Finance Accountant - Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Friday, July 2, 2021

About the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

For nearly 100 years, generous individuals and families have trusted the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to help them make a lasting, positive impact in their community and in their own and future generations. Under its strategic commitment, the Hartford Foundation is poised to move to a greater level of impact and growth that will enhance our ability to support nonprofits and other partners to identify and serve community needs.  We also seek to enhance our role as a trusted steward, collaborator and innovator.

If you are committed to our mission – “putting philanthropy into action to create lasting solutions that result in vibrant communities within the Greater Hartford Region” – and are interested in building on 2+ years of accounting experience in a collaborative learning environment, please consider this opportunity to join the Foundation’s Finance team. 

Summary:

The Finance Accountant is responsible for processing timely and accurate financial transactions including investments activity and cash reconciliations. 

Essential Duties &

Responsibilities

  • Record investment activity to Foundation’s financial systems;
  • Prepare account and bank reconciliations;
  • Track public policy activity and submit lobbying reports to the State of Connecticut
  • Prepare state filings, industry surveys and ad hoc financial report requests;
  • Monitor Foundation’s daily cash positions based upon new donations and cash required to fund grants;
  • Maintain accurate investment records including fund manager agreements, fund performance reports and manager communications;
  • Reconcile investment funds to custodial records;
  • Responsible for the preparation of state filings, industry surveys and ad-hoc financial report requests.

Competencies and Attributes

  • Commitment to the values of equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a diverse environment and interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds.

 

  • Ability to contribute and thrive in a collaborative team environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of investment instruments including multiple asset classes and global investments, financial systems and controls and financial reports
  • Experience working with financial systems and preparing financial reports.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong communications skills for interactions with investment advisors and Investment Committee
  • Ability to meet physical demands typical of a sedentary office environment with reasonable accommodations as needed.

Education and Experience

Degree requirement can be substituted with equivalent practical experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • Two or more years of experience in accounting, investment operations or finance preferably in the non-profit sector
  • Experience working with Microsoft suite of products with demonstrated proficiency in Excel

 

Location:
Hartford, CT; Temporarily remote due to COVID; Normal work assignment will include both in-office and remote work.

Application instructions:

To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter describing your match to our requirements to: HumanResources@hfpg.org

For best consideration, application materials must be received by Friday, July 23, 2021, 5:00 pm EST.

 

 

For more information about the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, please visit our website: www.hfpg.org

HARTFORD FOUNDATION FOR PUBLIC GIVING IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER RELYING ON A DIVERSE GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE TALENTS TO ACHIEVE OUR MISSION

Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background and reference check to the satisfaction of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

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