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Accounting Associate- Non Profit

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Accounting Associate- Non Profit

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REDWOOD CITY California 94065-1455

Accounting Associate- Non-Profit
About our client:
As the Resource & Referral (R&R) agency in our community, our client supports parents, providers, and their local community in finding, planning for, paying for, and accessing affordable, quality child care. They also provide referrals to programs and services that support children and families’ needs, including food resources; housing resources; mental health support; legal assistance; and other safety net services. They provide developmental screenings and enhanced childcare referrals for children who may have special needs. And they support early caregivers and educators in providing quality early care and education.
What you’ll do:
As the Accounting Associate, you will be responsible and accountable for all agency payables, pass through reimbursement services, payroll and other duties as assigned.
As an ideal candidate, you should have:        

  • Education or training equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or other business-related field of study.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and analytical abilities.
  • Strong communication and coaching skills; demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population
  • High Integrity; proven fiscal responsibility; ability to audit/monitor internal controls
  • Strong organizational and decision-making skills
  • Knowledge of Paychex payroll software a plus
  • Knowledge of Sage (MIP) software a plus

Our client prefers you have:

  • Bilingual in Spanish helpful
  • Experience working with State or Federal Child or Early Education Development programs or other highly regulated community or social service funding, especially funds which entail pass-through expense management.

Your responsibilities as the Accounting Associate will include:        

  • Accounts Payable: Process all vendor invoices and employee expense reimbursements and issue checks per agency policy. Maintain vendor files. Ensure timely and accurate processing of 1099s. Generate checks for reimbursements to providers in the agency’s Alternative Payment Program.
  • Payroll: Serve as the primary staff person responsible for processing payroll, creating payroll journal entries and payroll related reports. Reconciling benefit vendor invoices against employee benefit selections.  Keep current on regulations, policies, and procedures in a rapidly evolving environment.  Collaborate with Fiscal management to develop job aides, data collection, reporting and training tools as directed.  Collect department data as directed.
  • Alternative Payment Program Support: Evaluate and approve new childcare provider vendor files to confirm compliance and eligibility to receive reimbursements. Regularly audit provider vendor files and provider payments and track team performance against agency compliance, accuracy and customer service standards.  Act as a back up to payment staff as needed.
  • Accounting Support: Support and back up the accounting specialist in areas of accounts receivable when necessary. Other projects as assigned to support all accounting and agency functions.
  • Client Service: Continually strive to improve internal and external client service and communication standards in accordance with department goals and Board approved mission.  Professionally represent 4Cs to external vendors, collaborative agencies, CDE, client groups and other associations as appropriate.  Maintain high department standards of confidentiality and integrity. Support team members and 4Cs management in resolving customer service and accounts payable or payroll problems. 
  • Overall: Foster collaborative efforts within the department and enthusiastically carry out overall 4Cs goals and mission. Other duties as assigned.

Our client values their employees’ time and efforts. Their commitment to your success is enhanced by their competitive compensation and an extensive benefits package.
Plus, they work to maintain the best possible environment for their employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. They strive to provide a collaborative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to their processes, decisions, planning and culture.
Our client is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any characteristic protected under applicable law.