As part of the GIIN’s mission to accelerate the scale and effectiveness of impact investing, we publish job openings from members of the GIIN Investors’ Council and other impact investing leaders.

Associate, Finance and Operations

at Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) in New York, NY

About the Job

The GIIN is looking to hire a full-time Associate, Finance & Operations to support the financial & other operational needs of this fast-paced, growing organization. The ideal candidate will have experience in processing and maintaining all aspects of the AR/AP function. Furthermore, this role will work closely with the Finance and Operations Manager and our external accountants to provide timely processing, reconciliation, quality assurance, status reporting, and various research and analysis projects.

This position will work within the Operations team and will report to the Finance and Operations Manager.

The GIIN is looking to hire a full-time Associate, Finance & Operations to support the financial & other operational needs of this fast-paced, growing organization. The ideal candidate will have experience in processing and maintaining all aspects of the AR/AP function. Furthermore, this role will work closely with the Finance and Operations Manager and our external accountants to provide timely and accurate processing, reconciliation, and financial reporting, as well as a variety of research and analytic projects.

Additionally, as the GIIN continues to build the internal capacity of our financial staff, this role will be key in building our ability to provide timely, accurate and relevant financial information to internal and external stakeholders.

This position will work within the Operations team and will report to the Finance and Operations Manager.

Responsibilities:
Accounts Payable
• Review invoices or other supporting documentation for proper approval, coding, and accuracy
• Maintain vendor files, within Bill.com and Dropbox
• Answer vendor or staff inquiries regarding the status of payments
• Monitor proper coding of all invoices and expenses against grant budgets
• Process and reconcile company credit card transactions
• Process employee expense reports
• Upload transactions into QuickBooks and ensure proper coding/posting
• Be a communication bridge between staff/vendors and other stakeholders

Accounts Receivable
• Receive and record all incoming revenue, including checks, cash, wire, and credit card payments, and make electronic bank deposits in a timely manner
• Support membership billing and collection activities within Salesforce
• Reconcile Salesforce and QuickBooks records, ensuring membership revenue is accurate
• Serve as the nexus of communication between the membership, development teams and other stakeholders
• Track grant receivables and maintain customer files within Dropbox

Other Financial Operations
• Assist with the management of grants, ensuring compliance with reporting requirements
• Assist with year-end audit inquiries
• Work closely with manager to support a 30-day monthly close
• Provide insight to improving finance processes, working with Finance & Operations Manager to ensure efficient implementation, adoption, and safeguarding
• Lead new employee onboarding activities, as they relate to financial operations
• Lead ongoing refinements to the GIIN’s Finance and Accounting Handbook
• Uphold financial controls throughout all financial operations
• Provide excellent support to staff, vendors, and other stakeholders

Qualifications

• Exceptional attentional to detail
• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in accounting, finance or another related degree
• Nonprofit Accounting experience strongly preferred
• At least 2 years of experience processing AP and AR
• Working knowledge of GAAP compliance
• Staff Accountant or Junior Accountant experience preferred
• Proficiency with MS Office applications, especially Excel; QuickBooks and Salesforce a plus
• Well-organized, detail-oriented, and analytical
• Willingness to take initiative to solve problems
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and juggle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Personable, engaging presence, with diplomacy, tact, and good humor
• Aligned in thought and action with GIIN’s values: https://thegiin.org/values-and-guiding-principles, and
• Authorized to work in the United States

LOCATION: This position will be based in New York, NY, and is a full-time role in a flexible culture.
COMPENSATION: Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience, with an excellent benefits package.

To apply

Email a thoughtful cover letter and CV to Human Resources at hr@thegiin.org. State “Finance and Operations Associate_ First Name Last Name” in the subject line of your email. State “Finance and Operations Associate_ First Name Last Name” in the subject line of your email. Please indicate where you saw the job posting in your cover letter and include your salary requirements.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so we strongly encourage early applications. Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews.

No phone calls please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. The GIIN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing around the world.

Impact investing is one of the most important social innovations of our time, and interest in it is exploding. The GIIN, now nearly ten years old and backed by leading funders such as The Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, USAID, the UK Department for International Development, Prudential, and J.P. Morgan, has a growing membership network of over 280 members in 41 countries. The GIIN works to mobilize a global network of leading financial institutions and others to dramatically increase the amount of capital being deployed effectively to social and environmental issues around the world. To learn more about the work we do and impact investing, please visit www.thegiin.org