Charles Schwab Sr. Specialist, Accounting - Schwab Charitable in Lone Tree, Colorado

We believe that , when done right, investing liberates people to create their own destiny. We are driven by our purpose to champion every client’s goals with passion and integrity. We respect and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve. We challenge conventions strategically to create value for our clients, our firm and the world. We live and bring to life the concept of ‘own your tomorrow’ every day. We champion our employee strengths, guide their development, and invest in their long-term success. We hire optimistic, results-oriented, curious, innovative, and adaptable people with the desire to help our clients and one another succeed.

As a company, we were established by Chuck over 40 years ago to champion Main Street over Wall Street, and to help Americans transform themselves from earners to owners. Through advocacy and innovation, we work to make investing more affordable, accessible and understandable for all. As we enter our fifth decade, we are looking for talented, innovative and driven people who believe they can help themselves, and our clients, create a better future.

Our Opportunity:

Schwab Charitable is an independent public charity created to help increase charitable giving in the United States by offering the flexible giving solution of a donor-advised fund account. A donor-advised fund account is a simple, efficient, tax-smart investment account designed specifically for charitable purposes that offers clients and advisors a simple and streamlined way to contribute, invest and grant effectively. We are a leading national donor-advised fund provider—having granted out to over 108,000 charities since inception on behalf of our donors.

At Schwab Charitable, we believe people have an inherent desire to give and that investing and giving when done together can empower us to make a real difference in the world. We make it easy to integrate charitable giving into clients’ financial planning and wealth management-strategies conversations. We believe that if our clients apply the same thoughtful strategy to their giving and philanthropy that they apply to their finances and investments, they will be happier and more fulfilled donors. Through our uniquely integrated approach, access to online resources and our team of charitable specialists, we offer the tools, guidance and relationships to help donors give more to the charities that matter most to them. Schwab Charitable operates as an independent charity, but is closely affiliated with and enjoys the support of Charles Schwab & Co, including contractual agreements to provide a variety of services.

This position will be an employee of Charles Schwab & Co. and will be subject to its human resources and risk policies and procedures, but will report to and be accountable to Schwab Charitable for day-to-day activities.

What you’ll do:

The Accounting Senior Specialist reports to the Senior Team Manager. The Accounting team is mainly responsible for the monthly program close. In addition to the monthly close process, this position will assist in audit preparation reporting, state registration filings and other ad hoc reporting needs. You will primarily responsible for the reconciliation of supporting schedules used to prepare monthly financial statements. All reporting reconciliations are high volume and require high attention to detail.

Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare database reporting, that is already designed, for monthly reconciliations

  • Organize monthly files to maintain consistency and ease of use

  • Assist in documentation and monitoring of internal controls and procedures

  • Assist in the annual external financial audit, including assisting with the preparation of accounting reconciliations

  • Assist and track State Registration requirements

  • Identify and assist in developing opportunities to enhance the monthly reconciliation process

  • Support, approve and process grants on an as needed basis during seasonal peaks in transactions

  • Support and participate in organizational initiatives and projects, as needed

What you have:

  • Strong ability to work with large volumes of data each month in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Flexible and willing to work extended hours/overtime during the year-end peak season (mid- July to September)

  • Attention to detail and accuracy with ability to handle complex regulations surrounding charitable giving

  • A minimum of 5 years employment experience (background in accounting and/or financial services)

  • PC proficiency with multiple applications (MS Office Suite and Outlook a must)

  • A Passion for charitable giving and making a difference

Preferred Skills:

  • BA/BS degree preferred

  • Knowledge/experience with donor advised funds a plus

Competencies:

  • Strong qualitative problem solving skills

  • Ability to absorb and apply complex information quickly

  • Well-developed time management skills and ability to juggle competing priorities

  • Highly adaptive, change-positive personality capable of working effectively within a team structure

  • Ability to work collaboratively or independently

What you’ll get:

  • Everyday Wellness: Healthy Rewards, Onsite Fitness Classes, Healthy Choices, Wellness Champions

  • Financial Fitness: 401k Match, Employee Discounts, Personalized advice, Brokerage discounts

  • Work/Life Balance: Sabbatical, New Mothers returning to work Program, Tuition Reimbursement Programs, Time off to volunteer

  • Inclusion: Employee Resource Groups, Commitment to diversity, Strategic partnerships

  • Not just a job, but a career, with an opportunity to do the best work of your life

Learn more about Life@Schwab at http://www.aboutschwab.com/careers/lifeatschwab/" .

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is Schwab's policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, military status, citizenship status or any other status that is protected by law.

Position Located In: CO - Lone Tree