Jobs at the Foundation

The Foundation offers a competitive benefits package, a team-oriented atmosphere, and a diverse work environment with challenging opportunities. The Rhode Island Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Senior Staff Accountant

The Rhode Island Foundation is the largest and most comprehensive funder of nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island. 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 full-time senior staff accountant in our finance department to be responsible for a wide variety of routine and non-routine accounting functions in different areas, including payroll processing and related tax filings.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Process inter-fund transfers, requests for reinvestments and redemptions for funds, and grant/gift adjustments
  • Perform accounting functions for pledges, cash management, and charitable gift annuities
  • Process biweekly payroll and manage payroll reports internally for record keeping and tax reporting
  • Perform bank account and other balance sheet account reconciliations
  • Assist with preparation for annual audit

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance plus three to five years’ experience in accounting or related field is required. Proficiency in Word and Excel.  
The ideal candidate should have excellent organizational, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills; and the ability to pay attention to detail, be accurate and timely, prioritize work, adapt to change, and work independently and under pressure. We are seeking a strong team player passionate about the Foundation’s mission and vision for Rhode Island.

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 Frank Cerilli, Vice President of Human Resources, at by February 22, 2019.


LocationOne Union Station
Providence, RI 02903


(401) 274-4564

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