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Senior Accountant

at Kiva in San Francisco

About the Job

Role overview:

The Senior Accountant will join the Finance team as a new key leader to ensure compliance with generally accepted non-profit accounting principles, organization policies, special projects and external audits. This person will assist with the accounts payable function, payroll function, monthly closing of accounts and preparation of reports in support of the financial statements.

The ideal candidate possesses significant leadership capabilities, a solid operational and technical accounting background and works proactively to drive results. This person is a self-starter, flexible, has a high level of integrity and is action and goal-oriented in a fast-paced, team-oriented, collaborative environment.

At this time, we can only consider applicants with authorization to work in the United States on a permanent, full-time basis; unfortunately we cannot provide visa sponsorship.

Key responsibilities include:

Manage general ledger and assist in the month-end/year-end close processes, including ensuring all costs are properly recorded, reviewing journal entries, and helping compile the close package
Ensure consistent financial reporting at project levels including the development of P&L statements for the different business units and projects
Assist with analysis and interpretation of variances between budget / forecast and actual costs
Participate in the ongoing development/establishment of accounting policies and procedures and operational strategies including the review and implementation of process and system changes
Assist in preparing PBC list schedules for the annual audit
Assist with compilation of information for preparation of Form 990
Document policies, procedures and workflow for assigned areas of responsibility


Preferred qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, or related field; Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license a plus
Proficiency with accounting and planning software such as NetSuite, Adaptive and Concur; experience with software implementation a plus
Experience in both non-profit as well as complex for-profit or publicly held organizations
Exceptional knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, project accounting, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Significant experience working with senior leaders on making improvements to budgeting, forecasting and reducing time to close the books
Significant ability to develop business focused reports and to provide important analysis and insights for management
Ability to lead special projects at the department and organizational level, with a focus on change management
In depth understanding of the procure to pay process
Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent computer and Excel skills

To apply


Kiva ( is an innovative non-profit focused on connecting people through lending to alleviate poverty and create opportunity. We run a global marketplace platform for crowdfunded microloans that serves the financially excluded. Our organization combines the culture and technological passion of an internet start-up with the compassion and empathy of a non-profit to address poverty at global scale. We aim to drive social impact and enable opportunity while providing a borrower-to-lender connection: “Loans that change lives.” In just 13 years, we have raised more than $1.1 billion in loan capital for 2.7 million borrowers in 83 countries. Our lenders fund over $10 million in loans every month. With offices in San Francisco, Portland, New York, Nairobi, and Bangkok, Kiva's team includes 100+ employees and 400+ volunteers worldwide.