Accounting Manager

Accounting Manager


The Accounting Manager position reports to the Controller. This position is responsible for the management of daily and monthly financial transactions ledgers of Living Cities and its affiliate entities in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the Living Cities Accounting

Policies and Procedures manual. The Accounting Manager is also responsible for preparing financial statements and other management reports for review by the Controller. This position will also be responsible for the supervision of work performed by other Finance and Accounting colleagues.


· Manage all areas of finance and accounting functions and activities as identified in the fiscal management workplan. Specific areas are General & Administrative Functions, Accounts Payable & Expenses – to include notes payable, Accounts Receivable & Revenue–to include notes receivable and equity investments, Payroll & Related Functions, Monthly & Year-End Close, Annual Filings & Reporting, Systems & Process training for new hires, other areas as identified.

· Maintain Living Cities’ general ledger and subsidiary ledgers; identify and draft journal entries as needed, including cost allocations in accordance with Living Cities methodology.

· Comply with all internal control procedures in the policies and procedures manual in daily financial operations.

· Review bank reconciliations for all Living Cities’ accounts in accordance with the policies and procedures manual; identify adjusting journal entries.

· Analyze and reconcile all general ledger accounts and ensure accuracy and completeness.

· Review Associate Accountants’ work and provide guidance as needed.

· Plan and conduct all monthly and annual-closing activities, including account analysis and producing the first draft of the monthly financial reports.

· Perform detailed review and sign-off of accounts payable vouchers entered to the ( payment system; ensure that all monthly recurring vouchers (e.g., rent, insurance, utilities, etc.) are recorded and paid on a timely basis.

· Prepare and/or oversee the preparation of all audit reconciliations, schedules, and supporting documentation for external auditors.

· Serve as the primary liaison for the annual audit and form 990 preparation/filing

· Maintain pledges, subgrants and contracts administration systems and procedures for all incoming and outgoing pledges, subgrants and contracts.

· Maintain accounts payable and other expense reporting systems.

· Other responsibilities as assigned – including staff and cross-teams support.



This is a full-time position.




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To perform this role successfully, the individual must be able to independently fulfill each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations would be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


· Bachelor’s degree required in Accounting; Master’s degree or CPA is a plus.


· Minimum 6 – 10 years’ accounting experience, non-profit experience required.

· Proficient in full cycle accounting for all aspects of accounting – A/P, A/R, Payroll, GL Accounting

· Experience using Sage Intacct Accounting or similar accounting software

· Investment fund and inter-company accounting experience is a plus

· Previous supervisory experience preferred


· Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to manage within and across various teams and effectively interact with all levels of management.

· Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.

· Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to plan, prioritize and meet set deadlines.

· Ability to analyze and interpret data for completeness and prepare financial information/reports.

· Ability to adapt and commit to organizational culture, values, and norms.


· Highly proficient knowledge of GAAP and understanding of the systems of internal controls to ensure compliance with applicable standards.

· Proficient computer skills, including advanced with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook).

· High familiarity with leveraging applicable information technology and systems to optimize workflows.

Racial Equity & Inclusion (REI)

· Foundational knowledge and core concepts

· Understands why racial equity is an integral part of Living Cities’ approach, inside and outside the organization

· Displays clear willingness to learn and apply REI history and concepts REI Practice and Analysis

· Engages with curiosity, humility and openness in discussions about race, equity and power inside and outside of the organization

· Understands how the construct of race has impacted the distribution of power and resources, and recognizes its impact on current and future outcomes across systems

· Upholds racial equity outcomes, goals, and performance measures with team and on projects.

· Incorporates REI ideas, concepts, and history into project work and methodology.





This job operates in a professional office environment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

As much of our work is performed on a computer, the employee must be able to remain in a position that allows them to do so effectively. Additionally, they may require some movement around the office to access files or other equipment or technology. As collaboration and communication are a large part of our work, the employee must also be able toa ccurately exchange information in these situations, whether verbally or written.

We will work with each employee to provide reasonable accommodations as needed.



Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.


Living Cities is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive team at all levels. We are an equal opportunity employer and provide opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Founded in 1991, Living Cities is a collaborative of 19 of the world’s largest foundations and financial institutions. We foster transformational relationships across sectors to connect those who are willing to do the hard work of closing racial income and wealth gaps. Together, we are partnering with cross-sector leaders in cities across the country to imagine and create an America in which all people are economically secure, building wealth, and living abundant, dignified, and connected lives. Our staff, investments, convenings, and networks support efforts that operationalize racial equity and inclusion in local government, create inclusive narratives, bring communities together to devise and act on a shared vision for the future, and eliminate inequities in systems such as entrepreneurship, homeownership, and access to capital.

DATE: March 21, 2022

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