Fiscal Assistant

Horizon Foundation - Columbia, Maryland

The Horizon Foundation is an independent philanthropy dedicated to improving the health and wellness of people living or working in Howard County, Maryland. We work closely with community partners to catalyze change through strategic grantmaking, targeted initiatives and public policy designed to achieve the greatest impact. Our work is guided by priorities set in our strategic plan, which is based on assessments of community needs and opportunities to create tangible, measurable results. Our key priorities include promoting healthy lifestyles, healthy aging, and equity.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the Chief Operating Officer in fiscal and related areas.
  • Assist with accounts payable; review invoices, code in, research problems and discrepancies, file back-up and track payments.
  • Facilitate preparation of annual budget by analyzing spending trends and prior year purchases.
  • Prepare quarterly budget reports in Excel, project expenses and analyze information.
  • Assist with annual audit; prepare reports, assemble documents as needed for field work.
  • Oversee staff time sheets and maintain PTO records; prepare reports quarterly.
  • Manage RFP process for various services.
  • Enter payment data, upload documents, create forms and generate reports to the online grants management system.
  • Serve as Petty Cash custodian, keeping adequate records.
  • Prepare and make deposits.
  • Conduct special administrative projects as requested.
  • Implement existing and recommend new fiscal procedures to enhance operations.
  • Perform other job functions and duties as needed.


  • Five years of experience in financial management (preferably, with a nonprofit or foundation)
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Proven analytical, logical, and decision making skills.
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines, track multiple projects in a fast-paced changing environment.
  • Computer aptitude and experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Access, Adobe Acrobat and Quickbooks.
  • High energy, maturity and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to establish cooperative working relationships.
  • Maintain confidentiality with diplomacy and tact.
  • Ability to interact on a professional level to sustain the mission, culture and best interests of the Foundation.

*Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.*

*Work schedule: 2-3 days a week/average 15 hrs weekly*

*This position is not eligible for benefits*

Posted On: Friday, December 17, 2021

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