Senior Accountant

POSITION: Senior Accountant

REPORTS TO: Vice President of Finance

LOCATION: Pleasanton, California


Mission: To revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals.

Maddie's Fund® is a family foundation created in 1994 by Workday co-founder Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, who endowed the Foundation with more than $300 million. Since then, the Foundation has awarded more than $208.9 million in grants toward increased community lifesaving, shelter medicine education and pet adoptions and foster care across the U.S. The Duffields named Maddie's Fund after their Miniature Schnauzer, Maddie, who made them laugh and gave them great joy. Maddie was with Dave and Cheryl for ten years and continues to inspire them today.

Maddie's Fund is the fulfillment of a promise to an inspirational dog, investing its resources to create a no-kill nation where every dog and cat is guaranteed a healthy home or habitat. #ThanksToMaddie.


The Senior Accountant ensures the integrity of accounting information by verifying and recording transactions, and establishing quality control over financial transactions and reporting. The Senior Accountant assists in the preparation of financial statements and ensures that all deliverables comply with regulatory guidance and professional standards.


  • Establish business processes and maintain internal controls
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP standards and regulatory requirements
  • Responsible for managing day to day accounting activities
  • Prepare schedules for annual audit, tax returns and quarterly tax estimates
  • Calculate minimum spending requirements
  • Manage monthly close process and prepare analysis of operating results
  • Record all investment, grant making, and operating activity
  • Develop annual operating budget
  • Supervise accounts payable and credit card processing functions
  • Review monthly account reconciliations
  • Maintain physical inventory records


  • Experience with a range of financial software systems and reporting tools
  • Excellent technical support skills including data analysis, database management, and word-processing
  • High standards regarding accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to use experience and good judgment to make appropriate decisions
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to communicate well and present financial information to senior management
  • Aptitude for organizing tasks, managing time and prioritizing projects
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with staff and adjust to changing priorities
  • Outstanding judgment, initiative and drive
  • Must have affection for animals, concern for their welfare and a willingness to accommodate animals in the work place
  • Must be a compassionate advocate of animal welfare and the mission of Maddie’s Fund
  • Must adhere to Maddie’s Fund core values
  • Must have an open, positive attitude and enjoy working in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment where a diversity of opinion is valued and encouraged
  • Must be able to deal effectively, politely, and interact productively with all types of people from all types of backgrounds and experience and in all types of situations
  • Ability to solve problems in an ever-changing environment; high degree of flexibility and adaptability


  • Four-year college degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business
  • Five+ years experience in a related field
  • CPA or MBA preferred


This position may require local travel and may include evenings or weekend hours as needed for events.


Please send resume, salary requirements and cover letter to

Your cover letter should include the following:

  1. Why do you want to work for Maddie's Fund?
  2. How will you add immediate value in this role?
  3. Describe key competencies that you feel would define your success in this position.

Employment at Maddie's Fund is employment at-will and may be terminated at the will of either Maddie's Fund or the employee.Prior to making an offer of employment, Maddie's Fund may conduct a job-related background check.