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Job ID:
Job Title:
Senior Accountant
Pacific Community Ventures
Type of Job:
Full Time
Date Posted:
April, 22, 2024
Job Location(s):
Oakland, California, United States 94612
Contact Name:
Human Resources
Contact Phone:
(415) 442-4306
Contact Email:
Method of Contact:

Job Description:

Position type: Full Time (Hybrid)

Location: Oakland, CA (PCV has office space in Oakland where teams coordinate to intentionally meet in person in the Oakland office once a week.)

Reports to: Director of Finance

Salary Range $90,000 and $100,000 with generous benefits:

  • 15 Paid Holidays
  • 15 PTO/Sick Days
  • Employer paid benefits (dental, medical, vision)
  • 403B Retirement match
  • FSA
  • Annual Performance bonus

Are you passionate about building a more equitable society? If so, please join Pacific Community Ventures (PCV), a mission-driven nonprofit organization invested in addressing racial and gender wealth gaps, through small business owners as local changemakers in our communities. We are seeking a Senior Accountant for PCV.

Who We Are

PCV is a 25-year-old 501(c)(3) nonprofit community investor that envisions a world of thriving communities where everyone has a fair shake. Our mission is to invest in addressing racial and gender wealth gaps, and build community wealth by investing in small businesses, help them create good jobs for working people, and make markets work for the common good. We achieve our mission through a “Good Jobs, Good Business” model that combines affordable loans with pro-bono advising, small grants, and tools and incentives to create dignified good jobs. In 2023, 94% of PCV’s loan capital supported women and/or BIPOC-owned businesses, and 87% supported small businesses located in economically distressed areas.

Position Overview

The Senior Accountant performs complex and routine accounting transactions, prepares analysis, reports, schedules, and reconciliations. As a growing organization, we have unique problems to solve on an ongoing basis. This is a wonderful opportunity for an individual that thrives in a start-up environment and enjoys new challenges. We are seeking a candidate that can think independently and has excellent problem-solving skills. 

Managerial Accounting

  • Manage all accounting activities through the PCV accounting cycle. Ensure general ledger account analyses and reconciliations and perform bank reconciliations. Conduct internal audits and ensure identified findings or errors are corrected.
  •       Develop internal controls and safeguards to ensure errors are identified and corrected. Maintain the manual of fiscal policies and procedures. 
  • Develop and implement new policies and procedures to improve coordination between program and finance staff.
  • Assist with annual external audit, including preparation of audit request items and schedules.
  • Apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help support the procurement process, and to ensure that procurements are conducted in line with PCV policies.
  • Develop and implement training of business processes and accounting policies across all staff levels.
  • Manage monthly, quarterly, and year-end accounting closing.  Maintain the PCV chart of accounts and ensure the integrity of organizational accounting data. 

Grants Management

  • Manage grant reporting, compliance with donor requirements and conditions, recognition of PCV’s revenue, and conditional grants that are kept off-balance sheet.
  • Liaise with program and development staff to ensure that grants are utilized in accordance with grant restrictions or conditions, or to request appropriate modifications when deviations from grant budgets are identified. Manage grant allocations; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant budgets throughout the grant/fund; and ensure the proper accounting coding of grant expenditures.
  • Manage the accuracy and reliability of revenue reporting by reconciling accounts receivable and liability accounts related to revenue.
  • Manage net assets for the organization, performing activities in alignment with accounting closing deadlines and impacts on releasing net assets.

Lending Portfolio Management

  • Manage the proper syncing of lending data from the lending system to the accounting system.
  • Manage compliance reporting, including monthly performance reporting to loan participation programs and quarterly reporting to capital providers.


  • Identify and implement opportunities for process improvements including the introduction of new technology solutions to increase efficiency and improve communications.
  • Assist Finance Director in special projects on an as needed basis.
  • Complete assigned accounting operations projects.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

We strive hard to be a diverse and inclusive place to work. We value new perspectives, original ideas, and different ways of working. You will bring a background of working with dynamic teams and projects, as well as excellent analytical and communications skills that you are eager to apply to complex social problems. You should demonstrate a deep commitment to creating social and environmental benefit, under-invested people, and places.



  • At least (5) years’ progressive professional work experience in accounting or a related field in the non-profit sector.
  • At least (3) years’ Loan accounting experience.
  • Direct experience with a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) is highly desirable.
  • Experience managing the implementation of new accounting systems and procedures.
  • Minimum Education: BA or BS in Accounting, Business Administration, or another related field.
  • Pass a background check at the time of offer.
  • CPA required.


Job Specific Competencies

  • Accounting Principles: solid understanding of accounting principles and experience in grants management
  • Software: Fluency with QuickBooks and Excel is required. Knowledge of Downhome is preferable. 


This position will be based at our headquarters in Oakland long-term.




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