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Finance and Accounting Manager - Individual Contributor and Hybrid Role #LI-PG1

Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Omaha, NE Salary, starting at $137,000

Job Title: Finance and Accounting Manager

The minimum salary for this role is $137,000  

Unit: Finance and Business Operations

Location: Omaha, Nebraska, United States – Hybrid schedule

Travel Requirements: None

Status: Full Time, Exempt

Management Level: Individual Contributor


The Foundation

The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation (STBF) is a private grant-making Foundation with a U.S. home office in Omaha, Nebraska, and a global office in Kigali, Rwanda.  With annual spending in excess of $500 million, it is one of the largest private foundations in the U.S. The Foundation is unusual for donors of such size as it has only two main areas of grant making: 1) supporting efforts to reduce unintended pregnancy and ensure access to safe abortion for women in the U.S. and around the world and 2) to enable low-income students in Nebraska to attend and succeed in college. The Foundation currently employs over 50 staff across 14 states in the U.S. and 8 staff in Kigali, Rwanda.


Unit Description

This role will be part of the Foundation Operations Team, currently a five-person team consisting of the following members: VP, People Operations and Organizational Effectiveness, VP, Financial and Business Operations, Operations Coordinator, Accounting and Payroll Manager, and IT Manager. The Operations Team is a central, cross cutting unit, intersecting every facet and team within the Foundation in some way.



This role will support the core accounting functions for the Foundation while also serving as a liaison between the program areas and budgeting/financial reporting. As a key player on a small team, duties will be 50% accounting support and 50% program area support, budgeting, and process development. The successful candidate will provide budget and accounting support to staff in both the US and Rwanda. While this role will interact with all divisions within the Foundation, it is an individual contributor role with no supervisory responsibilities.


Shared Values

The Foundation is intent on safeguarding the values that drive our culture: Mission, Respect for Donor Intent, Appetite for Risk and Tolerance for Failure, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Humility, Passion Tempered by Objectivity and Evidence, Compassion and Love of Humanity, Honesty and Integrity, Kindness and Respect, Shared Accountability.


The Senior Accountant will need to have a genuine understanding of, and appreciation for, the significance of these values and aspirations and how they are operationalized in the work the Foundation undertakes.  Finally, the candidate will need to be aligned with the Foundation’s progressive values, including unambiguous support for individual reproductive freedom.


What You Will Do

  • Serve as internal liaison to Program Areas for financial reporting and forecasting.
  • Assist in the development of financial competency training for program area staff who work with grant budgets and financial reporting.
  • Improve and lead annual budgeting process. Create, manage, and distribute internal financial management reporting.
  • Execute journal entries in the general ledger. Reconcile general ledger accounts and monitor expense accounts.
  • Improve the integration and transmission of data between external applications and the general ledger.
  • Oversee cash management, forecasting, and cash flow activities for the Foundation.
  • Assist with regulatory reporting in two countries, support the annual audit, and participate in the preparation of materials for the annual tax return.
  • Oversee business insurance programs and executes annual audits related to insurance coverage.
  • Develop internal monitoring and review processes to ensure the accurate and timely recording of grants and expenditures.

The Ideal Candidate

This position is right for you if you are:

  1. Organized and efficient and highly detail oriented. Capable of maintaining a swift pace of work with high quality.
  2. Curious to evaluate and learn new technologies to improve accounting processes and gain efficiency. Identify pain points and actively seek solutions to address challenges, while considering outcomes and cost. Consult additional stakeholders regarding potential changes, taking into consideration feedback received. Recommend process or technical solutions, identifying costs and benefit associated with each.
  3. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with team members, internal and external partners, using strong interpersonal skills. Work effectively with people outside formal authority to accomplish goals and navigate complex relationships while maintaining discretion and diplomacy. Practice kindness, authenticity, and optimism when working with others
  4. Seek input from and value the uniqueness of people from different groups and identities. Work effectively with individuals of diverse cultures, interpersonal styles, abilities, motivations, or backgrounds. Challenge practices or policies that may be exclusionary. Proven commitment to race equity.
  5. Ask good questions and probe all sources for answers; see underlying or hidden patterns; look beyond the obvious and not stop at the first answers. Use rigorous logic and methods to learn, analyze and understand why problems occur; generate and implement creative, cost effective and realistic solutions
  6. Look for new or alternative ideas from a wide range of sources. Consider future consequences and trends while considering future possibilities
  7. Communicate effectively both in writing and verbally. Responsive, thoughtful, culturally humble, and able to convey complex content in clear ways to a range of audiences. Comfortable in situations of conflict. Demonstrate an ability to say “no” when necessary and appropriate and have the confidence to choose the correct answer over the popular one. Show tolerance for ambiguity and be very comfortable with constant change brought on by internal and external pressures or expectations. Understand the value of flexibility and adaptability.

Your Background and Experience


  • 8+ years of experience as a staff accountant, auditor, or similar.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, or similar
  • Experience with executing journal entries and performing account reconciliations.
  • You approach new situations with an eye on risks and mitigating controls.
  • You are excited by opportunities to develop new processes or improve existing processes.
  • You lean into new technologies and are comfortable with change.


  • Experience in a nonprofit setting.
  • Have prepared and/or reviewed financial statements.
  • Worked with a remote workforce.
  • Experienced in global accounting operations.


Hiring Requirements

As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check and proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 and any recommended booster doses, subject to applicable laws.


Benefits & Compensation

The minimum salary for this role is $137,000. Compensation is determined by a variety of factors including candidate’s individual qualifications, experience relative to the requirements of the role, and internal equity. STBF offers a robust and generous benefits package.


Inclusion Statement

We are committed to creating a workplace where employees thrive both personally and professionally. This includes not only creating a diverse team where everyone feels represented, respected, and included, but also embedding these values across our work and practices. All applicants who are drawn to serve our mission will enjoy equality of opportunity and fair treatment without regard to race, color, age, religion, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and prior protected activity.

To Apply

  1. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
  2. We request that candidates submit a cover letter, outlining interest and qualifications aligned with the role description, along with their resume/CV to Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed. Please include Finance and Accounting Manager in the subject line.
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