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Senior Accountant

San Diego, CA

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Our client, a Non-Profit organization located in San Diego, is seeking a Senior Accountant to join their tenured team.  This is a wonderful organization and newly created role with the opportunity to give back to the community. Pay is DOE in a 80-90k range with some flexibility for the right person; culture match is important.  


General Purpose The Senior Accountant is responsible for recording, and reporting on all financial transactions for our Non-Profit client. In performing these functions, the Senior Accountant is responsible for ensuring compliance with laws, appropriate internal controls and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Maintain the Grants of the organization to ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and policies and procedures.
  • Manage accounting functions of 5 companies, including cash management, cash receipts and disbursements, accounts receivable, payable, general ledger, journal entries, consolidated financial statements preparation, budgetary planning, fixed assets and depreciation
  • Manage and mentor and staff and department of 7; work closely with Executive Leadership and Board of Directors for ad hoc reporting, produce and track donation metrics
  • Assist with the monthly close of the books and records within the designated time-frame established.
  • Document and recommend policies and procedures to ensure compliance with laws, GAAP, and achievement of objectives.
  • Support of the annual independent audit of financial results.


Other Duties/Responsibilities

  • Ensure monthly reports are available to Budget Administrators for the budgeted and designated funds and accounts.
  • Support Treasurer in financial management of grants received and requested.

Job Requirements

  • Experience with fund accounting and other non-profit accounting and reporting requirements is highly preferred.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, including knowledge of Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP, and advanced formulas.
  • Ability to design reports and complete data analysis after extracting data from the accounting and other databases.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Attention to detail and accuracy are vital.
  • Self-directed and able to set and meet necessary deadlines.
  • Willing to support departmental programs and tasks that are not directly related to function.


Education or Formal Training:

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting required, CPA is a plus but not required
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel (this is very important)
  • ERP experience, Great Plains, Oracle, Navision
  • 4-6 years of experience in general accounting with a strong knowledge of GAAP
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