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Accounting Manager

Reading Partners | Oakland CA 94607 USA | Full Time | Posted: 12/20/2012

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WHAT WE DO AND HOW WE DO IT

Reading Partners is dedicated to transforming struggling young readers into confident readers who are excited about learning.

How we do it:

Focus on children from low-income communities.
Give one-on-one instruction at the student’s reading level.
Recruit and train community volunteers to work with children.
Partner with high-need elementary schools to offer an effective program on campus.
Provide a way for volunteers to give a small amount of their time to make a huge difference in a child’s life.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Our growing organization is seeking a seasoned and experienced financial professional with advanced accounting skills and a proven ability to manage accounting functions for its new Accounting Manager position. A proven record of accuracy, efficiency, dependability, and the ability to manage diverse people and projects are necessary for this position.

This critical position requires demonstrated prior experience with non-profit financial management, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and practices, OMB-133 Regulations, Federal and State contracts and grants, diverse funding sources, and non-profit and fund accounting, practices and applications.

The ideal candidate will be collaborative, positive, and flexible while ensuring the rigor appropriate for best practices.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervising and managing all accounting activities of the organization, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, government invoicing, grant accounting and reporting, fixed assets and payroll.

-Ensure effective financial/accounting policies, processes, and internal controls.
-Prepare and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual financials.
-Supervise a multi-state payroll function, ensure compliance with all federal and state wage and hour laws, and oversee relationship with outside payroll service in collaboration with Human Resources.
-In collaboration with Business Operations, ensure that federal, state and local business and tax licensing and reporting compliance requirements are met, including the preparation of all appropriate tax returns.

Financial management and oversight of multiple and diverse government and private foundation funds and cost centers in collaboration with Programs and Development:
-Assist Management in preparation of annual operating and capital budgets
-With the Assistance of the Controller, manage the annual audit process and maintain relationships with external audit and tax professionals.
-Assist in the implementation of new, national accounting, expense management, and procurement systems for a planned FY14 deployment.
-Supervision of Accounting Department staff of 5, with the planned addition of new staff positions after initial transition period

Other duties as assigned

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
The position will report to the Controller, who reports to the CFO. While the Accounting Department currently reports to the Controller, after a reasonable transitional period, the Accounting Department staff will report to the Accounting Manager.

This position will work closely with other Reading Partners departments including, Program, Advancement and Business Operations unit.

QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates must be committed to providing excellent educational opportunities for all students and must be willing to work enthusiastically toward achieving this goal. Additional qualifications include:

Required
-BA/BS degree; CPA/Masters in related field preferred or equivalent experience.
-Full cycle accounting with experience in reconciliations, general ledger maintenance, A/P and A/R.
-At least three years of leadership experience in nonprofit financial management.
-Independent decision-maker.
-Excellent judgment.
-Strong understanding of GAAP for nonprofits and fund accounting.
-The ability to manage and improve a system of internal controls in a growing/changing organization.
-Ability and desire to work with high‐performing, committed leadership and finance teams.
-Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with other management staff, employees, and the general public.
-Proven success in managing and maintaining collegial and professional relationships in small office environment within context of larger organization.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL & MENTAL DEMANDS
Requires prolonged sitting with some bending, stooping and stretching; eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, telephone, photocopier, calculator and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports. Also requires moderate to intense concentration due to complexity and/or need to meet deadlines, and flexibility to readily adapt to a changing environment.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Competitive and commensurate with experience. This is a full-time, exempt position with comprehensive benefit plan including health, dental and vision benefits, vacation, and sick time.

TO APPLY, SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS
-Cover letter highlighting reasons for your interest in the position, relevant experience/qualifications for the position, and salary requirements.
-Resume

Reading Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a strong commitment to diversity in the workplace.

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Location Oakland, CA, 94607, United States
Travel Required 1% of the time
Categories Children's Services, Community Improvement/Capacity Building/Economic Development, Education, Youth Services, Accounting - Finance
Function Accounting/Finance
Experience Years 3 yrs
Visa Sponsorship Do not sponsor.
Pref Major Accounting
Pref Degree Masters
Certifications CPA/Masters in related field preferred or equivalent experience

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Contact Name Human Resources
How to apply Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.
Primary Fax 510 444-9800