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Staff Accountant - Remote in CA

Company: Brilliant Corners
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEWFounded in 2004, Brilliant Corners provides innovative housing and housing-related services to California's most vulnerable individuals, with an emphasis on those transitioning from, or at risk of, homelessness or institutionalization. We develop, own and manage multi-family supportive housing and licensed residential care homes, and implement a broad array of scattered-site, one-on-one supportive housing, and clinical case management programs through partnerships with developmental services, homeless services, veterans' services and health care sectors.In short, we do good work.We have offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, currently have 450 staff and are growing daily. We're looking for inspired, talented people who want to be part of a team that's affecting profound change and is having fun doing it.Position SummaryBrilliant Corners seeks a highly qualified and motivated individual to be part of the accounting services team of a rapidly growing nonprofit managing a diverse array of government-funded supportive housing properties and service programs. This position supports the Accounting Manager and Accounting Supervisor in carrying out the responsibilities of the department.The Staff Accountant will report directly to the Accounting Supervisor and will work closely with a team of accountants. The candidate is required to maintain a collaborative working relationship with Brilliant Corners Managers and other related personnel. Successful performance of the work requires considerable knowledge of governmental accounting principles as well as GAAP and the ability to exercise sound independent judgment within established guidelines.Location: Candidates must reside in California (prefer Los Angeles or San Francisco Area), position is primarily remote with occasional in-office requirementsPay: $60k annually, non-exemptResponsibilities--- Assist the invoicing team in Flexible Housing Subsidy Poll (FHSP), Housing Program Unit (HPU), and CalAIMs in preparing timely program invoicing.--- Assist with HPU/FHSP credit card reconciliations.--- Assist with Amazon transactions as it relates to programs. --- Assist the Finance Team with Quarterly external audit preparation. --- Answer accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data. --- Audit monthly invoices to create a list of transactions that need reclassification in our accounting system. --- Create program billing summary to provide to our funders--- Perform month-end close reviews to assist Finance Team. --- Provide reporting support to ensure timely submission of invoice reimbursement.--- Review and complete monthly client level expenditure reports. --- Use Salesforce to confirm client expenses are billed to the correct funding sources.MindsetsYou're a people person. You enjoy providing great person-centered customer service to a diverse population. You like people and they like you.You're a hungry learner. You enjoy constantly taking in new information and are committed to continuous learning about the world and the work around you.You thrive in a dynamic environment. You're at ease with rapid change and are flexible to adjust to the changing needs of your clients. You enjoy working collaboratively but are also able to get things done on your own. You possess a positive, can-do attitude.

  • Thorough understanding of GAAP requirements.
  • Analytical and detail oriented yet able to look at the whole picture to meet deadlines
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple priorities and function independently and as a team member.
  • Understanding of concepts, principles and practices of funding agency relations and compliance requirements as well as donor expectations regarding gift stewardship.
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, databases, etc).
  • Sensitivity to homeless people and the issues of homelessness and recovery, and ability to work with people from diverse educational and personal backgrounds.
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or business with emphasis in accounting, preferred but not required Knowledge, Skills and AbilityLANGUAGE SKILLSStrong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical publications, government contracts, leases, regulatory documents, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to write reports that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, boards of directors, and public groups.MATHEMATICAL SKILLSAbility to calculate figures and amounts such as interest, proportions, percentages, and area. Ability to apply basic math and geometry concepts to practical situations. Facility with Microsoft Excel and ability to use a financial calculator.REASONING ABILITYAbility to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical, diagram, and written form and to deal with multiple abstract and concrete variables.PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.TRAVEL REQUIREMENTSOccasional travel to Brilliant Corners' office in Los Angeles or San FranciscoWORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.Brilliant Corners COVID-19 Vaccination Policy -Brilliant Corners goal is to keep all of our employees and the public at large safe during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Brilliant Corners has adopted (as of April 15, 2022) a Vaccination and Testing Policy in order to safely provide services to our contractors, clients, and vendors. All new employees are required to be Fully Vaccinated (Initial dose(s) + ONE BOOSTER) or apply for a Medical or Religious Exemption within 60 days from the first day of employment.Brilliant Corners does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.Brilliant Corners is committed to the implementation of an Affirmative Action Policy and the Americans with Disability Policy in its recruitment selection and placement of all personnel and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Salary range for this position is $59,000 - $67,000 annually. This position is being offered at $60,000 annually.
    • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
    • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
    • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
    • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
    • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
    • Short Term & Long Term Disability
    • Training & Development
    • Work From Home
    • Wellness Resources

Keywords: Brilliant Corners, Santa Barbara , Staff Accountant - Remote in CA, Accounting, Auditing , Santa Barbara, California

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