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Staff Accountant

McGregor Fund

Position Location
Detroit, MI (Hybrid)
Application Deadline

About the Organization
Since 1925, the founding mission of the McGregor Fund has been "to relieve the misfortunes and improve the well-being of humankind." Today, the fund continues the McGregors' legacy by centering racial equity and by embracing the work of racial justice in their grantmaking.

Position Description

The Staff Accountant provides reliable support for a full spectrum of accounting and finance-related functions while also supporting the McGregor Fund's administrative and grantmaking operations-related activities.

The successful candidate will be able to accurately analyze and record complex monthly and quarterly financial data and investment transactions. The candidate should also be able to create reports that clearly and concisely inform staff and the Board. Additionally, this person should be personally aligned with McGregor's mission and values and committed to racial equity and justice.

This position offers flexibility with remote work; however, this is a hybrid role as staff attend biweekly in-person staff meetings and quarterly board and committee meetings. Additional in-office presence may be required as needed. An office space is available for those who prefer or need to work on-site.



  • Assist the Director of Finance & Investments with finance and accounting functions, including investment accounting, account reconciliation, accounts payable, cash flow management, and reporting to the Board of Trustees and its committees.
  • Support the Director of Finance & Investments in preparing backup and support for tax filings such as 990-PF, 990-T, K-1 Reconciliation, and other state, local, and federal tax filings.
  • Assist the Director of Finance & Investments in audit preparation.
  • Develop reports and support the development and monitoring of the Fund’s budget, conducting necessary research and investigation.
  • Process general and administrative payments, grants, and other accounts payable using an electronic payment platform.

Grants Administration

  • Schedule and coordinate grant payments in consultation with the Director of Finance & Investments and the program team.
  • Prepare periodic reports summarizing grant payment commitments and grant payables for current and future years.

General Administration

  • Contribute to supporting the Fund's IT systems, hardware, and vendor management.
  • Support the Director of Finance and Investments in preparing materials for and staffing the Investment and Audit Committee meetings.
  • Provide general office support and perform other duties as directed by the Director of Finance and Investments or the President.



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting.
  • Two years of experience in accounting, tax, or finance.
  • Excellent technical support skills, including word processing, spreadsheet, database, accounting software, and data entry. Microsoft Office experience.
  • Strong technical skills, aptitude for organizing tasks, managing time, prioritizing projects, and ability to think critically and analyze information.
  • Deep interest in community and public affairs, particularly in the City of Detroit.
  • Ability to work autonomously with little direction.
  • Experience working remotely.


  • Experience with QuickBooks and
  • Experience working in public

Salary & Benefits

Competitive salary Generous benefits package. A collaborative, inclusive, and supportive work environment.

How to Apply

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The McGregor Fund is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, citizenship status, and genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.