Staff Accountant – Accounts Receivable
The Spanish Speaking Unity Council - Oakland, CA

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Reports To Accounting Supervisor

Department Accounting

Hours 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Compensation $40,000

Employee Status Non-Exempt

Benefits Medical and Dental benefits on the first of the month following 60 days of employment, two weeks vacation each year for the first five years, 403(b) voluntary contribution and employer matching plan, additional benefits

The Unity Council

The Unity Council is a non-profit community development corporation committed to enriching the quality of life of families primarily in the Fruitvale District of Oakland. Its primary focus has been to create a healthier and safer community for families and residents by implementing and managing integrated programs addressing economic, social, and physical development.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Accounting Supervisor, the Staff Accountant – Accounts Receivable is a key team player who helps achieve monthly production goals of the agency. This position will be responsible, in partnership with the Senior Accounts Receivable Accountant, in producing the monthly cost-reimbursement and other billings relating to the agency's contracts and grants. The incumbent will also work to produce aging and other regular reports and to reconcile revenue activity for various grants.


Prepare monthly funds reconciliations by comparing all source documents, including time sheets, against the AccuFund accounting system-generated fund reports

Make adjusting journal entries as necessary

Prepare monthly billings and support documentation based on reconciled fund reports, using grantor prescribed format

Enter approved billings into the AccuFund A/R module

Code cash receipts according to grant budgets and enter into the AccuFund A/R module

Assist with preparation of weekly A/R ageing report and reconciliation to general ledger

Provide program managers with updated grant status reports

Maintain donor binder

Prepare support documentation for annual audit and Form 990

Perform additional duties as may be assigned by the Accounting Supervisor


AA or BA degree in Accounting, 3 or more years experience in nonprofit or government accounting

Experience with detailed fund allocation and government billing

Recent nonprofit experience working in accounts receivable on government-source grants

Strong organizational skills

Knowledge of general accounting, with emphasis on accounts receivable

Nonprofit accounting experience required

Ability to keep organized, accurate records

Ability to present financial information in an organized, understandable manner for both financial and non-financial audiences

Ability to prioritize in a dynamic, high-paced environment

Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel

Experience in fund-accounting software

Interview Process Because of the volume of anticipated responses, only those applicants who meet the required qualifications will be contacted for an interview.

The Unity Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.