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Revenue and Grants Accountant
San Francisco
REDF (The Roberts Enterprise Development Fund) is the only venture philanthropy in the United States that invests exclusively in some of the most effective and innovative social enterprises focused on employment across the country - social enterprises that generate revenue to reinvest in employing more people. In addition to making grants and loans, REDF provides specialized advisory services to help the businesses grow, and their employees thrive, while assessing and learning from the results achieved.  REDF connects this growing community of practitioners nationwide while applying principles of private equity and social equity to invest in solutions that generate a social return on investment.
REDF has one mission: jobs and a better life for people who want to work, but whose histories of homelessness, incarceration, mental health challenges, addiction, and limited education form barriers to getting or keeping a job.
Since 1997, REDF has invested in 177 social enterprises in 26 states. Together, these businesses have employed over 36,000 people, and earned $720 million in revenue (and counting). It’s an investment that works—generating $2.23 in benefits for every $1.00 spent.
A key goal of REDF’s 2020 strategy is to support social enterprises and generate employment for 50,000 people nationwide. They believe that providing more people an opportunity to change their lives through employment creates a stronger and more inclusive society. REDF is looking for a seasoned fundraising leader who shares their commitment to this work.
The Grants Accountant reports to the Director of Finance and oversees and conducts the accounting and finance functions associated with grants and revenue.  You are highly organized, a critical thinker and detail-oriented.  You have excellent communication skills and the ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced growing organization. You are proactive in improving processes and procedures, and eager to build your strategic, finance and accounting skills.  The key focus of your role at REDF is to provide fiscal stewardship over REDFs grants and donations.

Grants Management

  • Manage the fiscal portion of all philanthropic and government grants; work with Program colleagues to thoroughly understand REDFs programs and funding needs; prepare all related grant proposals, budgets, interim and final reports as required by grant agreements.
  • Work directly with program and fiscal leadership to analyze and report on funding surpluses and deficits for all REDF activities and programs to internal and external stakeholders (Management, Board of Directors, etc.).
  • Thoroughly and accurately Identify and record all grant expenditures.
  • Analyze, reconcile and forecast all restricted and unrestricted revenues for internal and external stakeholders on a timely basis (Management, Board of Directors, etc.).
Revenue Accounting
  • Perform daily accounting functions related to revenue of $10M-$20M annually: make deposits, track incoming wires, manage online donation portal, prepare invoices for multi-year grants and pledges, and post all revenue related transactions in NetSuite.
  • Analyze and reconcile General Ledger revenue and receivables accounts; prepare monthly Accounts Receivable aging reports.
  • Work with fundraising colleagues to conduct monthly revenue reconciliations between accounting and fundraising systems.
  • Work with finance colleagues to design and implement any upgrades and refinements to existing financial systems.
  • Participate in all period end duties and complete in a timely manner.
  • Enforce & maintain internal controls, implement processes to improve efficiencies.
  • Ability to back up other staff, and assume other duties as required.
  • 3 – 5 years’ accounting experience is required.
  • Non-profit or Foundation experience a plus.
  • Advanced skills with Excel, including pivot tables and advanced functions, are required.
  • Experience with NetSuite and/or other accounting software required.
  • Experience and skill with budgeting, and planning and analysis, is highly valued.
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Effective written/oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently, with some degree of flexibility and ambiguity.
  • Enjoy working as part of a team, exchanging insights and following up on team members’ input.
  • Ability to help craft REDF's next 20 years of impact
  • Work with passionate, dedicated people
  • Apply your passion for social change in your career
  • Operate with a high degree of autonomy in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Competitive, comprehensive benefits package
Please submit your resume and cover letter via REDF’s applicant portal.

REDF is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its relations with staff members and prospective employees, and will not discriminate against applicants for employment because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sex, or sexual orientation. REDF encourages employment applications from people who are representative of the culturally and ethnically diverse communities REDF serves. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, REDF will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Jun 30, 2019
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