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Accounting Clerk (Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies)

Company Name

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Company City

Eden Prairie

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Company Information

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) is the umbrella over the grantmaking foundations created by the late Margaret Cargill: Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and Anne Ray Foundation. MACP provides meaningful support through long-term relationships with strategic grantee partners across seven program domains: Environment, Disaster Relief & Recovery, Arts & Cultures, Teachers & Students, Animal Welfare, Quality of Life, and Legacy & Opportunity. The collective assets of MACP place it among the 10 largest philanthropies in the United States.

The two foundations have separate boards and investment portfolios but share a common mission of providing meaningful assistance and support to society, the arts, and the environment.

Margaret A. Cargill Foundation is a private foundation that came into existence upon Ms. Cargill’s death in August 2006. At year-end 2022, MACF’s assets are approximately $3.3 billion.

Anne Ray Foundation is a supporting organization, which may make grants only to beneficiary organizations specifically named by Ms. Cargill. Year-end 2022, ARF’s assets are approximately $4.7 billion.

MACP’s Philosophy of Grantmaking underscores the values and guiding principles of Margaret A. Cargill by: using education and innovation as a means to achieve core purposes; empowering people to be self- sufficient; maintaining a low profile while meeting the needs of others; supporting programs that could have a broad impact, having socially redeeming values and standards, and that value life; and relieving suffering in times of disaster. As a core element of its philosophy, MACP invests in long-term relationships with key grantee organizations in order to find solutions that are consistent with the values of both parties.

To live more fully into our philosophy of grantmaking, we adopted a DEIJ vision statement to guide our work; view it online. The motivation and guidance for this diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice work is drawn from our mission and vision, our direction from Margaret Cargill, and the caring and compassionate culture we strive for through work with grantees, partners, and each other. Embracing this vision will have a transformational influence on our organization, our partnerships, the work we do, and the impact we ultimately seek.

MACP’s DEIJ Vision and the commitments embodied within are a living document, a guidepost, and they will evolve as we learn and grow. This statement is intended as a framework to guide our shared efforts as we develop the action steps and accountability measures necessary for the next phase of our work.

Job Description

This position provides support to finance operations by processing accounts payable, employee expense reports, maintaining accurate general ledger records, and assisting with various finance tasks such as tax compliance, financial planning, and audit preparation. This position requires attention to detail, confidentiality, and collaboration with other team members.

The position reports to the Accounting Manager and is a member of the Finance team.


  • Process accounts payable ensuring the timely and accurate payment of invoices.
  • Process employee expense reports, ensuring timely and accurate processing.
  • Maintain accurate general ledger records related to accounts payable and cash transactions; post journal entries as necessary.
  • Perform data entry to support various finance processes, examples include:
  • Identify and aggregate tax compliance data on alternative investment funds.
  • Gather peer benchmarking data for use in financial planning and analysis.
  • Compile investment statements and related data for use in annual audit preparation.
  • Assist with preparation of fair market value information for invested assets and other tax support as directed.
  • Research and correct account discrepancies as directed.
  • Assist with preparation and distribution of financial reports.
  • Support record management and organization.
  • Provide light administrative assistance for the finance team.
  • Support MACP’s vision and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) by contributing to team and organization wide DEIJ goals and efforts.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and commitment to intercultural understanding and sensitivity and awareness of systemic racism and other forms of structural injustice.

Job Qualifications

  • An Associate degree in accounting, with relevant work experience preferred; or high school degree or equivalent with 2+ years of experience directly related to the listed duties and responsibilities.
  • Strong technical proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel, with the ability to learn various financial systems.
  • Detail oriented with excellent follow-up and follow-through capabilities.
  • Highly organized and motivated; ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks and work independently.
  • Ability to interface well with internal and external business associates in a professional manner and to maintain the highest level of confidentiality in both internal and external relationships.
  • Adaptable to various competing demands and a resourceful team-player.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written form.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume here.

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