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Director of Accounting


San Francisco, CA, USA


The Director of Accounting (Director) will work under the guidance of and assist the VP Finance in preparing for all external audits, tax returns, closing the accounting records monthly and preparing financial statements, and maintaining and enhancing accounting processes. It is the incumbent’s responsibility to ensure that the prepared financial statements are in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for a not-for-profit entity as well as a financial institution, and are prepared in a timely and quality fashion. The Director also will work closely with the EVP, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer and the VP of Financial Planning and Capital Management, and will interface with the Executive team as well as staff across the organization.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: This position reports to the VP Finance and will supervise the Manager of Corporate Accounting and two accountants.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

· Manage all annual external and internal financial statement audits for LIIF and all subsidiaries or affiliated entities including all New Market Tax Credit (“NMTC”) entities which we manage.

· Responsible for preparation of audited financial statements and related footnotes including maintaining proper supporting documentation.

· Oversee preparation of all tax returns for LIIF and all subsidiaries or affiliated entities including all NMTC entities.

· Responsible for preparation or review of all supporting schedules and other documentation needed by the auditors and tax accountants.

· Maintain internal controls and a comprehensive set of accounting policies and procedures including accounting policy memorandum for specific transactions or certain programs as appropriate.

· Perform accounting research and document conclusions based on such research.


· Assist in the analysis of consolidated and program financial statements including researching budget and other variances.


· Facilitate, coordinate and monitor monthly, quarterly and annual closing for multiple entities and funds with high accuracy.


· Oversee preparation and review of all accounting system journal entries including reviewing and posting certain accounting system journal entries as appropriate.


· Ensure all account reconciliations are prepared and reviewed timely and that all accounting discrepancies are appropriately resolved.


· Oversee the preparation of finance department investor and funder compliance reporting, and review and approve such reports prior to them being submitted for signature.


· Manage the maintenance of the accounting system including chart of accounts, allocation codes, distribution codes and security rights assigned to users.


· Oversee the proper review and documentation of all operating grants and ensure accounting in accordance with GAAP.


· Assist the VP Finance in directing the activities of the accounting department functions.


· Identify and implement opportunities to automate and streamline accounting processes.


· Ensure appropriate management of the company’s expenses and other costs and make recommendations for cost saving and profitability improvement strategies.


· Participate in interviewing and training finance department employees.


· Evaluate performance of all direct reports in accordance with company policies.


· Respond to VP, Finance and CFO as assigned with accurate and timely work to facilitate their requests.


· Participate in a wide variety of special projects and compile a variety of special reports.


· Develop proper operational, data documentation and troubleshooting procedures.


· Communicate with co-workers, management, clients, and others in a courteous and professional manner.


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