Senior Accountant

Bonita House, Inc. (BHI) is a well-respected nonprofit mental health agency with multiple sites in Alameda County and an operating budget of $7 million.  Founded in 1971, we offer a range of services for adults diagnosed with co-occurring serious psychiatric disabilities and substance use disorders. 


Position Summary:

We are seeking an experienced, highly-skilled Senior Accountant to join our team.  The successful candidate will have work experience in the nonprofit sector that demonstrates outstanding technical skills, judgment, and execution.  You will play a key role in the day-to-day accounting operations, including responding to internal and external inquiries. Knowledge of Abila MIP is strongly desired. Reports to Controller.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review and analyze general ledger transactions to ensure that financial transactions are properly recorded.
  • Responsible for understanding full scope of accounting functions of Bonita House and able to perform all accounting functions.
  • Assist with monthly, quarterly, and year-end closes.
  • Prepare Balance Sheet account reconciliations.
  • Provide backup as needed – in accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, etc.
  • Prepare contract billing, audit schedules, funders’ reports, cost allocations
  • Assist with agency and program budgeting and provide ad hoc reports and analysis.
  • Document accounting processes and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned.


Skills and Competencies:

  • Thorough knowledge of GAAP and nonprofit accounting.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload in order to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, strong organizational skills and desire for continuous improvement and learning.
  • Knowledge and ability to use applicable information technology and systems to meet work needs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to clearly communicate issues to all levels of management.
  • Experience with and understanding of the payroll process.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA or BS in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of accounting with at least 3 years of non-profit experience, preferably in an organization with multiple programs.
  • Positions held must demonstrate a broad and deep understanding of accounting principles and functions.Experience with Abila MIP accounting software is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with government grants and contracts highly desirable.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
  • Must be able to meet Immigration Reform Act of 1986 requirements.
  • Must have valid California Driver’s License and a driving record acceptable by the Agency’s insurance company.


How to Apply:

• Mail/Email resume and cover letter detailing related experience to: 

Bonita House Inc. 
Attention: HR Department 
6333 Telegraph Avenue, #102 
Oakland, CA 94609 

Email: resumes@ (please include a resume in the body of your email, in addition to attaching). Please type job title in subject line.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Appropriate candidates will be contacted. 

• Bonita House is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diminishing the influence of privilege and discrimination in our field and our workplace, whether due to differences concerning age, citizenship, color, disability, marital or parental status, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.