Senior Accounting Manager

  • location: San Jose, CA
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $90,000 - $105,000 per year
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Senior Accounting Manager

job summary:
The Senior Accounting Manager's functional responsibility includes direction, oversight, and guidance of functional operations as described, to ensure that all transactions comply with US Office of Management and Budgets (OMB) Uniform Guidance, Generally Acceptable Accounting Principles (GAAP), Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a member of Finance and Accounting's management. Candidate will also proactively and effectively oversee a staff of up to seven, including one direct report. This position also actively contributes to functional policy updates, refinements, and development and design, and engages in organization planning.

The Senior Accounting Manager reports directly to the Director of Finance and Accounting.

location: San Jose, California
job type: Permanent
salary: $90,000 - 105,000 per year
work hours: 8-5
education: Bachelor's degree
experience: 5 Years
  • Provides functional direction, guidance, and assignment to Accounts Payable, Purchasing, Cashiering, Fixed Assets. Daily work activities largely center around AP, Travel, Purchase Orders (PO's), Cashier, and Fixed Assets.
  • Provides day to day direction, training, guidance, development, and support to assigned staff and others, as appropriate.
  • Specifically oversees and assists, as appropriate, in the preparation and timely and compliant filings of financial statements, corporate tax returns and agency compliance reports, including Forms 1099 and Form 1042.
  • Provides special focus and attention to the preparation and timely and compliant filing of SJSURF's corporate tax filings and submissions, including Form 990 and Form 990 T to the federal government, and CA-199 Form to the California Franchise Tax Board.
  • Takes the lead on workflow implementation and other process improvements.
  • Reviews records and transactions to ensure compliance to generally accepted accounting principles for non-profit organizations and rules, guidelines and regulations issued by:
  • Office of Management and Budget circulars (OMB)
  • Various Sponsoring agencies
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)e.
  • California State University System (CSU)
  • Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB)
  • Directs the preparation for, and oversees the accounting of, reporting and audit of the Research Foundation's retirement (403)(b) plan and the Retiree's Medical Trust.
  • Prepares schedules for the annual CSU and special audits.
  • Oversees and supervises the update and maintenance of Fixed Asset record keeping and reporting.
  • Reviews and/or updates financial policies and procedures to ensure segregation of duties and compliance. Proposes appropriate re-designs of accounting and finance systems and methods to develop and maintain compliant accounting practices and methods.
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with concentration in accounting or an equivalent concentration.

MBA degree or CPA preferred.

Minimum of 5 years of progressive financial and accounting experience in a non-profit environment, preferably with an institute of higher education.

Must have 5 years of demonstrated experience in a "hands-on" manager role; must be skilled in actively supervising and developing a diverse, multi-discipline function staff.

Must have experience with computerized accounting systems. Experience with Central Square's OneSolution accounting system is preferred. Experience with the design, implementation, and conversion of an accounting system is highly desirable.

Advanced level knowledge in MS Office (Excel; Word; Power Point). Cognos Report Writing is strongly preferred.

skills: Non profit
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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