Accountant I or II

Who we are: SHELTER, Inc. is an independent, community-based non-profit organization created in 1986 to lead Contra Costa County's effort to eliminate homelessness. We now serve Contra Costa, Alameda and Solano Counties.

Our Mission: To prevent and end homelessness among low-income, homeless, and disadvantaged families and individuals by providing housing services, support and resources that lead to self-sufficiency.

What you will do: Provide specific accounting functions in an accurate, timely manner as directed to support the Finance team in expediting financial transactions required to fulfill the agency’s mission, vision and values.


You Will:

·         Processes check requests and invoices for payment, validating appropriate expense coding.

·         Coordinates gift card distribution and tracking.

·         Conducts bank account reconciliations.

·         Performs data entry for various functions.

·         Prepares Invoice History and A/P Aging reports for review to mark obligations for scheduled payment processing.

·         Prepares check vouchers for signature by authorized signers and prepares check register for file and reference and records paid amount in the Monthly Check Payment Report.

·         Maintains vendor files and ensures that W-9s on file are kept current.

·         Assists in the preparation of annual 1099/1096 reporting to IRS.

·         Records daily receipts and deposit in to accounts.

·         Prepares, enters and validates journal entries.

·         Assists senior team members in account analysis and reconciliations.

·         Provides support to and back up for monthly grant billing process.

·         Performs accurate monthly general ledger reconciliations.

·         Develops and submits analytical financial data as needed by supervisor.

·         Assists in completing and compiling financial support documentation for budget and Board of Director/Finance Committee meetings.

·         Performs other duties as assigned.

You are:

·         Knowledge of accounting and finance principles and practices.

·         Ability to understand excel spreadsheets and formulas and ability to import data to and export data from them.

·         Ability to communicate issues and escalate discrepancies using strong oral/written communication skills and listening abilities.

·         Ability to communicate across multiple teams and with governmental, foundations and other agencies.

·         MUST MEET DEADLINES and be able to independently interpret and balance priorities between competing demands on time and resources.

·         Strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel, InfoPath and general familiarity with databases.

·         Self-motivated and accountable for timely follow-through.

·         Quality control: demonstrates accuracy/thoroughness in monitoring own work to ensure quality and seeks/applies feedback to improve performance.

·         Clear/firm-yet-flexible boundaries, consistent energy level and positive demeanor.

·         A high level of integrity and strong ethical values and maintains the highest standards of confidentiality with all records, including organizational and individual information.

You should at least have:

·         Associate of Arts degree in business administration or certificate in accounting or finance principles.

·         Minimum five years of office or clerical experience.

·         Experience utilizing Microsoft Office Outlook programs (i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel)

·         Experience working in diverse settings with people across all socio-economic spectrums and a wide variety of personalities and roles - staff, clients, local agencies, contractors, lenders, etc.

·         Access to reliable transportation required, including a DMV record that permits driver to be insured under SHELTER, Inc.’s automobile coverage.

·         Must successfully pass a criminal background check.

Nice to have:

·         Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting, business administration or related fields.

·         At least three years of experience working in an accounting role in a non-profit agency

·         Experience with Intacct or similar fund accounting software system.


SHELTER, Inc. Benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, AD&D, LTD, EAP, Aflac Voluntary Insurances, Flexible Spending Account, 403b Retirement Plan, 14 paid holiday (including one on or around your birthday) and 18 days of Paid Time Off to start!


To Apply:Email your cover letter and resume to



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