The Social Good Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to create and establish positive influences for individuals, communities, and the environment. Our goal is to sponsor projects that will help positively impact and develop local communities into healthier and happier places to live, work, and be.
Beginning with one half-time employee in 2014 and zero revenue, Social Good Fund has now grown into a mature, full-service fiscal sponsorship organization with over a dozen full-time core operations employees, over 220 sponsored project employees, and annual revenue of over $29M. We serve as fiscal sponsor to hundreds of nonprofit/charitable programs and projects across a wide diversity of program focus and content, in a host of geographic locations both domestically and abroad.
Demand for our services continues to grow, as does the necessity for the organization to add capacity to meet the demand.
The Organization: Working at Social Good Fund
Though based in Richmond, CA, we are a 100% virtual office with all of our employees working from home/shared work spaces. Business hours are M - F, 9a - 5p PST, with potential flexibility, depending on many factors. In order to succeed in this role, you will need to have a space where you can work with a strong internet connection, and a comfort with, and preference for, working remotely. Although we are a remote team, we may provide the opportunity to travel for in-person convenings once or twice per year.
Our organizational approach applies both to how we practice fiscal sponsorship, and how we operate and work together to achieve our mission: It assumes best intentions and seeks to continuously act in good faith. We strive for efficiency in order to decrease barriers to realizing positive change in the world. We are a focused, friendly and helpful team, and we’re looking for an equally disposed person to join us. We have a strong sense of shared responsibility and we are looking for someone who appreciates and wants to contribute to this environment.
The Job: Project Accountant
The Project Accountant will be a member of the core Accounts team and support many aspects of the accounting and financial function of the organization. In order to be successful in the Project Accountant position, the candidate must be an exceptional customer service contributor for our projects:
Act as a support team customer service representative for our projects, with an expected workload split (50%) between communications with our projects, and (50%) performing accounting functions
Perform accounts payable function, including ensuring project balances and routing payments to vendors, and respond to AP inquiries from projects
Record ACH deposits and online donation revenues
Respond to project manager inquiries, including researching issues and ultimately providing answers to the project managers
Assist program managers with reporting functions and accounting software
Take on various projects as assigned by Accounts management team
Maintain strong communications with our internal project services department to provide timely resolutions for that team
Required Skills, Knowledge, Approach:
The best candidate for this position will have three to five years of accounting/bookkeeping experience and be a self-starting, self-respecting, team-playing, positive-thinking, tech-savvy and consistent person with a passion for doing good in the world. The best candidate will also:
Possess flexibility as the duties of this role may change significantly as our scope of services expand/contract
Have exceptional customer-service and a mission-driven approach
Have the ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a professional, clear and concise manner
Understand the importance of follow-through and responsiveness
Work well with our teams and place project priorities ahead of personal priorities/deadlines
A general understanding of journal entries, including balancing entries with debits and credits
Understand the difference between the 2 main financial statements: Balance Sheet and Income Statement
Maintain appropriate discretion regarding sensitive employee and organizational information
Have a consistent and reliable workspace: home, shared workspace
Must be a team player, flexible and present, with strong creative problem-solving skills
Maintain a sense of humor in the face of challenging interactions and situations
Accept, appreciate and support the diversity and differences of the individuals and groups we work with
Be familiar with MS Office and Google Office tools
Quickly learn online and digital systems that you are not familiar with
Be helpful and supportive of project goals
Exceptional customer service skills, including responding to a large volume of emails in a cordial and timely manner
Prior use of an accounting platform
Experience with nonprofit accounting
Commitment to the nonprofit sector and charitable work
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: The annual salary will be $65K. SGF offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 403(b) retirement plan, FSA, commuter benefits, and “unlimited” paid time off.
About Social Good Fund
SocialGood works to create and establish positive influences for individuals, communities, and the environment. Our goal is to sponsor and develop projects that will help positively impact and develop local communities into healthier and happier places to live, work, and be.
We hope that through fiscal sponsorship we will give people the opportunity to pursue their dreams and positively impact the lives of others, both directly and indirectly. We want you to manifest your inspiration, hope and spirit in the world for everyone to share in.
Our mission is all about building the world we wish to see, one piece at a time. The more of us who participate, the greater the impact. At SocialGood, we invite you to make your vision, no matter how large or small, a reality for us all.