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Assistant, Finance and Accounting

  • About the Markle Foundation:

    The Markle Foundation works to realize the potential of technology to achieve breakthroughs in addressing some of the nation’s most pressing issues as well as address the challenges it presents. Markle challenges itself and diverse partners to deploy their varied expertise to identify solutions and achieve systemic change. Today as advanced technology and automation change the very nature of work, Markle’s priority is advancing solutions towards a skills-based labor market that will enable U.S. workers to transition to the opportunities of the digital economy. Markle’s current workforce initiatives—Rework America and Skillful—build on Markle’s previous success in creating the policy and technology architecture that has enabled improvements in healthcare, national security, and access to the Internet.

    The Rework America and Skillful initiatives aim to enable all workers, especially the almost 70% of U.S. workers/adults without a four-year college degree, to have the opportunity to succeed in our increasingly digital labor market. We aspire to make change at the national scale, to accelerate the efforts of others, and to have impact beyond the reach of organizations working alone or in silos. We aim to overhaul how employers hire and train, to reshape how people view their career possibilities, and to unlock career opportunities for millions of people who may otherwise be unable to access the futures they deserve.

    About the Role:

    Markle Operations team is looking for a hard-working and enthusiastic team player to primarily support the Accounting and Finance team, support the Grants Manager and provide ad hoc support to the team as appropriate. The Assistant, Finance and Accounting, is responsible for processing accounts payable, bi-monthly payroll and expense reimbursements for the organization. This is a temporary role with about 32 hours of weekly commitment over 3 months, with a potential of extension or conversion to full-time.

    Essential Duties Include:

    General Accounting

    • Handle all aspects of the weekly accounts payable process including entering invoices, ensuring the supporting documentation and account coding is complete and accurate.
    • Prepare the monthly credit card journal entries.
    • Enter all journal entries into accounting software.
    • Responsible for maintaining electronic files.
    • Participate in preparation of monthly close and annual audit.
    • Update reports in accounting software as directed.
      • Payroll Operations and General Financial Management

        • Prepare bi-monthly payroll for organization.
        • Review travel expenses for employees and consultants to ensure compliance with organization’s policy.

        Grants and Consulting Agreements

        • Contact contractors and grantees to obtain tax forms and supporting documentation.
        • Assist with saving electronic grants and consulting documents and updating related schedules.


        • Interact with the staff in a professional and courteous manner with a strong customer service-oriented focus.

        Other Tasks as Assigned

        • This position requires wearing many hats and bearing responsibility to carry out a variety of projects across the organization. This may entail providing support to other staff in the Finance and Accounting team, and broader Operations team as needed.


        Required Skills:

        • Degree and Credential Requirements: NONE! We value candidates who can demonstrate capability and articulate how prior experiences will help them to contribute.
        • Software Skills: solid proficiency in MS Office, experience with accounting software (MIP a plus) and experience with expense reimbursement software (Concur a plus).
        • Accounting: Solid knowledge and proficiency processing payroll and accounts payable.
        • Strong Attention to Detail: Ability to ensure accuracy - including all transactions and balances.
        • Ability to Maintain Confidentiality: High level of integrity and respect the confidential nature of the information that they are privy to in the organization.
        • Organization skills: Ability to keep all electronic files in order.
        • Basic Time Management Experience: Ability to prioritize tasks to meet multiple deadlines.
        • Active Learner: Positive attitude with an openness and willingness to learn. Demonstrates ability to receive and apply feedback and continues to improve.
        • Communication Skills: Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate both verbally and written.
        • Working Style: Ability to work independently and as part of a team.


    Job Details: 
    New York, NY (We are remote till at least June of 2021)
    Assistant Finance and Accounting
    Reports to: 
    Associate, Accounting
    Part-time. The assignment will be for 3 months with possibility of extension and/or conversion to Full Time
    Weekly hours: About 32 hours a week
    Please submit cover letter and resume to: [email protected]
    Markle is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, domestic violence victim status, military status, or veteran's status.

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