Date Posted March 25, 2024
Industry Finance
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified



This role reports to Accounting Manager, Philanthropy


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. 

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 Senior Accountant assists in the month-end close, prepare journal entries and account reconciliations, and assist with the annual audit related to the Jewish Community Federation’s invested assets and supporting foundations. The Senior Accountant is responsible for preparing both internal and external reporting, coordinate capital calls, and maintain up-to-date and accurate records for a number of investment vehicles and supporting foundations. This role also provides administrative support for the Investment and Foundations Teams and maintaining interaction with third-party service providers and investment managers.



  • Maintain organized and thorough files to support investment transactions and accounting records for quarterly financial statements.
  • Prepare quarterly Supporting Foundation financial statements.
  • Monitor fund cash balances.
  • Prepare daily cash deposits.
  • Assist in the preparation of weekly and monthly 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.
  • Assist in facilitating investments including the preparation of documents, manager, and custodial letters.
  • Assist in maintaining and establishing required bank accounts.
  • Review and check data to validate accuracy and completeness of data used in reporting .
  • Prepare routine accounting entries for foundations, investments and other operating activity.
  • Assist in monitoring and following up on any accounting issues and coordinate with external tax preparer.
  • Coordinate information flow with third-party service providers.
  • Respond to requests for information and carry out special projects as assigned.



  • Knowledge of investment accounting strongly preferred.
  • Strong and effective communication skills to deal directly with vendors and all levels of staff and management.
  • Technical skills and experience in financial reporting, consolidation and investment accounting.
  • Strong attention to detail to ensure a high degree of accuracy.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task to balance multiple requests without losing sight of overall objectives and deadlines.



  • BA/BS in accounting required.
  • 3-5 years of accounting experience.
  • Experience in not-for-profit financial accounting and fund accounting strongly preferred.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience with NetSuite platform a plus.



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.

Salary Description

$89,000- $105,000/annually