3-5 years of experience
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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Social Services
DOE FTE with great benefits
Seeking a hands-on Senior Accountant
(This job is no longer available)
Safe & Sound | San Francisco, CA
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Job Description


The Senior Accountant (SA) will be an integral member of a five-person Administration team that includes the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Financial Controller (FC), Human Resources Manager (HR Manager), and Accountant. The Senior Accountant will be responsible for performing detailed financial accounting and reporting activities, along with providing support for management accounting activities at Safe & Sound, which sustains complex operations with diverse funding streams, including government grants, private grants and contributions, rental income, and program services fees.


  • Accounting
  • Prepare financial statements and related reports, including balance sheets, income statements, cash flow reports, budgets, and variance analysis, in compliance with internal control procedures and other appropriate US GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Support month-end close procedures in an accurate and timely manner, including, but not limited to:
    • Preparing and recording monthly transactions and recurring journal entries;
    • Recording monthly activity from Development’s Raisers’ Edge feeders;
    • Recording monthly activity from property management reports;
    • Preparing balance sheet account roll-forwards and month-end reconciliations;
    • Account for fixed assets and investments in keeping with policies and guidelines.
    • Recording receivables and cash receipts from government contract invoicing.
    • Provide backup to the FC or Accountant for certain core financial accounting processes.
  • Review journal entries prepared by the Accountant.
  • Support government contract invoicing process, along with assisting in the accounting for private grants, liaising with the Program and Development departments whenever necessary.
  • Support the Admin team in the annual budgeting and planning processes.
  • Ensure appropriate validity of tenant revenue and expenditure transactions in accordance with sublease and tenant agreement terms.
  • Work collaboratively with external property management team to identify and resolve variances and questions.
  • Assist with audit preparation (including the financial statement audit, CCSF audit/self-assessment, and other reviews), tax filings (including the Form 990, Form 1099s, etc), and other compliance reporting requirements.
  • Funding and Financial Management
  • Building Management and Operations
  • Compliance, Risk, and Controls
  • May be required to assist with other projects or duties as assigned.


  • Required
  • Ability and desire to honor the mission and values of Safe & Sound, to interact successfully and collaboratively at all levels of the organization, and to develop positive relationships in a culturally diverse workplace.
  • Strong demonstrated knowledge of and ability to research and apply US GAAP and federal, state, and city regulations.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel (VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, SUMIF, SUBTOTAL, Pivot Tables), comfortable with technology, and ability and desire to learn new software.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Humble, positive attitude, and strong work ethic. No task too small, no assignment too menial.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication. Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers.
  • Sound judgment, integrity, and ethics. Ability and desire to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner. Must be able to tailor appropriate information sharing to relevant audience given complexity of work with multiple stakeholders.
  • Bias for action and comfortable with ambiguity. Ability to act on limited information when necessary while also seeking supervision when in need of further direction. Fast learner; ability and desire to learn new skills and develop new abilities when requirements shift. Seeks out challenges as professional and personal opportunities to grow, takes unexpected setbacks in stride, and finds resilience to overcome obstacles.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams.
  • Excellent organization skills, ability to successfully manage a large volume of work, meet multiple and often competing deadlines, and respond with flexibility to unanticipated requests.
  • Accounting system implementation and improvement experience strongly preferred.
  • Internal controls implementation and improvement experience strongly preferred.
  • Nonprofit accounting and/or auditing experience, particularly with diverse funding streams, strongly preferred.
  • Government grant accounting, reporting, and/or auditing experience strongly preferred.
  • Payroll processing and/or auditing experience strongly preferred.
  • Ability to have a flexible schedule, as extended working hours may be required during month-end and year-end.
  • Preferred


  • Full time.
  • Exempt.
  • Position will be fingerprinted and reference-checked.


  • Typical Working Conditions
    • Standard office environment with occasional travel within the Bay Area.
    • Equipment Used
      • Computer, phone, fax, copier.
      • Essential Physical Tasks
        • Extensive keyboarding.
        • Light lifting (lift, push, and pull up to 20 pounds unassisted on a regular basis).

 Safe & Sound is committed to workforce diversity. Qualified applicants will receive full consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin.

 Qualified candidates should submit a resume and a detailed cover letter to Frank Landin, Manager of Human Resources at employment@safeandsound.org.

About Safe & Sound

Safe & Sound (formerly the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center) is a children’s advocacy organization working to prevent child abuse and reduce its devastating impact on the child, their family, and our entire community.

 We have been a pioneer in the field of child abuse prevention, working within San Francisco for more 40 years. Recently the organization has begun to expand its impact working throughout the state of California.

 Child Abuse is a complex problem, but a preventable one. Our data-informed approach leverages three primary strategies: we empower children with knowledge and confidence; we support families providing resources and skills; we activate the community and the changemakers within it to create a thriving social safety net for children and their families.

 The organization has an annual operating budget of approximately $8 million and is supported by approximately 60 staff, interns, and more than 80 volunteers. Safe & Sound’s headquarters is located in a historic firehouse in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, with a second office in the Bayview neighborhood.

 More information is available at:  www.safeandsound.org.