Accounting Manager, General Fund

Reports to: Director of Finance & Administration

FEDERATION OVERVIEW

At the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (the Federation), we envision diverse, dynamic Bay Area Jewish communities, deeply engaged in Jewish life and doing good locally, in Israel, and around the world. We create opportunities for people in the Bay Area to connect with and contribute to their communities. Our work is guided by the timeless Jewish values of kehilla (community), tzedakah (giving with just intention), tzedek (pursuing justice), and tikkun olam (repairing the world).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION

Management

  • Oversee day‐to‐day general fund accounting operations of the Federation
  • Manage month‐end and year‐end closing schedules: oversee and actively participate in all areas of the monthly close process, including all areas of general fund accounting (AP, AR, GL account reconciliations, intercompany accounting, analytical review, and reporting) ensuring all financial records are maintained in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Review, post, and/or record journal entries posted to the general ledger
  • Review monthly reconciliations of all bank accounts and general ledger accounts prepared by the Senior Accountants
  • Manage cash balances and provide administration and support for all General Fund bank accounts
  • Maintain the Chart of Accounts and overseeing account and fund setup

Accounts Payable

  • Supervise the full cycle of accounts payable process including weekly check run, ACH, and wire transfers, vendor/grant payments, employee expense reimbursement, and company credit card charges
  • Monitor bank account activity and manage positive pay exceptions and fraud alert functions

Payroll

  • Review bi‐weekly payroll batches prepared by Payroll Accountant
  • Collaborate with HR to set up new states for new and relocating employees’ employment taxes

Audit and Tax

  • Prepare or coordinate the preparation of assigned audit schedules by the Senior Accountant and Staff Accountant as requested by auditors for year‐end audit, including grant rollforward schedule, loan amortization schedule, functional expense schedule, drafting financial statement and footnotes
  • Prepare or direct the preparation of schedules and reports for annual Federal and state tax filings
  • Complies with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings, including review filing of 1099s, 571‐L, Welfare Exemption, City Property Tax, CA Form 592, Form 1042‐S prepared by Senior and Staff Accountants
  • Research tax and insurance issues for the Federation programs

Fixed Asset & Building Management

  • Review Fixed Asset schedules prepared by Senior Accountant on a monthly basis to ensure accurate and timely accounting process of tracking and maintaining all Federation fixed assets
  • Supervise accountant working with building management to ensure accurate and timely transactions regarding Federation’s real estate assets

Internal Control

  • Work with the Senior Accountant and Staff Accountant to document accounting processes in writing, updating as necessary, and make recommendations for improved procedures and internal controls
  • Maintains and updates the Federation’s financial policies and procedures on an annual basis and as new policies are enacted

Additional Duties

  • Perform specific projects, analyses, and reports as required to support the needs of the Federation

EDUCATION OR TRAINING EQUIVALENT

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance or related field required
  • CPA preferred
  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the non‐profit field preferred
  • Proficient in all aspects of nonprofit accounting and financial reporting
  • Familiar with regulations and compliance requirements common to the nonprofit sector
  • Relevant experience in supervising staff of 3 or more

QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS, ABILITIES, LICENSES)

  • Requires in‐depth knowledge of general accounting principles, reconciliations, and documentation techniques. Must have the ability to manage, analyze, and summarize large amounts of data. Strong Excel skills are required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and attention to detail is a must
  • Ability to recognize, evaluate, and resolve problems effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within and across a team‐oriented, multi‐departmental office environment with a high degree of professionalism.
  • Team management skills, including delegation, giving effective feedback, and coaching for continuous improvement
  • Experience within a non‐profit or philanthropic organization is a plus
  • High level of personal and professional integrity and ethics
  • Eager to learn and implement new technologies for greater operational efficiencies and effectiveness. Our core systems include NPact FIMS, Salesforce CRM and Blackbaud grantmaking
  • Experience with computerized fund accounting systems a plus
  • Experience with automated expense and invoice workflow systems a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, OneDrive, and SharePoint

COMPENSATION

Salary range: $95,000‐ $102,000
Benefits include medical, dental, vision, vacation, sick pay, holidays (including Jewish), and retirement plan.
This is a hybrid role which requires onsite work at least one day per week. This is subject to change with an increase in days onsite.

TO APPLY

Please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to hr@sfjcf.org. All applications and inquiries will receive a response and will be kept strictly confidential. 
The Federation requires COVID‐19 vaccination for new hires and is planning a hybrid work model of currently working one day a week in our office. Read Our Commitment to Diversity to learn more.