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Staff Accountant

YSF Association Office
Full time
Competency level: 
Reports to: 
Senior Accountant
Salary range: 
$17.00 to $22.00 per hour

Careers with a Cause

The YMCA of San Francisco was named as one of the Bay Area's Best Places to Work by its employees as well as one of the Healthiest Employers.   Join our team and make a lasting impact every day in communities across San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties.  Every day, our staff—of all ages and from diverse backgrounds and life experiences—are transforming lives through YMCA programs for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. When you work for the Y, you’ll be supported with training, mentoring and career development opportunities. Plus, we offer great benefits to help you grow stronger in spirit, mind and body, even as you’re helping others.

About the Job

Under the guidance and supervision of the Senior Accountant, the Staff Accountant is responsible for preparing journal entries, reconciling general ledger accounts, preparing and analyzing financial reports and assist with monthly close process of the YMCA of San Francisco

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field desired
  • At least 2 years of non-profit accounting experience
  • Understanding of generally accepted accounting principles
  • Familiarity with accounting programs and software, intermediate Excel knowledge
  • Outstanding problem solving skills
  • Organization and prioritization skills with great attention to detail, accuracy
  • Trustworthy with strong work ethic
  • Ability to deal with difficult, sensitive and confidential issues
  • Must be able to work normal business hours including additional hours required during audit periods and at year-end
  • Work well under pressure
  • Thrive in work environment that is deadline sensitive
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds


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All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action relationship over minors.  Job offers are conditional and contingent upon background clearance. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and CA Fair Chance Act, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. 

Everything you need to know about us

We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health benefits - medical and dental plans for full time employees
  • Retirement benefits – 12% employer contribution after completion of eligibility requirements
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • Commuter Benefits via pre-tax payroll deductions
  • Flexible Spending Account – Medical and Dependent Care on a pre-tax basis  
  • Use of YMCA of San Francisco Fitness facilities
  • Paid time off benefits for part time and full time employees upon completion of eligibility requirements
  • Training and staff development for all employees