Foundation for California Community Colleges,

Accounting Coordinator

24 days ago
Employment type
California (remote)
Closing date

About this organization

The Foundation for California Community Colleges is the statewide non-profit supporting the California Community College system, the largest system of higher education in the nation. Incorporated in 1998, the Foundation serves as the official auxiliary to the California Community Colleges’ Board of Governors and the systemwide Chancellor’s Office.

The Foundation is the trusted partner of the California Community Colleges— facilitating collaboration, accelerating innovation, and increasing systemwide resources.

About this job

The Accounting Coordinator supports and assists with the administration of day-today operations of the Finance Department. The Accounting Coordinator performs a wide variety of functions to support the activities of the department including filing, data entry, conducting research, bank reconciliations, and general accounting support as needed.

The Accounting Coordinator is responsible for routine financial transactions and performing month end close functions. This position manages tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, contract/grant reporting, financial reporting, accounts receivable, year-end audit preparation and the support of budget and forecast activities.

Roles & responsibilities

•Perform routine office support functions, such as maintaining office supplies, opening and scanning/distributing mail, filing, photocopying, and other general organizational and support functions.

•Assist accounts receivable with verification of cash receipts, data entry of cash receipt transactions, and entering accounts receivable invoices.

•Assist in the preparation of accounts receivable invoices for various programs.

•Assist accounts payable with the verification of invoices, matching of invoices to proof of delivery documents, and data entry of accounts payable transactions.

•Complete bank account reconciliations, stop pays, and issues checks as assigned on a weekly/monthly basis

•Assist with fraud claims directly with the bank.

•Ability to work with large excel data files

•Liaison between call center and finance when needed

•Make copies for billing support.

•Assist with the annual audit process.

•Provide support to the Finance Department.


  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, database-related software applications and other office equipment.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Ability to work accurately with numerical detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with Foundation employees at all levels, program and client staff, and consumers encountered in the course of work.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints and respond appropriately.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interrupt ongoing work to respond to customer and vendor inquiries.
  • Ability to work remotely and navigate various technology platforms (Zoom, MS Office Suite-Teams, Outlook, Salesforce Lightning and other database programs, Google Suite, etc.).
  • Passionate about providing students with stronger pathways to education and building a more just and equitable California overall.
  • A self-starter and quick learner who is highly motivated and outcome-oriented, always seeking innovative approaches to project execution.
  • A strategic and creative thinker who can problem-solve, working within and across teams to swiftly respond to needs identified across the California Community Colleges.
  • Practices ownership, takes accountability, and has the ability to project manage, prioritize tasks, and deliver quality products on time with limited supervision.
  • Ability to work on a fast-paced team and build and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

To apply

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