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Reports to: Controller
Salary Range: $80,000 to $85,000
Benefits: Medical, dental, 10 vacation days 1st year, sick leave, 11 holidays.
Hours: Full-time, 40-hour week, Monday-Friday, normal business hours.
Location: Oakland, CA. This is an on-site position.
Start date: Available immediately.
About East Oakland Community Project (EOCP): Founded in 1990, EOCP is a dynamic and growing organization that provides safety-net and rapid re-housing services to a diverse base of homeless individuals and families in Alameda County.
Summary of Position: This is a new position. The finance team is growing. The Senior Accountant to lead the organization's financial processes and responsibilities. The Senior Accountant is responsible for performing all accounting, financial processing, reporting, and related data management functions. This includes system administration, management, and maintenance of all QuickBooks Online functions; accounts reconciliation; AR/AP management; payroll management; workers' comp administration; tax and audits preparation; contract and budget management, tracking, and forecasting; and all other critical fiscal management responsibilities. The Senior Accountant will adhere to and seek to improve existing internal controls while complying with and staying abreast of GAAP.
You would be a good fit for this position if: You want your work as an accountant to contribute to the greater good. You want to grow in your profession as an accountant. You are accurate in your work, like having efficient work habits, and are easy with all kinds of people. You want to be part of a hard-working and friendly team that takes pride in its craft.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: The Senior Accountant plays a key role in EOCP's ability to meet its program goals and, ultimately, achieve its mission. This position reports to the Controller and works closely with the Executive Director as well as the Accounting team. Primary job responsibilities include the following: Accounting operations: Serve as lead on all aspects of accounting operations including accounts receivable/payable, payroll, retirement plan, bank accounts/reconciliations, and the management of financial controls in accordance with GAAP.
Has experience managing the budget and financial processes of a company and/or non-profit organization with an annual budget of at least $5M
Has at least a bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance and/or at least three years' experience in a Senior Accountant or Accountant position
Is fluent in the following software:
Has experience working with external auditors and has led the successful execution of an independent audit
Understands revenue and expense allocations and can track those allocations against dynamic budgets
Creates contract and budgeting forecasting models and can present those models in an easy to understand manner
Has an eye towards improvement -- identifies needs and creates and implements a plan for driving improvement
Is highly detail-oriented and an effective written and verbal communicator
Has strong experience in AR/AP processes
Payroll, expenses, and related processes
Bank and credit card reconciliation
Accuracy of organization's General Ledger
Maintenance and improvement of chart of accounts
Maintenance and improvement of organization's accounting policies and protocols (e.g. credit card use policy, purchase request policy, etc.)
Have extensive and demonstrable experience with QuickBooks Online
Pass a criminal background and motor vehicle check
Have an advanced degree in Accounting or Finance
Have experience working with non-profit organizations
Track and secure invoices from vendors, including backup documentation, W-9 forms, etc.
Verify that submitted invoices are complete and correct.
Manage the coding and authorization of invoices.
Record invoices into EOCP's accounting system.
Work with staff to process expense reimbursements, payroll-related checks, and other payments to employees, assuring both that standards are maintained and that staff are treated respectfully and in a supportive way.
Assist in monitoring cash flow and assuring timely payment of bills.
Generate and disburse both electronic and paper payments.
Assist with the control of physical financial assets such as checks, credit cards, and cash.
Performs actuals for month close
Maintains petty cash
Understand and apply good internal-controls procedures.
Rigorously stay up to date on filing and management of documentation.
Take initiative to continue to build skills in both accounting and in EOCP's accounting software.
As requested, support the annual audit process and preparation of tax returns.
Perform miscellaneous other duties as assigned by Controller.
Contribute to a positive work environment among all team members.
Timeline: This position is open immediately. If the position is listed on our website, then we are still accepting applications.
How to apply:
Send a resume and cover letter in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use subject line: "LName, FName for Senior Accountant" (your last name and first name).
In the cover letter, answer these two questions:
Please note that Senior Accountant experience is a requirement for this position but experience in a nonprofit is not, but preferably.
This is a non-exempt, full-time, salaried position. Salary is commensurate with experience and competitive with other non-profit organizations. East Oakland Community Project offers a competitive benefits package that includes paid time off, personal, and parental leave, access to a 403b retirement plan, and covers 100% of employee medical, dental, vision, and life insurance premiums, with 50% of the premiums for dependents. EOCP offers PTO and holiday benefits -- employees in their first year receive 10 days' vacation.