Open Position

Staff Accountant

The Staff Accountant will work under the supervision of the Senior Accountant and report directly to the Controller. Perform a variety of accounting/bookkeeping functions, with specific focus on general ledger accounts and business transactions of Living Cities and its affiliate entities.

This position must adhere to the organizations’ Accounting Policies and Procedures manual in work performance and have fundamental knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).



  • Perform day-to-day accounts payable and related cash disbursement functions. Ensure timely and accurate payment of all bills, reimbursement requests, and other expenses.
  • Maintain accounts receivable and cash management ledgers by recording grants/contributions receivable invoices, apply/record related cash receipts and record other deposits.
  • Maintain the expense reporting application, including review of credit card transactions and receipts submitted by cardholders and administer support to application end users.
  • Record transactions per bank statements and investment statements.
  • Perform general accounts analysis and reconciliations, specifically for bank and credit card accounts.
  • Maintain and update Fixe Assets system of record and schedule.
  • Maintain and perform all bookkeeping functions within the loan management system for Living Cities affiliate investment funds.
  • Prepare and remit invoices to borrowers on a quarterly basis for interest billing and principal maturity notices in advance of due dates.
  • Support and address inquiries from programs staff and other support services staff on proper processes and procedures.
  • Assist with the annual audit, tax, and other regulatory filings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


This is a full-time position.








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/Finance or equivalent experience.


  • Minimum 1 – 3 years’ accounting experience, nonprofit experience preferred
  • Experience using Sage Intacct Accounting or similar accounting software
  • Investment management fund bookkeeping and accounting experience a plus


  • High-level of accuracy and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong administrative, organizational, and time management skills with able to prioritize workload to meet tight deadlines.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to clearly convey information and interact with all levels of management.
  • Ability to adapt and commit to organizational culture, values, and norms.


  • Sufficient understanding of internal controls and GAAP necessary to successfully perform all duties.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Electronic recordkeeping and file management knowledge

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




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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