The Accounting Specialist is a new position in the Accounting department that reports to the Accounting Supervisor. This position is responsible for accurately recording contributed revenue and support the Accounting Supervisor in reconciling and reporting the organization’s revenue from all sources. The Accounting Specialist will also provide accounting support as detailed in this job description on an as needed basis.
Gift and Donor Database Management
Act as a primary contact with Development and Patron Services departments for gift coding, gift entry and contribution-related questions.
Perform review of batches for gift posting and verify balance of postings to deposit slips.
Review gift documentation to ensure accuracy, completeness and coding, reflecting the donor’s intent and, when needed, proactively coordinate with the Development department for necessary documentation.
Produce and provide daily gift entry reports to both Development and Accounting.
Act as primary contact for matching corporations and participating patrons which encompasses the processing and submission of all corporate matching gift forms and tracking of expected matching gifts.
Act as primary contact for brokers and the donors they represent.
Assist the Accounting Supervisor with calculations for gift valuation and initiate sell orders to liquidate stock gifts.
Act as a contact for the Volunteer Council department for event contributions and review in-kind contributions prior to entry into fundraising database, Tessitura.
Prepare monthly pledge outstanding report with explanations describing the collectability of past due pledges. Coordinate with senior management and Development to collect and/or write-off past due pledges.
Import, on a daily basis, files generated from Tessitura to the Dynamics general ledger system via the transaction import utility in Dynamics. Create the journal entries for review and posting by Accounting Supervisor.
Provide monthly and quarterly reconciliations of various accounts, according to schedule provided by the Accounting Supervisor.
Provides weekly, monthly, quarterly, and year end support for other accounting and reporting activities as required by the Department’s needs.
The most important qualification is a proven ability to learn and a desire to keep learning about complex data management systems and the management of workflows. A commitment to to engage with and respond to many different stakeholders with timely and accurate information in a fast-paced environment.
BA/BS degree or equivalent experience in accounting, business, finance or related field required.
Minimum 1-3 years of accounting experience required.
Gift processing experience for nonprofit organizations desired.
Ability to understand and apply GAAP accounting theories and principles, including basic accounting techniques.
One year of experience with a donor database, preferably Tessitura, desired and advanced knowledge of Excel and Word required.
Experience with accounting software required; knowledge of Dynamics a plus.
Must have exceptional attention to detail and strong skills in problem solving and data management.
The ability to work with large volumes of data and details with a high degree of accuracy.
About San Francisco Symphony
The San Francisco Symphony, under Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, is one of the country’s leading orchestras. Some 220 concerts each year reach an audience of more than 600,000, while national and international broadcasts, heard on more than 215 radio stations, reach millions more. The Symphony has its own recording label, SFS Media, and its recordings have won some of the world’s highest honors. Its multimedia initiative, Keeping Score, has reached over six million people with television and radio broadcasts, DVDs, and an interactive website. The Orchestra tours extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States, and its outstanding artistic reputation enables it to attract the world’s finest guest artists and conductors to Davies Symphony Hall. More than 70,000 young people are served each year by the Symphony’s numerous education programs, including its internationally renowned Youth Orchestra and Adventures in Music (AIM), which reaches every 1st through 5th grader in San Francisco’s public schools. The organization is led by President Sakurako Fisher and Executive Director Mark Hanson.
The San Francisco Symphony’s mission is to set the highest possible standar...d for excellence in musical performance at home and around the world; enrich, serve, and shape cultural life throughout the spectrum of Bay Area communities; and maintain financial stability and gain public recognition as a means of ensuring its ability to fulfill its mission.
The San Francisco Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer.