Director of Accounting

Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
July 20, 2021
San Diego and Vista, CA, CA
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The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is currently hiring Director of Accounting to join our Accounting & Administration team. This individual will perform a wide variety of accounting  tasks such as overseeing and managing all general office functions and assist the CFO with complex administrative, human resources, finance and accounting matters. This individual is responsible for payroll processing, G/L reconciliation, drafting journal entries for month end adjustments, budgeting and audit support.


Established in 1977, the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is a critical component to the welfare of San Diego County, providing nutritious food to people in need, advocating for the hungry and educating the public about hunger-related issues. For more information about the organization, please visit

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and analyze working capital projections monthly for the business lines and the consolidated company.
  • Lead and manage the annual budgeting and semi-annual forecasts, collaborating with the President, Vice Presidents of each business lines and other department heads
  • Facilitate transfers of cash to cover operating needs; recommend amounts/account to CFO
  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements
  • Process wire transfers upon direction of CFO
  • Reconcile petty cash account
  • Review & submit payroll; coordinate various payroll reports with HR
  • Review month-end closing journal entries, mid-month adjustments, and general ledger balances
  • Prepare internal financial statements (i.e. North County P&L, cash flow statement)
  • Provide support to the CFO and prepare budget
  • Prepare cash and expense account forecasts
  • Work with outside auditors (i.e. External annual audit & tax return preparation, government auditors, grantor requests)
  • Conduct general ledger reconciliations
  • Prepare department analyses
  • Provide monthly/quarterly/annual reporting on predetermined metrics
  • Manage business and legal filing requirements/respond to requests for information
  • Create and manage fiscal year calendar
  • Supervise accounting staff
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual business line and consolidated financial statements comparative to annual budget and semi-annual forecasts
  • Manage and improve the process and models for planning and analysis of all business line and consolidated financial statements.
  • Improve operational efficiencies and effectiveness. Streamline monthly processes that are used among finance and accounting by proactively working with team
  • Hire, manage and develop a high-performing finance and accounting team. Establish priorities, set objectives and goals, and provide guidance and feedback
  • Develop KPIs, metrics and dashboards to guide insight into operational efficiency for each business, and overall financial reporting
  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Support the CFO in engaging the board's audit and finance committees around issues and trends in financial operating models and delivery
  • Oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grants and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period
  • Manage organizational cash flow forecasting by working in partnership with the CFO; continuously collaborate with program managers to assess the financial efficacy of program operations and establish finance and administrative systems to support program operations
  • Manage and track the performance of invested assets in keeping with policies and investment guidelines
  • Seek new ways to automate and incorporate heavier use of technology into our operations
  • Review the current departmental structure and ensure workflow and operational responsibilities are optimally distributed amongst team members and resources
  • Other duties as assigned


This position requires a motivated individual that can independently organize their activities on a daily basis.  The ideal individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.  This individual must have stellar written communication and proofreading skills; the ability to accurately process high volumes of numeric and financial data; have a high level of personal integrity and confidentially; and able to prioritize and plan work activities using time efficiently. This individual must be a self-starter that enjoys working as part of a team but is comfortable seeking out answers and taking initiative to solve problems and take advantage of opportunities. This individual must demonstrate maturity, patience and professionalism at all times. The position will bring you in frequent contact with board members, staff, visitors, donors, volunteers and other friends of the Food Bank.

This position will be required to be in the office full-time. 

Knowledge of:

  • Office administrative and management practices and procedures.
  • Correct English usage, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Microsoft Office applications, including strong Excel and Word skills with general knowledge of PowerPoint and general computer/internet skills.
  • GAAP and QuickBooks.

Ability to:

  • Work well in a fast-paced environment, utilizing initiative, good judgment, flexibility and high energy.
  • Operate a computer and word processing software and other standard office equipment.
  • Type accurately at a speed necessary to meet the requirements of the position.
  • Organize, set priorities and exercise sound independent judgment with areas of responsibility.
  • Work independently.
  • Professionally interact with volunteers, board members, and donors.
  • Organize research and maintain complex and extensive office files.
  • Compose correspondence from brief instructions.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Prepare clear, accurate and concise records and reports.
  • Use tact, discretion and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive situations and concerned individuals.
  • Establish and maintain highly effective working relationships with officials and others encountered in the course of the work.
  • Problem-solve using analytical and reasoning skills.
  • Supervise and manage staff; train others.

A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outline above is graduation from four-year college with a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, or a closely related field; and at least 7 years of experience in accounting; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Nonprofit accounting experience preferred.


  • A valid California Driver’s License


  • Days and hours of work are typically Monday – Friday; 8:00a – 5:00p
  • This position may be required to work weekend shifts or longer hours during audits and/or high volume periods


This is a full-time, exempt position. The compensation for this position is based on experience. The compensation package includes an excellent benefits package including: 403(b) plan with 200% employer matching; excellent health care coverage with free employee medical, dental and vision plans; company paid term life insurance and long term disability; and a generous accrual of paid vacation and sick leave.


Interested and qualified candidates should apply on our career website located at ( Submissions missing either the cover letter or resume will not be considered for the position.

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