fiscal sponsorship agreements
• This support can range from processing payment or invoices to preparing ad hoc reports
The successful candidate should be comfortable interfacing with a diverse set of constituents.
Specific skills required are:
• Background in accounting and accounting processes. A four-year college degree is required, and related experience is strongly preferred
• Proficient to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Excel
• Experience and knowledge of QuickBooks strongly preferred
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy
• Ability to work independently on assigned duties
• Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of priorities while meeting deadlines