Now Hiring: Senior Accountant

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Position Overview

Third Plateau, a growing multi-disciplinary social impact strategy firm, is looking for a self-directed professional to serve as a Senior Accountant on our Finance team. Under the guidance of Third Plateau’s Sr. Finance Director, the Senior Accountant will work with external philanthropic management clients to provide financial leadership and support. Top candidates will be highly organized self-starters, able to work under tight deadlines, able to juggle multiple assignments simultaneously, and be hungry to learn.

Location: Flexible on remote locations, with access to office space in the Bay Area. Please note that being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment and Third Plateau, as we are not able to sponsor applicants for work visas at this time.

Starting Annual Salary (Exempt): $70,000 - $90,000

A compensation committee of at least one department head, co-founder, and the COO will meet to discuss a potential starting salary within the band by weighing the candidate's expected contribution in terms of previous experience and expertise against current Third Plateau employees. We commit to sharing the reasoning used to determine starting salary with you. The expectation is not for new team members to be hired with a starting salary at the top of the band, but to have a salary that adequately compensates experience and expertise while countering pay inequality and upholding internal parity.

Benefits: In addition to collaborating with an incredible team of social impact professionals, benefits include:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance

  • Retirement plan with employer matching

  • Regular high fives

  • Unlimited paid time off

  • Wellness program ($500/year)

  • Dedicated professional development budget

  • Cell phone and home internet reimbursement ($110/month)

What You'll Do

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Finance Support

  • Enter and review client debit and credit card transactions.

  • Reconcile bank and credit card transactions.

  • Enter invoice information for payment into

  • Set up new vendors in

  • Input invoice and payment information into QuickBooks and review for accuracy.

  • Create and enter month end journal entries.

  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis.

  • Assist in preparing quarterly, annual and interim financial statements.

  • Input and reconcile client investment accounting.

  • Input and review client grant awards and payments.

  • Compile board reports and financials.

  • Support internal accounting procedures as needed.

Audit, Tax, and Other Regulatory Compliance

  • Prepare annual client compliance documents and forms.

  • Assist with preparation of annual Federal, State and local supporting documentation for forms 990, 199, RRF1 and others as needed.

  • Support client annual audits, including preparation of PBC schedules; and

  • Preparing annual 1099 and other required forms.

Grants Management Administrative Support

  • Coordinate payment of grant awards with grants managers.

  • Complete annual statement of information filings for philanthropic management clients.

  • Assist in maintaining audit-worthy records of grants awarded.

  • Serve as a bridge between finance and grants management teams to help build streamlined processes and ensure effective client service.

Organizational Stewardship

  • Tend to internal administrative items (e.g., emails/slack, timekeeping, expenses, HR).

  • Participate in internal activities (i.e., full team meetings, peer learning communities, culture building activities, and regular check-ins with your supervisor).

  • Engage in individual and team wide professional development/learning opportunities.

What You'll Need

  • 4-7 years professional experience.

  • A commitment to quality client service and own your work product through attention to detail, timeliness, and the ability to follow directions while juggling multiple tasks.

  • Nonprofit accounting experience with the ability to pick up new skills as needed.

  • Fluency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and QuickBooks is a must.

Who You Are

To be successful in this job, you will excel in the following key areas:

Organization You stay on top of your work, can handle many moving parts with ease, and have a habit of building sound processes where there were none before.

Attention to detail You can simultaneously focus on the big picture while also paying attention to the smallest details of a project.

Communication You are a strong and creative communicator. You can translate complicated information into accessible insights. You’re a capable facilitator and interpersonal communicator - verbally, visually, and in writing.

Learning quickly You are a quick and perceptive learner and are able to acknowledge what you don’t know.

Collaborative You collaborate effectively in a cross-functional team. You find ways to contribute that work for you and add value.

Calmness under pressure You are able to manage a fast-paced work environment and can stay focused when juggling many projects and deadlines, including when they arise at the last minute.

Passionate You are excited about the idea of building something meaningful. You notice problems and want to find ways to be a part of the solution.

How To Apply

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Research shows that men apply for jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Yet, women and other people who are systematically marginalized tend to only apply if they meet every requirement. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply. We are dedicated to considering a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse workplace experiences and backgrounds. Whether you're new to this field, returning to work after a gap in employment, looking to transition, or take the next step in your career path, we will be glad to have you on our radar.

If are you interested in applying, please take some time to reviewing Who We Are, What We Do, Our Values, and Our Commitment to DEI.

Application Instructions: After learning about us, please email Lisa Long at [email protected] and include the following in your email:

  • Title of the position in the subject line

  • Resume and cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and expertise

Applicants will be contacted directly to schedule an interview.

At Third Plateau, we believe in the power of diverse teams. In our recruiting efforts, we always seek to reach a broad and diverse pool of applicants to ensure our final candidates are not a homogenous group in terms of demographics or experience. You can read more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) here. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds to apply. Third Plateau is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to their race, color, age, religious creed, sexual orientation, or other personal characteristics.


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