Shanti Project
 
 

Two Job Opportunities Available in Finance
Internship with the LGBT Aging & Abilities Support Network (LAASN) Program

Title: Accounting Manager
Reports To: CFO
Status: Full Time; Exempt

Shanti is a San Francisco based non-profit dedicated to enhancing the quality of life, health and well-being of people living with life-threatening illnesses, including women with cancer, HIV/AIDS and people needing assistance with their pets.

Position Summary

The Accounting Manager is responsible for the routine operation of the Finance Office of an established non-profit agency. Position reports to the CFO. Successful performance in the position could lead in time to consideration for Controller. Please address your specific qualifications for the position in your cover letter. If you have the attributes listed below and have management skills or are ready to make the jump to manager, this could be the job for you! Job is located in San Francisco, CA. Minutes from a BART station.

Essential Functions:

    Accounting

  • Supervises the work of a staff accountant and an accounting assistant.
  • Manages the online accounting software, insurance and payroll providers. Liaise with these vendors for technical support service, product upgrades and annual renewals.
  • Responsible for semi-monthly payroll through a payroll service. Act as back-up to Accountant.
  • Responsible for general ledger management, account reconciliations, cash receipts processing and A/R collections.
  • Supervises all accounting functions up to and including preparation of financial statements for senior management in a timely fashion.
  • Allocates all contract billings to the appropriate entity or department
  • Coordinates the annual independent audit.
  • Develops and maintains internal controls as applicable in a small office environment.
  • Oversees the plant, property, and equipment schedules.
  • Serve as principal liaison with local banking institutions for all checking accounts.
  • Manages grant allocations, and contract indirect cost allocations.
  • Responsible for finance office files.
    • Budgeting

    • Prepares the annual operating budget in cooperation with department heads.
    • Prepares and distributes monthly department budget versus actual reports to various departments.

      Filings / Reports

    • Complies with all State and Federal filing requirements on behalf of the Agency.
    • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports.
    • Prepares income tax filings.
    • Works with the CFO in the preparation of the annual reports as required.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or equivalent.
    • Five (5) years related experience. Experience in non-profit organization(s) a requirement.
    • Working knowledge of Intacct preferred, but not required.
    • Demonstrated capacity to supervise a finance office, supervise staff, and prepare annual performance reviews.
    • Demonstrated ability to perform all accounting functions in a hands-on manner in a non-profit organization.
    • Strong GAAP accounting experience (general ledger, consolidations, reconciliations, compliance, etc.).
    • Working knowledge of data collection, data analysis, and evaluation.
    • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work with a dynamic Agency with a focused mission and several contracts, grants and donors.
    • Supportive of the values of the diverse, San Francisco city community.

    Skills and Attributes:

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, and accounting software.
    • Strong organizational, problem solving, and analytical skills; plus the ability to manage priorities and workflow.
    • Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees.
    • Ability to work without significant direction; self-starter with sensible judgment.
    • Ability to plan, organize, and implement programs and procedures.
    • Ability to accurately complete detailed financial reports.

    Compensation Package:

    • Salary: Based on qualifications and experience.
    • Some Flexibility with Schedule.
    • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance.
    • Paid Time Off (holidays, vacation and sick days).

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to: Human Resources. Please no phone calls. Shanti is an equal opportunity employer: Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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    Title: Accounting Assistant
    Reports To: Accounting Manager
    Status: Part Time; Non-Exempt

    Shanti is a San Francisco based non-profit dedicated to enhancing the quality of life, health and well-being of people living with life-threatening illnesses, including women with cancer, HIV/AIDS and people needing assistance with their pets.

    Position Summary

    Position is part-time, expected 20-25 hours per week. Please address your specific qualifications for the position in your cover letter. Job is located in San Francisco, CA. Minutes from a BART Station

    Essential Functions:

    • Maintains accounting records by making copies; scanning and filing documents.
    • Does data entry. Primarily in Excel worksheets.
    • Assists in reconciling documents for completeness as required for credit card statements and reimbursement requests.
    • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.
    • Accomplishes accounting and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
    • General department administrative tasks as needed.

    Qualifications:

    • Background and comfort with mathematics.
    • Demonstrated analytical ability.
    • Comfort level with interfacing with all levels of staff.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
    • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work with a dynamic agency with a focused mission and several contracts, grants and donors.
    • Supportive of the values of the diverse, San Francisco city community.

    Compensation Package:

    • Salary: $17/hour.
    • Some Flexibility with Schedule.

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to: Human Resources. Please no phone calls. Shanti is an equal opportunity employer: Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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    Internship with Shanti's LGBT Aging & Ablilities Support Network (LAASN) Program

    The Shanti Project provides practical assistance and emotional support to underserved San Franciscans living with breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ seniors and adults with disabilities as well as clients needing assistance with their companion animals. Shanti’s LGBTQ Aging & Abilities Support Network (LAASN) Program is a new program developed through Shanti’s contract with the Department of Aging & Adult Services (DAAS) that allows Shanti to provide peer support services for LGBTQ seniors and LGBTQ adults (18+) with disabilities without them needing a chronic or life-threatening illness such as cancer or HIV/AIDS in order to receive supportive services. This contract was developed with the purpose of reducing loneliness and social isolation among LGBTQ seniors and differently abled adults.

    SUMMARY: Interns will be trained in harm reduction peer counseling and care navigation, learn how to work directly with clients, participate in weekly staff meetings, and conduct new client intakes as well as needs assessment meetings. Interns will make home visits, provide clients with emotional support and practical assistance, and accompany clients to medical or social service appointments. Interns will gain experience working with a diverse population of clients, with a specific focus on LGBTQ seniors and adults with disabilities.

    Responsibilites:

    • Work a minimum of 15-20 hours a week for a minimum of 3 months or longer, beginning ASAP
    • Attend Shanti's Peer Support Volunteer Training*
    • Shadow staff for a minimum of two weeks, and under staff supervision, perform client intake and needs assessments in addition to completing resource referrals and follow-up
    • Document service to clients through progress notes, database and client hard file
    • Update client's annual verification, profile information, and referrals
    • Meet with supervisor weekly for support with practical and self-care skills
    • Work as part of an interdisciplinary team of multi-lingual/cultural caregivers
    • Participate in program outreach, training and other activities, as appropriate
    • Perform other tasks as assigned

    Qualifications:

    • Willingness to participate in Shanti's 24-hour Peer Support Training (required*)
    • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
    • Basic office organizational skills and computer literacy
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Sensitive to needs and circumstances of LGBTQ seniors and adults with disabilities
    • Culturally sensitive and comfortable working in underserved communities
    • Some education, training or experience with providing social services preferred
    • Bilingual proficiency preferred

    *The next Peer Support Volunteer Trainings will take place in March and June 2017. (Intern is only required to attend one training).

    MARCH TRAINING
    Friday, March 24th from 6-9:30pm
    Saturday, March 25th from 9am-6pm
    Sunday, March 26th from 9am-6pm
    Wednesday, March 29th from 6-9:30pm

    JUNE TRAINING
    Friday, June 9th from 6-9:30pm
    Saturday, June 10th from 9am-6pm
    Sunday, June 11th from 9am-6pm
    Wednesday, June 14th from 6-9:30pm

    Shanti's programs strive to eliminate disparities in health service delivery, and to improve the health and well-being of challenged, at-risk, and underserved communities. Shanti's services are designed to meet clients' needs using a model based on empathy and empowerment.

    To learn more about how to get involved, please contact Joanne Kipnis, LAASN Program Director, via email.

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