St. Vincent De Paul of San Francisco

Accounting Manager


The Accounting Manager supports the management of the daily accounting department functions, and ensures the general ledger is reconciled and account balances are accurate using Blackbaud’s Financial Edge. This position is responsible for ensuring financial reporting to grantees, funders and contractors are met within the deadlines. He/she is a key member of the finance team and works closely with the departments on requests for budget to actual and account balances. He/she is instrumental in developing and maintaining a solid team. This position is a key role at St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco that assists with building financial stability and accounting according to GAAP requirements and standards. The Accounting Manager must be able to get into the details, but also see the big picture with the assistance of the Controller.

The primary functions of the Accounting Manager include the following:

  • Manage and oversee the organization’s accounting functions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Administer the organization’s grants and contracts, ensuring compliance with OMB circulars applicable to nonprofit organizations.
  • Supports the preparation of the annual budget and special projects in conjunction with the Controller.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and oversee the accounting functions including auditing and reconciling G/L accounts, accounts receivable/payable, payroll and financial reporting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, internal policies & procedures, and funding agency regulations.
  • Ensure timely monthly, quarterly and year end close.
  • Assist the Controller with daily banking requirements.
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget using excel spreadsheets and other financial reports as required.
  • Continually monitor and analyze G/L accounts to ensure integrity, accuracy, and control of data.
  • Manage the financial records of grants and contracts, including maintenance of documentation on all matters related to grants, ensuring all reporting requirements are met, advising staff on allowable and unallowable costs, and ensuring timely submission of payroll, invoices and request for funds.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable federal and/or state laws, regulations, and/or agency rules, standards, guidelines, etc.
  • Respond to requests for special reports and inquiries regarding account balances, remaining balance to spend for grants/contracts and other accounting information.
  • Ensure a clean and timely audit in conjunction with the Controller.
  • Assists in the implementation of new procedures to enhance the workflow of the department.
  • Coordinate monthly and year-end closings, assisting in the preparation of monthly financial status reports.
  • Support Controller with specific projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.


The successful candidate will possess personal initiative and work collaboratively as a member of a diverse team. The individual must possess an accounting degree, strong ethics, excellent analytical and data entry skills, and strong verbal and written English skills. Candidate must possess excellent ability to handle complex accounting problems in a highly visible role.


  • BA degree in Accounting or Business Management with accounting emphasis.
  • Minimum of 5 years progressively responsible accounting experience in a not-for-profit organization.
  • Thorough knowledge of not-for-profit accounting.
  • Excellent ability to resolve complex accounting issues.
  • Ability to use a PC and navigate Microsoft Windows.
  • Must possess above average ability in Excel.
  • Average ability in use of Word and Outlook.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and remain focused.
  • Experience with financial management, reporting and administration of public and privately funded contracts and grants
  • Working knowledge of Financial Edge accounting software.

St. Vincent de Paul Society is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants for employment, with arrest and/or conviction history.

Please send a cover letter describing your interest and a resume to: or fax to 415-977-1271