Director of Accounting

  • location: San Jose, CA
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $145,000 - $155,000 per year
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Director of Accounting

job summary:
One of the oldest federally backed non-profit organizations rooted in the California education system has an opening for a Director of Accounting. This is an ideal role for an experienced accounting professional who has managed a large financial team, including managers, and is inspired by the mission of an organization that promote higher learning and supporting local communities.

location: San Jose, California
job type: Permanent
salary: $145,000 - 155,000 per year
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelor's degree
experience: 10 Years

Leads, directs and oversees the Finance and Accounting function in keeping with the needs and competencies of the institution. An active member and contributor in the senior leadership team. Provides direct supervision to four employees. Primary signer of the checks.

Provides ongoing management and direction of budgets as well as the annual budgeting process. Manages department operating budget and the reserve budget. Reviews and manages monthly budget reports.

Ensures appropriate compliance in all areas of the Finance and Accounting department in addition to compliance with all federal, state and local regulations.

Prepares and presents in Board of Directors, Finance Committee, retirement plan committee meetings.

Implements, modifies, and manages existing finance and accounting policies and procedures to increase efficiencies within the department. Leads and provides overall direction for workflow implementation efforts. Reviews and/or updates financial policies and procedures to ensure appropriate segregation of duties and compliance.

Ensures that excellent customer service is extended and maintained as to all customers and clients, internal and external.

Provides financial and administrative leadership, management and oversight for direct and indirect revenues for contracts and grants. Ensures proper and compliant financial and other institutional reporting.

Provides overall direction, support, and management to the audits, including the single audit. Is the company's assigned liaison with outside firms and agencies.

Applicants must have experience in an Accounting or Finance leadership capacity. The ideal candidate will also have experience with non-profits/ grants, have managed managers and have prior or current experience preparing and making presentations to board of directors.

Please email resumes to

skills: Grant Accounting, 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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