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Accounting Manager
Lutheran Social Services of Northern California

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Accounting Manager

Lutheran Social Services of Northern California

Job Summary

Wage
$80k-85k per year
Job Type
Full-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 3 days ago
Job Role
Accounting Manager
Employer's Industry
Nonprofit

Job Description

Job Title: ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Program: Finance Department

Classification: Exempt

Reports to: CFO

AGENCY OVERVIEW: Lutheran Social Services of Northern California is a Non-Profit agency providing services in supportive housing.

MISSION STATEMENT: LSS of Northern California's mission is to promote stability and honor the dignity of those we serve by providing supportive housing services that lead to self-sufficiency.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Accounting Manager will be responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities.

The Accounting Manager will lead all day to day finance operations, including functional responsibility over all accounting functions including grants administration. He or she will insure that Lutheran Social Services of Northern California has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct flawless audits.

Responsibilities:

Finance and Accounting Leadership

  • Oversee daily operations of the accounting department.
  • Take responsibility for accounts payable/receivable, general ledger and account reconciliations and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs and program budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Regularly produce financial reports and statements.
  • Monitor and analyze accounting data.
  • Coordinate all audit activity.
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Oversee all financial, project/program, and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period.
  • Train and hire new employees as needed.
  • Present the financials to the Board in the absence of CFO.

Team Leadership

  • Leverage strengths of the current Accounting team members, help to clarify roles and responsibilities and develop and implement training programs in order to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals.
  • Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.

Qualifications

This is an extraordinary opportunity for a mature leader with seven to ten years of accounting and finance experience, ideally beginning in accounting and audit, followed by experience gathering, evaluating, presenting and reporting financial information to executive teams and external stakeholders. S/he will ideally have experience in a complex nonprofit that has multiple programs. Other qualifications include:

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and unwavering commitment to LSSNC Nonprofit’s mission; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own the responsibility of finance.
  • Minimum of a BS degree in accounting or finance and related field; CPA and/or MBA preferred but not mandatory.
  • Minimum five to seven years of experience in accounting or finance supervisory role.
  • Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll and accounting for investments.
  • A track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, corporate and foundation grants is essential.
  • Technology savvy with experience managing and overseeing relationships with vendors; advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software.
  • Commitment to recruiting, mentoring, training and retaining a diverse team; the foresight and ability to delegate accordingly.
  • Keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills, which allows for strategic data interpretation vs. simple reporting.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board and other outside partners.
  • Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts and information to individuals at all levels including non-finance managers.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to use hands to hold objects, writing instruments, or files; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to see, review and share the organizations bills, payments, financial statements, and physical accounting files with other accounting staff; the incumbent will also have access to the organization’s banking and other highly confidential financial information. Because of this, the incumbent must have the ability to perform the job at the location of the organization’s accounting staff.

The employee may be required to travel to locations within the regional areas of LSS. This may require standing in lines and while traveling the employee may be exposed to vibration while driving a car. While performing the duties of the job, the employee may occasionally travel outside in varied weather conditions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Lutheran Social Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Business Overview

Our Story

Mission and Vision

LSS of Northern California promotes stability and honor the dignity of those we serve by providing supportive housing services that lead to self-sufficiency. We envision communities that have hope, stability, and a path to self-sufficiency.

History

The roots of LSS were planted in 1883 in San Francisco when a group of West Coast Lutherans gathered to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Martin Luther’s birth. In the first organized expression of Lutheran social ministry for West Coast Lutherans, money was collected for the care of orphans.

By 1925, an institutional chaplaincy program was established and began serving the elderly in residential care facilities. In 1945, the Lutheran Welfare Council of Northern California was formed to act as a social service agency supported by Lutheran churches of the area. It offered a range of programs and advocacy calling for social reform to help the needy. In 1967, the Lutheran Child and Family Service and the Lutheran Welfare Service merged to become Lutheran Social Services of Northern California (LSS).

In the years that followed, LSS secured contracts for home management training, transitional housing, child abuse prevention, and substance abuse prevention. LSS responded to the AIDS crisis in the early 1990s by creating the city’s first financial management and representative payee services. This program continues to serve more than 2,000 people with special needs. LSS was one of the first faith-based agencies in San Francisco to respond to the AIDS crisis.

In 1996, money management programs became a major focus and a foundation for other support services for vulnerable individuals and families, such as case management and supportive housing. In 1998, we began providing case management services in permanent supportive housing sites. Every year, LSS helps thousands of individuals with acute needs, including the elderly, young families, people with mental illness or disabilities, the chronically homeless, victims of domestic violence, individuals fighting addictions, people living with HIV/AIDS and young people who are struggling to transition from the foster care system to independence.

LSS works to address the underlying causes of homelessness, which may include mental illness, disability, chronic disease, unemployment, poverty, addiction, placement in the foster care system or surviving a disaster. We provide case management and support services in five permanent supportive housing sites in San Francisco, as well as to individuals in additional supportive housing sites in San Francisco, Contra Costa, Sacramento and San Joaquin counties.

LSS is part of a network of 300 Lutheran social ministry organizations, making it one of the largest non-profit healthcare and social services systems in the United States. These organization touch the lives one in every 40 people in the nation and have a combined annual operating budgets in excess of $3.5 billion.

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