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Senior Staff Accountant
Instituto Familiar De La Raza Inc.

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Senior Staff Accountant

Instituto Familiar De La Raza Inc.
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Instituto Familiar de La Raza, Inc.
Senior Staff Accountant
$63,500 to $ 67,500 Hiring Range

Under direction of the Fiscal Director, the Senior Staff Accountant supports, coordinates and has cross functional general accounting responsibilities including functioning as the full cycle payroll administrator using ADP Workforce Now (semi-monthly), Accounts Payable and other duties for the agency.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: are, but not limited to the following:

  • Processes semi-monthly payroll using ADP Workforce Now and prepares manual checks for final payroll checks.
  • Ensure all Payroll accounting entries are complete, accurate, and recorded in a timely manner.
  • Audit payroll data for accuracy, including performing reconciliation between the general ledger and bank accounts and investigating any unresolved discrepancies.
  • Prepares monthly reports, including but not limited to W-4, direct deposit and benefit deductions, monitor accruals of Vacation and Sick hours, payroll-related journals in SAGE100.
  • Processes and supports the 403(b) retirement benefits program by processing paycheck deferrals, loans, distributions, annual census and Cafeteria 125 census.
  • Problem-solves payroll and accounting matters with Agency employees and works closely with HR staff in supporting and educating employees on payroll and benefit matters.

Accounts Payable:

  • Facilitate full cycle accounts payable, including obtaining approval of vendor invoices, coding, data entering invoices and processing payments in SAGE 100.
  • Process employee expense reports, and reconcile advance payments with staff.
  • Assist and/or approves cash disbursements by verifying check amounts against invoices, authorizing checks and wire transfers.
  • Monthly bank reconciliation and reporting
  • Maintains cash flow by monitoring bank balances and cash requirements; investing excess funds.

General Ledger and Misc. Duties:

  • Establish and maintain a journal entry system that provides proper supporting information for all JE’s made to the accounting records.
  • Maintain all files and records in accordance with policies and procedures in an organized manner.
  • Prepare audit file; provide support to and gather necessary account information and documents for external auditors and other reviews.
  • Renews business insurance by scheduling values including personal and real property, computers, equipment, etc. and accounts receivable.
  • Assist to develop budgets, financial statements and providing accounting budget information; monitoring expenditures; identifying variances; implementing corrective actions.
  • Assist to develop accounting operational standards and procedures to support cross functional agency- wide financial and budget plans to support strategic plans and reviews; productivity, quality, and contracts standards; resolving problems; identifying system improvements.
  • Backs-up the Peer Sr. Accountant and the Fiscal Director as needed.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Payroll, accounts payable, general acceptable accounting principles and cash management
  • Knowledge of full cycle payroll and accounts payable
  • Ability to organize, priorities, and keep filling and work product up- to-date to promote productivity and efficiency
  • Solid accounting background, with knowledge of ADP Workforce Now, and/or SAGE 100
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel
  • Excellent oral and written communication, strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical, research, problem solving and evaluative thinking skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with others
  • Ability and willingness to cross-training and teach other basic financial/ budget principles

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, General Business plus three years of general accounting experience with one year of the 3 years in full cycle payroll, reporting and reconciliation or a combination of education and experience equivalent to 7 years of experience in general accounting and payroll.
Must pass and maintain annual Tuberculosis Test
Must pass Department of Justice Fingerprint screening

The hiring range for this position is $63,500 to $ 67,500 based on experience and this position this is a full time exempt position with benefits. Normal work-week is 35 hours but the incumbent is required to complete the full scope of work as an exempt salary employee.

All full time positions at IFR are eligible to participate in a fully paid benefit medical health plans including dental, vision, 403(b) plan, earn vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, and on-going opportunities for learning.

Please email cover letter and resume in a Word format to Human Resources. Please view our benefits at

Instituto Familiar de la Raza, Inc.
Human Resources Department

Instituto Familiar de la Raza, Inc. is a multi-service community health and social service nonprofit agency with emphasis in serving the Chicano/Latino/Indígena community in San Francisco located in the heart of the Mission district. The agency has a 12 million budget with over 100 FTEs.

Instituto Familiar de la Raza, is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, culture, age, disability, gender, or sexual orientation. People of color are encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $63,500.00 to $67,500.00 /year

Work Location:

  • One location

Business Overview

Our Story

Working with our Community

A philosophy of self-determination, community empowerment and spiritual/cultural affirmation has been at the core of our development of services and permeates all aspects of IFR. These beliefs are rooted in a strengths-based perspective and embrace several cultural and social justice concepts.


In the 1970’s, the Chicano Movement inspired a generation of Chicanos and Latinos to critically analyze their socioeconomic status, the institutions that were inaccessible to them, and the negative value mainstream society accorded Latino cultures. Within mental health institutions, there was no role for cultural communities, inclusionary practices, or culturally-based interventions. Psychologists typically ignored powerful resiliency factors that family and culture might offer. Nor did they distinguish between individual illnesses and external forces such as racism.

It was within this context that a small group of committed Chicanos and Latinos believed it was important to build responsive self-determined community institutions. Young, idealistic, and fiercely committed to serving the Latino community, this San Francisco-based group saw that many health institutions not only denied Latinos effective treatment, but culturally illiterate practices assaulted resiliency factors that encouraged healing. Despite the importance of “familia” in Chicano/Latino culture, there were no services that assisted needy families or that promoted healthy families.

This group worked to conceptualize an entirely new framework that incorporated community-based practices. Interventions had to be culturally integrated—they had to resonate within the culture of the community served. The rich diversity of Latino cultures required something more than “one size fits all” methodologies. Indigenous traditions had to blend seamlessly with contemporary and alternative psychological approaches. Treatment plans needed to distinguish when a client’s suffering was due to external forces or from other types of mental illness. As community activists, this group envisioned more than treating illnesses; they wanted to be proactive in promoting the health and wellness of their community.

In 1978, this group became the founding members of Instituto Familiar de la Raza—the first integrated community-based mental health clinic in San Francisco. With nothing more than a fervent dedication to serving the mental health needs of the Latino community, Instituto’s founders began implementing their vision. They had no money, office space, or staff. Turning to the community for support, they implemented their own cultural intervention of sorts: they sold home-made tamales on Mission District street corners until they had enough to afford office space. Beginning with a single grant, one paid staff person, and a handful of volunteers, they created a community organization which now serves over 3,500 children, youth, adults, and families each year.

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