San Francisco, California
Sep 11, 2019
Oct 11, 2019
Job Function
Accounting / Finance
Focus Areas
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Experience Level

The Accountant reports to the Chief Financial Officer and is a member of a three-person finance & administration team which also includes an Office Manager and outside IT consultant. The position assists in the maintenance and control of the Society’s financials and works closely with the Chief Financial Officer to perform all of the duties and responsibilities of the finance department. The expansive nature of the role means this individual interacts with Garden staff and stakeholders in varying ways and at every level of the organization – from the smallest cash transactions to high-dollar billing submissions with material revenue impact. The Garden is open 365 days a year and occasionally this position supports activities and events which take place outside of normal business hours and/or on weekends. We seek a highly professional individual with excellent accounting and customer service skills who enjoys being challenged, understands the critical role that Finance plays in the success of any organization, and is committed to the Garden’s long-term growth and success.


·         Journal entry preparation and posting

·         General ledger and sub-ledger account reconciliations

·         Bank account and credit card statement reconciliations

·         Revenue/expense report running and analysis

·         Assistance with budget preparation and analysis

·         Year-end audit support

·         Heavy cash handling and cash receipt processing/management

·         Accounts payable processing

·         Payroll processing and timesheet management

·         Program billing and reimbursement submissions

·         Invoice/check request/reimbursement review for proper account coding

·         Maintenance of personnel files, payroll records and transaction backup

·         Preparation and processing of bank deposits

·         POS system interface management and report-running

·         Cashier support and associated volunteer management at events

·         Benefit, government, and other agency reporting

·         Additional duties as identified


·         Knowledge of and familiarity with GAAP

·         Proficient level of professional skill and knowledge in accounting; knowledge and ability to use applicable information technology and systems to meet work needs

·         Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite; minimum intermediate Excel skills

·         Ability to accurately and efficiently process numerous transactions from multiple revenue streams

·         Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing, across departments and to all levels of management

·         Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload in order to meet tight deadlines in a demanding work environment

·         Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

·         Appreciation for and adherence to confidentiality and discretion

·         Meticulous attention to detail and record-keeping skills

·         Team player willing and able to collaborate with all parts of the organization

·         High level of professionalism and outstanding interpersonal skills with demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy

·         Willingness to adjust hours to accommodate the needs of the position

·         Flexibility and patience in response to changing needs and competing demands, at times with limited resources


·         Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business with accounting emphasis

·         Minimum three years accounting work experience

·         Knowledge of nonprofit accounting fundamentals

·         Nonprofit work experience a plus

·         In-depth experience with one or more accounting software programs; experience with Sage a plus

·         Experience processing full-cycle accounts payable and payroll; experience with Paylocity a plus