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Accounting Manager (5490)  (Full-time, Salaried)
Program/Location: Central Office (Mission Bay Park)


Office Hours:  Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  This is an exempt position.



FANTASTIC opportunity if you are an Accounting professional who values excellence, collaboration, providing specialized support, and finding balance by appreciating laughter and wellness in the workplace!  We offer competitive pay and terrific benefits in a fun, energetic and professional environment…our Accounting Department is second to none!




Company Overview

Community Research Foundation is an $80 million, non-profit organization that continues to grow as a leader in providing mental health services throughout San Diego County. Located in the Mission Bay Park area, our Accounting department provides support to 34 programs and approximately 1,000 employees across San Diego County in all aspects of financial management, including budgeting, billing, AP/AR, payroll, financial analysis, and auditing.


Typical Duties of the Accounting Manager

The Accounting Manager will work closely with the Vice President of Accounting and will be responsible for:

  • Recruiting, retaining, mentoring, and motivating a team of seven
  • Planning, organizing, and managing daily accounting operations (accounts payable, cash receipts, provisions, and general ledger)
  • Ensuring functions are performed timely and accurately and in strict compliance with GAAP, regulatory bodies (County of San Diego, Federal OMB, HUD), company policies and procedures, and established internal controls
  • Ensuring current policies and procedures are compliant with funding agency audit/contract requirements and contributing to development of and revisions to policies and procedures as needed
  • Evaluating current and proposed systems and procedures to maximize company efficiencies, recommending changes when necessary and assisting in implementation of new processes
  • Safeguarding organizational assets, developing efficient business practices to process accounting transactions


Qualifications/Skills Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field from an accredited college or university required; solid understanding of GAAP accounting principles; thorough knowledge of financial statements and general ledger
  • Six + years progressive accounting experience, including four years management experience leading a team of two or more, preferably in a non-profit setting
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow standard procedures; strong organizational, written and verbal communication; flexibility in managing multiple deadlines and priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, including a proven ability to tactfully collaborate on challenging issues
  • Ability to work independently with solid problem solving and critical thinking skills; proven record of initiative and follow through
  • Dependable and reliable; team player with the ability to establish collaborative working relationships
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills (V-Lookup, Pivot Tables); excellent 10-key skills; proficiency with word processing software, Outlook, Sage 100, or other accounting software
  • MAS 90/Sage 100 experience preferred
  • Paperless accounts payable/electronic document management experience preferred
  • Ability to pass criminal/background clearance






Benefits: CRF provides benefits to help you balance your work life and your personal life. For full-time staff (30 hours or more), we offer...

  • 19 days of PTO per year
  • 11 paid holidays
  •  “Platinum +” medical plans, with minimal employee cost/expenses for you and excellent coverage
  • Several dental plan options
  • Vision benefits
  • Company-paid life insurance and Long-Term Disability
  • Tax-Free Flexible Spending for medical/dental/childcare expenses
  • Generous retirement plan contributions
  • Employee Assistance Plan for you and your family
  • Employee discount program, including pet insurance plans
  • Paid training and supervision hours are available
  • Opportunities for advancement and growth
  • We also provide access to student loan repayment/forgiveness programs for graduates.




All new hires are required to show proof of completed vaccination and booster before their first date of work, unless legally exempted. 





We are an Equal Opportunity Employer 

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Equal Employment Opportunity
CRF is an equal opportunity employer, and we make employment decisions based on merit. Our policy prohibits unlawful discrimination and/or harassment of any individual because of that individual's sex, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, physical handicap, disability, sexual orientation, protected military status, or medical condition, as well as other categories protected by federal, state and local law. All such discrimination is unlawful and prohibited and will not be tolerated by CRF.

Diversity at CRF
CRF is committed to cultural competence, and we have established the Cultural Diversity Resource Team (CDRT) whose mission and tasks include ensuring that all our corporate practices are culturally sensitive to both our consumers and employees. The CDRT has developed a company-wide Cultural Diversity Plan and is responsible for creating and offering cultural and ethnic awareness, knowledge, and skills trainings throughout the year.
Cultural Competency training is required of all of our staff, not just those providing clinical services, on an annual basis. It is our pledge to provide behavioral health and psychosocial rehabilitative services that are culturally sensitive to those we serve.