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General Accounting Manager

Finance – Milpitas, California
Department Finance
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor
Compensation DOE

POSITION:                                   General Accounting Manager

PROGRAM/LOCATION:               Administrative office/Milpitas, CA

SUPERVISOR:                             Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

STATUS:                                       Full-time, Exempt




HomeFirst is a leading provider of services, shelter, and housing opportunities to the homeless and those at risk of homelessness in Santa Clara County.  The Administrative office houses instrumental support personnel of the agency, including the following departments: Finance/Accounting, Human Resources, Fund Development, and Data Management.




The General Accounting Manager is responsible for managing the daily accounting activities, including the preparation of journal entries, general ledger reconciliations, supervision of accounts payable, and the preparation of financial statements.




    ·   Plan, organize, and direct the work of staff on the team;

  • Mentor and develop staff;
  • Supervise and assist with the monthly and year-end closings;
  • Prepare the monthly financial statements;
  • Supervise the preparation of schedules for audits;
  • Accounts payable supervision;
  • Supervision of cash receipts depositing and the posting of related journal entries;
  • Supervise the reporting and reconciliation of prepaids, accruals, and other balance sheet accounts;
  • Fixed asset accounting and depreciation;
  • Management of credit card and PEX card utilization;

        ·   Review and approve journal entries prepared by staff;

        ·  Assist in the preparation of forms and regulatory reports;

        ·  Provide the primary back-up to Grant Accounting Manager for spreadsheet allocations of payroll, benefits, shelter, driver, program management, and food service expenses;

        ·  Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer



Education and Experience

     ·  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting;

  • A minimum of five years’ experience in accounting;
  • A minimum of three years’ experience supervising staff performing accounting functions;

Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

  • Experience working with and managing a major accounting software package; experience using Financial Edge a plus;
  • Excellent knowledge and skills using Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and other Office applications;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality


  • Able to stand/sit for extended periods, kneel, reach and bend related to completion of duties;
  • Able to perform sedentary work;
  • Ability to use a keyboard and read computer screens for extended periods;
  • Able to lift and carry 35 lbs.




We serve more than 5,000 adults, veterans, families, and youth each year at eight locations, including the Boccardo Reception Center, which is the county’s largest homeless services center.  In more than 35 years of experience, we’ve learned that everyone has the potential to get housed and stay housed.  We are relentlessly focused on eliminating barriers to housing and stability for everyone we serve.

HomeFirst is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


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