East Bay Community Law Center Berkeley, CA $71000.00 to $81000.00 per year

The East Bay Community Law Center—a non-profit legal services, training, and advocacy organization focused on racial and social justice--is seeking a Revenue Accountant with enthusiasm for contributing to the effectiveness of its financial operations and systems. This is a new position responsible for revenue accounting in support of a diverse portfolio of government contracts, private grants, and contributed revenue, and we are looking for someone with a flexible and thoughtful approach to the work. Additionally, the position requires solid accounting experience, familiarity with FASB revenue recognition rules and non-profit fund accounting, strong analytic abilities, attention to detail, and a collaborative mindset.

 The position will be an integral part of EBCLC’s Finance team—currently consisting of a Finance Manager and the Director of Finance—to expand the team’s capacity to ensure that the organization’s financial resources are well managed while providing organizational leadership with information to support strategic planning and decision-making.

Primary Responsibilities

·       Assume responsibility for all revenue tracking and recognition, working with the Finance Manager, Development team, Deputy Directors, and Program staff

·       Conduct pre- and post-award activities for a diverse portfolio of government contracts and private grants, working with Development’s Contracts Officer and Institutional Giving Manager.

·       Pre-award responsibilities may include preparing budgets, budget narratives, and other financial documents; gaining familiarity with funder guidelines and regulations; and contributing to financial forecasting scenarios.

·       Post-award responsibilities may include budget and expense analysis, timely preparation and submission of financial reports/invoices, labor and cost allocations tracking and adjustments, project reconciliations, budget modifications, file maintenance, closeout functions, and internal audits.

·       Work with the Finance Manager to prepare, review or direct all accounting entries (transactions and journals) related to contract revenue, restricted funds, and contributed revenue.

·       Monitor Accounts Receivables and communicate with funders as needed.

·       Enter new grant and contract budgets in the accounting system as they are awarded.

·       Work with Development to prepare a monthly reconciliation between revenue recorded in EBCLC’s accounting system and Development’s fundraising database.

·       Work with the Director of Finance and the Finance Manager to support annual budget preparation, including the entry of budgeted revenue and project expense projections in EBCLC’s accounting system.

·       Work with the Director of Finance and the Finance Manager to support the annual audit by preparing schedules related to contracts, grants, and other revenue sources.

Minimum Qualifications

·       Minimum five (5) years experience in accounting or bookkeeping, with at least three years of nonprofit accounting. Demonstrated proficiency in intermediate accounting functions.

·       Excellent working knowledge of nonprofit revenue accounting using FASB.

·       Demonstrated experience with accounting software, including cloud-based systems.

·       Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, including formulas and macros.

·       Exceptional attention to detail, high level of accuracy, and commitment to maintaining internal controls.

·       Demonstrated strong analytical skills and ability to troubleshoot.

·       Good communication skills and the ability to communicate complex financial concepts to varied audiences.

·       Resourceful and innovative with a positive attitude, a sense of humor, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced and growing organization.

·       Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of people, including organization management, program staff, Board of Directors, service providers, government contractors, and community partners.

·       Commitment to racial and social justice and equity in support of EBCLC’s mission.

Salary & Benefits

Starting annual salary for this full-time exempt position ranges from $71,000 to $81,000, based on the number of years of prior relevant experience, as dictated by EBCLC’s salary scale.

 Benefits include fully paid health insurance (medical, dental, and vision) for employees and their dependents, life and disability insurance, and generous paid leave (vacation, sick, and holidays).   EBCLC also offers flexible spending accounts for qualified health, dependent care, and commute expenditures, retirement options, and professional development support.

Application Procedures

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to This is a rolling deadline application process, with applications considered as they are received. The anticipated start date is January 2022.

Please take time to review EBCLC’s mission, vision, programs, and website, and ensure that your cover letter reflects how your background, experience, and expertise have prepared you to be successful in performing the responsibilities of the position.

 We strongly encourage individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. EBCLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior contact with the criminal legal system, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Working at EBCLC

East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is a non-profit legal services organization, the community-based clinical program for U.C. Berkeley Law School, and one of the Bay Area’s largest and most effective systems disrupters.   With dual service and teaching missions, EBCLC is committed to building racial justice and a culturally diverse workplace centered on an internal Equity and Inclusion Roadmap that outlines the organization’s equity priorities. EBCLC is also an organized workplace, having reached its first collective bargaining agreement in July 2021. With 80 staff, 150 law students a year, and a nearly $10 million annual budget, EBCLC is the largest provider of free legal services in Alameda County, providing multimodal, collaborative, and holistic legal services to over 5,000 clients annually and engaging in legislative and policy advocacy at the state and local level.

While most staff are working remotely, EBCLC is beginning to transition to in-office operations with the expectation that all staff will spend some part of their work schedule on-site within the next few months, assuming no changes in local conditions and regulations. The expectation is that the Revenue Accountant will eventually work full-time in our Berkeley, CA office when it is determined safe to do so. EBCLC will continue to provide the necessary equipment to fulfill job responsibilities while working at home.

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