We hope you are inspired by what we do and are excited to contribute to our mission. The Academy is looking for candidates who do great work, and we know they may come from a number of different backgrounds and experiences. We encourage you to apply even if you do not believe you meet every one of the qualifications for the position.
Are you interested in an accounting position that is tailored for someone who enjoys a challenge while working with a dynamic team and team members who are passionate about the mission of their organization? Are you enthusiastic with an entrepreneurial and flexible approach to carrying out your job? Are you curious and love solving a problem? Do you enjoy people and naturally provide great customer service? The California Academy of Sciences seeks someone like you to join its Accounting team.
The primary responsibility of the Senior Accountant is to ensure that transactions are properly reflected in the Academy’s general ledger on a timely basis in accordance with GAAP. The Senior Accountant also ensures that internal controls and reporting requirements are properly executed. This position reports to the Financial Accounting Manager.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required or preferred.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups or individuals. Bilingual (spoken and/or written) in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, or other non-English language preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands and work environment 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, and reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. Must be able to lift 20 lbs. Must be able to perform repetitive motions 85% of the time.
While this position would normally be expected to work in the Academy offices with the rest of the Accounting team, under current operations the position is expected to be primarily remote through June 2021.
The California Academy of Sciences will give full consideration for employment to all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance (SF Police Code, Article 49).
The California Academy of Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to ensure that all employees and applicants receive equal consideration and treatment, regardless of race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), religion, marital or domestic partner status, age, place of birth, national origin or ancestry, physical, mental or medical disability, height or weight, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship, military service status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.