Jobs at the Foundation

Senior Accountant

The Rhode Island Foundation is the largest and most comprehensive funder of nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island, and raises an average of $35-40 million per year from generous and visionary donors. Since 1916, the Foundation has aligned its fundraising, grant making, and civic leadership efforts to address Rhode Island’s most pressing issues and the needs of diverse communities. The Foundation is a dynamic, fast-paced workplace. Its dedicated employees are committed to creating positive change in Rhode Island.

The Foundation is currently seeking a Senior Accountant, a position that will support investment and component fund accounting, account reconciliations, and other general ledger/accounting functions, financial reporting, audit preparation and budgeting.

The Senior Accountant will be a member of the Foundation’s Finance Department reporting to the Controller.

The ideal candidate should be a strong team player who is dependable, proactive, adaptable in a fast-paced work environment, and who is detail-oriented, timely, and organized. A bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration with a concentration in accounting and three-plus years of accounting experience are required; a Certified Public Accountant is desired.

The ideal candidate must have a positive attitude and commitment to the Foundation’s mission, vision, and to equity for all.

The candidate must also have strong problem solving and analytical skills, strong verbal and written communications skills, and approach working as part of a team in a collaborative manner. Proficiency with Word and Excel is a must.

The Rhode Island Foundation encourages a diverse work environment and is an equal opportunity employer. We offer excellent benefits and a competitive salary.

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to