Staff Accountant @ Camp Tawonga

Staff Accountant

About Tawonga
Tawonga’s mission is to provide educational and recreational programs for children, adults and families that help them develop as healthy and participating members of the Jewish and secular communities, locally, nationally and internationally. The agency does this by integrating the themes of personal growth and the development of positive self-esteem, creating cooperative communities, our partnership with the natural world and positive Jewish identification and spirituality. We run programs at our residential campsite next to Yosemite National Park and in the Bay Area, serving 5,000 people a year.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Camp Tawonga is an Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and is committed to being an inclusive environment for all employees. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills, and to hiring people of color, LGBTQ individuals and women. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and organizational need.

About Tawonga’s Culture
At Camp Tawonga, we are a close-knit, collaborative, joyous group of professionals who take great pride in fulfilling our mission and having fun while doing it. We have deep respect for our community, the children and the families we serve; for nature and the physical world; and for Jewish value of “tikkun olam” – repairing the world. Some of us are life-long camp people and for others, it’s our first time working for a camp. We are a Jewish organization, and we welcome and are inclusive of all staff and community members, Jewish and non-Jewish alike. We are two years into our own mission critical JEDI work (justice, equity, diversity and inclusion) and are committed to both the tough and introspective reflections and learnings it requires and to a refresh of our policies and practices to support an equity culture. In pre-COVID times, you would consistently find us hanging out in common areas, collaborating or just catching up, because we value interpersonal connection. With COVID, we host informal Zoom lunches and other activities to nurture those connections. We are eager to meet and get to know you.

Job Purpose and Description
The Staff Accountant ensures timely and efficient processing of agency funds, including accounts payable/receivable and credit card transactions. This position provides support as necessary to the Registrar and Admin team, particularly financial support, with Camp Tawonga’s financial aid process and awards. The Staff Accountant plays a key role in month- and year-end close functions, including creation and maintenance of schedules and reconciliations. This position directly supports the Controller and plays a significant role in audits (annual audit, workers comp audit, etc.). The Staff Accountant will integrate with existing Camp Tawonga systems and processes and will also identify and execute system improvements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Accounts Payable
- Process, file, and manage vendor invoices and inquiries
- Manage connection between payables and general ledger in accounting software
- Manage vendor files and annually prepare 1099 forms
- Manage credit card software, processes, and controls; ensure accurate transfer of information, including GL coding, from credit card software to accounting software
- Identify and propose AP system improvements as necessary and appropriate

Accounts Receivable, Financial Aid
- Support Registrar and/or Admin team with timely billing creation, financial and accounting technical components, invoice processing, and financial transactions related to family accounts
- Support Registrar with financial aid processes, data management, and integration with database
- Maintain open and constant lines of communication with Registrar to ensure that unique family needs and information are tracked and incorporated
- Support monthly AR reconciliation with Registrar and Controller
- Enter deposits in coordination with Development department

Month-, Quarter-, and Year-End Close and Reporting
- Support Controller with month-end close reconciliations, including accounts receivable, bank accounts, development revenue, payroll and payroll suspense, petty cash, personal reimbursements, and clearing account
- Generate, send, and troubleshoot staff spending reports
- Calculate internal labor costs for capitalization (quarterly)
- Calculate Sales and Use Tax (quarterly)
- Support with payroll tax return creation (quarterly)
- Support with annual creation and dissemination of W2/W3s
- Support with 403b, ACA, and other compliance reporting and calculations and filings as necessary

- Support Controller and Senior Director of Finance and Administration with creation of schedules, document retrieval, and other key aspects of annual external audit
- Support Controller with annual workers compensation audit
- Support with other internal and external audits as necessary

- Support Controller and Senior Director of Finance and Administration with PPP forgiveness applications and ERC maximization (2021 and 2022)
- General ongoing support and assistance to Controller as necessary
- Other duties as assigned at the discretion of the Controller and/or Senior Director of Finance and Administration to support departmental and/or agency initiatives

Training, Experience, Skills, and Qualities
- Minimum one year of bookkeeping experience, including exposure to some of the following: AP/AR, month/year-end close processes and schedules
- MS Excel/Google Sheets proficiency
- Experience with Quickbooks
- Experience with G-Suite
- Ability to hold sensitive information professionally and in confidence
- Highly organized, detail oriented, and passionate about excellence and accuracy in accounting work
- High math intuition and a love for numbers

- Formal accounting experience
- Non-profit bookkeeping and/or accounting experience
- Intermediate-level experience with MS Excel/Google Sheets (e.g. Pivot tables, vlookup, and managing/manipulating large data sets
- Experience with Quickbooks Desktop
- Ability to communicate clearly, compassionately, and concisely with people from various backgrounds

This position reports directly to the Controller
This position will occasionally indirectly report to the Senior Director of Finance and Administration as appropriate

This position will heavily use the following types of software:

Microsoft Office/Google Suite
- Gmail and Google Calendar
- QuickBooks Desktop (with possible future transition to QuickBooks Online)
- CampMinder (camper/family database)
- Divvy (corporate credit card)

Physical Demands
The physical demands listed below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made that enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

- Typing, writing, reading, hearing, and speaking
- Use of hands and fingers to operate office equipment, especially a computer
- Standing, walking, kneeling, and frequent sitting with some lifting up to 30 pounds

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
To ensure consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter explaining your qualifications for and interest in the position. Send applications to [email protected] with “Staff Accountant” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and Tawonga is seeking to hire for this position as soon as possible.
[email protected]

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, vision, dental, 401(k) or 403(b) plans, Life Insurance
  • Other Benefits: This is a full-time, non-exempt, year-round, benefitted position. Pay is commensurate with experience. Camp Tawonga offers a competitive compensation package which includes medical, dental, life insurance, retirement with company match and contribution, a
  • Preferred Experience: Entry Level (0-2 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-03-23
  • Times this job has been viewed: 229 times
  • Job is posted for: 30 days
  • Job Categories: Accounting & Finance, Human Resources
  • Organization Type: Camps & Camping
Job Location
Camp Tawonga
131 Steuart St
San Francisco , California 94105


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