Accounting Manager

October 18, 2018


Peninsula Family Service


Education and Nonprofit




San Mateo, CA


Another Source’s client, Peninsula Family Service (PFS), is recruiting an Accounting Manager to join their team in San Mateo. Here’s a little about Peninsula Family Service and the position they are recruiting for:

Established in 1950, PFS is a leading multi-service agency in Silicon Valley, serving over 12,000 children, families, and older adults each year and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success. Our mission at PFS is to strengthen the community by providing children, families and older adults with the support and tools to realize their full potential and lead healthy, stable lives. We envision a community where opportunity, financial stability, and wellness are secured for all. PFS offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference!

PFS offers competitive salaries, outstanding health and retirement benefits, college tuition reimbursement, flexible work schedules, 4 – 8 weeks of paid Personal Time Off and a long list of paid holidays – including all the days between Christmas and New Years Day. More importantly, Peninsula Family Service is proud to offer a positive work culture, where hard work, creativity and innovation are recognized in a supportive and collaborative setting. If our passion is your passion and you’re interested in joining an award-winning institution and bettering the lives of tens of thousands of individuals in the Bay Area, read on…

Position summary:

  • This position is responsible for managing day-to-day accounting operation that must be in compliance with GAAP, (CFR) PART 200, government and donor requirements, and with organization’s policies and procedures.
  • The Accounting Manager is also responsible for tracking, reporting, and monitoring grant, contract and foundation activity. This includes reporting all the fiscal elements of child development, older adult and financial empowerment programs.
  • The Accounting Manager ensures that all finances are managed in accordance with the conditions of the grant, foundation or contract as well as the organization’s policies and procedures.
  • The Accounting Manager is a team player that is deadline-oriented and organized, and pays a close attention to details, and is able to work accurately in a fast paced environment with minimum supervision.
  • S/he will oversee Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cash and General Ledger functions and has 3 direct reports: Accounts Payable Clerk, Accountant and Accounting Clerk.



  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a related field.
  • Advanced degree (Master’s or MBA) or CPA preferred.
  • Requires proficiency in general ledger and financial reporting using accounting software.
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Good knowledge of GAAP and not-for-profit accounting.
  • Ability to learn government funding requirements and regulations, if not already known.
  • Great people-managing skills along with interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to train and educate staff as well as delegate tasks accordingly.
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to resolve complex problems with multiple variables.
  • Must be a strong team player with excellent communication skills both verbal and written, in English.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage the day-to-day accounting functions (Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and General Ledger) to ensure accurate, transparent accounting and appropriate grant and contract expense allocation.
  • Prepare or review month-end and year-end journal entries.
  • Review monthly cost allocations.
  • Prepare or review bank and investment reconciliations.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly financial reports/invoices for older adult, child development and financial empowerment and other programs.
  • Maintain all documentation such as contract, foundation and grant award letters, and ensure that are all accounted for and easily accessible for internal and audit purposes.
  • Develop working knowledge of Federal contract requirement and procedures.
  • Prepare EHS and other foundation and grant forecasts.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Controller.
  • Backup Controller and the direct reporting staff with duties.


  • Prior to first day of employment, must have fingerprint clearance and maintain clearance.
  • Verification to legally work in the US and updated as required.
  • Another Source works with their clients, on a retained project basis, to maximize the recruiting process.

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