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Lead Staff Accountant

Company: First Place for Youth
Location: Oakland
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Want to make a difference? Want to help support young adults in getting access to resources they need to be self-sustaining? Live in California? Then come work for First Place for Youth!ABOUT USFirst Place for Youth is the largest provider of housing and comprehensive services for transition-age foster youth in the state of California. We're giving young people the tools, support, and opportunities they need to take control of their own lives and create the futures they want. We've built a 20+ year record of success, measured not just by the number of youth who walk through our doors, but by the outcomes they achieve.POSITION SUMMARY The Lead Staff Accountant works under the supervision of the Accounting Manager, providing management with financial information by researching and analyzing information from the general ledger system and from reports from other departments. Responsibilities include maintenance of Government Contracts, including proper allocation/distribution of accounts receivable, general ledger, and financial reporting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Staff Accountant maintains financial reports, records, and general ledger, prepares and analyzes budgets and performs general bookkeeping, and assists in the month-end closings.BENEFITS

  • Full-time position
  • 15 days of vacation time in year one
  • 12 days of sick time
  • 2 flexible holidays
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Paid sabbatical
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Employee's choice of Kaiser or UCH HMO/PPO
    • Up to 90% of premium covered by First Place
    • Delta Dental Premium PPO
    • VSP Vision
    • Retirement opportunitiesESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES--- Ensure proper accounting and reporting of assigned government grants, which includes year-end calculations of accounts receivable and deferred revenue.--- Prepare monthly government contract invoices and submit them by the contract deadline, which includes creating monthly revenue entries and reconciliations.--- Process subcontractor invoices, including review and submission to Accounts Payable.--- Verify that contract line items are balanced to the general ledger for both monthly and year-to-date totals, on a monthly basis.--- Review GL for coding accuracy; create correct coding or remove unallowable expenses as needed.--- Send monthly reminders to staff to submit timesheet tracking.--- Coordinate time and activity tracking with managers, when open positions occur. --- Reconcile and coordinate accounts receivable balances with city, state, and federal agencies.--- Prepare general ledger entries by maintaining records and files by cost center and reconciling accounts.--- Maintain accrual expenses, requesting disbursement and reconciling accounts.--- Perform all monthly balance sheets and other selected account reconciliations, as assigned.--- Prepare, coordinate and manage consolidated internal and external financial reports by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger system, other departments, and sub-contractors. --- Assist with the preparation of budgets for foundations, and customized reports for government funding.--- Payroll experience will be an asset but not requiredABOUT YOU --- Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance and 4 years' experience.--- Knowledge of MIP accounting software package, Concur software preferable.--- Proficient with Windows Outlook, Word, and Excel required.--- Highly organized and flexible in a dynamic environment.--- Non-Profit experience a plus.--- Strong oral and written communication skills.--- Must be able to pass a Community Care Licensing background check.--- ATTENTION TO DETAIL - Ability to work with a high level of detail, work has a high level of professional polish down to the smallest details, documents and products are well thought out and clear, database is organized and up to date.--- DRIVEN BY ACCOMPLISHMENT - Clarity on project goals and the personal drive to wake up every morning ready to accomplish goals, finished projects are thorough and delivered on time. High level of personal accountability for the quality and impact of work--- COMPUTER SKILLS -- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, Project, and Outlook. Experience with database systems is a plus.--- STRONG COMMUNICATION SKILLS - Exceptional oral and written communication skills including the demonstrated ability to research, assimilate, and analyze information, compose engaging messages and present data in a clear and inspiring manner.--- HIGH LEVEL OF PROFESSIONALISM - A high level of professionalism in work and interpersonal interactions with both internal and external contacts, presents to others as organized, informed, and friendly.--- DECISIVE NATURE - Well-honed ability to independently anticipate and analyze situations, define problems and objectives, recognize viable alternatives, and formulate rapid solutions, with the understanding of the inherent risks and the implications of making tough decisions.--- AVAILABILITY for occasional evening and weekend work and some travel as needed.If First Place for Youth is the organization you are looking for then apply today! Our team will be excited to meet you. Review the attached job description for position details. PI202060828

Keywords: First Place for Youth, Oakland , Lead Staff Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Oakland, California

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