Senior Fund Accountant


San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Post Date: 03/02/2021
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  • Company Address: 875 Howard St Ste 340, San Francisco, CA, 94103

About Kiva

Kiva ( is a mission driven technology non-profit. We run a global marketplace platform for crowd-funded micro-loans to serve the financially excluded in sectors such as education, water, clean energy, and refugee resettlement. Kiva combines the culture and approach of an internet start-up with a mission to alleviate poverty. We aim to drive social impact and enable opportunity while providing a borrower-to-lender connection: “Loans that change lives."​

Job Description

Kiva ( is an international nonprofit with a mission to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive. We run a global marketplace platform to crowdfund microloans for financially excluded entrepreneurs, farmers and students around the world. Our organization combines the culture and technological passion of an internet start-up with the compassion and empathy of a non-profit to create impact and opportunity at global scale. Since 2005, we have raised more than $1.4 billion in loan capital for 3.6 million borrowers in 95 countries. Our lenders fund over $13 million in loans every month. With offices in San Francisco, Portland, New York, Nairobi, and Bangkok, Kiva's team includes 100+ employees and 400+ volunteers worldwide. Our team is growing as we pursue exciting new opportunities to create a financially inclusive world.

Role overview:

The Senior Fund Accountant will be responsible for the preparation and review of Kiva Capital funds’ books and records, including portfolio valuation, fee computation, accruals, income allocations, and investor capital accounts. In addition, they will be involved in the preparation and review of the annual audit reports, act as a direct liaison with the fund management team(s), fund administrator, auditors, and other related parties or service providers.

Specific Responsibilities:

Fund Administration

    Principal point of contact and relationship owner with a third-party Fund Administrator.
    Provide regular transaction documentation to the Fund Administrator.
    Provide valuations and other information to the Fund Administrator on a quarterly basis.
    Support the Kiva Capital funds’ credit facility drawdowns and repayments; prepare periodic reporting and compliance attestations as may be required under funds’ credit facilities.
    Support fund cash forecasting and budgeting.
    Facilitate and monitor cash transactions.
    Support fundraising efforts, including preparation of diligence materials, and facilitating fund and investor onboarding during the closing of the fund.

Fund Accounting

    Prepare various work papers and reconciliations related to Kiva Capital funds’ investment activities, fee calculations, funds expenses and asset valuations.
    Maintain the books and records for Kiva Capital funds in accordance with the Offering Memorandum and/or other Fund Documents.
    Prepare management fees and waterfall calculations in compliance with Kiva Capital’s funds’ governing documents.
    Assist in the review of quarterly and annual financial statements, footnotes, and supplemental financial reporting for the Kiva Capital funds.
    Review quarterly limited partner reporting.

Loan Administration

    Track Kiva Capital funds’ credit investments; understand credit investment terms.
    Prepare repayment schedules based on documents provided by Investment and Risk teams (loan agreements and hedge confirmations).
    Interface with hedging counter-party and banks to disburse and receive loan payments.
    Keep Risk and Investment teams informed about timely or delayed payments.

Audit/Tax Support

    In coordination with Kiva’s corporate controller and head of finance, support annual audits of Kiva Capital funds by providing documentation as requested.
    Document Kiva Capital funds’ accounting procedures and internal controls.
    Preparation of audited and unaudited financials to support routine investor requests.
    Support the preparation and filing of all tax returns by providing documentation and liaising with Kiva Capital funds’ tax preparers.

Treasury Management

    Maintain and develop appropriate cash management process flows for Kiva Capital funds.
    Set up and manage Kiva Capital funds’ bank accounts and related bank wires, in USD and/or local currencies.

Risk Support

    Support the Risk and Investment teams in preparation of materials for, and participate in, the Kiva Capital ALM and Valuation committees.
    Support the Risk team related to the preparation of quarterly valuations and fund models.
    Support the Risk team in interfacing with hedge counter-parties related to margin posting.

Role Requirements:

      BS/BA degree in accounting, finance, economics or a related field.
      Advanced degree and/or CPA are preferable. CFA also considered.
      6+ years of relevant investment and/or fund accounting or public accounting (audit) work experience. Experience with alternative investments is preferred.
      Strong working knowledge of various financial instruments, especially private debt investments and partnerships, and accounting for those instruments in accordance with GAAP.
      Basic knowledge of Level 3 valuation methodologies.
      Experience with the audit processes, including internal control and test of details.

What we offer:

    An opportunity to improve real lives, solve hard problems, and change the world
    Friendly, supportive, and adventurous environment with a team of engaged colleagues
    A comprehensive, industry-leading benefits package
    Opportunities to connect with and learn from colleagues and partners around the world

A diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is an integral part of Kiva's culture. We actively welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a great place to work. Join us and help us achieve our mission!

We will only accept applications directly from candidates. Kiva will not be responsible for any recruiting agency fees, absent a formal agreement.

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