Senior Accountant

United Jewish Federation of San Diego County | San Diego, CA, United States

Posted Date 5/07/2022


The Jewish Federation of San Diego County is looking for an experienced, team-oriented Senior Accountant with sound accounting skills.  For more than 85 years Federation has worked to create a vibrant, caring, connected and enduring Jewish Community by strengthening Jewish identity, caring for Jews in need and fostering deep connections with Israel and Jews around the world. San Diego County is home to more than 100,000 Jews, in about 50,000 households. We are a thriving, vibrant, multi-faceted Jewish community of more than 100 Jewish communal organizations. More information about Jewish San Diego is available on our website, Federation staff are passionate about community building, highly collaborative and always learning. We bring a wide range of experiences and backgrounds to our work and welcome all applicants for this dynamic position.

The Position

The Senior Accountant is responsible for assisting the Controller with daily accounting tasks, month-end closing, year-end closing, and the annual independent audit, and supervision of the Accounting and Donor Services Associate and part-time Accountant who will perform accounts payable, bank reconciliation, and various journal entries.  The Senior Accountant also supports the development team and is responsible for the oversight, standardization and management of the donor services process. A strong understanding of accounting is essential as well as proficiency in excel (VLOOKUPS, pivot tables, formulas).  The Senior Accountant is also responsible for oversight of Federation’s semi-monthly payroll using on-line software, coordinating benefit enrollments for new hires, and providing human resources support as directed.  

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation range: $60,000 to $75,000

Comprehensive benefit package:

  • 403b Thrift plan
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Medical and dental flexible spending
  • Term life insurance
  • Accident death and dismemberment insurance
  • Long term disability
  • Sick Leave, vacation & 22 holidays


Financial Transactions

  • Review and commit daily pledges and cash application batches to the customer relationship management (CRM) database in accordance with internal procedures and controls
  • Review and import weekly CRM posting summaries into the accounting software
  • Review donor installment payments and monthly recurring credit card payments
  • Review daily deposits for accuracy (GL code, date, amount) prior to posting to the GL
  • Prepare weekly bank reconciliation and monthly investment account reconciliations
  • Review weekly pledge report for accuracy of pledge amounts, open/closed status, etc.
  • Enter all accounts payable invoices, and run checks once per week or more frequently as needed
  • Create monthly tenant invoices and maintain accurate payment files of tenants
  • Complete monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Assist Controller with month-end close: Accruals, journal entries, GL account reconciliations and budget to actual analysis
  • Assist Controller with year-end close and annual independent audit


  • Review and submit semi-monthly payroll
  • Process check requests for payroll related deductions (donor advised funds, loans, 403b, FSA etc.)
  • Complete worker’s compensation monthly report
  • Conduct new-hire on-boarding, and answer routine questions regarding benefits
  • Assemble new-hire packages and processes new-hire paperwork, (i.e., I-9 and State/Federal tax forms, etc.)
  • Process all dependent changes, terminations, and waiver paperwork, beneficiary changes and other documents as needed
  • Maintain confidential benefit and personnel information. Enter and update employment data into the accounting and payroll systems
  • Create and maintain employment and benefit files



  • Knowledge of general accounting principles
  • Experience with balance sheets and reconciliation of general ledger accounts
  • Problem solver with strong communication skills
  • Experience supervising accounting or administrative staff
  • An ability to manage time and multi-task efficiently and proficiently within established deadlines.
  • Self-starter who works well independently as well as contributes successfully within a team environment
  • Understanding of personnel and organizational values of confidentiality
  • Proficiency with Excel and Microsoft Office and a level of comfort with web-based software
  • Basic knowledge of employment laws a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting preferred with minimum of six years of experience performing accounting duties

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veterans’ status.

Interested candidates should forward a detailed resume to:

[email protected]

Sheila Ricks

Human Resources Management Advisor

Jewish Federation of San Diego County


Salary60000.00 - 75000.00 Annual
Full Time
Accounting & Finance
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Vision
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