Oakland - CA, San Francisco - CA
Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Title: Staff Accountant

Position Type: Full-Time Position (Exempt)

Reports to: Career Center Director

Salary Range (DOE): $70,000 – $80,000 (Depending on experience)

Organizational Overview

The Success Centers is a non-profit corporation founded in 1983 by Superior Court Judges, who saw the need to improve the educational and vocational outcomes for the youth engaged with the juvenile justice system. Since then, Success Centers has grown to provide comprehensive workforce development and education services to youth and adults who face multiple barriers to career development. Success Centers envisions a vibrant and just society that inspires individual transformation and understands the key role that workforce development plays in creating meaningful and productive lives.

Position Overview

The Staff Accountant is responsible for the day-to-day finance, payroll and administrative operations of the organization with focus on the timely monthly close of the books and the preparation of financial and grant reports.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain accurate and reliable accounting records
  • Internal and external financial reporting
  • Manage financial aspects of various Grants
  • Assist the CFO with the day-to day review and analysis
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Accounting/Finance/Business coursework or degree desirable
  • Accounting and administration experience at a nonprofit organization
  • Experience with payroll and accounting procedures
  • Outstanding organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of personnel and organizational information
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner and to gather and analyze information
  • Good judgment in determining and responding to the needs of the organization and the ability to work across all levels of management
  • Superior communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks and high volume of work on deadline
  • Computer proficiency, particularly in Office
  • Eagerness to learn new tasks and assume new responsibilities

Job Tasks – Specific responsibilities include:

  • Transaction processing – payables and disbursements, receivables, receipts, and journal entries
  • Manage the monthly financial close process, including ensuring all costs incurred are properly recorded, reviewing journal entries, account balance, reconciliations and report preparation
  • Preparation of documentation for annual audit, and IRS Form 990
  • Track and manage staff expense reporting and reimbursements including monthly mileage and other expenses
  • Work with all vendors of insurance, office supplies, and equipment maintenance and outside contractors
  • Manage payroll administration and paid time off schedules and entry, monthly shared cost allocation, expense allocation across grants
  • Review and process debit and credit card expense reports and receipts submitted by cardholders on monthly basis
  • Assist Senior Management in developing budgets
  • Regularly maintain detailed reconciliations of all balance sheet accounts and provide detailed analyses and explanations of all transactions
  • Prepares general ledger entries by maintaining records and files; reconciling accounts
  • Develops and implements accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures; recommending changes
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
  • Other projects as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Proficent in Quickbooks and Excel

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Success Centers values inclusivity and honors differences in race/ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic level, gender identification and sexual orientation.

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