Accountant - Women's Foundation California

The Accountant will serve as an integral part of the Women’s Foundation of California Team. Under the guidance of the Director of Finance, the Accountant will help support the Foundation’s financial operations by using QuickBooks Premiere, Expensify, Excel, Word, and other systems. The Accountant will run bookkeeping on time and with precision, maintaining proper documentation for all financial activity and ensuring consistency and clarity of systems. The Accountant coordinates finance filings from staff, assists the Director of Finance, and communicates with outside entities regarding finance matters as needed. This position requires close collaboration with multiple stakeholders and works primarily with the Director of Finance and Chief Financial Officer to manage the finances of the Foundation. The ideal candidate is passionate about accounting and seeks a career in financial accounting.

The Women’s Foundation of California (WFC) is operating with an entirely remote workforce and all positions are remote/virtual. Incumbent must work and reside within California.


About the Women’s Foundation California

The Women’s Foundation California has a 40+ year track record working to advance gender, economic, and racial justice. Our core strategies are: investing in community organizations, training community leaders, and connecting community partners. We support movements led by cisgender and transgender women, gender-variant, genderqueer, and non-binary individuals–especially those who are formerly incarcerated, immigrants, people of color, low-income, and/or queer. We’re a dynamic, smart, collaborative group of people who are passionate about our work and committed to making good things happen for all Californians. Our website has more about the organization and our team.

Essential Duties

  • Manage accounts payable process and enter data to Quickbooks, following all the protocols for supporting documents, management approval and coding.
  • Prepare and process semi-monthly bill payments.
  • Collect credit card receipts, code and enter on individual spreadsheets for posting.
  • Review expense reports; billing through Expensify and post to system.
  • Assist with month-end close and runs general ledger reports for team review. Adjust and reconcile with input from Finance Team.
  • Maintain vendor files, including current contracts and W-9s.
  • Administer and process all petty cash transactions within the parameters of the Foundation’s policies and procedures.
  • Support audit preparation, year-end closing and 990 filings.
  • Perform duties or special projects as assigned by Director of Finance or designee.



  • A minimum of five years of nonprofit accounting experience required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, IRS regulations for nonprofit organizations and fund accounting.
  • Proficiency with Quickbooks Premiere software required; knowledge of cloud-based systems preferred.
  • Advanced MS Office Suite skills (including Outlook, Word and Excel) preferred.
  • Outstanding attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Proven ability to focus while managing multiple, diverse tasks and responsibilities and frequent interruption in a collegial office environment.
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in effectively managing internal and external relationships with staff, consultants, vendors and key constituents.
  • Excellent project management, listening, oral and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to relate to and communicate with diverse audiences with a high level of diplomacy.
  • Ability to problem-solve in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment.
  • Familiarity with issues and challenges facing cisgender and trans women and girls, gender nonconforming people and trans men.


  • Must possess a strong commitment to the mission, policies, goals and philosophy of the Women’s Foundation of California.
  • Impeccable ethics and understanding of accounting principles and best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Strong self-motivation, organization, integrity and initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as within a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Willingness and ability to gain proficiency with other software applications related to the duties of the position.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to create positive, long-term working relationships by demonstrating a commitment to teamwork and customer service, tact, dependability and flexibility.
  • Positive approach, can-do attitude and sense of humor.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job’s essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to remain at their desk for long periods while operating a computer to create documents, conducting Internet research and data entry, sending and receiving e-mail and participating in meetings in-person and virtually; communicate on a telephone and in person; read and write; apply logic and focus attention in the presence of distractions. Occasional requirements are to move about the office to access file cabinets, office equipment etc., and to travel by car and airplane.

Additional Workplace Expectations

  • WFC employees currently work remotely with a four-day schedule.
  • All WFC employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment by the start date of employment for new hires, unless they have been approved for an exemption from the vaccination requirement as a reasonable accommodation for a medical condition or restriction or sincerely held religious beliefs.


We value a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, transgender people, gender non-conforming individuals, and formerly incarcerated people to apply. Our staff and board align around the following organizational values:

  • Community
  • Wellness
  • Justice
  • Collaboration
  • Learning
  • Trust
  • Transformation
  • Joy
  • Abundance

As an equal opportunity employer, we recruit and hire with the understanding of systemic oppression and of the lived reality of people with marginalized identities. We also recruit and hire without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, prior conviction, arrest history, disability, marital status, veteran status or age.  Some candidates may see a long list of job requirements and feel discouraged because they don’t match every single bullet – don’t let that stop you.  If you believe this is a role that you’ll be excited to work in everyday and will be relentless about pushing boundaries to succeed, please apply anyway.

Compensation, Work Hours and Benefits

  • This is a full-time, exempt position, with a salary range of $78,000-$100,000. Salary offer will be dependent on experience.
  • WFC operates on a 4-day (32-hours) work week – Monday through Thursday.
  • We provide 20 days paid vacation to start which increases over time (25 days after 2 years); 12 paid sick days, 13 paid holidays, and an additional two weeks holiday at the end of the year in addition to a flexible, family-friendly schedule.
  • We provide generous benefits including paid parental leave, medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, flexible spending account, a 401(k) retirement plan match, transportation benefits, wellness stipend, and AD&D insurance with the Foundation covering 100% of the costs of the insurance package.
  • WFC sponsors a Matching Gift Program contributing $2 for every $1 charitable gift made by employees, up to $1,000 per year for WFC and $500 for employees.

Applications & Deadline

To apply, please upload a cover letter highlighting your interest in the position and what makes you a strong candidate, and your resume. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled. However, we prefer to receive applications by March 1st. All documents need to be Microsoft Word or PDF files (PDF files are preferred).


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