Foundation for California Community Colleges,

Senior Program Accountant

21 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 Senior Program Accountant is responsible for full-cycle finance and accounting functions for assigned projects and programs and serves as accountant, financial analyst, and advisor to project and program owners. This position manages tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, contract/grant reporting, financial reporting, year-end audit preparation and the support of budget and forecast activities.

Roles & responsibilities

•Manage assigned contracts, grants and/or fiscal sponsor relationships which includes, preparing monthly financial statements and/or invoices with supporting documentation, comparing expenses to contracted budgeted amounts for accuracy and variances within contract terms, and answering inquiries made by contract/grant managers and other personnel.

•Prepare budgets, analysis, and forecasts of assigned projects.

•Serve as principal liaison between Finance and assigned cost centers, programs, and/or projects.

•Complete and review costing allocations of staff for assigned projects, grants, and contracts.

•Conduct revenue recognition of assigned projects ensuring documentation and compliance is completed.

•Assist in managing and/or providing oversight for Accounts Receivable and/or Accounts Payable functions as it relates to assigned cost centers, programs, and/or projects.

•As necessary, assist in reviewing and providing support for monthly allocations of various organizational expenses, including periodic reviews of methodology and monthly journal entries.

•Support balance sheet and income statement account reconciliations as assigned monthly.

•Assist with the annual audit process as assigned.


•Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) required.

•Knowledge of an integrated accounting system is required.

•Understanding of revenue recognition rules is required.

•Knowledge of Workday and Adaptive Planning technology systems is preferred.

•Grant and/or fund accounting experience is preferred.

•Ability to interpret and apply accounting theory to transactions.

•Ability to work accurately with numerical detail and create useful management reports.

•Strong analytical skills.

•Strong written and verbal communications skills.

•Ability to 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 read, analyze, and interpret complex documents.

•Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints and respond appropriately.

•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.

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