Job description

Job Description

DUMAC, Inc. (“DUMAC”) manages the investment portfolio of Duke University’s endowment and other related pools of financial assets. The mission of Duke University’s endowment is to support the people, programs, and activities of the university in perpetuity. Over the years, growth of the endowment through investment return and charitable giving has enabled the university to provide scholarships and fellowships to students, build faculty excellence, launch new programs and research efforts, and support a wide range of important needs.

Summary of responsibilities:

This is an entry level role on the Finance team. Key responsibilities include:

    Accounts Payable processing – entering invoices into SAP, reconciling and maintaining vendor recordsPrepare, review and process all expense reports accurately and timelyReconcile credit card statements and ensure all expenses are processed before deadlinesOrganize and maintain files for various expense categories along with necessary supportComplete monthly reconciliations, review documents for correct entry, accuracy and proper coding to appropriate general ledger codes;Reconcile all balance sheet accounts; reviewing for input accuracy and prepare monthly reports and journal entries, as neededAssist with monitoring of accounting, budget, and audit controlsSupport the finance team during the monthly close process, help with reconciliations, track down and organize capital call and distribution notices, monthly valuations, audited financial statements, K-1’s and other documents.Complete required ad hoc reporting and special projects as necessary

Required skills

    Fundamental accounting knowledge requiredMust be self-motivated, extremely detail-oriented, and very organizedUnwavering commitment to ethical behavior and professionalismAdvanced ability with Microsoft ExcelStrong analytical, problem solving skillsDemonstrated ability to collaborate and thrive in a team settingAbility to multi task, work under pressure and meet deadlines

Education and experience

    Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or related field preferred, with proven academic excellence1 year of experience in investment accounting/operations or Big 4 public accountingPlus but not required: CPA, Masters in Accounting

Minimum Qualifications


Work requires analytical skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Management Science or a related quantitatively oriented field.


Work requires the ability to analyze and evaluate investment performance generally acquired through one year of experience in the investment or a related field. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.




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Posted: 5/5/2021
Application Due: 5/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time