Finance and Accounting Manager

Posted Date: April 22, 2019
Location: San Francisco, California
Department: Finance

Position Overview:

The Trust for Public Land receives funding from a variety of public and private sources. This position is responsible for a wide variety of finance and accounting functions for recording and managing these funds. This position will monitor and manage all phases of both private gifts and pledges and public grants and contracts. He or she will review all awards to ensure they are recorded according to GAAP, will manage the Accounts Receivable and Pledge systems, and will prepare the documentation required to request payments as well as other related responsibilities.

This person will be a collaborative team member who will proactively and effectively work with a broad range of stakeholders, including staff on the finance and field staff. This is a high-touch position that requires someone who enjoys interacting with, providing guidance to, and working collaboratively across multiple levels of the organization.

We value those candidates displaying a customer service philosophy and a strategic problem-solving approach, superb communication skills, and relevant expertise with spreadsheets, contracts/agreements, and databases.

Summary of Key Responsibilities:

  • Review all documentation for private and public funds to ensure they are recorded according to GAAP;
  • Manage the schedules for accounts receivable, deferred revenue and contributions receivable;
  • Review award or contract documentation and meet with key contacts to go over major provisions concerning budget provisions and restrictions, waived and un-waived budget categories, period of award, and deadlines for progress invoices.
  • Prepare all documentation for requesting payments on grants and contracts;
  • Monitor all outstanding invoices past due, follow-up on scheduled payments, request extension dates if necessary;
  • Participate in annual audit;
  • Complete monthly close responsibilities including reconciling cash and accrual balances for all funds;
  • Provide process improvement and ad hoc projects;
  • Assist in other general accounting and finance functions as needed.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors in Accounting or related field or Associates degree and equivalent experience (5 years or more directly applicable experience);
  • 5 years of related experience in contracts and grants management, nonprofit experience preferred but not required;
  • In-depth knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for revenue recognition;
  • Strong excel skills (e.g. large data sets, pivot tables, v lookups, writing formulas, etc.);
  • Working knowledge of and ability to apply standard theories, principles, practices, and techniques applicable to grant and contract administration in order to develop conclusions and make recommendations;
  • Knowledge of cost principles as related to grants and contract administration, including OMB Circulars;
  • Experience with relational database applications; Lawson, TM1, Clearview, and crystal a plus;
  • Knowledge of standard processes and software in the development and submission of grant proposals; working knowledge of standard budgeting and accounting practices and fiscal analysis techniques;
  • Strong data entry and computer skills, including basic MS Office skills: Word, Excel, Outlook and Accounting system;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to prioritize, time manage and multi-task with limited supervision and sometimes under time pressure;
  • Superior customer service skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Self-starter with a can-do attitude and a team player;
  • Dependability, flexibility and professional demeanor.

To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter to Jennifer Wilson-Fischer (