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Senior Accountant

Oakland, CA · Accounting/Finance
DIRECT HIRE: Our non-profit client, a public policy, research, and advocacy organization is looking to directly hire a Senior Accountant. 100% in the office, Monday - Friday at their main office in Oakland, CA. The Senior Accountant will serve a critical role of overseeing all accounting functions and systems, including reporting, general ledger reconciliation, and accounting policy development. Their ideal candidate is a dynamic self-starter with a proven track-record of working collaboratively to effectively perform the accounting and finance activities of the organization. 


Manage Accounting Records and Systems
● Manages accounting data in Quick Books and all financial files
● Leads preparation of general ledger journal entries, fixed asset tracking, monthly balance sheet reconciliation, and bank reconciliation
● Analyses and reconciles balance sheet accounts
● Assists in adoption of new accounting standards including but not limited to researching standard, preparing written accounting policy for company, and preparing new disclosures
● Supports policy development and offers advice regarding accounting and internal control issues, reporting needs, and policy review and changes

Financial Reporting and Analysis
● Responsible for accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and annual closing of books
● Reviews financial data for accuracy; identifies problems and supports day-to-day operations
● Produces month-end financial reports and issues to appropriate personnel in a timely manner
● Reports, analyzes, and interprets financial and operating data for management
● Prepares, reviews, and interprets data for inclusion in financial reports, statements, and summaries
● Assists with company cash flow analysis including but not limited to tracking cash flow activity, preparing reports, and analyzing information for management
● Prepares monthly and quarterly reporting and analyses for the executive leaders and finance board committee
● Supports the Development Team with grant reports
● Develops reporting and variance analysis regarding departmental operating budget versus actual expenses
● Analyzes and maintains all accounts receivable accounts, refund accounts, and deposit accounts
● Assists with annual budget preparation and external audits process with required reports
● Assists with related special projects as required


● 5+ years of nonprofit accounting experience including financial reporting and audit process
● Highly competent with QuickBooks and MS Excel
● Experience with financial applications such as Salesforce, Bill.com and Expensify strongly preferred
● Strong organizational abilities and attention to detail
● Track record of successful collaborative relationships with a diverse array of stakeholders
● Ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple tasks, sometimes under time pressure
● Strong work ethic, ability to manage a significant workload and prioritize tasks independently
● Team player mentality with the ability to collaboratively in support of team’s goals and members

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