Accountant
Mission Economic Development Agency - San Francisco, CA

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SUMMARY:
Over its 39 year history, the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (www.medasf.org) has advanced innovative approaches to promote economic justice through asset development for the Latino community in San Francisco. Its programs foster asset creation through group education and one on one counseling in financial capability, small business development, homeownership, income tax preparation and community planning.

MEDA is currently seeking candidates for the position of accountant to join our growing finance team. The accountant is responsible for recording, updating and evaluating the information presented in financial statements, narratives, and other accompanying schedules to the financial statements for any reporting entities assigned.

JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Reconcile bank accounts accurately and in a timely manner, with attention to unusual items that remain outstanding at month end.
2. Reconcile differences between A/P or A/R modules and G/L module.
3. Perform all month-end journal entries necessary to close the ledgers. Perform monthly account reconciliations in conjunction with the monthly close.
4. Prepare monthly financial statements within assigned time limit and accuracy standards.
5. Prepare relevant and current explanation of financial statements in a narrative format.
6. Prepare any financial statement related reports as assigned.
7. Prepare accounting reports required by outside agencies.
8. Respond promptly, courteously and, correctly to inquiries from internal and external users.
9. Assist in the preparation of budgets.
10. Review coding and/or prepare or correct coding of invoices within the weekly timeframe required. Work with regional staff on coding corrections.
11. Review coding and/or prepare or correct coding on all incoming deposits (checks and wires). Review coding for grant routing forms.
12. Review incoming grants and awards for federal applicability (A-133 reporting) and communicate to appropriate staff
13. Prepare all required schedules for the annual audit; obtain all required supporting documentation; answer all audit questions as able.
14. Identify errors and/or trends in accounting data and proactively initiate regular communication with management and appropriate program staff.
15. Track expenses by funding sources and expenses against approved organizational budget.
16. Track Net Assets Released from Restricted and Temporarily Restricted Net Assets.
17. Prepare cost reimbursement report to be submitted to federal or local government on monthly and quarterly basis.
18. Able to meet deadlines on short notice.

Education:
Bachelors degree in accounting required; CPA or CPA candidate preferred. Experience may partially substitute for education for accountants who are exceptional in other areas.

Experience:
Minimum of three years of public or industry accounting. Education may partially substitute for experience for accountants who are otherwise exceptional.
  • 2-3 years of experience in fund accounting principle or federal/local government grant management.
  • A good understanding of shared/overhead cost allocation policy a plus.
  • GAAP and government grant compliance knowledge are helpful.
Abilities:
Work in a complex and changing organization and adapt to changes in structure and work priorities.
Work both independently and in groups, and willing to help team members in order to achieve departmental goals.
Work quickly, identify issues of materiality and make decisions within their authority.
Willingness to learn, seek advice and take direction when appropriate from coworkers, the Assistant Corporate Controller, and others.
Understand and implement directives from the Deputy Director and management.
Proficiency in spreadsheet and computerized accounting applications.
Positive attitude, professional, and perform responsibilities with integrity.
Problem-solve, prioritize work and meet deadlines.
Communicate clearly, both verbally and in written form; and relate effectively with others.
Perform at the top 50% of accounting staff in workload carried.
Lead the accounting and information retrieval for acquisitions.
Train other staff members.
Review financial statement packets and outside reports of other staff members.
Read loan documents, partnership agreements, regulatory agreements or other pertinent documents and understand their relationship to the financial statements; able to identify what documents are pertinent.
Exhibit proactive behavior towards potential problems and potential benefits for the department as a whole.
Problem-solve for other staff.
Perform routine job functions without supervision.
Exhibit mature judgment in complex situations.
Treat a variety of people with respect and compassion.
Represent MEDA in a professional manner at all times.
Understand and commit to the Mission and Values of MEDA.

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MEDA is a community-based economic development corporation located in the Mission District of San Francisco. For over 38 years MEDA has...