Acumen is looking for an Analyst with at least 2 years' experience in A/P and Netsuite to support the work of our New York Finance team.  This is an outstanding opportunity for someone with a commitment to accuracy, attention to detail and a proven commitment to global development.

About Acumen 

Acumen is changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders, and ideas. We invest patient capital in businesses whose products and services enable the poor to transform their lives. Since 2001, Acumen has invested more than $115 million in 113 companies across Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the United States. We have developed a growing community of emerging leaders with the knowledge, skills, and determination to create a more inclusive world. We were named one of Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Not-for-Profit Companies in 2015. 

About the role

You will support the New York Finance team, report directly to the Finance Manager, and work closely with team members. You will be responsible for many of the daily accounting tasks and fiscal control processes of the New York office.

The primary responsibilities for the role are:

Accounts Payable

  • Create and maintain vendors in accounts payable system, including documentation compliance such as W-9 and W-8BEN / W-8BEN-E forms
  • Check incoming vendor invoices for correctness such as coding, approval, accuracy etc.
  • Check employee expense reports and ensuring compliance with our expense policy
  • Process payments on invoices and employee expense reports
  • Reconcile accounts payable to general ledger monthly

Payroll and Benefits

  • Partner with the Talent team and our PEO providers to process payroll and benefits
  • Update and input payroll and benefits information in our PEO platforms
  • Reconcile PEO data with data in our Accounting platform (Netsuite)
  • Reconcile payroll and benefits activities to internal and external reports twice a month

Additional Responsibilities

  • Deposit checks in appropriate bank accounts via RDC
  • Assist with annual audit and tax compliance by creating supporting schedules
  • Other duties as may be needed or assigned by the Finance Manager


  • Bachelor's Degree, accounting concentration preferred
  • Minimum of two years of experience in accounts payable in a small or medium sized organization
  • Required: Proficiency in Microsoft Office 2010 and Netsuite
    • Excellent organization skills and proactive communicator
    • Commitment to accuracy, attention to detail, and follow–through
    • Ability to work in a fast-moving environment with high degree of patience and flexibility
  • US Work Authorization

Additional characteristics we seek for all roles at Acumen: 

  • Commitment to and enthusiasm for the organization’s mission: to change the way the world tackles poverty, and respect for our core values: generosity, accountability, humility, audacity, listening, leadership, integrity, and respect
  • Ability to thrive in ambiguity, remain cool headed when there are curve balls, and withstand the tests of a rapidly changing environment with resilience and resolve
  • A sense of humor (really)


Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; deadline is December 14th, 2018.

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