Nonprofit Finance Manager

Berkeley, California
Aug 01, 2019
Aug 31, 2019
Job Function
Accounting / Finance
Position Type
Contract / Freelance
Degree Level
Experience Level

Scope of Work:
Ongoing Accounting Support (10 hours per week; 2-4 hours per week on site)


  • Enter and process Accounts Payables (bills, contractors, employee credit cards, union dues/pension), cash balance review – process check runs and payments
  • Enter Accounts Receivables (Invoicing as requested, recording earned revenue, donations and pledges)
  • Bank Account Reconciliation, Balance Sheet account reconciliation
  • Payroll Services – prepare and enter bi-weekly payrolls for staff, 403b payments, and payroll for Union musicians (6-10 concerts per year)
  • Insurance –Workers Comp, General Liability, Director and Officer Policy review of renewal and preparation of annual audits
  • Assist in budget creation in collaboration with program staff and management
  • Assist in Human Resources management and compliance
  • Maintains financial security by following internal controls (database backups, updating and implementing policies)
  • Complies with federal, state, and local financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on necessary actions

​Prepare and coordinate reports in a timely manner as follows:

  • Monthly management: Profit and Loss, Variance to Budget, Cash Flow, and Balance Sheet
  • Financials and documentation for external audit firm – Year End close out
  • Federal and State annual tax info for Accountant (Form 990)
  • 1099’s and annual 1096
  • Board of Directors quarterlies
  • Grant applications and reports
  • Project budget and reconciliation with project managers, ad hoc reports as requested

​​Skills and Qualifications:

  • 3+ years’ experience with full cycle bookkeeping
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting preferred
  • Proficiency with GAAP and FASB compliance
  • Excellent knowledge of QuickBooks Online (working with classes, etc.),, ADP Run
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word, Google Drive/Sheets, Dropbox
  • Excellent knowledge of Nonprofit Accounting
  • Maintains confidential information, attention to detail, deadline oriented, data entry management, time management, general math skills

​​Submission Procedure:
Please email resume and cover letter to
No phone calls please

About Berkeley Symphony:
Founded in 1971 in the intellectual and artistic nexus of Berkeley, California, Berkeley Symphony maintains abiding commitments to innovative programming, community engagement and education, and artistic excellence. Recognized both locally and internationally for its spirited programming and community service, Berkeley Symphony is renowned for its dedication to presenting vibrant contemporary and classical masterworks. The Symphony presents public Symphonic, Chamber, and Family series performances, and produces over 360 Music in the Schools events annually. Berkeley Symphony is the recipient of numerous ASCAP awards for adventurous programming.