Goodwill Redwood Empire serves Sonoma, Napa, Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity counties. Our mission: Changing lives and strengthening communities through the dignity and power of work.  We provide vocational rehabilitation and habilitation services, such as job counseling, job training, and work experience, to unemployed and underemployed persons, persons with disabilities and persons who have a job market disadvantage because of lack of education, job skill, or experience.

POSITION TITLE:  Staff Accountant
STATUS:                Non-Exempt
DEPARTMENT:      Finance / Accounting

This position has a starting pay of $25.00 to $30.00 per hour

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE JOB:  Assumes full ownership of the General Ledger. Provide intermediate level support to the entire department utilizing formal education and work experience skills to achieve financial recording and reporting goals. Position will have both assigned routine tasks and revolving project work in a supporting role.


  • Prepare the monthly reconciliation of all Balance Sheet accounts, to include appropriate supporting documentation, and detailed research of any discrepancies, with recommendations for adjustments to the supervisor for review and approval.
  • As part of monthly reconciling, reconcile Fixed Asset subsidiary reports with GL monthly.  Review current listing of fixed assets quarterly to ensure that only assets still in service are carried on the balance sheet.
  • Maintain and prepare monthly general ledger journals, with appropriate supporting documentation to supervisor for review and approval, and subsequent entry into the accounting software system.
  • Preparation of the monthly program billings for all reimbursement grants, to ensure accuracy and compliance with the program guidelines.
  • Support the supervisor in preparation of the monthly financial statements in accordance with the close calendar.
  • Assist supervisor, in the preparation of monthly analytical reports such as comparing actual data to budget and/or forecasts, to include analysing trends of both revenue and costs.
  • Assist in the providing budget data, including entry of data to accounting software.
  • Maintains organization established for departmental filing, i.e. journal entries, monthly checklists, posting reports.
  • Compile data and prepare the annual 571-L Property Tax returns
  • Review annual 1099’s as prepared by Accounts Payable staff prior to distribution
  • Learn and support use of BizNet software to support department reporting demands
  • Maintain the confidentiality and integrity of all financial and accounting information
  • Compliance of all agency policies

  • Provide vacation and leave coverage for the department positions.
  • Provide and promote a high level of customer service both internally & externally.
  • Attend monthly safety meetings.
  • Complete on-line safety trainings as required.
  • Required to maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, clients, participants, co-workers, and management.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned by Management.
  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree with a least five years’ experience in all phases and aspects of accounting/finance, or over seven years’ experience in lieu of academic qualifications
  • Experience in module-based accounting software systems. Knowledge of Traverse would be an advantage.
  • Intermediate to Advanced level skills in Microsoft Excel, Word & PowerPoint.
  • Highly organized, self -directed and detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Able to communicate effectively with co-workers, senior leadership and the general public, in person, by written correspondence and on the telephone
  • Conduct one’s self in a courteous and professional manner at all times.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Clean, well ventilated office, overhead lighting, carpet, temperature climate, with  low to moderate noise level.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Continuous sitting. Fine finger movements with continual computer use.   Frequent bending, reaching and grasping. Occasional lifting of 25 pounds.  Visual skill required.   

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Accounting Supervisor

Minorities and People with Disabilities are encouraged to apply

Department: Administration
This is a full-time position

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