Accountant

Company: Mission Driven Finance

Location: Remote, All

Job Function: Accounting


Background

About Mission Driven Finance

Learn more about us, our “why,” and our opportunities on our jobs page.

Mission Driven Finance uses finance as a tool for change. We’re all about mobilizing capital that will increase inclusive and equitable access to education, health, and wealth and there are a lot of awesome things happening to achieve our mission. As our fully remote/distributed team continues to rapidly expand, we’re always looking for ways (and people!) to help us stay on track.

Summary

Who should apply

Mission Driven Finance is at a fascinating growth point, expanding to support more impact funds around the country with the operational excellence their communities deserve. Accordingly, we are growing our accounting team! Your primary role is to ensure our accounting systems are up to date, with a particular focus on our debt and equity portfolios in multiple investment funds. Your diligence with details will empower our team with clear and reliable financial information to support decision-making and provide our client partners with a terrific experience.

This role is great for you if you are eager and passionate about broadening your exposure to fund finance on a growing, mission-driven team. You are equally comfortable recording business income and expenses as you are tracking portfolio activity across multiple entities. You can easily leverage a wide variety of software and technology tools, and your Excel skills are ranked as “wizard.” You believe pennies count. You love a good process, and yet always look for ways it can be improved. A reconciled bank account gives you an overwhelming sense of joy.

This position is Remote within the United States. Our team is distributed across the US and works remotely. 

Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities

You will work primarily with our Controllers (your supervisor) and VP, Finance and Fund Operations. Often collaborating with our Manager, Client Operations, Fund Operations Associate, and Chief Legal Officer. You will be responsible for keeping records, maintaining ledgers, producing financial reports, preparing budgets, fund billing, and general bookkeeping. 

  • Perform daily accounting processes including journal entries, account reconciliations, and general ledger transactions in order to maintain accurate financial information in the QuickBooks accounting system for multiple investment fund entities (that are primarily debt funds).
  • Review, process, and pay vendor invoices ensuring documentation and approvals are received and that transactions have been coded and accounted for properly.
  • Prepare monthly / quarterly invoices for portfolio company fees, reimbursable expenses, and consulting fee engagements, manage status of the invoices, record related cash receipts and handle any inquiries.
  • Complete the month-end close process, including bank and other account reconciliations and preparation of financial statements and other management reports.
  • Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions.
  • Maintain vendor records in electronic form, including all data required for 1099 reporting.
  • Support the firm’s internal and external audits
  • Support tax preparations in support of annual filings
  • Assist in the ad-hoc reporting, finance, operational data projects, and administrative tasks that support the finance and accounting function.

Requirements

Desired values, qualifications & skills

An ideal candidate will value: 

  • Our mission to build a better financial system
  • Developing solutions from a team perspective
  • Ability to take initiative and work semi-independently
  • Balancing work quality with efficiency and productivity 
  • Our culture of humor, flexibility, and resilience

And have a background and skills that include:

  • 4+ years of experience in an accounting role within an investment, banking, audit or private debt firm
  • A working understanding of GAAP
  • Strong attention to detail, document review, and proofreading skills
  • Strong planning, organizational, and time management skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with a professional demeanor in interactions
  • Proficiency in project management, encompassing planning, execution, and delivery to achieve project objectives effectively.
  • Ability to be adaptable and responsive in an evolving startup environment with competing priorities and deadlines
  • Strong comfort with and demonstrated ability to learn technology tools, such as Google Workspace, Microsoft Suite, project management systems (Asana), and communication systems (Slack)

Preference for candidates that also have one or more of the following:

  • Exposure to, or deep interest in, (impact) investing; this might include experience working directly with nonprofits, social enterprises, philanthropic endeavors, or investment firms 
  • Fluency in another language beyond English
  • Lived experience in our target investment communities, such as communities of color, Native or Indigenous, New American, veteran, low-to-moderate income, or other overlooked and underestimated populations 

 

Research shows that while men may apply for roles when they meet about 60% of the criteria, individuals from marginalized groups often hold back unless they fulfill every listed requirement. 

If you believe you could excel in this role but your resume may not accurately reflect how you are qualified per the qualifications above, we wholeheartedly encourage you to apply. In your application, please also submit a cover letter, share what interests you about this role, how you may be qualified in other non-listed or non-traditional ways, and how you envision making a difference. 

We’re all about embracing diversity and considering a wide range of candidates and ways that someone is qualified. Whether you’re new to using your skills in this area, returning after a break, looking to make a transition, or ready to take your career to the next level, we’d love to hear from you. Your unique experiences and perspectives are valuable to us. We can’t wait to explore the possibilities together. 

Compensation and Benefits

This is an Associate level role with an annual salary range of $67,000 – $85,000  per year, plus company incentives, based on your unique skills and experience. 

This position includes company standard benefits:

  • Generous time off plan along with 15 paid holidays
  • Remote and flexible work schedule and environment
  • Unlimited paid vacation time 
  • 401k retirement plan with 4% employer match
  • Monthly stipend for work from home expenses
  • Access to health/dental/vision plan
  • Participation in company incentive program(s)
  • Up to $500 annually towards professional development

We recognize that compensation is an important aspect of your decision to apply, and we strive to offer competitive salaries that reflect the skills, experience, and value each team member brings to our organization.

It’s important to note that starting salaries for most candidates will fall at or below the 50th percentile of the above salary band. However, starting salaries will be determined based on factors such as qualifications, experience, and internal equity considerations.

We are committed to fostering a transparent and equitable compensation structure and welcome discussions regarding salary expectations with our HR / Recruitment team during the interview process.

How to Apply

Equal opportunity employer 

Mission Driven Finance is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage all qualified candidates, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, or gender identity to apply for this position. We welcome smart people with non-linear/non-traditional experience and educational backgrounds to join our team. Should a candidate be offered the position, they will need to show documentation of the ability to work in the U.S. including completing an I-9. We are unable to offer work visas at this time.

To apply

If you think you can help us build a better world please apply, here, as soon as possible; the position may close at any time! Candidates only and no phone inquiries, please.