Accounting Manager

Manager of Accounting

Reports to: Senior Manager, Finance & Reporting

About Oakland Promise:

The mission of Oakland Promise is to engage the Oakland community to advance equity and economic mobility through cradle-to-career educational opportunities. Founded in 2016, Oakland Promise is a citywide movement with over 50 implementation partners working towards our common vision. Oakland Promise supports children and families from birth through college and career to ensure that postsecondary success is a reality for all Oaklanders. Oakland Promise includes four programs: Brilliant Baby, Kindergarten to College (K2C), Future Centers, and College Scholarships and Completion, that provide a cradle to career continuum of college-focused supports for students. Our goal is to dramatically increase the number of college graduates from Oakland and ensure that all students hold a college-bound identity. We seek a hard working, highly detail oriented individual to join our community in undertaking this important work.

Job Purpose:

Oakland Promise seeks a detail-oriented and passionate Accounting Manager with strong accounting and analytical skills. This role reports to the Sr. Manager Finance and Reporting. This is a full-time role.

Duties and Responsibilities

Financial Management:

  1. Maintain and record all gifts and receivables in the system.
  2. Makes bank deposits.
  3. Process all payments in the banking portal or print checks as required.
  4. Manage month-end close process, including entering, reviewing and posting journals and balance sheet reconciliations.
  5. Oversee cash flow management daily including cash monitoring, deposits, investment accounts, bank transfers.
  6. Work in conjunction with the Finance director to ensure a clean audit and tax return.
  7. Reconcile the retirement account.
  8. Reconciliation of cash and key accounts.
  9. Manage corporate credit cards, corporate accounts like PayPal, amazon, etc. including statement reconciliation.
  10. Review expense reports to ensure authorization and policy compliance.
  11. Generates and tracks invoices as necessary.
  12. Support the annual and program audit for the organization.
  13. Ensuring insurance and other contracts and renewed and maintained.
  14. Work with Finance Director to file routine government documents.
  15. Responsible for 1099 filings.
  16. Be an admin user for Netsuite 
  17. Other accounting and finance projects as assigned
  18. Maintain an orderly filing system
  19. Other duties as assigned


  1. Bachelor’s degree in accounting with at least 5 years of experience in a financial role, preferably in evaluations and measurements.
  2. CPA preferable.
  3. Strong understanding of GAAP and non profit accounting.
  4. Experience using NetSuite and Salesforce is preferable.
  5. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
  6. Strong attention to detail and a team player.
  7. Must be driven to meet deadlines
  8. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  9. Sound business acumen, solid interpersonal skills
  10. Excellent analytics and logical skills

To apply:

Send a single PDF (NOT a Microsoft Word document) of a resume and thoughtful cover letter to [email protected] with “Accounting Manager – [Your Name]” in the subject line by Friday, May 13th . Please use your last name and first initial as the filename of your PDF containing your resume and cover letter.

*Your application will not be reviewed without a resume and cover letter

Failure to follow these instructions may delay the review of your application. Applications will be reviewed immediately, and candidates with the best fit will be contacted for interviews. Unfortunately, the volume of applications will prevent us from responding to all applications received.

Oakland Promise is an equal opportunity employer. Oakland Promise is committed to providing a work environment free of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and disrespectful or other unprofessional conduct based on sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), sex stereotype, race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, gender (including gender identity, gender expression, and transgender), national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver’s license issued under Vehicle Code section 12801.9), ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military, and veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. It also prohibits discrimination, harassment, disrespectful or unprofessional conduct based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics

Application Process:

Make a huge difference in the Oakland community! Join our team! Send applications to [email protected]