Grants Accountant - San Francisco, CA
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” - Nelson Mandela
We believe that even the biggest problems can be broken down into small, achievable steps. Poverty and access to justice are part of the same problem. And we’re solving this problem together. At Open Door Legal (ODL), we’re pioneering the country’s first system of universal access to civil legal representation to dramatically reduce poverty and prove that the law really can belong to all of us. We’ve grown 150x in 10 years and in the next 2 years, we hope to finish scaling across San Francisco. To achieve this goal, we’ve created an award-winning and best-in-class legal aid organization full of passionate, motivated, gritty, thoughtful, and team-oriented people. We believe that injustice is the heart of poverty and we're looking for someone to join us in ensuring justice for all.
Building universal access to justice is a huge undertaking – it requires forward-thinking and community-minded government officials and agencies making an invaluable investment by partnering with us. We’re grateful to say that as we’ve grown and so have the number of partnerships and the amount of grants awarded to us. Having a Grants Accountant responsible for multiple restricted grants, which can have overlapping and specific criteria for what expenses can be allocated, allows our legal staff to focus on representing anyone in our service areas with a legally viable case. Budgets and invoices need to be produced, costs need to be allocated, and all with the highest standards, to ensure we can continue to serve our clients.
You will need experience invoicing billable hours, comfort resolving ambiguity, a collaborative mindset, and a solid understanding of nonprofit accounting standards.
This position will serve as the primary liaison with most matters related to grants, contracts administration, and/or compliance. The Grants Accountant role is a key member of the Finance team, responsible for the day-to-day coordination of prospective and awarded grants.
The work is highly deadline-oriented which requires you to be organized, think critically, and be flexible. Overall, this position is intended to be a challenging and rewarding experience for someone who is interested in using that knowledge to impact the lives of local low-income community members.
This position will report directly to our Director of Finance and will be in office two days per week.
Starting compensation is $65,000 to $81,000 annually based on experience.
Applications received before August 25, 2023 will receive priority consideration.
Ideal start date: September 5, 2023
Open Door Legal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal records, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law.
We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at whitney [at] opendoorlegal [dot] org.
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