The Fannie E. Rippel Foundation is always looking for talented people to join our team. If you are interested in working for the Rippel Foundation, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to email@example.com.
The Fannie E. Rippel Foundation, primarily through its ReThink Health initiative, serves as a catalyst for new ways of thinking and creating innovative projects that model how we can improve population health while simultaneously redesigning our health care system. The Foundation strategically invests its limited resources for maximal impact. Our intention is to seed innovation, catalyze change, and develop models, tools, resources and processes that will lead to sustainable and affordable improvements. The Foundation actively engages and partners with world-class leaders and practitioners from within and outside the sector to take a systems-based approach to health and health care re-design.
We are seeking a new Finance Associate to join our expanding team.
Position Summary: Reporting to the CFO & VP, Administration, the Finance Associate is a key member of a small, cohesive team that manages and carries out the mission of the Foundation. The Finance Associate is responsible for providing support to the Foundation and its staff in an array of areas that include, but are not limited to bookkeeping, journal entries, retirement systems management, payroll, reconciliations, investment accounting and recordkeeping, preparing for the annual audit and tax return, some database management, research and special projects. Duties can range broadly from routine administrative and financial tasks to more complex strategy and discussions.
The position requires the knowledge, maturity, judgment and flexibility to function independently, as well as to shift between regularly occurring activities and those that might emerge as new priorities. Examples of position responsibilities include:
• Review of accounts payable and receivable by accountant. Ensure accounts payable are paid in a timely manner and coded correctly
• Ensure general ledger accounts are accurately maintained and reconciled
• Manage grant payments, trustee fees and medical reimbursements
• Prepare biweekly payroll and record in general ledger
• Manage 401k, FSA and other financial benefits
• Manage retirement system documents and forms including contributions, payments and annual COLA increases
• Prepare annual 1099s
• Monitor cash balances and work with investment advisor and custodian on cash transfers
• Prepare schedules for annual audit and tax return
• Review work of accountant who reconciles credit card statements, expense reimbursements and invoices and ensure proper documentation
• Record and reconcile investment accounts
• Create monthly financial statements
• Research variances on monthly basis
• Maintain and continually update the invoicing system for independent contractors
• Other financial duties as arise
• Participate in all staff meetings, organizational development and on-going team update meetings
• Provide ongoing review of our finance and other systems looking for possible upgrades or improvements
• Attend conferences and other meetings outside of the office, as appropriate
• Participate and be liaison and minutes taker for Investment Committee meetings
• Provide research support including writing abstracts on a wide range of health policy and management issues
• Manage the teleconferencing equipment for the office and do other technology troubleshooting
• Assist on projects including Board packets and others
• Other duties, as arise
In order to be successful, the ideal candidate is one who will be able to sustain focus and high energy in the midst of change. S/he will enjoy working with evolving priorities and pitching in to help others to achieve the organization’s goals. To be successful it is important that the candidate possesses the self-motivation, energy, and mental agility that will allow him/her to excel in projects that range from high-level, concept-oriented activities to highly structured tasks, and that s/he can consistently apply the diligence and attention that are required in order to perform them to the highest standard. S/he will be comfortable working both collaboratively and independently, and have the maturity and depth of understanding to conceive of the integral importance of each assignment to the overall mission of the Foundation. In addition, s/he will be comfortable in situations that call for creative problem solving and entrepreneurial approaches where there are few precedents and frequent iterations.
Education and Experience
• Undergraduate degree required
• Two to five years experience in accounting, finance, or related field
• Interest or experience in health, health policy and/or social policy issues
• Excellent knowledge of QuickBooks and Excel.
• Superb attention to detail; highly organized.
• Self-starter, able to work independently and with a team, ability to take initiative.
• Ability to sustain high energy and remain focused on tasks and projects in the midst of change.
• Demonstrated excellent organizational, written, verbal, numerical and analytical skills.
• Effective Internet search skills as well as ability to learn new programs and software.
• Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative, to prioritize and accurately complete multiple tasks, and to work under deadlines and changing priorities.
• Experience and/or inclination to work in a team-oriented environment.
• Able to maintain confidentiality of information.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org This position is to begin as soon as possible.
This is an equal opportunity position. All individuals are welcome and encouraged to apply.
Revised: September 19, 2013