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Senior Accountant

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San Diego, CA, USASan DiegoCAUSA

Under the supervision of the Chief Financial Officer, the Senior Accountant is responsible for the general accounting function. The Senior Accountant collaborates with the Chief Financial Officer to ensure accurate and timely accounting and finance activities. The Senior Accountant interacts with management, auditors, donors, and internal staff to ensure confidence in the accounting process and responds to inquiries.

Areas of Responsibility: 

The Senior Accountant insures the integrity of accounting information by recording, verifying, consolidating, and entering financial transactions into Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains) to track activity in each Grant/Contract/individual donor funds, in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Key Job Duties:

  • Manages all grants and contracts.
  • Prepares accurate and timely monthly financial statements.
  • Monitors monthly programs's financial activity and variances.
  • Works in partnership with Program Managers to evaluate financial performance of operating units and plan contingency strategies, where appropriate.
  • Assists in preparing monthly accounting reports and bank reconciliations for various bank accounts.
  • Assists with updating fixed asset accountability.
  • Prepares miscellaneous reports as requested.
Educational Background: 
Bachelors Degree in Accounting or related field.
  • Experience in healthcare field with exposure to Medi-Cal billing.
  • Experience working in a non-profit organization is desired.
  • Must have experience in Grant Accounting with monthly tracking of burn rate, including ability to research issues and preparation of budget amendments, as needed.
  • Has experience working with outside auditors.
  • Has experience and ability to analyze and interpret financial data, and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections.
  • Be able to work independently, have strong organizational skills, and is able to multi-task.
  • Experience working in a people-oriented, fast paced and changing environment.
  • Regularly takes initiative to recognize and anticipate opportunities and challenges, think critically, and provide and explain alternatives clearly.
  • Has interest in mission-based organizations.
  • Has strong emotional intelligence, excellent interpersonal skills, and is customer service oriented.
  • Must have advanced Excel skills (advanced formulas, pivot tables, pivot reporting, VBA and macros, etc.)
Additional Information: 

Equal Opportunity Employer. We participate in e-Verify.

Job Function: 

Organization Info

Volunteers of America Southwest

San Diego, California, USA
201-500 employees
About Us

Our mission is to inspire hope through our ministry of service by providing individuals and families with tools to improve their quality of life. Our vision is a safe, healthy, and productive community where families are strengthened, people live with dignity, and human potential is realized.


Volunteers of America Southwest Corporation has four core lines of business through which 26 direct service programs are administered. The four lines of business are as follows:

Behavioral Health Services, Veterans Services, Children's Services, and Affordable Housing

Annually more than 8,000 individuals and families benefit from the program services provided by this corporation. The corporation employs approximately 400 full and part-time staff and engages more than 350 individuals in volunteer service in local communities throughout our service territory.

Why Work For Us?: 

At Volunteers of America Southwest, we walk side by side with everyone we meet to help them get to where they need to be. We aren't just administrators. But we do love our admin team! We're also case managers, nurses, teachers, guidance counselors, doctors, and so much more. Whatever your profession, we almost definitely have a client that could benefit from your expertise.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Mar 29 2019
Active Until: 
Apr 29 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Volunteers of America Southwest