Full Time

Staff Accountant, Philanthropy & Administration - San Francisco

Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco San Francisco CA

As a center for Jewish philanthropy, the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (the Federation) mobilizes assets to support the most pressing issues of our time, while building and sustaining thriving Jewish communities in the Bay Area, Israel and beyond for generations to come. We inspire personal and collaborative philanthropy, and facilitate grantmaking, impact lending, and advocacy to make the world a better place.

With our work guided by Jewish values, the Federation operates as a community foundation, partnering with individuals and families to implement their charitable visions as well as to connect and strengthen the Jewish non-profit sector. In 2022, the Federation granted and loaned more than $245 million, making it the single largest funder of Jewish causes in the state of California. Learn more (https://jewishfed.org/) about us.

The Federation is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual with a variety of skill sets who wants to join a team working to build a new model of 21st century and next generation Federation engagement.


The Staff Accountant, Philanthropy & Administration plays an integral role in the Supporting Foundation, Donor Advised Funds and Endowment Accounting team. The Staff Accountant, Philanthropy & Administration is responsible for providing administrative support for the Accounting Team. This role provides support in both internal and external reporting processes, maintain up-to-date and accurate accounting records. This position reports to Senior Manager, Investment Accounting and Operations.

Administration 40%

  • Monitor and organize incoming e-mails to centralized investments Inboxes.
  • Save and Organize Funds' Capital Statements, Reports, Tax documents, Correspondences, etc.
  • Maintain organized and thorough files (such as scanning and saving documents) to support JCF funds' transactions and accounting records for quarterly financial statements.
  • Monitor daily bank activities, save wire details, and maintain Cash books.
  • Assist in daily stock gift information inputs.
  • Coordinate information flow with third-party service providers.

Finance and Accounting 60%

  • Prepare routine accounting entries for DAF, Endowment and Supporting Foundations operating activity.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly bank account reconciliations and timely research of variances or unusual transactions.
  • Assist in the month-end close, preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations and the annual audit.
  • Prepare Monthly Cash Reports for outside investment advisors.
  • Update monthly and quarterly investment valuations.
  • Assist in the preparation of Supporting Foundations' financial statements.
  • Prepare ad-hoc reports as requested.
  • Respond to requests for information and carry out special projects as assigned.



  • Knowledge of fund accounting strongly preferred.
  • A self-motivated team player.
  • Strong attention to detail to ensure a high degree of accuracy.
  • Strong and effective communication skills to communicate directly with vendors and all levels of management.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience with Netsuite a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task to balance multiple requests without losing sight of overall objectives and deadlines.


  • BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, or Economics
  • 1-3 years of accounting experience
  • Experience in non-profit financial accounting and fund accounting strongly preferred.

The Federation views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a company culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible talent pool to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values. The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund is an equal opportunity employer.


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