Job Advertisement Program Accountant - Remote, must reside within CA The Foundation for California Community Colleges is on a mission to double its impact in the next 10 years. We are a group of relentless optimists and innovators in education, working collaboratively with public and private partners to help improve the student experience and expand pathways to economic and social mobility in communities across California. We are seeking a Program Accountant to join the Foundation in its mission of benefitting, supporting, and enhancing the California Community Collegesthe largest and most diverse system of higher education in the nation. What You'll DoThe Program Accountant is responsible for dedicated support of one or more Foundation programs, serving as single point of contact between the Finance department and management of large and complex operational programs. In addition, the Program Accountant will manage full-cycle finance and accounting functions for assigned projects and programs and serve as accountant, financial analyst, and advisor to project and program owners. This position manages tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, contract/grant reporting, financial reporting, cash receipts and deposits, year-end audit preparation and the support of budget and forecast activities. What You Bring • Serves as senior-level advisor to program and project directors on financial matters related to assigned projects and programs. Large/Complex Programs will require a high degree of coordination, communication, and problem solving.• Manages assigned contracts, grants and/or fiscal sponsor relationships which includes preparing monthly financial statements and/or invoices with supporting documentation, comparing expenses to contracted budgeted amounts for accuracy and variances within contract terms, and answering inquiries made by contract/grant managers and other personnel.• Potentially supervises accounting staff providing operational level support of program activities (i.e. staff onboarding and offboarding, invoice generation).• Oversees operational finance items such as payroll, purchasing, contracts, revenue, and operating margin for assigned programs.• Advises program management on cost and staffing projections, grant/contract spend-down, fiscal results, contract terms, and new opportunities.• Develops financial budgets and/or proposals that maximize cost recovery and effective program delivery.• Assists with the annual audit process.• Protects the Foundation's sensitive information by keeping that information confidential. Ideal Candidate Qualities • Ability to coordinate all financial aspects of a large and complex program is required, including financial reporting and budgeting, contract review and management, invoicing, project management, and interfacing with program staff.• Excellent communication, problem-solving skills, and a strong customer service focus is required.• Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is required• Knowledge of an integrated accounting system is required.• Understanding of revenue recognition rules is preferred.• Grant and/or fund accounting experience is preferred.• Capacity to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with Foundation employees at all levels, program and client staff, and customers, consumers, vendors encountered in the course of work.• Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints and respond appropriately.• Ability to prioritize tasks and to efficiently manage time.• Passionate about providing students with stronger pathways to education and building a more just and equitable California overall.• A self-starter and quick learner who is highly motivated and outcome-oriented, always seeking innovative approaches to project execution.• A strategic and creative thinker who can problem-solve, working within and across teams to swiftly respond to needs identified across the California Community Colleges• Practices ownership, takes accountability, and has the ability to project manage, prioritize tasks, and deliver quality products on time with limited supervision.• Ability to work on a fast-paced team and build and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. What We OfferYou'll join a group of mission-driven, passionate, equity-minded individuals with a strong desire to impact and change lives for the better through education. As the official nonprofit auxiliary to the Chancellor's Office, we aim to ensure our team reflects the diversity of the California Community Colleges and the 2.1 million students, campuses, and communities it serves. Individuals are hired for their deep understanding of each population's unique needs, and will join a collaborative environment where each team member plays an important role in helping Californians across all communities improve their social and economic mobility and build a better future for themselves and their families. We operate from an office located in downtown Sacramento's thriving R Street corridor. Our benefits include the CalPERS defined benefit retirement plan, generous medical, dental, and vision, tuition reimbursement, and more. We take a strategic and comprehensive approach to investing in our people, fostering an environment for employee growth and providing diverse opportunities for continued learning, professional development, and advancement. To learn more about the Foundation, .