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Accounting Manager

Location : Northridge Hybrid
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 4
Required Education : BS, BA or MBA
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :


Successful company that manages finances for non-profit educational companies and other non profits is seeking an Accounting Manager. Responsible for leading a team of accountants in all aspects of transaction processing and financial reporting for our clients. They will oversee all accounting and compliance reporting for assigned clients by working with accounting, accounts payable and payroll staff, ensuring accuracy and timeliness of financial information. This position is highly visible to clients and therefore, an upbeat personality and customer-service oriented sense of professionalism is a must.



·         Supervises financial and accounting services and provides direction in financial statement preparation, accounts payable, accounts receivable, expense tracking by grant, grant reporting – for both governmental and private grants, and ad hoc reporting as requested

·         Reviews all financial statements as prepared by the accounting department to ensure compliance with GAAP

·         Assists the Director of Accounting in the preparation of annual budgets and monthly forecasts for clients

·         Oversees the annual financial and governmental A-133 audits – which would include work paper preparation, liaison with auditors and understanding of the governmental programs

·         Oversees and ensures the accuracy and timeliness of all compliance reporting

·         Provides training to client staff to ensure internal controls are properly implemented and followed

·         Works with the Director of Accounting and Directors of Client Finance Services to ensure financial information is properly communicated to clients

·         Exceeds clients’ expectations both in terms of quality and accuracy of information at all times

·         Develops and maintains long-term relationships with client leadership and staff

·         Maintains up to date knowledge of the charter and non-profit industry and related funding through regular professional development

·         Mentors staff to ensure continued professional growth within the firm


Required Qualifications :


Generally, any combination of education that would provide the required knowledge and skills for successful performance would qualify. A typical method of demonstrating these requirements would be:


EDUCATIONBachelor’s degree in accounting. Master’s degree in Finance or Accounting is a plus.


LICENSE(S): Certified Public Accountant is a plus


EXPERIENCE4years of experience, a portion of which includes oversight and development of staff.



·         Purposes, methods, and practices of financial and accounting recordkeeping

·         Accrual accounting principles and procedures

·         Computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly MS Excel

·         Proper and effective use of English grammar and communication skills(oral and written)


Candidates must also have the ability to:

·         Exceptional customer service skills

·         Self-starter-able to prioritize and multi-task without daily direct supervision

·         Maintain, encourage and participate in a close and highly collaborative team environment with clients and staff

·         Adapt quickly to change

·         Learn the appropriate rules, regulations and technical procedures specifically related to non-profit organizations and charter schools

·         Prepare and review a variety of accurate financial reports and summaries

·         Identify and correct errors in mathematical computations and financial documents


Experience with the following is a plus:

·         Experience in a professional service firm, such as a CPA firm is a plus

·         Experience in charter school finance and operations

·         Non-profit accounting experience

·         High organizational skills with attention to detail

·         Knowledge of Abila/Sage Non-Profit Accounting and Paychex/ADP software

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