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Senior Investment Accountant

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Gill Foundation
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Denver Metro
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Founded in 1994, the Gill Foundation is one of the nation’s largest funders of efforts to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. For more information, please visit

With an annual budget of approximately $15 million and a Denver-based team of 16 people, the Gill Foundation seeks a Senior Investment Accountant to coordinate and maintain the financial and accounting functions of the organization, including investment accounting and analysis, fixed assets, accounts payable, and financial reporting. This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer (COO).

The ideal candidate will embody the following traits:

  • Believes in the vision and values of the Gill Foundation and helps ensure a mission-driven culture.
  • Thrives in a team-centered environment and contributes to the success of the team as a whole.
  • Embraces a culture of high performance, accountability, and continuous improvement.
Areas of Responsibility


Investment Accounting and Analysis - 40%

  • Manage the investment accounting process and analysis to ensure accurate reporting of balances, valuations, capital gains and tax liability, and compliance with all capital call and distribution requirements.
  • Prepare all journal entries and reconciliations related to monthly investment account activity to include recognition of gains, losses, and cost basis and the ability to read, understand, and extrapolate key financial information from custodian and individual investment manager reports.
  • Maintain correspondence with investment managers and consultants to facilitate capital calls and portfolio rebalancing activity.

Accounting and Controls - 40%

  • Manage and adhere to the monthly, quarterly, and annual closing schedules.
  • Oversee accounts payable and internal expense reporting system to ensure accurate processing.
  • Perform general journal entries, adjustments and reclassifications, and account and bank reconciliations.
  • Manage all general ledger and fixed asset processes and procedures.
  • Maintain chart of accounts management and setup.
  • Lead the continual improvement and use of technology within the accounting department:
  • Maintain all policies and procedures related to control of organization assets, financial records, management reporting, and proper completion of financial transactions.
  • Collaborate with the COO to develop and implement internal controls, establish appropriate policies, and conduct regular reviews to ensure compliance within the department to meet IRS requirements, rules, and regulations for not-for-profit, private foundations.
  • Provide backup of accounts payable, as needed.
  • Assume the COO’s duties in their absence, as necessary.
  • Provide backup of accounts payable, as needed.

Financial Reporting and Analysis - 20%

  • Prepare monthly financials and variance analysis for review by department managers.
  • Calculate budget to actual variances and report significant issues to COO and staff managers.
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual operating budget.
  • Lead in the preparation of annual audit requirements and schedules.
  • Respond to inquiries regarding accounting and finance in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Perform special requests and reporting as required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, or finance.
  • Minimum three to five years of experience in accounting and/or finance, including experience constructing, generating, and modifying financial reports through automated tools.
  • Superior knowledge of investment accounting.
  • Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and auditing standards.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office with expert functionality in Microsoft Excel to include experience with advanced features and formulas.
  • Proven ability to function effectively in a team environment.
  • Strong work ethic, time management, prioritization, and organization skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, strong attention to detail, and ability to prioritize individual, department, and organizational projects.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join the Gill Foundation’s team. The Gill Foundation offers competitive compensation packages including base salary, health, retirement, and vacation benefits. Salary range for this position is $65k to $75k, annually, DOE.

How To Apply


The Gill Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity in full compliance with all federal, state, and local laws. The foundation’s policy applies to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, height, weight, military status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


This position is based in Denver, CO. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to

Please, no phone calls.

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