Staff Accountant, Supporting Foundations

Manager, Investment Accounting


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).

Like the diverse and multicultural community that we are, and in the long history of Jewish peoplehood, we are ever-changing and adapting. We celebrate and embrace all individuals who make up the fabric of our community, representing all races, ethnicities, religions, denominations, gender identities, gender expressions, sexual orientations, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, abilities, and national origins, among other identities. Our many identities are an asset as we build stronger, vibrant, and joyful communal belonging and a resilient ecosystem in which we all thrive, together.


The Staff Accountant, Philanthropy plays an integral role in the Supporting Foundation, Donor Advised Funds and Endowment Accounting team, performing month-end close, preparing journal entries and account reconciliations, and assisting with the annual consolidated audit of the Jewish Community Federation. This role provides support in both internal and external reporting processes, coordinate capital calls, and maintain up-to-date and accurate records for a number of investment vehicles. The Staff Accountant, Philanthropy is responsible for providing administrative support for the Investment Team and maintaining interaction with third-party service providers and investment managers.


This role does not have managerial responsibilities.



  •  Maintain organized and thorough files (routinely scanning and saving documents) to support investment transactions and accounting records for quarterly financial statements.
  •  Scan and Organize Investment Capital Statements, Reports, Tax documents, Correspondences, etc.
  •  Monitor, organize and disburse incoming e-mails to centralized accounts.
  •  Assist in facilitating investments including the preparation of documents, manager, and custodial letters.
  •  Coordinate information flow with third-party service providers.

Finance and Accounting

  •  Assist in the preparation of Supporting Foundation financial statements.
  •  Monitor, organize and disburse incoming e-mails to centralized accounts.
  •  Assist in the preparation of weekly and monthly bank account reconciliations and timely research of variances or unusual transactions.
  •  Assist in the month-end close, preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations and the annual audit.
  •  Update monthly and quarterly investment valuations for Supporting Foundation investments.
  •  Prepare routine accounting entries for investments and other operating activity.
  •  Assist in monitoring and following up on any accounting issues and coordinate with the JCF tax preparer.
  •  Respond to requests for information and carry out special projects as assigned.


  •  Knowledge of investment accounting strongly preferred.
  •  Strong and effective communication skills to deal directly with vendors and all levels of staff and management.
  •  Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience with MicroEdge FIMS platform a plus.
  •  Technical skills and experience in financial reporting, consolidation, and investment accounting.
  •  Strong attention to detail to ensure a high degree of accuracy.
  •  Strong organizational skills.
  •  Ability to multi-task to balance multiple requests without losing sight of overall objectives and deadlines.


  •  BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, or Economics required.
  •  1-3 years of accounting experience required.
  •  Experience in non-profit financial accounting and fund accounting strongly preferred.

Compensation range: $60,000-$75,000


  • Please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to All applications and inquiries will receive a response and will be kept strictly confidential.


  • Excellent benefits — including medical, dental, vision, vacation, sick pay, holidays (including Jewish), and retirement plan.

*The Federation requires COVID-19 vaccination for new hires.



The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to employment equity throughout all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, orientation, ethnicity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We are committed to building an organizational culture that advances diversity, equity, racial justice, and belonging. Read Our Commitment to Diversity to learn more.