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Director of Accounting and Administration

San Diego, California
Position Profile: Under the supervision of the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the Director of Accounting and Administration is responsible for developing and directing the quality and efficacy of the accounting and administration department through creation and oversight of the of policies and procedures in accordance with the overall mission and strategic priorities. The Director of Accounting and Administration will serve as a thought partner to the COO and as a critical member of the management team responsible for strategic decision making.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
· Strategize and assist the COO with short and long-term financial goals for the organization, including risk management and cost allocations.
· Establishes and maintains the overall direction and strategic initiatives for the Accounting and Administration department.
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements.
  • Issue timely, accurate and complete financial reports, including financial statements, departmental reports .and analysis of significant budget to actual variances.
  • Maintains and enforces a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain financial controls with the accounting department.
  • Responsible for financial reporting to stakeholders.
  • Create reports that help senior leadership and the Board of Directors understand company financial reports.
  • Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts.
· Audits monthly financial reports, funder performance, spend analysis and funder compliances, payable and receivable processes.
· Overseeing accounts payable, accounts receivable and all related administrative duties while ensuring cross-training amongst staff.
· Oversees administrative staff (1), accounting staff (3), logistics and some payroll functionalities.
· Bachelor’s degree in finance, Business, or Accounting. Masters in accounting related field and/or CPA credentials preferred.
· 5-7 + years of senior level experience managing finance, operations, and coordinating with human resources.
Requirements (continued):
· Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards (GASB) required; experience with and knowledge of government grant policies preferred.
· Advanced knowledge of fund Accounting software/ERP, preference for Oracle NetSuite.
· Understanding of financial data analysis and reporting.
  • Attention to detail.
· Ability to explain complex financial reporting in simple terms.
· Ability to think strategically and connect strong execution to broader strategic objectives and priorities.
· Strong Leadership skills with ability to motivate teams to achieve success.
· Effective oral and written communication skills with clients, co-workers, and community partners.
· Must possess strong computer and organizational skills, public speaking skills and ability to manage multiple tasks proficiently.
· Must be able to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, maintain a professional relationship with clients and staff, consistently strive to present a positive image of the agency to the surrounding communities and be able to perform diverse tasks in an efficient and effective manner.
· MS Office proficiency: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
Physical requirements:
· Intermittent standing, walking, bending, stair climbing; occasional driving, throughout a regular workday.
· Occasional light lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 25 lbs.
· Ability to work in a standard office environment at a computer, including repetitive use of a keyboard and mouse.
This position is exempt and is paid according to state and federal laws. Successful candidates must be able to pass LiveScan and undergo a credit check.


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