Senior Accountant

Senior Accountant

Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

About the job

We are seeking an experienced General Ledger Sr. Accountant to join our team, who is experienced at recording, verifying, consolidating, and entering transactions. In this role, you must have mastery of your debits and credits and you must understand how financial statements interrelate with the GL and the trial balance. You will assist with financial reporting and the month end close duties.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

      • Account reconciliations – prepares and records asset, liability, revenue, and expense entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
      • Journal entries
      • Financial statement preparation
      • Prepare monthly consolidated financial statements including elimination entries
      • Identify opportunities to streamline processes to increase timeliness, efficiency, and improve the accuracy of financial reporting
      • Other duties as assigned


The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, and equivalent business experience and 3-5 years of progressively responsible Senior level GL accounting experience. The successful candidate will have knowledge in all major areas of accounting including, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cash Management/Treasury, Sales & Use Tax, Payroll, General Ledger, Reconciliations, Production of Financial Statements, Budgeting & Forecast, as well as experience issuing audited financial statements.

Other Requirements

      • Must have strong organizational/problem-solving skills and be detail-oriented.
      • Must have excellent computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
      • Must have willingness and ability to adapt to change including advances in technology.
      • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion.
      • Ability to handle stress and work well under pressure and with minimal supervision.
      • Ability to develop and maintain trust by holding oneself and others to high ethical standards.
      • Ability to assess multiple priorities and manage time appropriately.
      • Ability to take ownership and drive project/issues to completion.
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
      • Willing to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      • Requires nearly all work to be performed in an indoor facility with moderate noise level.
      • Frequently requires sitting, handling office files, computer use, keyboarding, and phone use.
      • Occasionally requires standing, walking, bending, reaching, talking, hearing, and lifting up to 20 pounds.

Organization Background

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC) (a 501 (C) (4) organization) follows state and federal legislation in a number of public policy arenas. It leads the policy, legislative, regulatory, communication and electoral work for the California Affiliates and coordinates social media campaigns. The California Planned Parenthood Education Fund (CPPEF) (a 501 (C) (3) organization) promotes education, counseling, and clinical services in the fields of reproductive health care and family planning, and more recently, primary care. We handle administrative, legislative, and regulatory actions, including statewide and local initiatives, as well as, on occasion, litigation. We coordinate a number of cross-affiliate projects and regularly convene meetings and trainings for the California Affiliates on a host of issues. These Affiliates operate 115 health centers and handle more than 1.6 million patient visits, annually. Roughly 87 percent of the patients they serve are low-income; their health care is reimbursed through Family PACT or Medi-Cal managed care.

Our mission is to create a personally and politically safe climate in which individuals have universal and unfettered access to sexual and reproductive health care and can make their own decisions about these services.

PPAC’s vision and leadership has spurred lawmakers to enact legislation that makes California a national leader in the funding of family planning and other reproductive health care services. PPAC played a key role in augmenting state funding for family planning and has played a leading role in the fight against anti-choice legislation for over 40 years.


For more than 40 years, PPAC/CPPEF has been on the forefront of successful efforts to protect the reproductive freedom of all Californians. We believe that by honoring certain core values in our everyday work, we will be better able to promote sound public policies relating to reproductive health care, family planning services, comprehensive sexuality education, and clinic services, and ensure access to all. By working together effectively we are able to serve our affiliates and achieve our common goals. Our values are: personal responsibility, leadership, communication (effective problem solving, conflict resolution), teamwork, excellence, innovation, ethics, integrity, and honesty.


Compensation is based on experience. We have a generous benefits package. Employees are eligible for medical, vision, and dental benefits and are eligible to participate in our 401(k) and Flexible Spending Account benefits on the first of the month following date of employment.

How to Apply

Email cover letter, resume and writing sample to Note: Applicants must indicate “Senior Accountant, [last name]” as the subject of emailed applications. Please also note where you first saw this job posting when you send in your application. Cover letter and resume should be sent as separate attachments.

Closing Date: Until filled.